Money Laundering, Collective Bargaining & Slumber Parties: The Week In Review
Catch the biggest headlines of the week from Mentor Patch
1. One of the largest credit union failures in American history started with a Mentor man, Anthony Raguz.
Raguz, 52, issued more than 1,000 fraudulent loans totaling more than $70 million to more 300 account holders at St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union from 2000 to April 2010, according to court documents. He was also accused of accepting more than $1 million worth of bribes, kickbacks and gifts in exchange for the fraudulent loans.
2. Not to frontload this weekly review with crime news, but Mentor Police busted open a burglary ring that is thought to be behind more than a dozen break-ins in Lake County.
Rose Santos, Robert Nelson and Rodney Williams were all arraigned Monday morning in Mentor Municipal Court.
They all face charges of burglary and possession of drug abuse instruments.
3. Mentor Patch is committed to covering all aspects of the November ballot -- both issues and candidates.
And no issue is getting more attention than Issue 2, which would decide the future of collective bargaining in Ohio.
The most recent polls show that people remain negative about Gov. John Kasich and Senate Bill 5, but they are both gaining in popularity.
See what I did with "pace" there... because they sell running shoes.
5. To end on a fun note, columnist and mother Devone Lansing talks about the horrors of a slumber/birthday party.