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Mentor HS resource officer arrested on OVI charge

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio -- Police confirmed that a Mentor police officer who serves as a school resource officer was arrested and charged with drunk driving. According to Willoughby police, Officer Chris Ivanovics, a school resource officer at Mentor High School ...

Ohio Supreme Court justice to speak at Lake County Law Day breakfast May 1

The Lake County Bar Association will celebrate ...
5783 Heisley Road in Mentor. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the program begins at 7:25 a.m. The keynote speaker, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French, will discuss the Law Day theme of “Magna Carta ...

Temple Am Shalom plans Toronto Show Tour in October

Other highlights include a narrated coach tour of Niagara Falls; Niagara on the Lake – Revisit the 1890s ...
5636 Primavera Drive, Mentor, OH 44060. An email address or telephone number should be included.

Strongsville's 4x100 relay breaks school record twice; North Royalton gets close win at Ranger Relays: Girls Track Best of the Beat

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — Strongsville's girls track team has wasted no time ...
Check out a photo gallery and video highlights from the meet. Lake Catholic's Frances Bull stands atop 400-meter rankings Lake Catholic senior and Penn State recruit Frances ...

Guinea pigs rescued from makeshift pet store up for adoption

MENTOR, OH (WOIO) - The Lake Humane Society lent a helping hand to Wayne County Humane Society after the seizure of more than 1,000 small animals. The animals were being bred and sold in a pet store, which was actually a small, four-car garage converted ...

Lake County Captains Begin Six-Game Home Stand on Friday

(Eastlake, OH) - The Lake County Captains, the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland ...
for kids to run the bases after the game presented by Moe's Southwest Grill in Mentor. The Captains are off on Monday and will return to action on Tuesday with a 6:30 ...

Video shows arrest of student at Mentor High School; teen charged

In a news release, Mentor Police Chief Kevin Knight said the student was confronted by his unit principal for using an e-cigarette in the school, which is against school policy and Ohio law ...
will be forwarded to the Lake County Juvenile Court for ...

Woman accused of punching Mentor-on-the-Lake police officer

MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio -- A 26-year-old woman is in custody after she punched a police officer who was arresting her, officials said. Natalie Miller struck the officer at her apartment and then again at the police station, according to investigators.

Mentor-on-the-Lake Police: Woman hits officer, breaks his glasses

MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio - A woman is accused of hitting a police officer in the face and breaking his glasses during an arrest. Mentor-on-the-Lake Police were called to The Reserve at Lake Pointe Apartments for a disturbance just before midnight on Tuesday.

Lake-effect snow buries northeast Ohio

Snow buried Mentor on the Lake, Ohio, Thursday. (Photo: Stevie Spang, WKYC, Cleveland) CLEVELAND (AP) — Though the official start of winter is still more than a month away, parts of northeast Ohio are getting slammed with up to 12 inches of snow.

Ohio Supreme Court justice to speak at Lake County Law Day breakfast May 1

The Lake County Bar Association will celebrate its 39th annual Law Day on May 1 with a breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites at LaMalfa Centre, 5783 Heisley Road in Mentor. Doors open …

The Young and the Restless

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LFHS Incubator: It’s The Real World

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Sawyer Fredericks Wants The World To Know Who He Is on 'The Voice' [VIDEO]

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Fake beard found in car of man arrested, accused of several robberies in Cleveland

CLEVELAND – Dawud Wilson was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office after the Buckeye State Credit Union on Mentor Ave. in Painesville was robbed around 1 p.m. Friday. When police arrived, infor…

Did Lake County deputies catch the ‘fake beard robber’?

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio — Just before 1 p.m. today, the Buckeye State Credit Union at 1255 Mentor Avenue in Painesville Township was robbed. Sheriff’s Deputies quickly arrived on scene, gathered information…

A Closer Look: The Flash – “All Star Team Up”

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Special Edition: for Kim Moore and for ‘The art of falling’

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What do you know about abuse of women in MENTOR ON THE LAKE OHIO ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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Domestic violence in MENTOR ON THE LAKE OHIO

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in MENTOR ON THE LAKE OHIO

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



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