Vermilion Ohio News


What are your memories of Harbor View Mansion? Perhaps a third grade field trip, or taking your children for an afternoon spent among the museum’s interactive exhibits, looking out to the expanse of the Great Lake. Or perhaps just hours of getting yourself lost in the history of your community, admiring oil paintings of tall ships while surrounded by the grandeur of the mansion itself.

Harbourtown Fine Arts Center has raised funding for the downpayment to purchase the Vermilion Town Hall in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. The organization is working on beginning the necessary renovations to make the building fully operational to bring the fine arts to Vermilion and surrounding areas. Harbourtown Fine Arts Center (HFAC) is a 501c3 organization focused on "Preserving the past-Presenting the future centered around the fine arts".

Wintry Outdoorsy Fun is taking place at Vermilion River Reservation! Merry and Bright Hike" Sunday 20th, 11:00-11:45 am, VRR Bacon Woods Walking Center. Boost your mood and immunity with daylight and a dose of Vitamin 'N'ature. Level 2. PR by 12/19 HERE. Shelter Building Workshop: Sunday 20th, 1:00-2:00 pm, VRR Mill Hollow Shelter #1.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, and Lt. Governor Jon Husted visited Ohio nursing facilities across the state today to watch the administration of the first COVID-19 vaccines in the nation in long-term care facilities as part of a new partnership. The vaccines, which were given to residents and staff who chose to receive them, were given as part of the early scaling up of the federal Pharmacy Long-Term Care Partnership program.

On Monday, Governor DeWine announced that the first COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in Ohio. Shipments of 975 doses were delivered to both The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus and UC Health in Cincinnati. Several healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved with the care of COVID-19 patients immediately received vaccinations. "It was such a moment of hope to watch the healthcare workers begin to get vaccinated," said Governor DeWine.

New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health shows sustained severe exposure and spread (Purple Level 4) in Richland County. Medina, Portage, Stark, and Summit counties all moved from Purple Level 4 to Red Level 3 this week. Governor DeWine cautioned that a decrease from Level 4 to Level 3 does not indicate that the situation in these counties is improving, but healthcare indicators are plateauing.

Once a year, Jewish children all over the world play a game of chance called “dreidel” that uses four-sided spinning tops inscribed with Hebrew letters. The game is played during Hanukkah and commemorates a miraculous event that took place over 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem. The game, like Hanukkah itself, recalls the victory of a small band of determined Jewish fighters, led by Judah Maccabee, over an army of invaders.

The first COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in Ohio. Shipments of 975 doses were delivered this morning to both The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus and UC Health in Cincinnati. Several healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved with the care of COVID-19 patients immediately received vaccinations.

Lorain Hospital once again was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements providing safer health care. This is the second time this year the nationally recognized rating organization has awarded Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital with an ‘A’ grade. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization.

Ritter Public Library will be closed beginning December 21, 2020 and reopen at 9:30 am on January 2, 2021. This is in accordance with the Stay Safe Ohio Protocol, in an attempt to limit community contact. ritterpubliclibrary.org will be available with books, movies, music and magazines. Connect with Ritter during Winter Reading Challenge on Beanstack. The book drop will close at 5 pm on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

One of the big community events done annually by the Vermilion Fire Company is Santa on the Fire Truck. Observing Covid-19 and safety protocols, this holiday season the children of Vermilion will still be able to see Santa drive through their neighborhood in a fire truck.

“Main Street Vermilion’s Board of Directors and the volunteers who have delivered Ice-A-Fair for the past 12 years have made the very difficult decision to not conduct the event this coming February,” announced Marilou Suszko, executive director, citing the increase in COVID cases in Lorain and Erie counties as well as the health and safety impact of the pandemic across the state of Ohio.