1. Before we talk about anything else, you need to watch this. (Don't be scare of the link -- it's nothing disturbing, just some adorable Mentor preschoolers singing about Thanksgiving.)
Seriously, watch it.
I'm not usually one for hyperbole but it's pretty much the greatest thing ever.
2. On to less adorable (but still important) matters, the Mentor City Council will likely adopt a 2013 budget before the end of the year.
As has been the case in recent years, the discretionary funding (to wit, the nonoperational spending) will focus on road and capital improvements.
Here's a quick primer on the proposed budget.
3. A man was convicted Tuesday of violating Mentor's new deer hunting law earlier this week.
Timothy Hejuk was fined $500, sentenced to five days of volunteer work and had his hunting privileges revoked for sneaking onto a neighbor's property to collect a deer he had shot earlier.
Some commenters have said the punishment is appropriate; others, harsh. What do you think?
4. A Mentor man is accused of partly severing his girlfriend's ear after he flung a beer bottle at her late Sunday night, Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said.
Joshua Nasca, 25, has been charged with felonious assault.
His girlfriend will need surgery to repair her ear.
5. The Mentor Cardinals football team plays Toledo Whitmer tonight in the state semifinals.
Let's take won more moment to revel in their fantastic victory over St. Ignatius.