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Mentor vs. Elyria boys basketball: Cardinals' Matt Sabin enjoys memorable senior night

As Senior Nights go, the Greater Cleveland Conference season finale on Feb. 22 will be an unforgettable one for Matt Sabin and his Mentor teammates, who dispatched visiting Elyria, 97-58.


Mentor Ice Breakers break three-game losing streak

The Ice Breakers defeated the Danville Dashers on Feb. 23, 6-2, at Mentor Civic Ice Arena. They Ice Breakers remain in eighth place with a record of 10-27-0-0-2. The Dashers rank just above Mentor in seventh with a record of 12-25-0-2-0.


Mentor Public Library sets next session of Paws to Read program

Mentor Public Library has a program that helps young readers by pairing them with therapy dogs that listen to them as they read. Paws to Read is open to any kids who can read independently between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.


South Euclid police search for suspects in skimming operation; Two men caught on camera buying TVs with stolen bank info

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – South Euclid police are asking for help tracking down suspects in what police are calling a skimming operation. Skimming is a type of card theft where thieves steal your card information, then sell it or use it to make fraudulent purchases.


Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti retiring

Painesville Municipal Court Judge Michael Cicconetti has announced his upcoming retirement. No specific date has been determined at this point but a celebration will be held March 19 at LaMalfa in Mentor in his honor.


Mentor Schools: Bus cameras report 24 violations in district

Since the installation of new cameras, Mentor school bus drivers have reported two dozen incidents involving drivers failing to obey safety laws and stop for buses. The school district has reported 24 violators to Mentor police, Mentor-on-the-Lake police and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. About s


Jarring photo of elderly woman slumped over pillow in Ohio nursing home sparks investigation

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - You may have seen this heartbreaking photo on Facebook. It's been shared more than 20,000 times and it's causing concern about the woman pictured. Julia Wiggins, the family's pastor, posted these photos to Facebook on Feb. 19.


WKYC to host Mentor Monday recruiting blitz on March 4

CLEVELAND — Would you like to make a difference in the life of a young person who really needs you right now?. Become a mentor and you can change your life…and theirs. College Now Greater Cleveland is seeking 900 mentors to work with freshmen entering college this fall, including the first recipient


Tainted fuel at Ohio gas station causes vehicles to break down

HAMILTON, Ohio — A $9 gas purchase from the Madison Food Mart Shell station cost Andrew Carpenter $505.89 by the end of Wednesday. He and four other customers, including a U.S. Postal Service truck, bought gas that had been tainted with water and caused their cars to break down almost immediately.


Hearing set for man charged with murder in Willoughby Hills crash

A Cleveland man accused of purposely causing a crash that killed an Eastlake man has a hearing scheduled March 12 to determine whether a motion to enter a not guilty plea by reason of insanity should be accepted.


Strong winds expected to sweep through Ohio, Pennsylvania

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The FirstEnergy Corporation says that it is prepared to deal with powerful gusts that are expected to affect Ohio, Pennsylvania, and four other states this weekend.


High school scoreboard for Feb. 22

Lake Catholic (17-4, 7-3 NCL): Fitzgerald 24, Frazier 12, Grosel 3, Eller 12, Dickey 2, Boruszkowski 5, DeMitro 6, Cremonese 2. Padua: Popola 6, Monnin 5, Peterson 8, Freeman 4, Morsillo 13.


Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Southeastern Ohio

JACKSON, OHIO - Ohio has issued more than 50 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, including one in Jackson Ohio. Buckeye Botanicals opened Wednesday and already owners say business is booming.


Willoughby music store removes sign asking Trump sympathizers to shop elsewhere

A sign posted outside of a Willoughby music store earlier this week had asked Trump sympathizers to shop somewhere else, causing mixed reactions and wide impact on social media.


Two Northeast Ohio men among hundreds charged in human trafficking sting operation in Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Two Northeast Ohio men are among hundreds of people charged in a massive human trafficking sting operation in Florida. Vero Beach police say they have charged nearly 200 people on more than two hundred counts of solicitation. The arrests including Peter Sedlak of Solon, president


Workers injured on the job in Ohio will no longer be prescribed Oxycontin

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The powerful painkiller Oxycontin will no longer be prescribed to injured workers in the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation system. The agency’s Board of Directors voted on Friday to move from Oxycontin to a safer alternative named Xtampza ER.


2 Ohio men identified in prostitution bust in Florida

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two Northeast Ohio men were among the 200 suspects charged in a prostitution sting in Indiand River County, Fla. Peter Sedlak, 66, of Solon and Walter Dimling, 75, of Mayfield Village were on the laundry list of names.


Immigration forum, discussion to be held in Painesville

Painesville’s Morley Library will be hosting a public forum and discussion that will focus on immigration. The March 6 event will be the first stop in a Sound of Ideas Community Tour hosted and produced by Ideastream, the parent company of local public television station WVIZ.


Two daycare workers fired, one charged with assault for hitting child

CLEVELAND -- A daycare worker was fired and charged with assault stemming from a Tuesday incident where the mother of a 1-year-old says she saw video of her child being struck by an adult responsible for his care.


Ohio cartoon museum acquires dozens of original Archie comics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The world’s largest cartoon museum has announced the acquisition of dozens of complete original Archie Comics stories. The work by the late artist Dan DeCarlo includes stories from Betty and Me, Betty & Veronica, Veronica, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats, Cheryl B