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Mentor is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. Mentor was first settled in 1797. The population was 47,159 at the 2010 census. In July 2006, CNNMoney.com ranked Mentor 68th in a list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. Just four years later in July 2010, CNNMoney.com ranked Mentor 37th on the same list.

In 1876 James A. Garfield purchased a home in Mentor, from which he conducted the first successful front porch campaign for the presidency. Garfield coined the term 'Mentorite' when referring to a native of Mentor[citation needed]. That home is now maintained as the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. The city is home to Headlands Beach State Park, the longest public swimming beach in Ohio. The city is a major center of retail stores and restaurants ranking seventh-largest in Ohio as of 2010.US 20 (Mentor Avenue) is the major retail center, which includes the Great Lakes Mall, with additional shopping and strip malls found along most major roads. Convenient Food Mart is based in Mentor. Major products include medical related, polymers, plastics, electric boards and other peripherals that generally serve the computer and automation industries. Two major railroads pass through the city, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern.

Mentor's school system consists of 9 elementary schools, three middle schools, and Mentor High School. Like many school systems in Ohio, Mentor Schools suffered a financial crisis in the early 2000s, but passed a large levy and is now largely on solid footing - one of the fastest Ohio school systems ever to emerge from fiscal emergency[citation needed]. The financial difficulties were due in part to years of accounting fraud.

City government is based on a city manager executive appointed by city council. The city encourages development of light industry, which is reflected in its diverse economy and very low property taxes.

Many bike paths have been built in Mentor in recent years.

The pronunciation of the city's name is a shibboleth, with some residents pronouncing it as "men-ner" and outsiders using the more conventional "men-tore", while in the media and among most residents, "men-ter" is prominent. The city's slogan, "It's better in Mentor," reflects this fact.

Mentor is named after the Greek figure Mentor, in keeping with the Connecticut Western Reserve settlers' tradition, as well as that of most other Americans at the time, of celebrating aspects of Greek classicism (nearby Solon, Macedonia, Euclid, and Akron also were named using that principle).

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Schools in and around Mentor, OH

Name
Brown Aveda Institute-Mentor
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Lakeland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,024 average out-state tuition; $3,737 average in-state tuition
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-Mentor
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public; $9,800 average out-state tuition; $9,800 average in-state tuition
Auburn Career Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Bryant and Stratton College-Eastlake
Four or more years; Private for profit; $23,355 average out-state tuition; $23,355 average in-state tuition
Lake Erie College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $25,158 average out-state tuition; $25,158 average in-state tuition

Mentor, OH Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
John C. Lincoln Memorial Scholarship $3,500 February 15, 2017
Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarship Up to $5,000 January 13, 2017
Donald F. Hastings Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017