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!Continue reading “Mayor’s Notes”

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. CommunityContinue reading “Mayor’s Notes”

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 theContinue reading “A tale of city lots staked above soldiers’ graves”

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 JohnContinue reading “Louis “Cloudy” Noel: gone but certainly not forgotten”

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 thanContinue reading “Mayor’s Notes”

District moves forward with Haitian distance learning experience

By Candace Barczyk Vermilion Board of Education members voted to approve $1,500 for VES teacher Lisa Murray to go to Haiti to bridge a distance learning experience between Vermilion students and those of the Aart van Wingerden School in Haiti. Former Vermilion School Supt. Bruce Keller, along with Murray, a second-grade teacher at Vermilion Elementary,Continue reading “District moves forward with Haitian distance learning experience”

Board reviews superintendent and treasurer goals, approves class trips

By Candace Barczyk The Vermilion Board of Education met on Monday, Sept. 10 with all members in attendance. Vermilion Education Foundation presentation: Judy Riddle of the Vermilion Education Foundation gave a brief presentation on the founding and purpose of the organization, which has been raising funds for programs in the Vermilion Schools since 1987. SheContinue reading “Board reviews superintendent and treasurer goals, approves class trips”

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.   SeptemberContinue reading “Police Blotter”

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.Continue reading “Traffic light project is finalized”

Children try new activities at Lorain County Metroparks’ Adventure Fest

By Melanie Williamson On Saturday, September 8, the Lorain County Metroparks hosted their annual Adventure Fest at Vermilion River Reservation. This one-day event gave children an opportunity to try a variety of new things from kayaking and fishing to knot tying and panning for gold. There was live music, crafts, and activities for all agesContinue reading “Children try new activities at Lorain County Metroparks’ Adventure Fest”