Regional Champions, Animal Clinics & Jellybeans for Jacob
Catch the biggest stories this week on Mentor Patch
1. There was no comeback for Shaker Heights boys basketball team on Saturday.
After overcoming double-digit deficits twice against Mentor during the regular season, the Cardinals got the best of the Raiders Saturday night.
The hot-handed Mentor boys basketball team won 76-56. Their victory locked up the regional championship and a place in the Div. I Final Four.
2. Meanwhile, a Mentor first-grader has started a fundraiser to help an ailing classmate.
3. The man who is accused of shooting two police officers before he was fatally shot by Middlefield Police is James Gilkerson of Mentor-on-the-Lake.
At about 6 p.m. Sunday, Gilkerson, 42, was driving on Old State Road in Middlefield when a cruiser signalled for him to pull over.
Before the two officers could get out of their cruiser, Gilkerson got out of his vehicle and began shooting at them, Geauga County Sheriff Daniel McClelland said.
The officers fired back and, in the crossfire, both the two officers involved and Gilkerson were struck by bullets.
4. A Mentor animal hospital plans on constructing a new facility just west of the building it has been operating out of for about 25 years.
Animal Emergency Clinic Northeast received a conditional use permit and preliminary site plan approval from the city to move forward with its construction plans at 8240 Tyler Blvd. The vacant, 1.2-acre site will be home to a 7,360 square-foot emergency care animal hospital that also offers veterinary specialty medicine.
Members of the Mentor Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the permit and preliminary plan.
5. The National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network this month named its top "20 to Watch" leaders in inspiring colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions into the educational process.