Breast Cancer, School Report Cards & The Death Sentence: A Week In Review

See some of the biggest stories that happened in Mentor this week

1. Lake County saw its first death sentence in 18 years this week.

Joseph Thomas -- the man convicted of raping and murdering Mentor woman Annie McSween -- was sentenced to death on Monday.

Thomas, 28, had nothing to say when the judge announced his punishment.

However, the friends and family of McSween had some words for Thomas.

"To this day, you show no remorse," said Erin McSween, the wife of Annie's son, Justin McSween, "which speaks to the narcissistic monster you are."

See what else the family and friends said here.

2. This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, in recognition of that, the Mentor Moms Council talked about how cancer has affected their life.

3. The city offered some new details on the revamped It's Better In Mentor Festival (which will likely have a different name by the time it's all finished.)

Most excitingly, the city is looking to bring in a marquee performer for a concert at Jerome T. Osborne Stadium during the festival.

Two of the names that have been discussed: Huey Lewis and Peter Frampton.

4. Mentor Public Schools had some very good news this week.

After six consecutive years of being rated "excellent" by the Ohio Department of Education, the district garnered the ranking "excellent with distinction" this year.

The preliminary data also showed Mentor Public Schools as the only district in Lake County to both meet Adequate Yearly Progress and earn above the Value-Added Measure.

5. One last note: it makes the judge angry if you rob a bank while on bond for another robbery.


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