Vermilion Ohio News

French Creek Theatre is proud to present, in a socially distant setting, Jason Robert Brown's "The Last Five Years". Join in this free show, one weekend only, at the Vermilion River Reservation Mill Hollow outdoor Amphitheater September 25th - 27th; all shows at 6 pm. Plan to maintain a 6 foot distance from other groups of audience members.

At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, Marilou Suszko, Executive Director of Main Street Vermilion, presented the 2019 Annual Report and pointed out they are a big volunteer organization and their volunteers contribute over 7,000 hours of volunteer service to the programs that benefit Vermilion.

At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, Councilman Frank Loucka announced the Port Authority has been working on a proposed project since 2012 and this year it has finally come to fruition. The project is the ADA Addition and Improvement of the restroom at the South Street Launch Ramp. Loucka said it will cost around $32,000, and monies will come from Duck Dash donations.

At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, Finance Director Amy Hendricks addressed the monthly revisions to the appropriations. “Those changes and allocations are of a routine nature,” stated Hendricks. “There is an additional transfer into Fund 703, which is the health insurance fund. This represents the final closeout from the self-funded insurance plan. The city was waiting for a disbursement of funds from a joint account that had been held with BAC.”

At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, Mayor Forthofer stated a new development on Liberty East is planned, Tradesmen Park. “Most of Vermilion's business growth will be home grown,” stated the mayor. “Our seasonal demographics are just not attractive to the big retail chains. Tradesman Park is something I believe our community needs badly.”

Erie County metropolitan planning officials and Vermilion Mayor Forthofer recently announced funding has been secured for work on Sunnyside Road and Vermilion Road. “Much needed work will be done on two Vermilion arterial roads through the good work of Vermilion Service Director Tony Valerius and the Erie County Metropolitan Planning organization,” stated Mayor Forthofer. “Work on Phase 3 of Vermilion Road is planned for '24. Sunnyside road in '25.”

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2020 Woollybear Golf Outing will take place Friday, September 4, 2020 at Thunderbird Hills Golf Course (North Course) from 7 am to 3:30 pm. A few things have changed this year because of Covid guidelines. The event will have tee times this year due to Covid guidelines.

Advance Auto Parts Car Show Fundraiser will be held at Germans Villa in Vermilion Ohio on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Refreshments will be available, the Indians game will be on the big screens, 50/50 raffles will be held. Social distancing will be in effect in the large hall, with plenty of room to enjoy your food and your beverages.

In a second test administered in Columbus, Governor Mike DeWine has tested negative for COVID-19. First Lady Fran DeWine and staff members have also all tested negative for COVID-19. A PCR test was administered to the Governor and members of his staff this afternoon. The PCR test looks for the specific RNA for the SARS CoV-2 -- in other words, the genetic material specific for the virus that causes COVID-19. This test is known to be extremely sensitive, as well as specific, for the virus.

Main Street Vermilion's All Washed Up Driftwood Art Exhibit is now online. There are 13 amazing works of art. Enjoy online, and, beginning Monday, August 10, downtown businesses will be hosting the art in their stores. The list of locations will be available shortly on the website. Visit to view the artwork and watch for the list of business locations displaying the artwork.

At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020, Mayor Forthofer asked Vermilion City Council to pass a motion in support of the City Administration's intent to file as part of a class action lawsuit. The Administration is asking for damages against Purdue Pharma. “I believe that the residents in City of Vermilion have suffered a heartbreaking cost, both directly and indirectly."

Have you always wanted to practice yoga but hesitated because you thought it looked too difficult? If you are seeking a yoga class that will demystify yoga and teach the basics in a supportive and fun environment, then this class is for you! Vermilion Beach Yoga Classes take place at Sherod Park through September 7. Classes start out with warm-ups and proceed to step-by-step asana.