May 22, 2015

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Vermilion residents turn out for promenade

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE
Abby Turnwald and Spencer Schmalz walk down the red carpet at Vermilion High School on Saturday evening, May 16 after exiting Ron and Barbara Geils' 1926 Hupmobile.  This is the Geil's fourth year dropping Vermilion High School students off at the red carpet before prom.

VERMILION — A long time ago, no one is really sure when, the people of Vermilion decided to go to prom. Not just the seniors, attending their last rite of passage before graduation from VermilionHigh School. No. Here in this tiny lakeside community big on tradition, the town decided to go: The “prom” turned into Read More…

Law enforcement officers salute the fallen

Members of the Avon Lake police offer a rifle salute on the Route 6 bridge in Vermilion for the Lorain County Police Memorial Service on May 14. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — Louise Palermo was 5 when her father, Deputy John Palermo, was shot and killed in the line of duty. Palmero, now a parent herself, has carried the memory of that loss for a half a century. On Thursday, she addressed a crowd of police officers and some of their family members for the Read More…

Vermilion neighbor protests auction car waystation

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VERMILION — A resident is upset the city allowed what he calls a junkyard to open up along the lakefront at the city’s border with Lorain. Resident Don Nieding, 76, says he sees cars being dropped off at the 18-acre Liberty Avenue salvage yard, which is operated by Insurance Auto Auctions, around the clock. He Read More…

Various: Gas aggregation

Issue 5: Grafton Township gas aggregation Issue 7: Penfield Township gas aggregation Issue 8: Sheffield Township gas aggregation Issue 20: City of Vermilion gas aggregation What is it: All entities are seeking voters’ approval to enter into a contract with a gas supplier. Residents of Grafton, Penfield and Sheffield townships, along with the city of Read More…

Full list of issues

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Issue No. Municipality, Issue type/millage, Purpose, Duration 1 Carlisle Township, Additional / .75 mill, Roads and Bridges, 4 years 2 Carlisle Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A 3 Carlisle Township, Electric Aggregation, Electric Aggregation, N/A 4 Columbia Township, Renewal / 1.74 mills, Library Current Expenses, 5 years 5 Grafton Township, Gas Aggregation, Gas Aggregation, N/A Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

High school baseball: EC downs Vermilion in slugfest

Elyria Catholic's Andrew Abrahamowicz hits an RBI double in second inning of a home game against Vermilion on April 8. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It may have been cold, wet and foggy Wednesday, but Elyria Catholic and Vermilion managed to heat up the field with their bats. The teams took turns battering each other’s pitching staffs and trading the lead four times. Vermilion loaded the bases in the seventh but Elyria Catholic reliever Sean Darmafall (1-0) coaxed Read More…

H.S. Softball: Vermilion, Wellington split exciting doubleheader

VERMILION — It took awhile to get started, but once the doubleheader between Wellington and Vermilion began it was most certainly worth the wait. Both games went into extra innings and both teams had at least one comeback. Wellington and Vermilion each came away with a victory, as Wellington took the first game 3-2 and Read More…

Wrongfully charged man awarded $137,500

VERMILION — A lengthy legal battle came to an end in February when the city agreed to pay almost $140,000 to a man they wrongly accused of masturbating in front of a middle school. Billy McCauley filed in 2013 against the city, seeking relief for arresting him without probable cause in 2012, according to a Read More…

High school baseball: Vermilion stays course, rallies past Brookside

VERMILION — Jeff Keck looks at every baseball game as an opportunity for his Vermilion Sailors to learn a lesson. Tuesday’s lesson? You are never out of it. Vermilion rallied from a four-run deficit, scoring the game’s final eight runs to top Brookside 9-5 for the second consecutive day at Vermilion’s high school baseball complex. Read More…