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January 17, 2013 • Vol. 51, No. 15 • 440-967-5268


City Council is going back to the ballot for road money

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School board discusses additional funding for security, counseling

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From winter raw… to January

Spring was definitely in the air on Saturday as the area went through the January thaw with temperatures in the upper 50’s and low 60’s. The snow that started the day after Christmas is now an afterthought as Mother Nature brought enough heat to melt away any memory of it. Pictured: Brandon Hennes practices some moves at the Skate Park; Lois McQueen and Lynn Newall enjoy the outdoors and some ice cream at Granny Jo’s; Frank Love and Todd Schill take a break at McGarvey’s Landing on their motorcycles; Jessica Dominguez and Scott Severske take a seat at Main Street Beach; Jill Murray eyes up some beach glass; and Donna Began walks Zehn and Kacey. (Photojournal photos - Ingemar Svala, Katy McElroy)

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LIBRARYLINES Get Out of the House Tonight! Enjoy an evening of free fun for the whole family at Ritter Public Library tonight. Entertainer Chip Richter brings stories, songs and a little bit of sunshine to the Community Room at 7 p.m. No school tomorrow so bring the little ones in for a special night out!

Recycle Your Electronics Recycle your used laptops, GPS devices, digital cameras, cell phones and MP3 players including iPods at the library and help support the Friends of Ritter. Friends earn money for every item they recycle. Good for the environment and good for Ritter! Friends also recycle ink cartridges.

Calling All Cooks Are you the next Chocolate Champion of Vermilion? Get out your best chocolate recipe and enter Friends of Ritter Public Library’s sixth annual Chocolate Festival Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. Call Robbie at 967-5605 or email to register. The public is invited to sample the delicious entries for 50 cents a taste, then vote for their favorite. This popular event is a fundraiser for Friends whose mission is to raise awareness of the library and promote reading.

Teen Day Off Teens can have some Wii fun at the library Friday, Jan. 18. Grab a friend and drop by the teen department between 2 and 4 p.m. No registration required.

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Holiday Closing The library is closed Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We reopen Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 9:30 a.m.

Accepting Donations If you’re spending time this season sorting out closets and bookshelves at home, don’t forget Friends of Ritter are always accepting donations of gently used books and videos. There’s even a special slot for dropping them off at the book-return inside the library.

Basic Computer Class Make this the year you finally learn to use a computer. We’ll show you how to surf the Internet at a free, hands-on class in the computer lab Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to use the browser, go to websites, search for a particular topic and how to evaluate a website for quality. We’ll also talk about security. You must know how to use the mouse for this class. Call 967-3798 to reserve your seat.

A “Heavenly Visit” with Chocolate! Friends of Ritter invite you to get in the mood for chocolate with a free evening of entertainment by the dramatic duo “Herbal Theatrics” Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The charming actresses, who appeared before a full house last year in “The Missing Thyme”, will perform a new show called “A Heavenly Visit with Chocolate & Bay”. Refreshments will be served. Reserve your seat today by calling 967-3798 or sign up on the calendar at

Our exciting series of science fun continues Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in the craft room. Kids ages 7 to 12 can join us to find out what happens if...? Please let us know you’re coming so we can plan. Call 967-3798 or sign up on the calendar

Enjoy a free program at Ritter Public Library when Herbal Theatrics present “A Heavenly Visit with Chocolate & Bay” Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. Reserve your seat today by calling 967-3798.

VHS basketball continues winning ways Boys’ basketball Vermilion-49, Avon-43 Vermilion 7 15 12 15 - 49 Avon 6 8 14 15 - 43 (V) (7-5,1-5) Boyd 2-0-4, Konrad 10-2, Kuhn 6-5-18, Miller 1-0-3, Nader 4-0-9, Rini 3-5-13. Totals: 17-NA, 1015, 49. (A) (6-4,3-3) Kelly 4-0-8, J Lawerence 5-0-10, M Lawerence 4-2-10, Poyle 2-48, Torbert 0-1-1, Winters 2-2-6. Totals: 17-NA, 9-12, 43. 3 Point Goals: (V) Rini 2, Kuhn 1, Miller 1, Nader 1 Vermilion edged Avon in a closely contested game 49-43 at Avon High School. Cameron Kuhn led the way for the Sailors with 18 points. Anthony

Rini added 13 and Kyle Nader had 9. Matt Lawerence and Jeff Lawerence scored 10 for Avon. Vermilion improved to 7-5 and Avon fell to 6-4. JV Score: AVON HIGH SCHOOL, 47-43

Girls’ basketball Vermilion-55, North Ridgeville-49 NR 8 10 19 12 - 49 Vermilion 15 9 15 16 - 55 (V) (9-5,2-5) H Bartlome 6-3-17, Kovarik 1-0-2, Kowal 2-0-4, LaForce 7-521, Rossi 4-0-8, Stainbrook 0-3-3. Totals: NA-NA, 11-17, 55. 3 Point Goals: (NR) NA (V) LaForce 2, H Bartlome 2. JV Score: VERMILION HIGH SCHOOL, 39-27

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BULLETINBOARD THURSDAY VCMA CONCERT BAND will not practice at Sailorway Middle School during January. Watch the Photojournal for when spring concert practices start. For more information, contact George Harizal at 967-8611, or Ken Hummel at 967-8566. PORT AUTHORITY meets Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Complex, 687 Decatur. Agenda: election of officers. VERMILION IN BLOOM LADIES NIGHT OUT will be held Thursday, Jan. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vermilion Boat Club. Enjoy a fun, casual evening with friends, a glass of wine, and hors d’oeuvres. A $10 donation at the door helps pay for Vermilion’s flowers.

FRIDAY VHS PROM TO DAWN FISH FRY Fundraiser will be held Friday, Jan. 18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Vermilion High School Commons. Come and enjoy dinner before the Vermilion - Elyria Catholic basketball games. Dinner includes choice of: Lake Erie perch, shrimp, combination, and chicken tenders. Dinner also include French fries, cole slaw, roll & butter, drink, and dessert. Donation is $15 per person. Carryout available. Contact Jared Stumpp at 440-308-7953 or Debbie Schwensen at 440-967-9843 for tickets or more information.

MONDAY WINDJAMMERS BIG BAND is now practicing 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lucy Idol Center, 435 Nicholson Road in Vermilion. New members are welcome. VERMILION CITY COUNCIL will not meet Monday, Jan. 21 due to the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

TUESDAY VERMILION LIONS meetings are the first and third Tuesdays of the month at The Nest. For more information, please call 967-3332. PRAYER 4 LIFE Interdenominatinal Candlelight Prayer Service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:15 p.m. outside St. Mary Church on the west side lawn. This service is by the Memorial for the Unborn. Service should last about 30 minutes. Please dress weather appropriate.

SPECIAL EVENTS ANNUAL PORK DINNER will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. at the Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15018 South Street, Birmingham, OH, one block south of Rt. 60 and 113. Cost: $10 for adults and $5 for children. (Children: 3-12 /Adults 13+). Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. Carryout available, 440-9654653. Menu: pork loin, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, rolls, dessert, and a beverage. JUNIOR SAILORS “2 THE HOOP” boys and girls basketball skills clinic second session will be held Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 9, Feb.

17, and Feb. 23. Times are: Grades 2 and 3, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.; Grades 4 and 5, 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., and Grades 6, 7, 8 from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Vermilion High School. The five-session series of lessons will cost only $55, or $5 off if you participated in the first session. Cagers will learn ball handling, defense, footwork, offense, passing, rebounding and more. For more information, contact YOUR HEARTS IN THE RIGHT PLACE REVERSE RAFFLE Knights of Columbus “Your Hearts in the Right Place Reverse Raffle” will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, starting at 6 p.m. in German’s Villa. Tickets are $85 and include: admission for two, dinner and drinks for two, a grand prize of $1,500 and other cash prizes, sideboards and side drawings, and much more. Contact your friends and bring a group for a guaranteed good time (let us know ahead of time and we’ll save you a table). Only 100 tickets available for pre-sale. For tickets contact John Burich at 967-7886 and reserve your seats today for this great Valentine’s charity event. GIRLS SOCCER CHILI DINNER The Vermilion High School Girls Soccer team will host its annual Chili Dinner prior to the Friday, Feb. 1 basketball game from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the VHS Cafeteria to raise money for the team. Cost is $6 per person which includes chili, corn bread and drink. Tickets can be purchased from any VHS girls soccer player, or from Decidedly Different. Your support is greatly appreciated! KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CONTEST Knights of Columbus Council 4539 will be holding the annual Basketball Free Throw Contest on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 12 noon in the St. Mary Church Gymnasium. This free event is open to all girls and boys ages 10 to 14. All participants receive a tshirt, with winners in each gender/age bracket advancing to district competition. Registration will be that day and a parent signature is required. Call Tom Ward at (440) 574-1359 for more information about this fun event. MILDRED EARLY SENIOR CENTER is located at 1230 Beechview Dr., in the back of building by the Vermilion Booster Bingo hall. Hours are Monday -Thursday 11 a.m.4 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. There is bingo every Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., sponsored by Kingston Residence with prizes, every third Thursday. Call Sandy Eakin @ 258-9014 or 967-6078 for directions or more information. GED CLASSES Vermilion Adult Basic and Literacy Education is holding GED classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the facility on 1230 Beechview Drive. Those interested may call 967-7185 and leave their name and number. GRACE’S KITCHEN serves dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays (please note the time change). Everyone is welcome to join in a meal of friendship and food. Grace’s Kitchen is a collaborative community effort, located at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3747 Liberty Ave. (next to NAPA Auto Parts).

Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the E & R Church on the corner of Ohio and Grand Streets. In addition to the usual show and tell of projects and the exchange of birthday blocks, member Peg Hanna will present a program on the “Disappearing 4 Patch.” The meeting is open to the public. For information on the Quilt Guild, please contact Sandy Neiding at 9674190. CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION BOARD OF EXAMINERS meets Tuesday, Jan. 29 at

6 p.m. in the Municipal Complex, 687 Decatur. This is an organizational meeting election of officers. BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS meets Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Complex, 687 Decatur. Organizational meeting/election of officers. Agenda: 953 State, G. Patsios - demo house and leave garage on vacant lot; 418 Walnut/Linwood, R. Roehrenbeck/Prete Builders - rear; enlarging a non-conformity; 5581 Liberty, N. Akers (tenant), parking.

Beach glass program is at Mill Hollow The Lorain County MetroParks are in the winter programming season. Local programs are held at the Vermilion River Reservation (Carriage Barn, Amphitheater, Benjamin Bacon Museum), 51211 N. Ridge Rd., Vermilion; or Schoepfle Garden Visitor Center, 11106 Market St., Birmingham. For more information on these programs offered by the parks, or programs offered at the other parks in the district, contact the Park Office at 1800-LCM-PARK or Sugar Gliders, Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Carriage Barn. Learn all about sugar gliders in the wild, and also see these animals live and up-close! Stay to participate in a kid’s craft. Pioneer Penmanship, Monday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Carriage Barn. Kids learn pioneer writing skills and make a feather pen to take home. PR by 1/19. Nature Buddies: Cardinals<P>, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Carriage Barn. Preschoolers learn about these birds through fun crafts and activities. Easy hike. Beach Glass Workshop, Thursday, Jan. 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Carriage Barn. Learn about Lake Erie beach glass history. Also watch drilling demo. Bring own glass to practice drilling. PR by

1/22, $10 at the door. Winter Days, Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carriage Barn. Celebrate winter at this annual event. Watch sled dog presentations, ice craving demos, take a sleigh ride ($1 per person, 42” and under free) and enjoy refreshments for purchase in the toasty Carriage Barn. Many other activities also included. The Winter Garden, Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Schoepfle Garden Visitor Center. Explore the ease and beauty of the winter landscape during this inside/outside program. Moderate hike. Chili Cook-Off, Saturday, Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Carriage Barn. Bring your prize-winning chili for this fun competition at Winter Days! PR by 1/24, one person per team; $5 entry fee, pay at the time of registration. Tasting cups and spoons available, provided. Prizes awarded. Snowshoeing, Saturday, Jan. 26, 12 noon to 1 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Vermilion River Reservation, Shelter #1. Try out snowshoeing at Winter Days! Snowshoes provided. Hike if no snow. PR by 1/24. Easy hike. Winter Garden Tour, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Schoepfle Garden Visitor Center. Enjoy a stroll through the winter garden.

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COMMENTARY&OPINION LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Don’t arm teachers To the Editor: In response to last week’s letter by Bram Bailey, who thinks the answer to gun violence is more guns, “Stop and listen to yourself!” Wayne LaPierre of the NRA is demonstrably incapable of critical, rational thinking or of visualizing reasonable solutions to gun violence. As a spokesperson for the NRA, he is playing to and enflaming a hysterical financial and political base with “all or nothing” thinking. Regrettably, that’s not the NRA of which I was a member growing up. Mr. Bailey’s echoing of the suggestion of training and arming teachers in schools fails the reasonability test. Bringing guns into schools introduces the potential for accidental violence there. Teachers have too many responsibilities and stresses now without having to add this significant burden to them, and possible danger to their students. There is a larger picture to be addressed. No reasonable national discussion will seek the banning and/or seizure of all personal guns. The President and Vice-President have not suggested such a thing. Target shooting and hunting are enjoyable recreational activities. Home defense is everyone’s right. My family and friends are responsible gun owners, gun collectors and concealed-carry permit holders. Their guns - as well as those of people like them - are not the problem in America. No reasonable person thinks they are. But absent changes in the laws, the tragedies will continue unabated. Solutions will be better found along the path of stricter regulation, closing loopholes, required background checks on every gun purchase, tracking of ammunition sales and yes, the banning for personal use of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and battlefield type ammunition. Along with that, we need to restore funding stripped away by Republicans to our mental health systems to make better care and monitoring available for those who need it, while at the same time seeking to ensure that they do not have access to firearms. The Second Amendment consists of one sentence. In that sentence, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” is predicated upon “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state.” In 1776 there was no standing army. In 2013 we are no longer reliant on gentleman farmers and their muskets for the national defense or local law and order. Nor did they have the capability of firing several hundred shots in a moment’s time. Needed changes in gun laws will not lessen the security of our free state. They may enhance it. It’s time for serious, rational debate and action. The answer is not “all or nothing.” If the do-nothing Congress continues in their ways and cowers before the 1.5% of our population who are the NRA, then perhaps an Executive Order is necessary. That is not an ideal solution, but it is better than no solution. And it is far better than arming teachers in our schools. Terry Parker

Thank you Share-A-Ride To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Vermilion for their generous donations to keep our Share-ARide wheels rolling. Thank you for realizing this is a necessary service for so many in town. I have MS and must use a walker. I take the bus to my doctor appointment every 4 months and to the Y every week where I take a class where I can work on my balance and use weights for my strength. I love the library and the bus takes me there and to the beauty salon and grocery store. Donations can be sent to Vermilion Community Services, PO Box 143, Vermilion, OH 44089 Sandy Burchak

Charting the Course By Mayor Eileen Bulan, City of Vermilion

The City of Vermilion partners with many agencies. Today, I thought I would talk about the Erie County Board of Health. Their jurisdiction is the entire City of Vermilion, Lorain and Erie County. They work very hard to provide services for our community and for the entire area. I want to make you more aware of many of their services your tax dollar brings to citizens of all of Vermilion. Two Fridays a month, the health department holds a clinic at the Vermilion YMCA. If you haven’t got your flu shot yet, make an appointment to get it there. They also provide infant immunizations, adult immunizations as well as traveler’s immunizations. They provide blood pressure monitoring and address many other health needs of children and adults. This is a service that is used by many members of the community but many people are not aware of this benefit that is offered right here in Vermilion. If you want to make an appointment for your visit, you can call 419-626-5623 Extension174, Central Scheduling. The WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children) provide services to mothers and their children until five years of age. This program is held at the Vermilion School Administration Building on Beechview Drive. This program gives advice and support to new mothers. This program is held every Wednesday. The health department employs sanitarians that provide inspections of public pools. This sector of the department focuses on items that pose the greatest risk of disease transmission or injury. They collect, test and monitor our beaches checking for E-coli bacteria during the summer months. This data is available on line and in the local newspapers. This year, they also posted signs at the beaches. Should the beach have to be closed, the Health Department regulates that closure. The Erie County Health Department provides school nursing services throughout the region including the Vermilion Schools. Many students come to

school with health issues that need to be addressed and the school nurse is there to help them during the school day. They are also present to help administer medications and record and report childhood progress. The health department provides septic tank inspections in our rural area as well as health related inspections of homes. The sanitarians provide inspections of our restaurants and schools to make sure that the kitchens are clean and the food is safe for consumption. They work closely with our city building department on all types of inspections relating to health issues. The health department responds to the harmful algae blooms in Sandusky Bay and along our coastline including Kelleys Island. In 2011 and 2012, they began collecting random samples throughout the year. They will continue to respond to this emerging threat to our quality of life to all the shoreline communities. The Erie County Health Department plans to open a three-chair dental clinic this spring at their facility in Sandusky. There will be a sliding fee charged to patients. This will provided needed dental care to the entire region. There are so many more services provided by our Health Department. I urge you to look at their website, www. or visit them at the Vermilion YMCA for more information. Check the website for exact dates and times that they are in Vermilion because their schedule could change. The City of Vermilion certainly appreciates all that they do for our community and look forward to continuing working with them in the future. Please avail yourself of these services if you need them and remember that they service the entire city, Lorain or Erie County and Vermilion Township. Mayor Eileen Bulan is writing a column on city news and events to share with Vermilion Photojournal readers. The mayor will report to the community on a bi-monthly basis.

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A trash bag yields the drum of fortune and other treasures from the past By Rich Tarrant Several weeks ago (VPJ 01/03/13) I wrote of my great-grandfather’s, Caselton Roscoe’s, civil war experiences as a musician/fifer in the Union Army. I consider it extremely fortuitous to have found a booklet containing some of his (or anyone’s) letters from that era. But to help ice this proverbial cake - last Saturday (01/12/13), whilst sorting through several packets of letters and what-not that were uncovered in the attic of the News Print Shop I found portions of Caselton’s Civil War diary from 1863-64. Because the pages are so fragile I had to be careful with the artifact. But I saw, and read, enough of it to (aside from jumping up and down and yelling “Eureka!”) understand that one of many things the diary immediately did was to provide a date and, therefore, authenticate a pencil drawing of the blockade of Charleston Harbor from Morris Island, N.C. that I had found ten years earlier.

YESTERYEAR Additionally, I found an old political handbill (c.1848) from a newly organized “Jacksonian” National Democratic Committee in Washington City warning that their opposition (i.e. the Whig Party) had “nominated their candidates without the avowal of any principles.” Though in the end Whig candidate and slave owner Zack Taylor defeated the

democrats in the ‘48 presidential election that party was on a steady decline moving toward becoming the anti-slavery Republican Party of Abe Lincoln. A penciled note at the top of the document reads, “an old relic.” Whether that refers to the document itself or the concepts therein is unclear. Yet, so long as I’m icing this cake I might mention one other finding. It began, again, in the aforementioned booklet containing my great-grandfather’s letters. In it I found that my greatgreat-grandfather Levi Roscoe, who was also a carpenter/millwright/cooper in Milan, Ohio, “...used to make drums for the boys, one he made had a head three feet across, he called that the Union. He sold three of the smaller ones to his nephew and received nineteen dollars.” The account went on to say that, “Two drums, a base drum and a snare drum are still kept by members of the family.” Now given the reality that I am often unable to strike a nail on the head before my finger I find this note regarding my grandfather’s expertise as an artisan extremely impressive. If nothing else it’s an interesting family factoid. But of and by itself, it was nearly meaningless to anyone outside my family until … It was inside a large trash bag in the back of my late father’s closet above the Print Shop. I thought it was yet another bag of junk, clothes, blankets, etc. I set the bag on a bed, unfastened the twisttie, opened the bag, and there it was the Levi Roscoe snare drum (pictured)

By the Vermilion Tree Commission The Vermilion Tree Commission worked with the Pizza Hut landscapers, recommending several types of correctly sized species of trees for their location, helping them select appropriate planting sites, and making sure that the two trees were planted correctly according to ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) planting guidelines. The whole tree planting procedure worked out very well and two new Japanese lilac trees were planted in the right-of-way.

The Vermilion Tree Commission celebrates their one year anniversary this February. We have had a productive year, with organizing the commission, inventorying trees, developing a master tree plan, a May 4th Arbor Day observance, and other important activities. We also had some individual activities which have a more direct business or resident involvement and are more visible to Vermilion residents. These include the removal of

made right around the time of the Civil War. One side of the calfskin drum is ruptured. It’s ropes and leather tab ears are dirty and worn. But there it was. A hundred and some sixty years, and only heaven knows just how many drum beats, after the fact. Wow! There is, of course, no real – no monetary – value that can accurately be assigned these items; the diary, the handbill, the drum. There would be no point. Their value is that they exist. And they exist to be shown and to be studied. For they provide us with a very tangible bridge to our past – things that allow each of us a connection to, not only where we have been, but

where we are headed as human beings, as a society, and as a nation of free men and women. It is been my fortune to find the drum, but the tattoo once played upon it in war or in peace now echoes throughout the yesteryear and belongs to all. Vermilion resident Rich Tarrant has agreed to share many of the photos and stories he has acquired from the former Vermilion News and other local sources with the readers of the Photojournal. Rich is the youngest son and a grandson of the late proprietors of The Vermilion News (1897-1964). Readers may email him at:

nine at-risk trees that posed safety and property risks, as well as the tree commission’s involvement with replacement of municipal trees in the right-of-way. We also celebrate the fact that the City of Vermilion will be awarded the “Tree City USA” designation, for its involvement in the above activities. This is especially noteworthy in that it is received without any direct cost to the city, and is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, the USDA Forest Service and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The Tree Commission wishes to commend residents and businesses who have worked with this volunteer commission to replace and/or plant new trees on the tree lawns. We are certainly building a much more treefriendly environment for the betterment of our wonderful city, and we

will continue to be available to provide this resource to the residents and businesses as needed. The Vermilion Tree Commission will continue to work with individual residents, property owners and businesses on municipal tree problems, concerns, and questions. If you have a question or concern about trees in the tree lawns, or any other tree question, feel free to contact the Vermilion Tree Commission by contacting Anne Maiden at the Mayor’s Office at or at 440-204-2402. You are also cordially invited to attend our monthly Tree Commission meetings on the second Wednesday, from 1:30 to 3:30 (winter hours) at the Ritter Public Library (Endowment Room). The February meeting will be on Wednesday, February 13.

It’s all about roads as tax increase goes back to the ballot By Karen Cornelius The Finance Committee of city council met on Monday night, January 14, and voted unanimously to put the onehalf percent city income tax increase back on the ballot for the May Primary. While the increase failed during the November General Election, it will be modified to have the additional revenue strictly go for roads. Only people working inside the city would pay the tax increase. The deadline for issues on the Primary is February 6 while the deadline for the November election is August 7. It was decided the November election would be too crowded as it’s the year to vote on the Ohio governor as well as local candidates for mayor, city council, and school board. Talk started about going back to the ballot after a discussion of the city’s grants and the inability to fund the city’s share for all the future grant projects for repaving Jerusalem and Sunnyside, the Highbridge Road bridge replacement, and the traffic light improvements on Liberty. Finance chairman Frank Loucka suggested a temporary moratorium on grant decisions until the ballot issue is over. However, city engineer Lynn Miggins reminded council that they couldn’t hold off too long on the next project up, the bridge replacement. She said Stage One plans have been completed and sent to the Ohio Department of Transportation and Norfolk Southern. She said the next stage is the final design which is needed this year, within

the next few months. Council president John Gabriel said they would have to wait a few months then and see, but they couldn’t financially do all the grant projects as it stands now. He said going back to the ballot for additional money was the only way to repair roads or get money for additional police cars. Otherwise they would have to start cutting with the city pool and parks, etc. “We’re running on empty. There’s no money for roads.” Mayor Eileen Bulan said people want specifics before they vote. She suggested they could make the tax increase only go to streets and the police. Chairman Loucka said the city also needs equipment if they are going to fix the streets. Council president Gabriel said he heard the same thing from people who want to know exactly where the money is going. He suggested onehalf to roads and one-half to capital purchases such as police cars, snow plows, not raises, just equipment and roads. Mayor Bulan said they need to support the police department, not just car purchases, due to school security and other issues. She said they need to increase the police force manpower for protection and there could be a police fund created as well as road capital funding. Councilman Craig Fortner said they were talking about too many issues and people won’t vote. “Just do the streets,” he said. That would free up the general fund for some police expenses. Councilman Scott Sherwood said he agreed

with Fortner just to do road improvements. While he thought the police also needed more money, he said the number one priority was the roads. Chairman Loucka said they need to prepare legislation and think about the wording so it is clear to voters. He didn’t think the ballot language in November was very clear. He said council has a goalsetting meeting on Monday, January 28 and they can talk about ballot language then and further define it. Council president Gabriel said they have to pass this legislation by the next council meeting on Monday, February 4, to get it on the Primary ballot. He polled each individual council member about their thoughts with everyone deciding the increase should be strictly for roads and road maintenance. Gabriel proposed a motion to prepare legislation for the one-half percent city income tax increase for the “Road Improvement Fund” and the Street Department. All seven council members voted for the legislation to be prepared

for city council. Members also agreed to a special Finance Committee meeting before council on February 4. One of the biggest concerns about the ballot language is to make sure people understand the one-half percent increase is only for residents who work inside the city. The increase would not be paid by retirees or people who work outside the city. If the tax increase passes, it should bring in an additional $500,000 per year. After the meeting, Gabriel said the funding would be for streets in one form to another. “We have to get our streets under control,” he said. “It’s best to get as much road work as we can versus none. It will be all to do with roads.” As far as the grant projects, they will have to be determined case by case. “If the tax increase fails, these projects will be in jeopardy.” Gabriel wanted to include money for the Street Department as well as the Road Improvement Fund so it could be used for personnel and equipment.

“We’re running on empty … We have to get our streets under control. It'’s best to get as much road work as we can versus none. It (the city income tax increase) will be all to do with roads.” …City council president John Gabriel



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SCHOOL BOARD BRIEFS By Candace Barczyk The Vermilion Board of Education held its first meeting of 2013 on Monday, Jan. 14 with all members in attendance. Choral Music update: John Carmack, vocal music teacher at VHS and SMS, gave a report to the board about participation in the vocal music program. Carmack stated there are 334 students at both schools enrolled in the various choirs, and 26 singers, 10 combo members, and eight stage crew in Soundsation. He said the 2012-2013 school year marks the return of Chorale. He reported that there is now a middle school glee club after school, which has roughly 40 members. Carmack thanked VHS Principal Heidi Riddle for adding chairs to the choir room. Anti-bullying program: Courtney Feige of Olweus Anti-Bullying Program, gave a brief presentation on this program, which will be implemented in the schools. Feige said the researchbased program originally comes from Norway. Unlike last year’s Rachel’s Challenge where it was a one-time event with heavy impact, she said this program where students have to talk about bullying and its effects all the time. The program has school, community, classroom, and individual components. Advertising: The board said it will soon be looking at a policy for advertising signs around the gym, baseball and football fences. The idea has come before the board before. Public participation: From the audience, Mr. Terry Smith talked about guns in the schools. Also from the audience, Mr. Raymond Neal spoke about a bullying incident between his daughter and another student. Financial report: Treasurer Amy Hendricks reported that the district is not earning a lot of money on its investments due to the interest rates. Before voting on the item, she explained to board members about approving an entity application for safekeeping accounts with Piper Jaffray. She explained this is a depository agreement in which Piper Jaffray deals with the investment of proceeds of the new construction project. She said the district received $20,850,000, and of that $850,000 was excess revenue. Fees will cost the district $355,000, so she said that gave the district about $400,000 more than the $20 million. She said the district received a 3.29% interest rate. Since that time, it has gone up 1/2%

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The board approved the agreement. Donations: The board approved the following: $1,200 sponsorship of the Boys Basketball Tip-Off Classic from Liberty Ford; $750 sponsorship of Vermilion athletics through the OHSAA Home Team Marketing Program from Steinacker and Son Ace Hardware; $325 to the VHS Stadium scoreboard from Vermilion Lions Club; $1,879 from Sandusky Erie County Foundation: $500 to the Sailor Support Fund and $1,379 to the general fund to support Olweus Bullying Prevention Program; donation of gloves and mittens to Vermilion schools from ALCO department Store; donation of 32” LCD Insignia tv and Sony DVD player to VHS with an approximate value of $240 from Safeway Driving School. Facility project update: Supt Pempin gave an update on the facility project at Sailorway. He said he has been meeting with elementary and middle school staff in large group. He said money would need to be allotted for fill dirt following the results of the soil tests. The superintendent also presented a “wish list” map of traffic patterns to the board. The most desirable is to hook into SR 60, which would take ODOT approval. Pempin said the architects are slated to meet with ODOT next week. Pempin said the high school has gotten the least amount of dialogue, but he said, “We’re not at that point yet.” Pempin said the board will also have to deal with the issue of when the Vermilion Academy would move into VHS. Board recognition: Supt. Pempin recognized the service of the members of the Vermilion Board of Education for School Board Recognition Month, January 2013. Employment action: The board approved a series of employment actions, including accepting the retirement of Frank Horvath effective May 31, 2013. The board also approved a series of one-year limited additional duties contracts and supplemental contracts for various advisory and coaching positions. Executive session: The board went into executive session for the purpose of employment and for preparing for negotiations and bargaining sessions with employees. Board members approved some of the coaching positions they had pulled off the agenda. There was no other action. Next meeting: The board will meet Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building, 1230 Beechview Dr.


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Vermilion Elementary names citizens The following students were chosen Citizen of the Month at Vermilion Elementary School for the months of November and December 2012. They are: Destiny Antonio, Kaydence Aron, Maddie Brletic, Nicholas Hawley, Ashton Clifton, Trevor Hector, Ethan Hendrickson, Luke Herron, Evelynn Jones, Hay-

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Firefighter Nieding retires, and police officer Howell leaves By Karen Cornelius Fire chief’s report: The Health and Safety Committee met on Monday night, January 14. Vermilion Fire Chief Chris Stempowski reported there were 15 calls in December for a total of 148 for the year which is four calls more than 2011. He said he is working on his year-end report for next month. He stated that the department received a check for $2,594.80 to cover the cost of a railroad crossing incident where a train spilled oil and there was a fire. The department was reimbursed for its wages and federal guidelines for apparatus. The chief said five trucks had not passed the pump testing and new valves were being ordered to fix the problem and then there would be pump testing to certify the trucks. He also announced that captain Pete Nieding was retiring from the department after 49 years. The chief said he will be missed and he wished him the best in his retirement.

CITYBRIEFS Police chief’s update: Vermilion Police Chief Chris Hartung said there was a little problem in Valley View with little kids with BB guns shooting out windows. There have been five or six incidents, and residents should call the police department if they see anything. He’s like to talk to these offenders. The chief quipped that there must have been a lot of “Red Riders” given at Christmas. The chief said they are updating the city’s network system and

how they handle reports. He is also working on a year-end review which would include reported losses in the city and the previous five years. He said 2012 arrests were up from last year’s 2,053, but the mileage was down. Training is the buzz word for this year with an emphasis on first aid recommended by the city’s insurance company. The chief announced Patrolman Craig Howell is transferring to the Cleveland Police Department so they will lose a full-time officer bringing the force down to 16. He said Howell has served for ten years and is a tremendous officer who would like to experience some different opportunities. He wished Howell luck. He noted the Ohio Senate has a bill 114 on golf carts that could change the definitions and how DUI’s are charged. He doubted it would affect too much. Councilman Steve Herron asked about security in the schools after the Connecticut tragedy. The police chief said they have been dealing with school security since Columbine and they have stepped up visibility in the schools and walk through them. Councilwoman Barb Brady asked about the proposed police auxiliary program and Hartung said they are still waiting for the state to approve a test candidate’s certification to see if it holds up. Councilman Scott Sherwood asked about the new K-9 and the chief said the dog is doing well and should be on the road this summer. The chief added the department is not citing anyone for snow ban parking right now and the snow emergency no parking has been rescinded.

Women’s self-defense class: Police chief Hartung said he would like to have a pilot program on women’s self defense on Saturday, February 2, starting at 9 a.m. He needs 12 brave volunteers and hoped to convince Mayor Eileen Bulan and clerk of council Gwen Fisher. He said if anyone is interested to call the police station, 440-967-6116. As far as testing a pilot program for a Citizens Academy he would like to hold off until spring or summer since there are several outdoor activities. Elberta Beach project: The Utilities Committee met with city engineer Lynn Miggins and service director Robert Kurtz giving an update on the Elberta Beach sanitary sewer overflow elimination project/pump station. Kurtz stated that they have not broken ground yet but are getting ready to get started. He said they were hoping for frozen ground. Councilman Steve Holovacs asked about the addition of an overflow tank required by the EPA as an after thought. Miggins said the EPA wants the city to construct an overflow structure to prevent any water from backing up into basements. She will have a change order for construction but the EPA has to approve plans first. Romp’s Phase II study: Council members received a booklet on Phase II last week which was an investigation to address sanitary sewer overflows at the Romp’s Pump Station located across the Vermilion River from the wastewater treatment plant. It included an evaluation of the pump station and four peak flow storage alternatives. The preferred plan seemed to be the replacement of the Romp’s pump station with

a slightly larger one, adding a new 12inch force main under the river, and using the wastewater treatment plant’s idle tank/clarifier. The total cost would be $1,315,000 which is lower than the other alternatives. It was advised by CT Consultants that a complete replacement of the pump station was better than constructing a parallel pump station for added capacity. The EPA has given Vermilion an extension on the project which had at first been fast tracked with a June 1 groundbreaking. Instead the city has committed to eliminating the overflow at Romp’s pump station by December of 2014. However, the EPA has to approve of this alternative before going forward. Councilwoman Brady asked if the sewer plant supervisor Daley was familiar with the project and on board. She said the last time he was at council he didn’t seem familiar with the project. Service director Kurtz said they have had conversations and using the idle clarifier would not affect the plant’s capacity. Parking legislation: The Legislative Committee met and only discussed one agenda item concerning new legislation to ban parking within 50 feet of a stop sign or flashing beacon rather than 30 feet. Councilman Holovacs said this change would help the parking in Valley View where the streets had a lot of curves and visibility would be better at 50 rather than 30 feet. This, however, would not apply to downtown, the historic district, where streets do not have curbs. Police chief Hartung said there has to be signs and curb markings placed when this goes into effect.

School board eyes additional funds or bond issue for security, counseling By Candace Barczyk The Vermilion Board of Education is looking at the possibility of asking the public for a small bond issue or additional funds for the purpose of funding safety upgrades and additional counseling in the schools district. At its Monday, Jan. 14 meeting, Supt. Phil Pempin said there has been a lot of discussion about the district’s security and upgrading that security. “If

we’re talking about upgrading, this would be the time,” said Pempin. Pempin said the money could go to cover an extra security officer in the schools, or doors on the classrooms that do not have them at Sailorway Middle School. “There are gates there, but that’s not an ideal way to secure classrooms.” Board member Dale Dawson said, “It’s a great idea.” Treasurer Amy Hen-

dricks stated she was not aware the board was looking at additional millage. Board member Sid Jordan stated, “The question is the legality of a bond for this. A bond has to have specific purposes.” Board president Dave Rice said the money could also be used to hire a counselor that would deal directly with mental issues. “Or, we could have one security officer in each school.”

Supt. Pempin said suggestions from the public are likely to come out of the community meeting, which was held on Jan. 16. The board instructed the superintendent to see if a bond issue was legal for this purpose, and were expected to get ideas from the public from the meeting before pressing forward. The board said it would have to hurry if the item were to go on the May ballot. Deadline for the ballot is Feb. 6.

Letter causes alarm, but there’s nothing wrong with city water By Karen Cornelius The Utilities Committee met on Monday night, January 14, with service director Robert Kurtz apologizing to city council members for not filling them in on a recent water quality letter sent to residents in their water bill. Residents need to be assured there is nothing wrong with the city’s water. Utilities chairman Barb Brady said she received calls from some people who were “freaked out” about the letter and its mention of health risks for some people drinking this water long term. “There’s nothing wrong with our water,” said Kurtz. He said it was a timing issue with monitoring during the third quarter when the water plant had a clearwell problem and was putting on a new roof. The letter was an EPA required notice that didn’t come out until December about a September/October problem that occurred in the third quarter that has already passed. Kurtz

said the miniscule raise in the TTHM level was a by-product of the plant’s disinfecting process after the clearwell was fixed and the water ready to go back on line. To disinfect the tanks, more clorine was used than usual and the clorine reacts to organisms in the water which form the TTHM (trihalomethanes). Kurtz said samples are taken but sometimes if they sit too long in the lab there are more TTHM’s. “It’s all just related to the clearwell,” said Kurtz. “We are within safe limits.” He said people can use a filter if there is a concern. Council president John Gabriel said the letter and its warnings were scarier than the problem. Kurtz said that it is ironic that to disinfect the water you are creating these TTHM’s. Chairman Brady told Kurtz he should have told council first so that they could have answered residents questions. Council-at-large Steve Her-

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ron wondered if the city could have added their own note to the form letter than went out explaining the water was safe. Kurtz said they could have added something, but the EPA would have to have approved of their comments first. Councilman Craig Fortner asked if the city was going to do a follow-up to say they are not in violation now. Kurtz said that could be done on the next water bill. Councilman Scott Sherwood asked if this testing was something new. Kurtz responded it was relatively new perhaps 2004-05. Kurtz said they are given specific dates within each quarter to do the testing. Utilities chairman Brady wanted to

know how much it cost the city to purchase water while Vermilion’s water plant was down and the clearwell rebuilt. The service director said everyone is cooperating. He said Erie County did not charge them anything for the water passing through their lines because it came from Ohio Northern Rural Water. He said the Erie County side of Vermilion used 10.3 million gallons at a cost of $19,630 from Rural Water. The city of Lorain has not yet determined the cost of water it supplied to the Lorain County side which was 24.4 million gallons. Kurtz suspects that some of this water was lost during the main break on Sunnyside Road.

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After debate, West River Road resurfacing is going forward By Karen Cornelius The Streets, Buildings, and Grounds Committee met on Monday night, January 14, and voted 6-2 to prepare legislation for city council to proceed with the remaining repaving of West River Road south to the city’s corporate limits. The total project is an 80-20 percent split with a grant paying $527,714 and the city’s share paying $187,428.50. There was debate over financing this city share. City engineer Lynn Miggins of KS Associates gave a review of the status of the reconstruction project. She said there would be a gap going to the corporate limits with a Vermilion Township break. The grant from the Erie County MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) would cover the 80 percent funding. She said the preliminary phase was done last year on the pavement design and the Ohio Department of Transportation field review was done last October. She said the final plan is due on August 21 with a contract to be done by October or November of 2013. The actual repaving would be done in 2014 with a completion date of October 31, 2014. It would be heavy reconstruction with underdrains and curbing would be used for drainage with one area contained due to an erosion risk. There would be local administrators with Vermilion selecting its consultants. The city engineer said the next step would be authorizing design engineering with KS’s fee at $49,500 which is $10,000 less than what was done for the north section of West River Road. She

said going south should be simpler. As far as construction engineering work the city would have to advertise to select a consultant because KS Associates would not be eligible. Council president John Gabriel said while he doesn’t want to toss out $527,714 of grant money, he wonders where the city’s portion would come from since Permissive Use, the city’s road improvement fund, will be in the hole by 2016. “Can we afford to do this?” he asked. He said the last city income tax increase on the ballot took a beating. If they approve of the city’s share he wasn’t certain they could pull it off financially. Finance director Keri Angney said the city’s share of West River was already in the 2013 budget and there was an additional $150,000 not used that made the road budget higher so they could do West River or use it for other things. Councilwoman Barb Brady asked how much was already invested in the project. Miggins responded less than $10,000. Brady thought West River was not in bad shape and didn’t need a new base, just overlay. She said it could be a mill and fill instead for probably $60,000. She said spending the city’s share of $187,428 was hard to justify. “We have other streets in need. I can’t support this outlay. I don’t get it,” said Brady. Streets Committee chairman Steve Herron said he agreed that Gabriel’s concern was right questioning if they would have the money in the future. However,

going south on West River there was bad drainage and an issue with the bank so the road should be done right. He said they can mill and fill but there would be no drainage and it wouldn’t last. Herron said the project was a good one although the concern is the money. From the audience, Skip Griffith of Timberview reminded people that the city overpaid on the northend project paving West River. He said the check for $200,000 was paid before the bids went out. He asked if that money was returned. He thought it was around $90,000. City engineer Miggins responded that she did not think the difference in pricing was the magnitude Griffith thought it was. She said that project was not closed yet by the Ohio Department of Transportation. She said the state would refund any overpayment. She said the city did have to pay for engineering as well and the difference is not $90,000. Councilwoman Brady stated she was looking at this philosophically. If it’s one million dollars to do it right, are they extending the life enough to justify such a huge cost in the financial situation they are in. She said it’s $60,000 versus a total project of over $700,000. Chairman Herron agreed it was a value judgment question, but West River was a busy road and dangerous because it was constantly wet with water. Councilman Frank Loucka said they had a bird in the hand with this grant and they could make this effort for their grandkids. He said if the city has the dol-

lars, they should do West River correctly. Councilman Steve Holovacs agreed and said roads in Valley View that were done with bases and side drains such as Beechview and Hollyview are still in solid shape. He said they will see a savings if done properly. Quick fixes with no drainage don’t last. Councilman Scott Sherwood said Brady throws out figures like $60,000 but he’d like to know the real cost of a mill and fill and then compare the differences. City engineer Miggins stated there are only a few streets that even qualify for MPO and state funding and they are Vermilion Road, West River, Sunnyside, and Jerusalem. They are the only roads that can take advantage of the 80-20 funding. Council president Gabriel said he didn’t want to offend the MPO, but what would happen if the city didn’t accept their gifts. MPO director Steve Poggiali was in the audience and he responded that returning grant money had never happened to his organization. He said if the grant money were returned it would be used for projects that had not scored as high as West River. He said the cost for West River should be accurate because it was done by a certified engineer. Council president Gabriel once again asked the finance director if the money was there and Angney responded that she was comfortable with the city’s share. There was a motion made and passed to prepare legislation to move forward on West River with a 6-2 vote. Council members Sherwood and Brady opposed.

Study presents a vision for Route 60 Corridor improvements By Karen Cornelius The Streets, Buildings, and Grounds Committee of city council met on Monday, January 14, and heard a special presentation by Erie County Regional Planning on a vision to improve the Route 60 Corridor, the 1.6 mile stretch off State Route 2 that is the gateway leading into Vermilion Township and the city. Representing Erie County Regional was Steve Poggiali who went over the details of the future plan for Route 60. He said the plan was prepared by Poggemeyer Design Group, The Edge Group and cost $20,000. It was paid for through a grant of $10,000 from the Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund and by $10,000 from the Erie County MPO. Participants included staff members from the city of Vermilion, Vermilion Township, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and Erie Regional Planning. They met to establish a vision for this busy gateway entrance running from State Route 2 to South Street. Poggiali stated there were four primary goals for this vision to enhance Route 60. The first was to provide safe, efficient, affordable transportation and access along Route 60 that can accommodate future development on the corridor. The second was to plan for all modes of travel such as vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle. Thirdly, an image should be established consistent with the history, culture, and way of life of the city and the township. Fourth, the vision should encourage quality economic development with a strong foundation of aesthetics and infrastructure. Recommendations were divided into three distinct zones. The first is the Interchange Zone which is State Route 2 and the on and off loop ramps and right-of-ways. The second is the Township Commercial Zone from Kneisel to Sailorway, and the third is the City Residential Zone from Sailorway to South Street. Many of the recommendations included landscaping, planting trees, flying colorful banners, adding bike trails, and consistent lighting to give this gateway a whole new appealing look. Some of the suggestions for the Interchange Zone were providing a suitable transition from the two through lanes to a three lane section through the commercial zone to the north including additional turn lanes where needed, and to establish a welcome sign at the eastside of State Route 60. Large areas of native trees could be

planted in the loop ramp infield and along entrance and exit ramps along with collaborating with Paper Moon Vineyards on the creation of vineyards along the State Route 2 and Route 60 frontage. As far as the Township Commercial Zone, some of the suggestions were to increase alternative modes of transportation through future public rightof-way enhancements, and to consider bioretention/rain garden areas integrated into the curb and tree lawn at regular intervals. Add new light fixtures and poles and introduce banners to light poles to celebrate the corridor as a community gateway and to promote community events. Also, realignment of property access points could be considered with the elimination of redundant access points and cross-access connections for adjacent properties. Overhead utility lines could be buried to reduce visual clutter. In the City Residential Zone, multiple modes of transportation could be considered such as six-foot wide bike lanes. Rain garden areas integrated into the curb and tree lawn could be used for conventional storm water management as well as providing consistent street and sidewalk lighting with the light fixtures and poles from downtown Vermilion. Banners could be introduced on poles to promote community pride. The phasing and timing of the signal at South and Grand streets could be studied as well as evaluating the need for turn lanes at Sailorway Drive. Overhead utility lines could be buried. Council president John Gabriel asked Poggiali if this had been presented to the township and what their reaction was. Poggiali said they are aware of the plan through past meetings, but he hasn’t given them the formal presentation yet that he’s giving to council that night. He said they liked the idea of more trees and that a lot of the plan is on their side, about 2/3 of the suggestions. He said this is a coordinated effort and the hope is the city and township can work together. He said the Route 60 Corridor is what people see when they get off the highway. He added that funding has to be generated, but everyone can start with the small projects to get the momentum going. Poggiali said this study isn’t one to sit on the shelf, but is ready to go if there are target grants available. Grant applications always ask for the plan.

Councilmwoman Barb Brady commented that the city’s side is all residential with no commercial. She said it appears bike path access is huge. Poggiali said the Ohio Department of Transportation is pushing this as important. City engineer Lynn Miggins asked if the study made any recom-

mendations about the Old School House in the city’s section. Poggiali said they didn’t go into recommendations for specific properties. For those interested, the complete Route 60 Corridor Plan is available at the clerk of council’s office or at the mayor’s office.

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With its new truck, everything’s coming up roses for Vermilion in Bloom Thanks to Pat O'Brien Chevrolet, Vermilion in Bloom is thrilled to receive the dealership's donation of a one-half ton 2007 pick-up truck. The truck will be given to the city and it will be used by Vermilion in Bloom volunteers to water all the seasonal flowers that make the city so awesome. The watering tank will be transferred to the new truck from the old vehicle on its last legs. In the photo, front row, are Scott Hall, general manager for Vermilion's dealership location; Patrick O'Brien, Jr.; Mayor Eileen Bulan; Shawn Kipp, sales manager; and Debra Roggeman, parts manager. Back row, left to right, Dana Corogin, Sandy Kish Jordan, and Tina Swinehart of Vermilion in Bloom with Karen Bors, office manager; Sandra Fantozz, body shop manager; Linda Biscup of VIB; and Dan Banas, service manager. (Photojournal photos - Ingemar Svala)

Rice is school board president By Candace Barczyk David Rice was voted in as the Vermilion Board of Education president, and Shelly Innes was voted in as board vice president as members held their organizational meeting before the regular meeting of Monday, January 14. Also, the board established the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. as the day and time of its regular meetings. The board also designated The Vermilion Photojournal as its official newspaper.

Also part of the organizational meeting, the board established the authorities of the treasurer, the superintendent, and made several appointments. Dale Dawson was appointed to the Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board for 2013; Chris Habermehl was chosen to serve as legislative liaison with the Ohio School Board Association for 2013; and Shelly Innes was chosen to serve as the student achievement liaison with the Ohio School Board Association for 2013.


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Theft at Sailorway Middle School. Officer was contacted by the assistant principal reference a theft. Missing person on Portage. Officer dispatched to Ritter Library reference a runaway juvenile. The juvenile was located and returned to her father. No

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Vermilion High School honored VHS senior AuBree LaForce in between the JV and varsity girls’ basketball games held on Saturday, Jan. 12 for achieving 1,000 career points. At left, head coach Colin Irish gives AuBree’s game ball from the Clearview game to her, the game in which she reached the milestone. Middle and right, LaForce moves around North Ridgeville defenders during Saturday’s 55-49 victory over the Rangers. Also leading the Sailors were Hannah Bartlome and Ellen Rossi. (Photojournal photos - Katy McElroy)

VHS senior AuBree LaForce honored for shooting 1,000 career points By Candace Barczyk She may be one of the smallest of the Lady Sailors on the court, but the rewards from 5-foot-2 AuBree LaForce are large. LaForce scored her 1,000th point on Jan. 3, making her only the third Lady Sailor to hit that mark in school history, and proving herself a force to be reckoned with. Vermilion High School honored LaForce on Jan. 12 with the game ball from the Clearview game, the one in which she hit her milestone. “She’s a quick little guard,” said athletic director Phil Brickner. “The offense sets up through her.” Brickner said AuBree has a shot at beating the school record, held by Jill Dodson (1993-’97) with 1,135 points, followed by Dawn Spencer (1992-’95) with 1,100 points. Brickner said LaForce score 117 points in her freshman year, 292 points as a sophomore, 376 as a junior, and 250-plus and counting this year.

LaForce said she needed 27 points for 1,000 heading into the game against Clearview, but after scoring just one point in the first half, it didn’t look like that milestone would come that day. However, LaForce turned it on in the second half, scoring 26, including a free throw that put at her the 1,000-point mark. LaForce’s basketball dream began when she was young. “I’ve been playing since I could walk,” she said. My aunt Connie (Rummel) was a coach. LaForce has a chance to be Vermilion’s all-time leading scorer. At press time, she needs 79 more points to reach that goal. Said LaForce, “I have a record board on my wall that my mom made for my sister, Allie, when she was a freshman. And then when she left, it got put in my room. That record has been on my wall for awhile and I go to bed every night looking at it. I’ve wanted to beat it since I was in grade school.”

Last year, LaForce was the secondleading scorer in Lorain County, averaging 18.5 points, 4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. Her play last season earned her the Sailors MVP and Offensive Player of the Year award. She also earned All-West Shore Conference First Team honors, along with All-District Second Team honors, and All-Ohio recognition. “This is such an unbelievable honor for her,” said VHS head coach Colin Irish, himself a fifth round pick of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets. “She is an excellent leader of this team, and an excellent student. She is a lovely young lady, and a pleasure to coach. I would like her to be a Miss Basketball from our area. There are not too many girls who have the grades and the skills to do that.” Irish added, “I think AuBree and Hannah (Bartlome) are the best back

court in the area.” Her success on the court carries into the classroom. LaForce has a 4.292 GPA that will most likely earn her an academic scholarship. “I’ve narrowed it down to Case Western, Mount Union, and Denison.” She plans to go into pediatrics. She was also a state qualifier in track and played softball, which is in the same season. She is also active in school activities such as the National Honor Society, Leo Club, Student Council and Senior Board. “I definitely couldn’t do this without my teammates,” said LaForce. “They are so awesome. We need everyone.” She said one of her personal/team goals is to beat some of the teams that the Sailors lost to in the first half of the season. As for the accolades, “The big thing is winning. If the next one comes and we’re winning, that’s great.”

8 p.m. The Vermilion YMCA Biddy Wesstling Team will wrestle against other youth teams in the area. There will be a tournament at the end of the season. Wrestlers will learn: Take downs, escapes, counters, pinning combinations, and defenses. Fees: Members $75; program members $100. Contact Bill Hohman at or at 967-4208 for more information.

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Masonic groups collect for The Pantry Mildred Early hosts potluck The seniors at the Mildred Early Center enjoyed music by Dan Dropko and a surprise visit from Santa at their annual Christmas potluck. In the photo, Santa entertains Bob Mey and Sally Waterfield as Lorraine Pierce, Judy Waters, and Terry Tansey look on.

The Vermilion Masonic Bodies (representatives pictured) of P.B. Morgan Chapter, Order of Eastern Star Madeleine Chapter, and Ely Lodge have donated to the Vermilion Food Pantry. During the last quarter of 2012, they collected over 150 canned foods, and cleaning items for donation. They have started collecting again in support of the Vermilion Food Pantry and hope to donate again soon. It is an honor to support the Vermilion Food Pantry and its mission of collection and distribution of food and clothing for the people in need within the Vermilion school district.

Ice-A-Fair to Remember, Chocolate Festival set for Feb. 2 On Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historic Harbour Town downtown Vermilion will be transformed into a winter wonderland. This is the fifth annual Ice-A-Fair to Remember event, hosted by Main Street Vermilion. We invite you to see an enchanted display of elegant ice sculptures on Main Street and Liberty Avenue crafted by master sculptors, sponsored by area business owners and individuals. You will be amazed as artists demonstrate their craft, transforming a block of ice right before your eyes. Enjoy transportation around town in the comfort of Lolly the Trolley

while learning more about our unique small town on a Great Lake. Stop in for hot chocolate and cookies at the Main Street Building, 685 Main Street. Spend time visiting wonderful shops and warm up with cocoa or coffee at nearby coffee shops and tea rooms. This is the perfect winter outing for the whole family. Join us for this opportunity to explore beautiful, charming Vermilion while also supporting Main Street Vermilion, which is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of our historic downtown business and residential district. For more information, please contact Main

Street Vermilion at (440) 963-0772 or (440) 967-6923. After the Ice-A-Fair, the fun continues at the Meltdown Party at the Vermilion Boat Club from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include wine, cheese, sliders and soup. Tickets are available at the Main Street Office, 685 Main Street. “Cold Hard Cash” tickets are on sale now at the Main Street office and at the Ice-A-Fair. They are $5 each, or six for $20 to win $1,000 in “Cold Hard Cash.” Also being held in conjunction with the Ice-A-Fair, join in the sweet fun on Feb. 2 at Ritter Public Library. Get your

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Sailorway Middle School announces its merit, honor roll students PRINCIPAL’S LIST: Grade 4: Alivia Babiasz, Brandon Binder, Allison Bivins, Konnor Clark, Hannah Collins, Sarah D’Egidio, Hunter Etienne, Skye Farkas, Ethan Fecto, Olivia Fortner, Richard Freeman, McKenzie Gentry, Cody Goins, Bryan Harris, Haylie Henderson, Steven Hershberger, Chloe Jackson, Zachary Jones, Aidan Kidd, Sarah Kitchen, Claire Kropf, Mikayla Lindo, Alexis Logsdon, Andrew Massey, Danielle McGlothlin, Grace Mealey, Andrianna Mihalak, Rhianna Morgan-Styles, Grace Morris, Lancelot Newman, Olivia Prete, Uriah Rhoades, Katherine Sexton, Cheyenne Sharp, Joshua Snyder, Olivia Stacklin, and Jacob Stanley. Grade 5: Tyler Baker, Baron Crase, Brandon D’Egidio, Gracie Frey, Jenna Herchler, Cheyenne Kurowski, Rachel Miller, Natalie Morris, Diana Morus, Gage Myers, Liberty Oliver, Logan Penton, Jacob Reutter, Jack Rini, Cody Shaw, McKinley Shreve, Megan Stratton, Abigail Wheeler, and Lauren Wood. Grade 6: McKenna Dodds, Samuel McCurdy, Davis McDaniel, Syla Raynes, Ryan Whitaker, and Jordan Wood. Grade 7: Kennedy Allen, Abigail Allgauer, Leah Breschini, Erica Eschenauer, Emily Farley, Fielding Featherston, Kylie Gwynn, Maria Keller, Caleb McCullough, Taylor Morris, Skyler Myers, Evan Ozmun, Nicole Peter, Victoria Piskur, Jenna Smith, Hannah Stratton, Kylie Volak, Lauren Volzer, and Sarah Webb.

HIGH HONOR ROLL: Grade 4: Tyler Allen, Logan Allman, Logan Angney, Ryan Baxter, Meighler Bendig, Annalese Bletsch, Jaden Boothe, Sara Bray, Sandra Brewer, Seairra Cassidy, Summer Cruz, Wyatt Cyran, Aiden Day, Emily Frederick, Quintin Gebhardt, Christopher Hawley, Justin Hembree, Gabriel Holmes, Emma Horner, Savanna Jones, Jacob Kennedy, Alexis Klein, Jarrod Koller, Emma Kretchmar, Maddison Long, Troy Lyons, Jaden Nestor-Fox, Joshua Norwood, Jane Pennell, Taylor Perchinsky, Cooper Phillips, Zachary Redmon,

Ashley Rupel, Carla Scarvelli, Otto Schaefer, Krystal Scheeres, Emilley Smith, Corbin Styles, Joshua Thiery, Braden Walczak, Sutten Wiese, Sionna Wilson, Ethan Young, and Jasmyn Zimmerman. Grade 5: Riley Allen, Emelia Bartlebaugh, Charles Clark, Jonah Collins, Joshua DiFucci, Madison Dunn, Brock Fisher, Emma Haber, Dillon Henry, Charlsie Jones, Kara Jones, Richard Kearns, Darbey King, Rebekah Kovarik, Regan Maki, Bethany Marple, Cole Newsome, Joshua Parsons, Haley Ritchie, Clara Smith, Ethan Thomas and Bradley Truitt. Grade 6: Rachel Bender, Ryan Bodeker, Ridge Clark, Madison Colahan, Danielle Dobinson, Molly Gregory, Samuel Herron, Nina LeBlanc, Alayna Morgan, Erin Salmons, Dale Saunders, Abigail Spencer, Kaitlyn Whitaker, and Zoe Wilfing. Grade 7: Elijah Balek, Christina Brunsman, Autumn Cruz, Alexis Dahl, Cecelia Dillon, Lindsey Eppinger, Kaitlyn Gatliff, Hannah Hall, Rachel Jones, McKenna Kidd, Erin Konrad, Anthony Laurio, Callie Litzendorf, Lauren Maki, Ryan McGuinn, Kayleigh Penton, Savana Powers, Karah Rigsby, Maria Ritorto, Lucinda Safer, Abigail Schaefer, Megan Scheibelhut, Daniel Schweder, Katelyn Shockley, Haleigh Shreves, Charles Stoll, Kyra Stovicek, Emily Wagner, Michael Wallace, Madison Waller, and Jade Widener.

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charges were filed against the juvenile. Theft on Ferndale. Officer met with the victim of a theft. Information was collected for a report and an investigation will be conducted.

have left it unlocked. They left the cord for the unit. Assault on Parkland. Officers responded reference a subject being shot with a BB gun.

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Theft on South Shore Court. Caller stopped at station and advised that his son’s bike was taken by a male that lived up the street, but brought the bike back later. The caller also wanted to report his daughter’s bike taken last week.

Disorderly conduct/intox on Berkley. Officer observed an intoxicated subject walking in the middle of Berkley Road. The reporting officer made contact with the subject, who was subsequently arrested. Vehicle under influence on Shadylake. Officers were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle on Shady Lake. Once on scene, officers observed a vehicle parked in a yard and occupied. The operator of the vehicle was transported to the hospital and later arrested for having physical control of the motor vehicle. No operator’s license on SR 2 rest area. Juvenile operator was stopped for speed, and was found to only have a temporary license. The vehicle was towed and operator cited for speed and no license. Juvenile operator was subsequently released to his mother. The mother was then charged with wrongful entrustment of a motor vehicle. Burglary on Howard Drive. Upon arrival, officers found that the homeowner had already made entry into the house and found no one inside.

January 10: Disorderly conduct on Sailorway. Officer was contacted by assistant principal Beth Bartlome reference a bullying issue at Sailorway. Criminal mischief on Overlook. Complainant arrived on station to report her military issued equipment had been destroyed as a result of vandalism, possibly in relation to her divorce. A report was requested so she could have her equipment replaced. Domestic violence report on South Shore Court.

January 11: Domestic violence on Parkland. It was determined that a juvenile male was the aggressor and he was later located away from residence. The juvenile was charged with domestic violence.

January 12: Theft from auto on Woodside. This officer met with the homeowner in reference to an entry to her car. She advised that sometime overnight, someone removed her Garmin GPS from the center console of her car. She felt that she locked the car but may

January 14: Vandalism on West River Road. Report of an unknown person shooting out the front picture window of a residence with a BB gun. Burglary on Fairfax. Caller stopped on station to report the theft of a shotgun and compound bow from her garage.

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Rapp, Zachary Samples, Luke See, Cody Shultz, Edwin Slater, Heavynn Stanley, Emily Stark, Jaci Stask, Alexis Timko, Abigail Wells, Nicholas Werth, and Wren Wilfing. Grade 5: Zachery Armstrong, Hailie Bates, Justice Bletsch, Macy Boger, Isabel Bolanos, Dayne Braden, Marcus Bruhn, Shelby Camera, Jacob Cisman, Amanda Film, Emily Glider, Jayden Gwynn, Chloe Hoerig, Larry Johnson, Jeremiah Justice, Amanda Lee, Isaac Lindo, Kailey Logue, Ashley Lukachko, Adalyn Mankin, Megan McDougal, Ruby Michalec, Abby O’Quinn, Brooke Sarrica, Arika Sheets, Kara Shockley, Madison Todd, James Wade, Katelyn Welkener, Claudia Wilson, and Jessica Wilson. Grade 6: Sterlin Benko, Frank Day, Jared Diehl, David Dotson, Hayden Elder, Rachel Frisky, Maggie Hoffman, Kennedy Hughes, Brandon Lindsay, Samantha Martin, Bodhi Messick, Hannah Miller, Reese Miller, Jacob O’Malley, Kipten Paden, Addison Painter, Luke Pena, Michael Peters, Margaret Rossi, Idalyz Ruiz, Alexis Scarvelli, Juliette Scheufler, Andrew Scott, Mary Stark, Sydney Stovicek, Shane Troyano, Brandon Weitzel, and Makenzie Westfall. Grade 7: Chase Allgauer, Tyler Balduff, Samantha Basso, Angelique Brennan, Emilie Crum, Hunter Cyran, Samantha Davis, Brett Edwards, Joseph England, Kimberly Gallagher, Ethan Habermehl, Emma Hillman, Melanie Huseman, Riley Lowe, Damian Lutz, Gabrielle Martin, Kennedy Naill, Carrington Partin, Alyse Ptacek, Michaela Roberts, Dale Smith, Reese Virgin, Aaron Vojtus, Ann Walcott, Kelly Williamson, and Kayla Wilson.

MERIT ROLL: Grade 4: Nicholas Arnold, Emma Beeler, Joseph Brass, Graysie Cunningham, James Dunn, Emily Funk, Michael Hall, Nathan Hamilton, Hanna Hardie, Bryson Harrington, Kevin Hasenflue, James Horak, Connor Kendera, Jeremy Krause, Alexander Ocampo, Brandon Peters, Aiden Smith, Amber Strama, Kanon

Wright, Joshua Yost, and Rebecca Yost. Grade 5: Kasey Aliff, Tanner Balduff, Riley Baxter, Karalyne Black, Karsyn Brewer, Austin Buga, Tori Church, Logan Dandrea, Tristen Echard, Jacob Frey, Josylynn Geren, Lily Glanzer, Cade Gwynn, Maryjane Helton, Alexis Herchler, Jacob Huffman, Jayson Jonas, Jonah Kreger, Melchiorre LaTorre, Zenon Lopez, Trinity Machock, Savannah Maynard, Marley McCauley, Madison Morgan, Hunter Opheim, Brooke Polak, Ashley Rognon, Haylee Rojas, Tyler Shook, Caitlyn Smith, Samantha Spicer, Emma Stavole, Abigail Stipe, Katherine Taylor, Samuel Thompson, Haylie Timko, Tylin Van Douser, and Rachel Vojtus. Grade 6: Mackenzie Allsop, Wyatt Baldwin, Kyle Billings, Noah Cacciatore, Terrance Conway, Devan DeWitt, Chad Duley, Garrett Dunn, Prestin Elek, Racquel Friend, Hayli Grogg, William Guendelsberger, Jacob Harness, Rebecca Harris, Hannah Hatten, Aloysius Haupt, Ryann Hayes, Cody Hofstetter, Joshua Horak, Seth Hurd, Grayson Jones, David Kerpics, Nikkiolette Kerpics, Julia Kopocs, Abby Martin, Mariah Miller, Justin Moore, Gabrielle Moreira, Hannah Newsome, Corah Peterson, Jonah Pfeil, Matthew Ponczocha, Ryan Pratt, Branden Ramey, Tyler Rataj, Kayle Rees, Robert Senn, Taylor Shirey, Jessee Shultz, Dylan Smith, Ian Strick, Kaitlyn Sweeney, Mary Szabo, Paul Wearsch, and Shelby Whitman. Grade 7: Aiden Adams, Julia Bartlome, Naomi Beeler, Mitchell Boice, Erin Brenner, Oscar DeMarco, Emily DeWitt, Morgan DiFucci, Michael Farkas, Lindsey Ferry, Brennan Francis, Kiana Fridrich, Brianna Gasdick, Jenna Graham, Aaron Gross, Branden Horvath, Shelby Horvath, Tyler Hunnell, Tateum Jones, Christopher Koller, Jasmine Mey-Pilarsh, Caleb Mitchell, Lillian Morgan, Madeline Nagy, Amber Neal, Carson Palacios, Clifford Parsons, Joby Pfeil, Jeffrey Rapp, Taylor Ritchie, Breanna Smith, Kyle Sobotka, Ozzie Stipe, Ryan Strattmather, Nicholas Vrabel, Jerrick Willett, Dalaina Williams, Dalton Wilson, Caine Zannoni, William Zook, and Danielle Zudell.

BHA 2013 calendar is now on sale The 2013 Hometown Heroes Calendar featuring several hometown guys from Brownhelm is currently for sale at the Brownhelm Country Store at North Ridge and Baumhart Roads. This marks the 18th annual issue promoted by the Brownhelm Historical Association. The price is only $5 and includes an insert of the last memorial roll call of those Brownhelm veterans buried at one of the three cemeteries in Brownhelm. Please inform the Brownhelm Historical of any updates to this list by submitting the following data to the P.O. Box 303, Vermilion, Ohio 44089. This should include the veteran’s full name, branch of service, rank and dates of serv-

ice. If any special medals or awards were earned along with the name of the unit or division during that service should also be included. Last of all which Brownhelm cemetery (Rugby, Brown’s Lake Road or Brownhelm) and the date of death. Also, list any other connection to Brownhelm such as, home location, school attended or family background if possible. This form can be obtained by calling Ed Brill (440- 988-4550) as the group hopes to update this honor roll list. We are sorry for any errors or omissions. The BHA Calendar Committee welcomes your comments and concerns about this year’s history of our hometown heroes.

Safer runs in Cleveland Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Cleveland on Jan. 1 to step into the New Year Commitment 5K, a run, walk for people of all ages. More than 550 people participated in the event. Cleveland was one of 30 cities participating in the annual Commitment Day race. More than 300,000 people signed up for the event nationwide. Vermilion High School junior Ben Safer (pictured in orange) participated in the event, and had a finish time of 19.06. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Debate Club, Student Model UN, class officer, plus sports. He worked over the summer at Old Prague Restaurant in town.

Rotary Club Of Vermilion “Service Above Self” Meetings every Wednesday @ Noon German’s Villa 3330 Liberty Avenue

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OBITUARIES Janet McCullough Janet (Getty) McCullough (89) passed away peacefully in Pineville, NC, on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, after more than 15 years of declining health. She was born to the late Harry A. and Vera (Croft) Getty, on March 26, 1923, in Lorain, OH. Janet graduated from Lorain High School in 1941 and attended Ohio University where she studied secretarial science. She married Richard Cullen (Rosenberg) McCullough (Lt. U.S.N.R) in October 1944 and they lived in Evanston, IL, La Crosse, WI, and Chicago, IL. Upon Dick’s death in 1952, Janet and their two children returned to Ohio, where she lived until moving to Charlotte, NC, in 2002. Janet worked as a secretary at Vermilion High School from 1964 until her retirement in 1985. She was an active member of the United Church of Christ (Congregational), Vermilion College Club, and Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She loved music and was an accomplished violinist. Her other pastimes included sewing, reading and genealogy research. Janet is survived by her children, Dale Alan McCullough of Portland, OR, and Lynn McCullough (Douglas) Barrett of Charlotte, NC. She is also survived by a grandson, Alexander Richard (Kellyn) McCullough of Madison, WI. Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain, OH. Arrangements are being made by McEwen Funeral Service Pineville, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the charity of your choice.

James McClimans James “Jim” Dean McClimans, 90, of Sheffield Village, OH, passed away on

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Forest Side Assisted Living in Washington, D.C. He was born on April 4, 1922 in Greenville, PA. Jim had been a longtime resident of Vermilion, OH. Jim grew up in Greenville, PA and was a graduate of nearby Allegany College. After graduation he served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters. After the war he joined the Talon Zipper Company of Meadville, PA. Shortly thereafter he moved to Cleveland where he was a financial executive for Joseph & Feiss Company, Gray Drug Company, and Baker & Hostetler LLP. Jim was a commodore of the Vermilion Yacht Club. Along with his wife, he was an avid snow skier until age 80, and enjoyed woodworking and sailing throughout the Great Lakes on his beloved sailboat, Serapis. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nancy (nee Martin); brother Don (Tippy) McClimans of Naples, FL; adult children: Jim (Sandy) McClimans of Calgary, Canada; Don McClimans of Rochester, NY; Ellen McClimans of Indianapolis, IN; Bob (Becky) McClimans of Washington, DC; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Kathryn (Nee Dean) McClimans. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Parkinson Foundation Northwest Region, 1930 North State Route 19, Oak Harbor, OH 43449. Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, OH is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Betty J. McMillen Betty J. McMillen (nee Croll), 92, of Vermilion, died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph after a short illness. She was born August 17, 1920 in Sandusky and had been a Vermilion resident most of her life, also living in Milan. Betty had owned her own Poultry business and then worked as an inspector for Tenneco, Milan for over 25 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, raising and taking care of children, and talking on the phone with her friends and family. She is survived by her daughter, Donna Wallace of Vermilion; sons, Don (Verona) McMillen of Louisville, KY, David (Maryann) Croll of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Jerry Croll of Hampton, VA; grandchildren, Jennifer (James) Jakopak, Ronda (Jeff) Gearheart, Tami (Ricky) Dillion, and Don-

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ald McMillen, Jr; 3 great-grandchildren: Brittany, Courtney, and Xander; brother-inlaw, Calvin McMillen of New Jersey; children that she loved as her own, Kenny (Linda), Larry , Debbie, Bobbie, Timmy, Jimmy, and Paula Croll and many other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard McMillen; parents, Carl and Frena “Fannie” (nee Oplinger) Croll, son, Bob (Evelyn) Croll, and brother Bud Croll. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street Vermilion Ohio. Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at 10 am at the funeral home. Pastor William Enderle will officiate. Interment will follow at McMillen Cemetery, Huron. Online condolences may be made at

Trinity Lutheran Church to package 7,200 meals to distribute worldwide On February 13, Ash Wednesday, the Vermilion community is coming together to feed starving children. Trinity Lutheran Church is teaming up with Kids Against Hunger and Youth Encounter to package 7,200 meals to distribute around the world, both internationally and in the U.S. Reverend Richard Leseganich, Trinity Lutheran’s new pastor, is spearheading this community event. “Pastor

Rich started talking about this event the first week he arrived in Vermilion this past October. He told me that that 25 cents will feed a child for a day, so when I heard that I knew we had to bring this event to the community,” said Don Dovala, co-chair of Family, Youth and Education Ministry at Trinity. “We are going to pack 7,200 meals in one day with the guidance of the Youth

Encounter Captive Free East Lakes team, a relational ministry team. There will also be a time for learning and worship,” said Reverend Leseganich. Trinity Lutheran is raising $1,800 that will pay for the 7,200 meals, which includes the food and shipping to local charities and around the world. If you would like to contribute to the fund, you can drop off or mail your donation to Trinity Lutheran Church, 3747 Lib-

erty Avenue in Vermilion. The actual food packing event, which is broken down into two shifts, will happen on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. or 5 p.m. The community, age 8-108, is encouraged and invited to participate. To register for the event, please call 440-967-4225 and leave your name, phone number and which shift you would like to participate. Each shift will last approximately two hours.

Hunters check 21,555 white-tailed deer during the 2013 muzzleloader season Successful hunters checked 21,555 white-tailed deer during the 2013 muzzleloader season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Muzzleloader season concluded on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The 2013 harvest total represents a 12 percent increase over the 2012 season, when hunters checked 19,251 deer. The muzzleloader harvest was 17,375 deer in 2011. Counties reporting the highest number of deer checked during the 2013 muzzleloader season include: Guernsey (821), Coshocton (813), Tuscarawas (784), Muskingum (751), Belmont (739), Carroll (683), Harrison (677), Licking (675), Jefferson (619) and Knox (520). Deer-archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 3. More information provided by ODNR Division of Wildlife about Ohio deer hunting can be found in the 2012-2013 Hunting and

Trapping Regulations or at Hunters can also share photos by clicking on the Photo Gallery tab online. Hunters are encouraged to donate any extra venison to organizations assisting Ohioans in need. The ODNR Division of Wildlife is collaborating with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) to help pay for the processing of donated venison. Hunters who donate deer are not required to pay the processing cost as long as the deer are taken to a participating processor. To see which counties are involved in this program, go to ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at Editor’s Note: A list of white-tailed deer checked by hunters during the 2013 muzzleloader hunting season, Jan. 5-8, is shown below. The first number following

the county’s name shows the harvest numbers for 2013, and the 2012 numbers are in parentheses. Adams: 347 (336); Allen: 88 (77); Ashland: 310 (294); Ashtabula: 422 (374); Athens: 510 (457); Auglaize: 51 (87); Belmont: 739 (577); Brown: 305 (273); Butler: 110 (131); Carroll: 683 (418); Champaign: 118 (132); Clark: 61 (75); Clermont: 212 (239); Clinton: 78 (76); Columbiana: 441 (331); Coshocton: 813 (722); Crawford: 95 (103); Cuyahoga: 6 (5); Darke: 62 (62); Defiance: 107 (140); Delaware: 152 (140); Erie: 56 (42); Fairfield: 211 (216); Fayette: 27 (26); Franklin: 44 (46); Fulton: 50 (58); Gallia: 337 (333); Geauga: 126 (154); Greene: 95 (67); Guernsey: 821 (612); Hamilton: 79 (89); Hancock: 102 (111); Hardin: 110 (141); Harrison: 677 (569); Henry: 34 (68); Highland: 318 (278); Hocking: 445 (384); Holmes: 406 (388); Huron: 177 (173); Jackson: 361 (282); Jefferson: 619 (465);

Knox: 520 (470); Lake: 59 (41); Lawrence: 230 (220); Licking: 675 (639); Logan: 182 (179); Lorain: 197 (162); Lucas: 41 (31); Madison: 35 (50); Mahoning: 197 (154); Marion: 54 (65); Medina: 159 (146); Meigs: 482 (466); Mercer: 48 (52); Miami: 65 (61); Monroe: 511 (422); Montgomery: 57 (41); Morgan: 460 (340); Morrow: 150 (143); Muskingum: 751 (638); Noble: 444 (389); Ottawa: 40 (37); Paulding: 83 (122); Perry: 375 (333); Pickaway: 83 (71); Pike: 217 (216); Portage: 158 (176); Preble: 131 (87); Putnam: 30 (56); Richland: 360 (290); Ross: 362 (388); Sandusky: 66 (72); Scioto: 268 (276); Seneca: 149 (142); Shelby: 101 (95); Stark: 268 (192); Summit: 56 (52); Trumbull: 321 (231); Tuscarawas: 784 (581); Union: 94 (92); Van Wert: 41 (91); Vinton: 392 (309); Warren: 142 (139); Washington: 442 (462); Wayne: 177 (139); Williams: 110 (166); Wood: 57 (40) and Wyandot: 126 (136). Total: 21,555 (19,251).

Winter Crisis Program offers heating assistance for eligible families The Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron & Richland Counties, Inc. is announcing the 2013 Winter Crisis Program. The Winter Crisis Program is a heating assistance program that may provide a one-time payment toward a utility and/or bulk service for those who meet the program eligibility requirements. The program began November 1, 2012 and runs through March 31, 2013. Appointments can be made by calling the automated appointment line at: 1866-861-6360. The program requirements are as follows. The applicant must have:

• Utility service that is currently off or in disconnection status for the gas and/or electric service; • Utility service that needs started; OR • 25% or less supply of bulk fuel (propane fuel oil, wood, coal). AND • Eligible applicant’s total household income must be at or below 200% of the 2012 Federal Poverty guidelines: 1 up to $22,340.00, $5,585.00; 2, $30,260.00, $7,565.00; 3, $38,180.00, $9,545.00; 4, $46,100.00, $11,525.00; 5, $54,020.00, $13,505.00; 6, $61,127.50, $15,485.00. All applicants also MUST provide the

following documentation when coming to the appointment: • Proof of income for the previous thirteen (13) weeks or seven (7) pays if paid bi-weekly. • BOTH primary and electric heating bills • Proof of disability (If applicable) • Social Security Numbers for ALL household members! • Copy of Lease agreement or Rent Receipts (If applicable) • Picture ID of primary applicant • Confirmation # (Provided by the automated phone system when scheduling

appointment). For individuals who receive CHILD SUPPORT OR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS MUST bring this documentation with them at the time of their appointment!! Offices are: Sandusky CAC Office, 908 Seavers Way, Sandusky, OH 44870, 419-626-6540; Richland CAC Office, 597 Park Ave. W, Mansfield, OH 44905, 419589-2520; Willard CAC Office, 1530 S. Conwell Street, Willard, OH 44890, 419935-1010; Norwalk CAC Office, 92 N. Prospect St., Norwalk, OH 44857, 419668-9823.


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Purchase dog licenses by Jan. 31 According to Barbara Knapp, Erie County dog warden, dog licenses for 2013 must be purchased by January 31, 2013. All dogs three months and older must have a license. The cost is $18 per tag and $90 for a kennel license. After January 31, the fee is doubled and owners are in violation of the law and could be cited into court for a fine up to $100 plus court cost. The law also mandates that the dog license must be displayed

on the dog. Failure to do so could also cause the owner to be cited. Dog licenses for 2013 will be available starting December 1 at the following locations in the Vermilion area: ACE Hardware, 4781 Liberty Avenue, South Shore Plaza; Country Breeze, 4303 State Route 60; Novotny’s Farm Market, 1809 State Route 60; or there is an online Dog License Service at

Share-a-Ride 1-888-624-0367 Share-a-Ride is a transportation program that provides a ride for senior citizen and disabled residents in Erie and Lorain Counties

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With the temperatures reaching highs near 60 on Saturday and the gradual warming, South Shore Dredge and Dock, Inc. and its captain, Tony Scarpelli, were on hand Wednesday, Jan. 9 and again on Jan. 10 to break up ice on the Vermilion River. The city has contracted with South Shore for the season. Scarpelli said ice near the Olympic Club was roughly 5 inches deep, which caused some punctures in the bow of the dredge. (Photojournal photo - Ingemar Svala)

Share-A-Ride is a collaborative effort between Erie County Serving Our Seniors, the Erie County Board of DD, Lorain County Transit, the City of Vermilion and the Vermilion Community Services Board. Contributions to program are accepted by Vermilion Community Services, P. O. Box 143, Vermilion, OH 44089

Visit Windsor with K of C Wondering where to go to get away from it all now that winter has set in? Wondering how you will get there and back home again safely? Wishing you could go to a foreign land without the expese of airfare and an invasive body search? Want some real fun, eat well and not pay an arm and a leg? Join the Knights of Columbus on its 5th annaul trip to Caesars Casino in lovely Windsor, Ontario on January, 21, 2013. Seats are only $20.00 each (Same price as for the last four years) and you will receive the casino incentive of a free luncheon buffet or cash voucher when we arrive. Go on a one-day vacation to a foreign country, Canada, and have some wintertime gaming fun or just enjoy the great food and beautiful surroundings. Don’t forget our stop at the duty-free store for some great after holidays shopping. All of this while you leave the driving to an expert! As always, all proceeds go to local charities. Send checks made payable to “K of C #4539” to: Norm Felix, 1094 Arrowhead Dr., Vermilion, Ohio 44089 or call Norm @ 440-935-8026. Passports or Passport Cards are a must. The bus leaves St. Mary’s Parking Lot, Vermilion, OH at 8:30 a.m. sharp. See you on the bus!

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AVON LAKE 139 Tomahawk Drive 2 BR, 1 BA, LR, DR, Laundry, Kitchen with all appliances, 1.5 car garage, double lot on quiet street with friendly neighbors. Tenant maintains landscape or add $120/month. Credit application required with initial screening. Lease document, $950/month. Contact Jennifer at (480) 290-0095 or via email at VERMILION 2BDRM Nakomis Beach, 431 Minnie Wa Wa St, beach access, $650 plus utilities. No smoking/No pets. 440-225-7539 WESTLAKE CONDO for rent, Baylandings, 2BDRM/2BTH, indoor detached garage, washer/dryer in unit. $825/month plus 1 month security deposit. Call Steve at 440-926-3146


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Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 Exercise Classes . . . . . . . . . . . .285 Health & Beauty . . . . . . . . . . . . .295 Music Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305 Musical Instruments . . . . . . . . . .300 School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281 Sporting Goods . . . . . . . . . . . . .310 Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292

Notices Birth Announcement . . . . . . . . . .121 Card of Thanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 In Memorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110 Public Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Personals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Prayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Notices & Announcements . . . . .125

Miscellaneous Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320 Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325 Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327 Collectibles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323 Computer Equipment . . . . . . . . .346 Furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330 Household Goods . . . . . . . . . . . .335 Office Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336 Lost & Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340 Miscellaneous for Sale . . . . . . . .345 Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350 Miscellaneous Under $50 . . . . . .343

Real Estate Business for Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Commercial Property . . . . . . . . . .05 Farms for Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Home Loans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .07 Homes for Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Lots & Acreage for Sale . . . . . . . .20 Mobile Homes for Sale . . . . . . . . .25 Out of Town Property . . . . . . . . . .30 Vacation Property for Sale . . . . . .35


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Rental Commercial Space for Rent . . . . .52 Dockage for Rent . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 For Rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45


VACATION CABINS FOR RENT IN CANADA. Fish for walleyes, perch, northerns. Boats, motors, gasoline included. Call Hugh 1800-426-2550 for free brochure. website


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Halls for Rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Office Space for Rent . . . . . . . . . .55 Rooms for Rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Share House/Apartment . . . . . . . .63 Storage Space for Rent . . . . . . . .47 Vacation Property for Rent . . . . . .65 Sales Auction Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Charities/Donations . . . . . . . . . .231 Christmas Trees . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 Craft Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 Craft Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 Estate Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Flea Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225 Garage Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230 Moving Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 Plant Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245 Rummage Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252 Resale & Consignment Shops. . . 232 Transportation Antique Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380


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Auto Parts & Service . . . . . . . . .385 Autos for Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390 Bicycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395 Boats & Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400 Campers & Vans . . . . . . . . . . . . .405 Foreign Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410 Motor Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426 Motorcycles & Mini Bikes . . . . . .415 Personal Watercraft . . . . . . . . . .402 Snowmobiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420 Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425 Trucks for Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430 Vehicles & Boat Storage . . . . . . .435 Wanted Autos Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Eldercare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Help Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Situation Wanted . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Wanted to Buy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Wanted to Buy Houses . . . . . . . . .91 Wanted to Rent . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95


Drivers - Hiring Experienced/Inexperienced Tanker Drivers! Earn up to $.51per mile! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Year OTR Exp. Req. Tanker Training Available. Call Today 877-882-6537 Drivers, Regional Runs, Ohio Drivers, Home Weekly, 40c-42c/Mile - All Miles, Class A CDL + 1 yr. OTR Exp., 1-866-879-6593 Gypsum Express Class A CDL Flatbed Drivers. Hiring Road & Regional Positions in your area. Call Jim 866-317-6556 x2 or apply at

SAINT FRANCIS ANIMAL SANCTUARY INC This is MM short for Ma Ma. This little girl is 18 months old. She was surrendered to Saint Francis and the people said they never saw her before, however they were breeding Chihuahuas at their apartment in Lorain, OH and this poor girl just had her puppies taken away. She is so engorged it hurts to even look at her. She misses her babies and we have no idea where they are. The lady that we got her from said they called her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little MaMaâ&#x20AC;? and told us she was house-trained. We can only guess at her weight because she is so full of milk right now but my best Chihuahua guess is 5 -1/2 to 6 pounds once her milk dries up. She is so non-aggressive and willing to let anyone hold her. She is blond short hair. We are waiting for her breasts to go down a little and she will be SPAYED, VACCINATED, RABIES AND DHPP, BORDETELLA, MICRO-CHIPPED, HEARTWORM CHECKED AND WORMED WITH RX, PANACURE. The adoption fee for a totally vetted young purebred Chihuahua is $250. Email or text message to 440-897-2662. MOST OF THE TIME I WOULD SAY CHIHUAHUAS SHOULD NOT BE WITH CHILDREN, BUT THIS LITTLE GIRL IS SO FRIENDLY I AM SURE SHE WOULD LOVE A LITTLE GIRL WHO WOULD DRESS HER UP AND SLEEP WITH HER. The T-shirt in these photos is a size X-SMALL AND its almost too big as you can see by the arm holes.



House Of The Week


This week you are being invited to come and see this wonderful home at 14516 Darrow Rd. in Vermilion on Sunday 1/20/13, from 2 to 4 pm. You will find an in-law suite, an in- ground pool, all situated in a country setting! Your family will enjoy the country setting that surrounds this multi-level residence situated on a half-acre lot in Vermilion. In the front is covered front porch and lovely landscaping adding to the appeal. Measuring 24x19, the living room is high- lighted with neutral carpet, an arched ceiling with built-in, indirect lighting, and an oversized window overlooking the front property. Complete with a huge dinette area, Sub Zero refrigerator, big center island, Viking range, granite counter tops and dishwasher – this country kitchen is a chef’s delight. The sunroom has French doors accessing the fabulous brick patio, new deck, and the 20x40 in-ground pool. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a barbeque with family and friends and cool off with a dip in the pool. A beamed ceiling, built-in shelves and a wood burning fireplace accents the 18x18 family room. An in-law suite offers a kitchen, bedroom and living area. There is privacy galore! Other noteworthy features include: Oak trim throughout; six-panels doors; alarm system; sprinkler system; four bedrooms; two full baths; three sump pumps; 12-year old roof and furnace; whole-house fan; central air; storage shed; stone/wood exterior; and much more this residence is priced at $289,000. Louise & June will be waiting for you so be certain to stop in!

Harbour Homes Realty Inc.

14516 Darrow Rd.

645 Vermilion Road - Vermilion OH 44089 Email:

Vermilion office: 440-967-6789 Fax: 440-967-1980 Website:

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SALE OR LEASE - OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1PM - 4PM 1810 Sq. Ft. ranch condo - in Deer Trail Condo Assoc. located on Hilltop Dr. This unit features 2Br. 2Ba. Office/den, living room plus great room and large kitchen with hickory cabinets and center island, all appliances. Two car attached garage and large yard with attractive landscaping, in-ground sprinkler system and much more.

11107 W. Lake Rd., Vermilion 440-967-8781 Cell: 440-225-8553

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1037 JEFFERSON STREET Well maintained 3 bedroom brick Ranch. Hardwood floors, basement rec room, 2 car detached garage. Was $97,500. REDUCED TO $92,500.

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SUMMER MAY BE OVER BUT This adorable cottage that has a Lake Erie view and beach access is waiting for you and your loved ones to enjoy! Knotty pine walls, new carpet, bath, ceiling breakfast bar attached heated garage w/workshop area for dad. All appliances will stay. Well insulated for low heating bills. Same owner for 25 years! Loft beds stay. Ideal for summer cottage or year round living. Call today to arrange your personal tour and start enjoying the summer breezes. Priced at only $99,977. FRESH COUNTRY AIR This lovely large Cape Cod has everything you could want! There 3 bedrooms, w/master bedroom on the first floor, 2 full baths, a lovely deck on the back of the home along with a lovely porch. Would you like a little extra land? How about 3 acres? That is what you will have here. This can all be yours for only $189,000. Call today for your personal tour. LOCATED CLOSE TO VERMILION HIGH 3 Bedroom Ranch located close to all schools, downtown area and highways with wonderful large fenced yard. Gas fireplace in Living Room. Most of the windows are newer, great Bay window in Living Room. Hardwood floors. New Brick front porch. $99,900 Visit our web site at for more listings.

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EDISON ESTATES COLONIAL 255 EDISON DR. Tremendous Lake Views! 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath Colonial w/too many amenities to list! $264,000. 4360 EDGEWATER DR. Cozy 3 bdrm Lakefront home w/magnificent lake views from virtually every room in house! Move-in condition, appliances stay. Large backyard w/tall oak trees, 2 car attached garage. PRICE REDUCED!!! $324,900 6208 SHADYSIDE DR. Spectacular Lake Erie Sunsets! Lakefront, 3 BR, 1st Floor Master in BLUEBIRD BEACH. Priced to sell at $474,900. 4903 CLEVELAND RD, EAST – HURON – Erie Kai Tavern / Restaurant / Cottage Rentals, Etc. 5.6 Acres of magnificent lakefront property~ Live your dream! 5385 WILLOW LANE - Park your boat on this beautiful 65' private dock! 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath with hardwood floors & a modern kitchen. Totally updated. $549,000. 13215 W. LAKE RD. – Great 2 acre Lakefront homesite. A walk in the water beach that is second to none. Bring your Ideas!!! NEW PRICE - $649,900.

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Knight Refrigerated CDL-A Truck Drivers Needed. Get Paid Daily or Weekly, Consistent Miles, Pay Incentive & Benefits! Become a Knight of the Road. EOE 855-876-6079. Life Agents. Earn $500 a Day. Great Agent Benefits. Commissions Paid Daily, Liberal Underwriting. Leads, Leads, Leads. Life Insurance, License Required. Call 1-888713-6020.

Loving Responsible Caregivers Wanted Must be on time. Personal reliable vehicle and insurance required. No criminal record or substance abuse. Must be willing to work days or nights as scheduled.

PART TIME WORK, FULL TIME COMPENSATION Looking for a few candidates to launch a new sales department with an already established successful company. Because we had another monumental year in 2012 we are expanding our sales office. Beautifully located across from Crocker Park. All inquiries please call and leave a detailed message. Flexible hours, base pay PLUS PLUS PLUS 440.614.0535 or 440.552.0099


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TELEPHONE SYSTEM TECHNICIAN Business Telephone System Company looking for a Permanent Part Time Technician Installer. Must be experienced in Business Telephone System/Voice Mail Installation and Programming. Panasonic or Vertical/Comdial experience helpful but not required. Please Fax 1-877-433-8780 or email with contact information and qualifications.

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REACH 2 MILLION NEWSPAPER READERS With 1 ad placement for only $295.00. Have your ad in Ohio's best community newspapers. Call the Classified Department at 1-888-346-6603 or email to


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GARAGE SALE ADS DEADLINE: Monday at 3:00pm For $15 a 20 word Garage Sale Ad will be placed in the Vermilion Photojournal, The Press, West Life, & North Ridgeville Press. Ads must be prepaid. We accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, personal check or money order. If you miss the 3:00pm deadline for $8 your 20 word Garage Sale ad will appear in the Vermilion Photojournal only.



Attend College Online from Home. Medical, Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality. Job Placement Assistance. Computer Available. Financial Aid if Qualified. SCHEV authorized. 1-877-295-1667.

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NOT MAKING ENOUGH $$$? The average professional truck driver earn $700+/wk*! Get CDL training @ Roadmaster in only 16 days! Truckers are in demand & Werner Needs Driver Trainees! CALL TODAY! 614-962-6405. Approved for Veterans Training. Roadmaster Drivers School of Ohio, Inc. 4060 Perimeter Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43228 *DOL/BLS 2012

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Donations accepted in Support of Wounded Warriors W-Th-Fri. 11-6; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 11-4


Airlines Are Hiring - Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Job Placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. 1877-676-3836.





2 Unique Resale Shops SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKET January 19th & 20th Ohio Expo Center Columbus I-71, Exit 111 (17th Ave.)


BEDS QUEEN 13â&#x20AC;? thick, orthopedic pillow-top mattress, brand-new still in plastic w/warranty. Retail $599/sell $199. Full/$175, King/$299. 440-503-9220

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Adorable Puppies on Sale Finance, Credit or Cash $189. & up on many pups. 3620 Belmont Youngstown Yorkies, Morkie, Fox-Chi, York-Chon, Yorki-Pom, Puggle, Chihuahua, Shih- Poo, Mal-Shih, Maltese, English Bulldog, Cavchon, Poms, Call for Sale Prices OPEN: Mon-Thu11-3 Fri-Sat-Sun 11-6


CABINETS GLAZED maple, solid wood, soft close, full extension, dove-tailed drawers, never installed. Cost $7,900/sell $1699. Can deliver. 216-288-1808 HOT TUB 2011. 6-person w/lounge, fully loaded. Stainless jets, stone cabinet, energy efficient, never installed. Cost $6499/sell $3199. 440-336-7184 LADIES 14k white gold solitaire with 1 .50ct round brilliant cut diamond. Clarity SI1-2, color FG set in 4 prong Tiffany setting. Ladies 14k white gold wrap holding 4 baguette sapphire and 8 round diamonds equaling .15TWT. Diamond clarity SI 2, HI color, sapphire grade AA. Size 4 3/4 Paid $1554, asking $800.


2004 Toyota Corolla LE, standard transmission, 167,000 highway miles, original owner, good condition, radio, CD. $4750. Call 440-315-1116 evenings/weekends.

2004 Toyota Sienna LE. Automatic, 177,000 highway miles, original owner, good condition, $2950. Call 440-315-1116 evenings/weekends.


SCHOOLMENUS Vermilion Elementary School

Student Breakfast - $1.40 Student Lunch - $2.25 Adult Lunch - $3.00 Second Choice: M - Thurs, WG PB & J Sandwich, Friday, Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice or PB & J *** Fri., Jan. 18 - No School. Mon., Jan. 21 - No School. Tues., Jan. 22 - WG ½ Toasted Ham & Cheese, Chili, Celery & Carrot Sticks, Fruit Cup, Milk. Wed., Jan. 23 - Taco Boat, WG Rice & Beans, Romaine Lettuce, Cheese Cups, Pineapple, Milk. Thurs., Jan. 24 - WG Mini Bosco Sticks, Marinara Sauce, California Blend, Fresh Apple, Milk.

At the end of your life, what matters?

Sailorway Middle School

Student Breakfast - $1.40 Student Lunch - $2.40 Adult Lunch - $3.00 Breakfast: Mon. Cold Cereal; Tues. Hot Breakfast; Wed. Hot Breakfast; Thurs. Hot Breakfast; Fri. Cold Cereal. Assorted Cold Sandwiches on Whole Wheat Bread Offered Daily at Lunch. Fri., Jan. 18 - No School. Mon., Jan. 21 - No School. Tues., Jan. 22 - WG Bosco Stick, Baked Fries, Romaine Salad, Assorted Fruit Cups, Milk. Wed., Jan. 23 - Beefy Nachos w/Cheese Sauce, Black Bean Salsa, Mandarin Oranges, Milk. Thurs., Jan. 24 - Grilled Chicken, WG Bun, Red Pepper Strips, Pineapple w/Blueberries, Milk.

Vermilion High School

Student Breakfast - $1.40. Student Lunch - $2.40. Adult Lunch - $3.00 Line 2: Mon. Cheeseburger; Tues. Sloppy Joe; Wed. Bosco Sticks; Thurs. Chicken; Fri. Smorgasbord. Line 3: (choose 2) Soup, Garden Salad, Assorted Sandwiches, Fruit / Milk included. * School. Fri., Jan. 18*-*No Mon., Jan. 21 - No School. Tues., Jan. 22 - Ham & Turkey on Croissant, Cole Slaw, Carrot Teenies, Strawberry Cups, Milk. Wed., Jan. 23 - Baked Spaghetti, WG Dinner Roll, Steamed Corn, Apple Crisp, Fresh Fruit, Milk. Thurs., Jan. 24 - Toasted Cheese, Tomato Soup, Crackers, Baked Fries, Assorted Fruit, Milk.

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St. Mary School

Student Lunch - $2.50 Fri., Jan. 18 - No School. Mon., Jan. 21 - No School. Tues., Jan. 22 Pepperoni/Cheese Filled Breadsticks with Dipping Sauce or Corn Dog. Broccoli Medley, Tossed Garden Salad, Peaches or Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Milk. Wed., Jan. 23 - Hot Ham & Cheese Wrap or Chicken Patty on a Bun. Sweet Potato Fries, Tossed Garden Salad, Mandarin Oranges or Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Milk. Thurs., Jan. 24 - Chicken with Dinner Roll or Hamburger on a Bun. Baked Beans, Tossed Garden Salad, Applesauce or Seasonal Fresh Fruit.


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4545 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion

(440) 967-3144

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