Vermilion Ohio News

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed House Bill 197 which provides emergency relief to Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill: Waives state testing requirements for school children this year. Extends professional licenses for those who cannot get them renewed. Allows local governments to hold public meetings remotely and with transparency.

As part of its ongoing effort to help patients and communities manage the impact of COVID-19, Mercy Health has suspended all COVID-19 related patient statements and billing. This removes any financial barriers to accessing care and treatment, which is part of Mercy Health’s ongoing commitment to care for all people in need.

Vermilion Local School District announces a Food Bag Pickup is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1st, from 11 am to 12 noon. Due to some creative planning by food service manager Amber Stolar, they will be able to have one more food bag pickup. Due to limited supplies, only parents of students who have already signed up for the program are eligible for this pickup.

Vermilion's mayor is warning residents not to flush any paper or sanitary product other than toilet paper. “Vermilion's wastewater plant has a skeleton crew due to COVID19,” stated Mayor Forthofer. “Clogged pipes from wads of ‘flushable wipes’, sanitary wipes, paper towels, diapers, feminine products, tissues or pictures of your ex will cause a sewer back up.

The Wine Vault, in downtown Vermilion, is introducing the Wine Vault Beverage Delivery Service. The Wine Vault is now offering weekend delivery to those who wish to purchase bottles of Sangria, wine and beer. Here are the stipulations: -Delivery area must be within 30 minutes of Vermilion (give or take).

Brewed Awakening Vermilion has made the difficult decision to close temporarily after the Saturday, March 28th 9 to 3 pm hours. “This is not a decision we are taking lightly, but one made for the well-being and safety of our employees in well as in the best interests of our customers,” stated owner/operators.

The Friends of Harbour Town 1837 reports that the Vermilion Food Pantry is desperately in need of toilet paper donations. “Please make a donation today if you can,” stated Kenneth Baughman, President, Friends of Harbour Town Inc. “They also need food and cash donations, so if you only have enough TP.

While Lorain County Metro Parks is currently closing parks at 6 pm, the park system states that several parks throughout the Lorain County Metro Parks system are not gated. Should you want to get out to a metro park after 6 pm, consider these parks: Amherst Beaver Creek, Lakeview Park (Lorain), Kopf Family Reservation.

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, FBC Vermilion, located at 6716 W River Road in Vermilion, will provide a 2 piece fried chicken meal with au gratin potatoes and green beans through a drive thru (remain in your car). The meal is available for seniors and those in need within the 44089 zip code area.

In accordance with the stay-at-home order issued by Governor DeWine, Ritter Public Library will not reopen April 4. But you can stay connected while you're staying at home by visiting While we're practicing social distancing, emedia and social media help keep us in touch. For easy-to-follow guides and links to lots of great resources.

Vermilion YMCA Childcare is an option if you are in need of childcare and you are a critical care worker. The Y is offering services to the following providers: medical personnel, first responders, nursing home/assisted living employees, children services employees.

A development company, DiGeronimo Companies, has purchased the 58 acre property and mansion on West Lake Road in Vermilion formerly owned by the drop ceiling inventor, Donald Brown. Brown, and his wife, died in a plane crash in 2010. DiGeronimo Companies is a full-scope developer.