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Road Repairs, Urban Turkeys & Magic: The Gathering

Catch the most interesting stories this week on Mentor Patch

1. Have your met Mr. Gobbles?

He's the red-faced, thick-feathered, 45-pound turkey who lives near the intersection of Routes 306 and 84.

While some think he's a traffic nuisance, others prefer to think of him as just another denizen of the neighborhood.

2. Mentor City Council just approved contracts of just shy of $1 million for this year's roadwork program.

See if your street is one of more than two dozen either being repaved or having concrete repairs done this year.

3. Mentor Police arrested a trio of people on Friday who now face drug-related charges.

Peter Meade, 19, of Painesville, is accused of trafficking Ecstasy twice in the city of Mentor -- first on Feb. 27, then again on Friday, Mentor Police Lt. Tom Powers said.

On Friday, Meade was also joined by Taylor Adams, 20, of Mentor-on-the-Lake, and Jacqulyn Beavers, 19, of Willowick, Powers said.

Adams is accused of selling marijuana, as well as possessing of criminal tools and prescription drugs.

Beavers faces charges of permitting drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.

4. Remember the card game Magic: The Gathering? While it was first created about 20 years ago, the game has recently enjoyed a resurgence.

The recently opened Great Lakes Game Emporium in Mentor doesn't just sell the cards, it hosts tournarments and has created a place where enthusiasts can share tips and swap strategies.

5. The Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood celebrated the beginning of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with the latest example of its partnership with Ridge Middle School.

Two advisors and 21 students made the trip to Deepwood's Vocational Guidance Center to read Dr. Seuss books to the habilitation and work training groups there. This marks the sixth year that Ridge students read to people at the VGC, Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood spokeswoman Lynnmarie Landwei-Phillips said.

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