Vermilion Ohio News


Halloween activities will be different this year than in years past. Local and state officials are encouraging parents and children to wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid large groups, and to stay home if sick. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to use caution and plan ahead for Halloween festivities. This guidance is designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

Throughout the week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine provided updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as other state initiatives. On Monday, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 606 into law. House Bill 606, sponsored by Representative Diane Grendell, ensures civil immunity to individuals, schools, health care providers, businesses, and other entities from lawsuits arising from exposure, transmission, or contraction of COVID-1.

Governor DeWine released Ohio's updated Public Health Advisory System map. New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health found that five counties currently have a very high risk of exposure and spread: Butler, Mercer, Montgomery, Portage and Putnam. A total of 69 counties stayed at the same.

A new convenience store/gas station, recently approved by the City of Vermilion’s Planning Commission, is being planned for East Liberty between the Farm Market and Vintage Crossing by Dave Prince, co-owner of the Great Lakes Startall II truck repair. “There are no convenience stores or gas stations at the far east end of the East Liberty Corridor...until now,” stated Mayor Forthofer.

Shake Rattle and Roll into Kingston Residence of Vermilion for a Senior Drive-thru lunch. Experience the good old days with a free lunch on Kingston on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 11 am to 1 pm. Shake Rattle and Roll is hosted by Kingston of Vermilion, ACC Adult Home Care of Vermilion and Kingston Residence of Vermilion.

Looking for a fun, socially-distanced activity this fall? Look no further! Enjoy the beauty and history that Brownhelm has to offer all from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle. The Brownhelm Historical Association is offering a driving tour of historic houses and locations along North Ridge Road featuring costumed narrators who will share with you the story of these places.

Shake, Rattle & Stroll takes place during the month of October in Vermilion, Ohio. No bones about it, Vermilion shops and restaurants are stirring up some fun for your October visits. Forty spooky, goofy, cute and quirky, funny and funky skeletons are waiting for you as you shop, dine and browse around town. Local business owners host these characters in their stores and windows, decorated and dressed for the season and your visit.

The City is converting to a new Emergency Text Alert System. Signup to receive important alerts about city emergency services, utility disruptions, safety matters and other urgent information. Your information will not be sold and you will receive no advertisements. Signup by texting VERMILION1 to 91896. You will receive a confirmation text asking you to text YES to verify opt-in. Text STOP to remove yourself from the list anytime.

Halloween has been set for October 31 for the little goblins to roam the City of Vermilion neighborhoods from 5 pm to 7 pm, according to Mayor Forthofer. The Erie County Health Department suggests these guidelines; *No indoor parties. *Don't travel in groups larger than 10. *Don't put out help-yourself buckets of candy. (Too many little hands.) *Sit outside of your house to hand out candy.

The 7th Annual If Tombstones Could Talk Cemetery Walk takes place on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 3 pm to 6 pm at Brownhelm Cemetery hosted by Brownhelm Historical Association. Come stroll once again through the Brownhelm Cemetery where you will step back in time and meet some of Brownhelm’s earliest pioneers and residents. You'll hear stories from tour regulars like Colonel Henry Brown, who will share the history of how Brownhelm came to be.

Working your way through the maze of Medicare can be tricky and stressful. Expert Bob St. Clair will be on hand at Ritter to walk patrons through the ins-and-outs of Medicare and what to expect in Medicare's Open Enrollment. Join Ritter Library for the educational program that will help you confidently manage Medicare. Medicare’s annual Open Enrollment Period starts in October. On September 17 and 24 at 3 pm, Medicare expert Bob St. Clair will be presenting the best way to navigate the Medicare maze.

History tells us that the Erie Indians lived along the south shore of Lake Erie until their murderous extinction by the warlike Iroquois from upper New York State in 1655. Then around 1700 the Ottawas, Hurons (Wyandottes) and Chippewas gradually returned to the area for furs to sell to the French traders until they too were pushed out of their hunting and trapping grounds by the pioneering white man.