Vermilion Ohio News


Formerly known as Bulan's Boatyard, Vermilion Marina continues a decades-long tradition of dependable service to Lake Erie boaters. The new owners bring with them decades of experience in the marine industry and a lifetime on the water. A life dedicated to boating led them naturally to the quaint maritime town of Vermilion, Ohio.

The Vermilion Arts Guild will host last minute shopping days this holiday season. Original artwork, photography, jewelry, crafts, pottery, ornaments, cards and more...it might be a last minute gift but it will be made by a local talent. The Vermilion Arts Guild: Last Minute Shopping Day takes place December 21, 11 am to December 23, 3 pm.

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor External, Hawaii Territory, killing more than 2,300 Americans. The U.S.S. Arizona was completely destroyed and the U.S.S. Oklahoma capsized. A total of twelve ships sank or were beached in the attack and nine additional vessels were damaged. More than 160 aircraft were destroyed.

Mercy Health – Lorain will affiliate with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute’s The James Cancer Network (OSUCCC – James) to enhance cancer care services for cancer patients throughout Lorain County and beyond. Mercy Health – Lorain Cancer Center provides care in all cancer types.

Light Up Vermilion, hosted by Main Street Vermilion, takes place Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy an evening of extended shopping hours and beautiful window displays, lights, decorations and frills. Our local business owners have created beautiful window displays for your enjoyment as you stroll around town. They want your vote, too!

It's getting colder, but for some even colder. Help out by donating your gently used (clean) or new coats, new hats and gloves in children's sizes and non-perishable canned goods and paper products. St. Mary's Knights of Columbus will gladly welcome them for their drive this Saturday.

The City of Vermilion Police Department is reminding Vermilion residents that the overnight parking ban begins December 1st and is in effect until March 31st. Warnings will be issued for the first week. Also, another reminder that parking on the fire hydrant side of the street is illegal throughout the City. During the period from December 1 of each year to March 31 of each succeeding year, no person shall park a motor vehicle on public streets and thoroughfares in the City.

Why buy local? By choosing local and independent businesses, you not only enjoy a more personal experience, you help: The casual encounters you enjoy at neighborhood–scale businesses and the public spaces around them build relationships and community cohesiveness. They’re the ultimate social networking sites! Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain.

Main Street Vermilion, in downtown Vermilion, is collecting games and activities that will bring Kingston of Vermilion residents some fun and enjoyment as they patiently isolate and miss their family and visits from the community. From now until December 19th, Main Street is collecting puzzles (300 pieces), adult coloring books, colored pencils, crossword puzzles, word search books.

Many people do not know, or remember that the restaurant known as McGarvey's was originally built, owned and operated by Charles Helfrich. That was in 1929, shortly after the new bridge was built across the river. The old bridge crossed a little south of the present location. Mr. Helfrich operated a small boat and canoe rental business on the east side of the river. The proposed new bridge nearly touched his building.

Studies show that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation.

Santa is coming to town! Social distancing Santa will be in the window of Encore Shoppe in downtown Vermilion on Sundays November 29th, December 6th, 13th & 20th from 2 pm to 4 pm. Encore Shoppe is located at 5487 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.