Mayor’s Notes

By Mayor Jim Forthofer Warmer weather…finally! Don’t you feel better already? Vermilion is getting ready to bloom and our snowbirds are returning. It also means we can get down to the job of making repairs and improvements to our city. All of the above are good for our beautiful town. Ohio Gas Tax and YOU!…

Mayor’s Notes

By Mayor Jim Forthofer You and I may love Vermilion. But the past couple weeks of coping with winter have stressed out residents and city workers alike. VPD Police Chief Hartung appreciates the cooperation of the citizens who respected the emergency warnings during the Level 3 snow storm the weekend of the 19th& 20th. Community…

A tale of city lots staked above soldiers’ graves

By Rich Tarrant “And city lots are staked for sale, / Above our soldiers’ graves.” – I have for a long while admired the poetry American poet Walt Whitman. Some years ago I had a nice biography of him that I have since lost. But I remember bits and pieces of it. One of the…

Louis “Cloudy” Noel: gone but certainly not forgotten

By Rich Tarrant I am aware of the existence of only three tokens like the one pictured with this essay. The first was one owned by Vermilionite Irvin G. Howell (1906–1997) that was apparently misplaced during a local history celebration. A person walking along the beach near Linwood Park found the second token. Vermilionite John…

Mayor’s Notes

By Mayor Jim Forthofer Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that I receive in the Mayor’s office.   Why did my water bill double?! Your consumption may change but the water rates rose only $1.00 per CCF (19%) in 2017. Our water rates are on par with those in other communities…lower than…

Police Blotter

September 3,2018 00:05- 4800 block of Liberty: Traffic stop resulting in a DUS citation. 13:03- 600 block of Decatur: Warrant arrest.   September 4, 2018 04:41- 300 block of Nantucket: Assault complaint. 08:45- 900 block of Decatur: Juvenile complaint. 14:07- 5600 block of Liberty: Theft complaint. 14:46- 5600 block of Liberty: Juvenile complaint.   September…

Traffic light project is finalized

By Melanie Williamson   City service director Tony Valerius shared at the Monday, September 10, city council meeting that the employee training on the new traffic lights was completed two weeks ago, which means the traffic light project is complete. Members from both the street department and the police department took part in the training.…