Vermilion Ohio News #Announcements

The Friends of Harbour Town, Inc. has relocated its offices to 995 State Street. “This relocation is part of the move to sell Old Jib’s Corner which we are proud to report is in the hands of a new owner,” stated Kenneth M. Baughman, President of Friends of Harbour Town, Inc.

Ritter Public Library has been open for a few weeks now and is starting to get into this new way of operating a library. The COVID-19 pandemic creates many challenges and some of them have been economic. Much of Ritter's funding comes from the state of Ohio through the Public Library Fund.

“Our farmers market organizers and the Main Street Board of Directors have decided that we won’t open the Saturday Farmers Market this season,” announced Marilou Suszko, executive director of Main Street Vermilion. “It’s difficult and disappointing to have to postpone or cancel the events that bring people to Vermilion."

Main Street Vermilion and the Vermilion Arts Guild Gallery will welcome guests on Saturday, June 6, 2020. New summer hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday noon to 4 pm; closed Sunday and Monday. Main Street Vermilion is dedicated to the revitalization, beautification and preservation.

The Vermilion United Church of Christ, Congregational Mission Committee is hosting “A Vigil To Stand Up For Racial Justice!” on Sunday, May 31st at 7 pm. “We must unite to stand up for our brothers and sisters that are dying by senseless violence,” stated the committee. The event will take place on the front lawn of United Church of Christ.

Mercy Health – Lorain remains committed to the health and safety of patients, associates and community. As the health system prepared to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, in accordance with guidance from both the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers.

Vermilion Community Services announces that free Share-A-Ride fares are discontinued as of June 1st. The Vermilion Share-A-Ride bus provides transportation to our seniors and special needs residents who need help with transportation - or anyone who has transportation needs.

The Friends of Harbour Town 1837 has decided to take the summer off. All park events organized by Friends of Harbour Town through the end of September 2020 are indefinitely postponed until next year (2021). “We will be moving forward with the U.S. Flag project and they should all be in place by next week."

ermilion Share-A-Ride Community Bus is still running. Use the bus to access groceries, pharmacies, medical needs, work, etc. The Vermilion Share-A-Ride bus provides transportation to our seniors and special needs residents who need help with transportation.

To help ensure that older Ohioans stay connected while staying at home, Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy announced a new service today that will provide a daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 or older. The Staying Connected program will call older adults.

The Vermilion Food Pantry is running low on food items. To donate to the cause, call (440) 967‐5212. The Vermilion Food Pantry is a community-wide project, sponsored by the Vermilion Ministerial Association and operated out of United Church Of Christ, Congregational at 990 State Street in Vermilion, Ohio.

Drive-thru Food Distribution takes place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Vermilion Elementary School, 1285 Douglas Street in Vermilion, Ohio. Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio will be distributing free boxes of assorted shelf-stable food, and more.