Vermilion Ohio News

At the Legislative Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Monica Stark, Chairwoman, addressed drone draft legislation that Clerk Fisher provided City Council. After review of this legislation, she felt the FAA regulations cover the city’s concerns. “I do not feel the city needs to proceed with additional legislation at this time,” said Stark. Steve Herron, President of Council, agreed and felt sometimes the best law is the one that doesn’t get passed.

At the Legislative Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Monica Stark, Chairwoman, addressed an email from Councilwoman Barb Brady that suggested wording changes on the definition of a food truck. As she reviewed what they currently have in place, she felt they are totally covered. She felt Council worked hard on getting the wording in place, and felt it is good wording. She asked Council if they felt differently.

At the Finance Committee Meeting of January 13, 2020, Amy Hendricks, Finance Director, distributed to City Council a Revenue Budget Worksheet and Fund Details for period ending December 2019. She explained they are collecting final long-range planning and capital expenses they made need in various departments so they can incorporate them into the final version of the budget. “The Fund Details spreadsheet indicates year beginning cash".

At the Utilities Committee Meeting of January 13, 2020, Chris Howard, City Engineer, reported on the decommissioned water tower anchor bolt inspection. Howard reported that he received an inspection report from Dixon Engineering, and it was provided to Council for review. In summary, the water tower currently has 36 anchor bolts that are in poor condition. The original anchor bolt diameter was 1.750 inches, while the measured values at the corroded.

At the Legislative Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Monica Stark, Chairwoman, stated the Administration brought amendments in 2019 for City Council to consider regarding Ordinance 2019-67 (Sweepstakes Cafes). The amendments would increase the fee of each computerized device license to $37.00 per device, per month, and increase the fee of a replacement license to $20.00.

At the Health & Safety Committee Meeting Of January 13, 2020, Chief Hartung reported the training schedules are in place for his department, so officers will be receiving First Aid/CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator) training in March. In addition, Range Fire will be a full week in May, but they’re waiting on a date confirmation.

Macey Butchko performs live at Route 6 Pub in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 7 pm to 10 pm. Route 6 Pub is located at 5561 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. For more information, call (440) 963-7144.

Shore Nutrition is throwing a party on January 20, 2020 to celebrate all of the new additions to the club and releasing a new flavor. A new, revised menu offers many new options. The Vermilion business offers a local hangout with delicious, healthy shakes, energy teas, good people and good vibes. The reopening event will feature music, samples and giveaways all day.

The next Vermilion High School Red Cross Blood Drive will be Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 8 am to 2 pm in the gymnasium. Sign up in the main office or online at, sponsor code "Sailors". Parental Consent forms are available in the main office.

Lance Horwedel performs solo acoustic on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Paper Moon Vineyards in Vermilion, Ohio. Lance Horwedel has been a musician and performer for 32 years. He has performed in the bands Hipster, The End, Rumours, Dazey Chain and Legends of Rock. Influences include Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joe Walsh, Black Sabbath, The Police, and good old CKLW am gold.

The 12th Annual Main Street Vermilion Ice-A-Fair is almost here! Visit downtown Vermilion on Saturday, February 1, 2020 for a day of fun, ice sculptures and more. The day begins with chocolate! Ritter Public Library’s open the doors to their 2020 Chocolate Festival at 10 am. Sample a wide variety delicious chocolate confections and vote for the next Chocolate Champion of Vermilion.

Join in the annual Winter Days festival at the Vermilion River Reservation. Winter Days, hosted by Lorain County Metro Parks, takes place on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 11 am to 3 pm at Vermilion River Reservation, 51211 North Ridge Road, Vermilion, Ohio. Enjoy all winter has to offer with activities including sleigh rides, ice carving demos, cooking demos and more.