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Scouting five of the best area OHSAA district track and field meets 2015


CLEVELAND, Ohio — District track and field meets throughout ...
Euclid, Glenville, Harvey, Lake Catholic (girls), Madison, Maple Heights, Mayfield, Mentor, Riverside, Shaw, West Geauga, Willoughby South. One of the highlights of this district will ...

Two PACs hope to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio


Also skeptical of proposals for legalized recreational marijuana in Ohio is state Rep. John Rogers, D-Mentor-on-the-Lake. Rogers pointed to his co-sponsoring of a bill that would legalize use of a marijuana derivative to treat seizure disorders.

Magic Bender! Ohio man goes on drunken rampage at Disney resort, steals golf cart, crashes into pier and nearly drowns: cops


The Mentor, Ohio resident allegedly climbed into the driver's seat and zoomed off towards Bay Lake, where he crashed the vehicle into a pier. Police said Hall jumped into the water and tried to swim away. But he soon started struggling and had to be fished ...

Disney guest crashed through golf-cart windshield, jumped into Bay Lake, report says


Walt Disney World marine unit rescues guest after he crashed stolen golf cart, swam in Bay Lake, deputies say. Deputies arrested a 27-year-old Ohio man early Monday after an apparent drunken night at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Andrew Hall, of Mentor ...

Walt Disney World Guest Jumps Through Golf Cart Window, Swims Out Into Bay Lake, Gets Arrested


According to the Orlando Sentinel, 27-year-old Andrew Hall of Mentor, Ohio, was arrested, but first he had to be rescued. A Walt Disney World maritime unit headed out into Bay Lake where Hall was swimming and had a lot of trouble trying to stay afloat.

Neighborhood turns blue to support police


MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio -- At night, it looks almost like an airport runway on part of Fern Drive. "It's really pretty neat to drive down the street at night and see the blue lights on both sides of the street," says Jennifer Bittner, Mentor-on-the-Lake ...

Duo accused of selling drugs in front of Mentor police cruiser


MENTOR, Ohio — Two men are accused of conducting a drug deal in ...
drug possession and possessing criminal tools. He is being held in the Lake County Jail on $150,000 bond. Mark Hudik, 30, of Fairport Harbor, was charged with possessing drugs ...

2 men charged after conducting drug deal in front of Mentor police cruiser


MENTOR, Ohio - Two Lake County men face felony charges after they were caught in the middle of a drug deal they conducted in front of a police cruiser in Mentor, police said. Michael Chambers, 33, of Painesville, and Mark Hudik, 30, of Fairport Harbor ...

Let the summer begin! Here’s your guide to Memorial Day 2015


And it’s a busy, fun time for all of us in northeast Ohio. Parades, festivals ...
8850 Mentor Avenue and proceeds down Hopkins Road to Mentor Municipal Cemetery. Mentor-on-the-Lake: will hold its Memorial Day Parade on Sunday the 24th at 1 p.m. For ...

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.

New Tasty Cover Reveal for Kimberly Kincaid's RECKLESS! Enter the Giveaway & Read a Special Note From The Publisher.


Reckless Rescue Squad #1By: Kimberly KincaidReleasing Jan 26th, 2016Zebra, Imprint of Kensington About The Book: SOMEONE’S BOUND TO GET BURNED… Zoe Westin may be a fire captain’s daughter, but feedin…

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics will target DeMarre Carroll in free agency


Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Boston Celtics are on “a lo…

Lake County Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Saturday, June 6


Lake County residents are encouraged to collect their household hazardous waste and deliver it on Saturday, June 6, to the Lake County Fairgrounds at 1301 Mentor Avenue in Painesville Township (map). …

Ex Libris: The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein


THE THETA PROJECT: Lab Note #318 Prepared by Dr. Xiang Libris, PhD., DLit. I am thrilled to report that after an exhaustive search, I have found the ideal subject for our first field test, which will…

Mentor man arrested at Disney resort after he was rescued from a lake


ORLANDO, Florida– A Mentor man was charged with several crimes after his stay at a Walt Disney World resort. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Andrew Hall, 27, had to be rescued by a Disney marine u…

Willoughby South student opera to go on at Lake Catholic


The Willoughby South Concert Choir will be performing the opera, “I Am Martol” at 7:30 p.m. on June 9 and June 10 at the Lake Catholic High School Auditorium in Mentor. Tickets are reserved seating an…

Don’t Look a Gift Worm in the Mouth


“Gus” is a typically taciturn Mainuh.  He is in charge of our town’s transfer station, otherwise known as the dump.  He looks quite serious and intimidating when he checks one’s garbage to ensure the …

Student opera to go on at Lake Catholic


The Willoughby South Concert Choir will be performing the opera, “I Am Martol” at 7:30 p.m. on June 9 and June 10 at the Lake Catholic High School Auditorium in Mentor. Tickets are reserved seating an…

ON THE PATH OF THE IMMORTALS–PART 11: Tom Horn On The Secrets Of The CERN Stargate


The Large Hadron Collider could open a doorway to an extra dimension and out of this door might come something, or we might send something through it.—Sergio Bertolucci, director for research and scie…

George Lucas: 25 Things You Didn't Know About the 'Star Wars' Guru


George Lucas didn't just create the "Star Wars" universe. The filmmaker, who turns 71 on May 14, pretty much created the cinematic universe we live in now, the ones whose cornerstones include the THX …




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The importance of local education funding in MENTOR ON THE LAKE OHIO

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in MENTOR ON THE LAKE OHIO

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status

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The Guardian and a warning to MENTOR ON THE LAKE OHIO: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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