Vermilion Ohio News


Today’s Thanksgiving holiday has roots in a number of celebrations that occurred centuries ago in different regions of North America. Native communities had regularly given thanks for nature’s gifts for centuries before the arrival of Europeans on the continent. In May 1541, Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado led 1,500 men in a thanksgiving celebration in what is today the Texas Panhandle. Two decades later, French Huguenot colonists gave solemn praise .

New data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) shows that 98 more deaths were reported in the past 24 hours which is the second-highest number of deaths reported in a single day in Ohio since the start of the pandemic. A total of 364 new hospitalizations were also reported throughout the state in the past 24 hours, and 8,604* additional positive COVID-19 cases were also recorded.

Santa will board a big red boat and depart on the river at noon Sunday, November 29th, 2020. He will be seen at the Liberty Road Bridge, McGarvey’s Landing, East Exchange Park, and along the river, till he turns at the mouth and comes back till about 12:45 pm. He will not be stopping for photos. Friends of Harbour Town asks the public that does come out to see Santa to please abide by the State’s mandate of masks and social distancing.

The special red mailbox is out at Main Street Vermilion in downtown Vermilion and waiting to collect Christmas wishes. Letters and notes can be added anytime up until Christmas Eve when they will be mailed to the North Pole just in time for Santa to read them all! Letters To Santa Mailbox is hosted by Main Street Vermilion.

Kingston of Vermilion has created a fun holiday scavenger hunt around downtown Vermilion, in and out of the shops. You’ll learn a thing or two about a business, business owner or a little piece of Vermilion history while you’re having fun. Pick up your clues at Main Street Vermilion in downtown Vermilion.

Everyone’s wearing them these days, so make a holiday fashion statement with your mask and win! Main Street Vermilion has four $25 gift certificates from Erie & Anchor, Vermilion’s newest and coolest nautical and Lake Erie inspired clothing store. One could be yours! All you have to do is snap a selfie of you and your holiday-themed mask.

Main Street Vermilion, in downtown Vermilion, is collecting games and activities that will bring Kingston of Vermilion residents some fun and enjoyment as they patiently isolate and miss their family and visits from the community. From now until December 19th, Main Street is collecting puzzles (300 pieces), adult coloring books, colored pencils, crossword puzzles, word search books.

It’s time to rethink Thanksgiving. We’ve heard it time and time again – we need to mask, maintain social distance, wash our hands and avoid large gatherings -- but as evidenced by our ever-growing case numbers throughout Lorain County, COVID-19 fatigue has set in across our community. Even though hundreds of thousands of people across the country who have died from COVID-19 will not have a chance see their children.

Governor DeWine was joined by leaders of the Ohio Hospital Association to discuss the status of hospital capacity and healthcare personnel needs in Ohio as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to surge throughout the state. Ohio reported 282 new hospitalizations in the last 24 hours. Additionally, Ohio reported 11,885 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Due to an electronic lab reporting technology issue.

The Vermilion Arts Guild Holiday Show & Sale, hosted by Main Street Vermilion and Vermilion Arts Guild, runs from Saturday, November 7 through Sunday, December 20th at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. The Holiday Show & Sale is filled with great gift ideas as well as beautiful works that depict the season. Shop for original paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, cards.

Santa is coming to town! Social distancing Santa will be in the window of Encore Shoppe in downtown Vermilion on Sundays November 29th, December 6th, 13th & 20th from 2 pm to 4 pm. Encore Shoppe is located at 5487 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

City of Vermilion, in collaboration with Bowling Green States University, developed a survey to understand community desires for the parks and pool. To use your voice, fill out the survey by following the link provided below. Please note that the link is case sensitive. Additionally, you may find more information on the ‘Use Your Voice’ flyer. All feedback is greatly appreciated and will help Vermilion continue to improve the community for all.