Vermilion Ohio News


Discover someplace new. Eat something delicious. Support local business. Come to Vermilion for the first ever Restaurant Week March 21 to March 27. There’s a restaurant for every taste and budget, from upscale dining to casual bistros to the local watering hole. What they all have in common is that the food is delicious.

Governor DeWine announced that Ohio is expected to receive more than 448,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week. Of that total, more than 96,000 doses of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be delivered to around 200 new independent pharmacy providers as well as chain pharmacies, hospitals, and health departments. Ohio now offers more than 1,200 provider locations.

Patty Pell, past president of Blue Star Mothers of Ohio, will speak about the Blue Star Mothers. This presentation is sponsored by The Sons of the American Revolution, Firelands Bicentennial Chapter. The Public is invited to attend virtually or in person. The event will be held on Saturday, March 13 at 11 am at the FOE Lodge #711, 151 Cline Street, Norwalk.

Zero Waste Living webinar will be offered by Ritter Public Library on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm via Zoom. The low waste, sustainability movement has been gaining traction in recent years, but the concept can be intimidating. Whether you are overwhelmed about where to start or just need a little more convincing, this Ritter Library webinar presentation is for you.

Captain William Austin was a man of energy and built the first schooner along the river in 1812. She was the FRIENDSHIP, a schooner of the times, about a fifty footer registered at 57 tons in Cleveland in 1817. Solomon Parsons built the second schooner, the VERMILION, in 1814 and registered in Detroit at 36 tons about 40 feet. Where these ships were built is not exactly known but the builders chose a flat place along the riverside.

Naturecise Hike takes place on Tuesday, March 2nd at Vermilion Reservation (Bacon Woods side) from 11 am - 12 pm. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and health benefits of nature on a brisk and pretty hike at Vermilion River Reservation. Meet at the Walking Center trailhead on the Bacon Woods side. This Moderate Level hike is weather dependent.

Lorain County Metro Parks offers youth camps for kids entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. Camps include a wide variety of activities to promote learning, recreation and FUN outdoors! Camps typically take place during the months of June through August. Call-in registration for our Summer Camps opens for Lorain County residents ONLY at 8 am on March 1, 2021.

Governor DeWine today announced a loosening of restrictions for sporting and entertainment venues when safety protocols are followed. "The vaccines have given us great hope, but until we have enough Ohioans vaccinated, we must continue masking and social distancing," said Governor DeWine. "Easing up on some prevention measures is intended to serve as a starting point. If the trajectory of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continues downward, we hope to be able to relax more of these measures."

Enjoy a glimpse of winter in the tiny winter art show of big local talent. Nature scenes in painting and photos, greeting cards, jewelry and pottery await. Come downtown for lunch and stop in after. A Tiny Winter Art Show takes place at the Vermilion Arts Guild in downtown Vermilion, Ohio now through March 19, 2021.

Vermilion River Reservation is home to the the picturesque Bacon House Museum at Mill Hollow. Walk through the original settler Benjamin Bacon's house, built in 1845. The museum features themes of daily living and puts an emphasis on the community life, including the profound effect the railroad had on the economy and on people's lives. The Vermilion News Print Shop Museum, former home of Vermilion’s weekly newspaper 1905-1964, houses two linotypes.

Win a 2015 Gas EZ-GO TXT Golf Cart. Enter the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce Street Legal Golf Cart Raffle for $50 a ticket. Winner will be announced on April 30th. If you would like to check out the golf cart in person, it is sitting in Midway Golf Carts showroom at 2630 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. Purchase tickets online.

Chocolate & Wine tickets make great Valentine's Day gifts! Shop, wine and dine, and explore downtown Vermilion Ohio. Join the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce Chocolate and Wine Walk. The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce Chocolate & Wine Walk 2021, a local favorite event, will be offered on three dates this year: April 24th, July 25th (Christmas in July theme), October 23rd (Halloween Theme).