Deer Season Begins & Mentors Schools' Long-Term Financial Outlook: A Week In Review

Catch some of the bigger stories to happen this week in Mentor

1. The city of Mentor began its first bow hunting season Saturday.

On the first day, six deer were killed -- five does and one buck -- said Tim Miller, a natural resource specialist for the city of Mentor.

Get more information on bow hunting in Mentor here.

2. The Mentor Public Schools district unveiled its 5-year financial plan and it had some included some sobering news.

The district needs to pass three levies in the next three years -- two renewals and a new one -- or it will face a $30 million deficit by the 2015-2016 school year, according to the district's 5-year financial projection.

Additionally, this school year is expected to be the first since 2004 -- the last year when Mentor Schools passed a new levy -- that the district spends more money than it brings in.

3. A Mentor man is accused of raping a 10-year-old girl.

Nathaniel Hall, 23, was arraigned earlier this week in Mentor Municipal Court.

He is being held on a $500,000 bond at the moment.

4. The National Transportation Safety Board has released more information on the plane crash that killed Mentor native James Polewchak Jr. and his passenger, Stephen Vannais.

The crash occurred Jan. 5, 2011. Polewchak's Columbia LC-41 crashed a few hundred feet from the Eagle's Nest Estates Airport in Midlothian, Texas, where Polewchak lived.

While the NTSB report -- which was released in August this year -- provides new information regarding the tragedy, it does not say for certain what caused the plane to crash.

See a copy of the report in its entirety here.

5. Local grocers took Frosted Mini-Wheats and Mini-Wheats off the shelves earlier this week after Kellogg's and the FDA announced a recall of the cereal.

Some pieces of the cereal manufactured between April and September of this year were discovered to have fragments of wire mesh from faulty equipment.


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