The Ohio General Assembly has introduced legislation (HB 565) to extend the filing and payment due date for state and municipal income taxes from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. RITA will continue to monitor the legislation and provide updates as events warrant.Read More
Per the Governor’s Stay-at-Home Order, the following meetings have been postponed and rescheduled as follows: March 24, 2020 – Contractors Registration Board – Rescheduled to the next regularly scheduled meeting date of April 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (All applications received up to April 28, 2020 will be addressed)Read More
The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce has created a list of businesses that will offer services during “Social Distancing”. Shop Vermilion Merchants During Social Distanting COVID-19 If any business owners find an error, contact the Vermilion Chamber.Read More
At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020, Mayor Forthofer stated that all Administration employees are committed to continuation of uninterrupted essential services to the residents and businesses of Vermilion during this pandemicRead More
At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020, Steve Herron, President of Council, explained that the public was not permitted to attend the meeting following the Center for Disease Control issuing a very strong recommendation that no gatherings are to be held for 10 or more peopleRead More
UPDATE: Deadline For Filing Has Been Extended To July 15, 2020 At the Vermilion City Council Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020, Amy Hendricks, Finance Director, reminded Vermilion residents that the Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA) is no longer providing paper forms to member municipalities.Read More
Mayor Forthofer is urging Vermilion residents to support Vermilion restaurants via carryout and delivery purchases.Read More
Vermilion, Ohio is the crowning jewel of the south shore of Lake Erie. From quaint shops to fine dining, the arts, entertainment and unmatched festivities, Vermilion truly has it all. Be reminded of a simpler time when an afternoon at the beach, a hand-dipped ice cream cone and a stroll along Main Street made your day special. Stay for a day, maybe two, and take home a memory that will last forever.
Downtown Vermilion, Ohio, "Harbour Town", is home to dozens of retail shops, restaurants, professional businesses, marinas, accommodations and tourist activities. Main Street Beach is a public swimming beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on the north end of Main Street. The Vermilion Lighthouse is located next to Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.
Vermilion Ohio is home to several beautiful parks and beaches. Enjoy a picnic, a scenic hike, a bike ride, beautiful views, fabulous sunsets, playgrounds, sports activities, a dip in the water, botanical gardens and more at Vermilion's parks and beaches.
Main Street Beach is a public swimming beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on the north end of Main Street. Main Street Beach features an observation deck, a kayak/canoe launch, benches, an ADA mobility mat, and a concession stand.
The Vermilion Lighthouse is a replica of the original lighthouse that was later moved to Lake Ontario. Known as the "Town of Sea Captains," Vermilion was without a lighthouse for 63 yrs. The lighthouse is located next to Main Street Beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.
Swimmers of all ages enjoy our sandy beaches located in Historic Downtown Vermilion and either side of the city. Recreational boating of every kind, jet skis, canoeing, and sail boats adorn the Vermilion harbor, where ship building was once the major industry.
Free concerts, outdoor movies, museums, galleries and more are offered throughout the year in Vermilion, Ohio and surrounding areas. Discover all the arts and entertainment that Vermilion has to offer. Discover Vermilion Ohio's Arts & Entertainment.
The Vermilion River, which flows into Lake Erie, endows marina facilities with more than 1,000 boat slips and ramps for easy access to the Lake, earning Vermilion the title of the “Largest Small Boat Harbour on the Great Lakes.” Lake freighters are a regular sight on Lake Erie making their way through the Great Lakes.
Vermilion Ohio invites you to visit our public guest docks and boat ramps. You are in the center of Vermilion's historical district and within easy walking distance of many quaint specialty shops, groceries, ice, restaurants, fast food, historical homes, overnight accommodations, professional services and the beach.
Trains began running through Vermilion, Ohio starting in 1853. For over 140 years the rumbling, roaring, shaking, screaming tornados have rushed through the quiet village. Ships have come and gone in this little city by the sea, but they were never the acoustic monsters like the trains which roll along like wild demons in a race. Freight of all kinds flies through the city, and as far as we can foresee, it will continue for 140 more years. Such is life in a railroad town.
History tells us that the Erie Indians lived along the south shore of Lake Erie until their murderous extinction by the warlike Iroquois from upper New York State in 1655. Then around 1700 the Ottawas, Hurons (Wyandottes) and Chippewas gradually returned to the area for furs to sell to the French traders until they too were pushed out of their hunting and trapping grounds by the pioneering white man. Few Indians remained by 1800. One historian said, "Lake Shore Ohio was an Indian borderland. Indian habitation was a nervous, restless one punctuated by wars, international rivalries and disasters."
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