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Annie Tarpley and Mark Jordan are the real deal as paranormal investigators. They are members of Annie Tarpley's History & Haunts team. Collectively they have been seen on Travel channel and Destination American's Mysteries at the Museum, Ghost Hunters, My Ghost Story, Terror in the Woods, These Woods are Haunted and Haunted Case File.

Truth Monster perform live at The Old Prague in downtown Vermilion on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9 pm to 12 am. Shake your winter blues and come out to The Old Prague for a night of musical/auditory exploration! Truth Monster is a Pentatonic Blues/Alternative band that specializes in riff oriented guitar music, smooth grooves, and bass energy.

Enjoy a new series of musical events at Ritter Public Library this year. The programs are free and open to the public and are sponsored by Friends of Ritter, whose mission is to promote enjoyment of the library. The concerts will be held mostly on Sunday afternoons at Ritter. The schedule includes:

Ohio EPA has released the draft 2020 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals, as well as waters that have improved to meet their goals. Despite millions of dollars spent to reduce toxic algae in Lake Erie, research has shown no decrease.

Some kids are hungry. Some kids need help learning to read. Others need mentors. Help Kids Thrive In Vermilion, hosted by Kiwanis Club of Vermilion, Ohio, takes place on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 5 pm to 6 pm at Martino's International Cafe, 4415 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, Ohio. The group will work to figure out how to help kids in our community realize a brighter tomorrow.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges individuals to use caution around Lake Erie and, and all the Great Lakes, and to be aware of safety hazards resulting from high water levels. Many accidents and incidents near harbor structures occur during the turbulent weather seasons of fall and winter, but higher than normal water levels pose safety threats year round.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2 pm Jerry Allen entertains with his guitar at Ritter Library in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Allen also talks about the art of writing song lyrics. Enjoy a new series of musical events at Ritter Public Library this year. The programs are free and open to the public and are sponsored by Friends of Ritter.

Lake Erie water levels continue to reach record highs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently announced that January 2020 water levels were higher on all Great Lakes than they were in January 2019, and are expected to continue that trend into the spring and summer. “This sets the stage for coastal impacts and damages in 2020."

Calling all artists! The annual Community Art Show at Ritter Public Library opens Friday, May 1, 2020 with a public reception at 7 pm. Get an application today and get started on your project. Applications are available at the library, or online at This year there is a new category: Design A Vermilion Postcard!

Parents of children with special needs will find valuable information plus training and the chance to network with others at a new resource center set to open this spring in the children’s department at Ritter Public Library. The center is being funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Education won by Melissa Wagner.

A group of concerned citizens who want to save the Harbor View Mansion from demolition will meet on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 6 pm at Ritter Public Library. The group believes that while the city does not have funds to renovate and maintain the historic property, there are other ways to proceed rather than demolition.

Vermilion in Bloom Ladies Night, hosted by Vermilion in Bloom and Main Street Vermilion, takes place on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Vermilion Boat Club at 5416 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. Every year, Vermilion in Bloom hosts three lively ladies nights to get through winter and into the planting season. Wine, food and lively conversation fill the evening.