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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is warning Vermilion, Ohio residents about the risk for tick bites as they get more active in the Vermilion area during the spring and summer seasons. Officials are asking Vermilion residents to educate themselves on different species and how to protect yourself.

reservation Ohio, the state’s oldest statewide historic preservation organization, has announced its official List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites for 2020. The list includes Harbor View Mansion in Vermilion because the City of Vermilion plans to demolish the home.

Approximately 125 people attended “A Vigil To Stand Up For Racial Justice!” on Sunday, May 31st at the Vermilion United Church of Christ in Vermilion. The peaceful event urged Vermilion residents to “unite to stand up for our brothers and sisters that are dying by senseless violence”.

Governor DeWine announced that he is intensifying efforts in Ohio to improve issues of health and economic disparities, racism, and inequity. "I am seeking dialogue to solve these problems and seeking strategies for the implementation of reforms," said Governor DeWine.

On Saturday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine stated that acts of violence during demonstrations in Ohio following the tragic death of George Floyd will not be accepted nor tolerated. "The majority of demonstrators want simply to be heard, and we welcome the voices of the individuals who are focusing attention on the tragic death of George Floyd."

Vermilion American-Legion will be sponsoring its first car show on June 1, 2020. The event will offer food on the patio. The car show begins at 5 pm, weather permitting. Vermilion American-Legion reopened on Friday, May 15th, following all social distancing rules and cleaning guidelines, offering a limited food menu.

By slowly reopening in phases, Ritter Public Library hopes to provide many of the services the Vermilion community loves while keeping everyone safe. The library is serving Vermilion in new and creative ways. At this time no browsing is permitted. Holds may be placed on the website.

The World Animal Foundation, of Vermilion, Ohio, is encouraging Vermilion residents to let areas of their yards go natural. Manicured, chemical-laden lawns are out, and woodsy yards with ground-cover, hedgerows, and dead wood are in. Today's ecology-minded, health-conscious citizens find the latter far more interesting and beautiful.

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. Many people are wondering if they can go boating, who they can boat with, and where they can go once they leave the dock. In Vermilion, the water is open, however, it’s more important than ever that boaters are responsible.

For the past few years, the number of people involved in paddle sports in Vermilion, including kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up-paddle boarding (SUP), has been increasing. While this change is certainly positive, unfortunately law enforcement reports in Ohio have also indicated an increase in paddle sport accidents.

In accordance with orders issued by the President of the United States of America and to honor the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeWine has ordered that all U.S. and Ohio flags be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the state effective immediately and until sunset on May 24, 2020.

The Memorial holiday is the unofficial kick-off of the summer boating season. The National Safe Boating Council, a lead organization of the Safe Boating Campaign, encourages Vermilion, Ohio boaters to be responsible at all times while on the water.