Vermilion Ohio News

Beat the winter blahs and boost your mood with a dose of time and exercise in nature! Vitamin 'N'ature Hike takes place on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Vermilion Reservation on the Bacon Woods side from 2 pm to 2:45 pm. This 'Moderate Level' hike is weather dependent and may be muddy or slippery in spots. Programs will be limited to a group of 10 or less, including program leaders.

As a result of continued bad weather, vaccine shipments in Ohio and across the country continue to be delayed. Ohioans with vaccine appointments this week should confirm that their appointment has not been canceled before leaving home. Because of these weather delays.

Ritter Public Library is now open for browsing. Current hours of operation are Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm; Friday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (computer lab closed); Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm. Visit or call (440) 967-3798 for more information.

Through an emergency medicine collaboration, Akron Children’s now offers its expertise as a pediatric teaching hospital to the emergency medicine teams at Mercy Health – Lorain and Mercy Health – Allen Hospital in Oberlin. The collaboration will help to enhance the current Mercy Health emergency department’s equipment and other resources.

Due to severe weather across Ohio and the country, both Pfizer and Moderna have advised that direct vaccine shipments to providers may be delayed one to two days. The Ohio Department of Health has contacted all providers that are expecting direct shipments to notify them of these potential delays. Vaccine providers scheduled to receive a vaccine parcel today from Ohio's Receipt, Store, and Stage (RSS) Warehouse are receiving their deliveries on a two-hour delay.

Since 1971, federal employees and school children have enjoyed a three-day holiday weekend each February. The long weekend is often filled with Presidents’ Day sales—no long weekend for many hardworking retail employees—family time, and relaxing. Yet despite the holiday often being referred to as “Presidents’ Day” in practice, the official federal holiday continues to be known as “Washington’s Birthday.”

Throughout the week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other state initiatives. On Monday, Governor DeWine announced that he is reaffirming his commitment to improving the safety of Ohio's roads by including provisions in his Executive Budget proposal that strengthen Ohio's distracted driving laws. With limited exceptions, the Hands-Free Ohio provisions in Governor DeWine's budget proposal will make driving while handling any electronic wireless device a primary offense.

Love, Cupid, hearts, chocolates, cards and flowers are everywhere - it's Valentine's Day! On February 14, Americans celebrate love and friendship. But where did this holiday of affection come from? The origins of Valentine's Day are murky. We do know that the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a spring festival, on the 15th of February.

Governor DeWine announced that Ohio received a total of 214,525 first doses of vaccine this week. A total of 223,025 first doses are scheduled to arrive in Ohio during the week of February 15. The federal retail pharmacy program will soon begin allotting doses to Ohio's more than 160 Rite Aid pharmacies. Vaccine distribution will also expand into all 194 Kroger pharmacies.

Warm up while it's cold outside with a chance to win a $1000 grand prize...and more prizes sprinkled throughout the event. Join Rotary Club of Vermilion for a virtual Reverse Raffle from the comfort of your own home on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 7 pm to 8 pm. Cost is $20 per entry.

A Valentine's in the Parks takes place on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Vermilion River Reservation. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones with some nature and campfire fun! Begin with going on a self-guided nature scavenger hunt hike; afterwards relax and warm-up at your own private firepit making yummy s'mores (all materials provided) while enjoying Mill Hollow’s romantic, wintery scenery.

Governor DeWine announced progress toward the goal of getting K-12 students back into the classroom by March 1. In December, 45 percent of Ohio students were attending school remotely full-time, but today, less than 15 percent of Ohio students are still attending classes completely online. Despite this progress, the pandemic has taken a toll on academic progress, as demonstrated in the Ohio Department of Education’s fall 2020 enrollment report.