About Town

After completing his formation at Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Scott Albert Cerrito was ordained as a deacon for service to the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland on May 7.

Cerrito, a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Parish in Hinckley, is a retired police officer who serves as pastoral staff coordinator at St. Albert the Great Parish in North Royalton. He is married to Julie Cerrito and they have two sons.

Ordained deacons are assigned to parishes in the diocese and may administer baptism, serve at the altar at Mass and distribute the Eucharist; bring the Eucharist as viaticum to the dying; read the sacred Scriptures to the faithful and on occasion, to preach; to preside at the church’s public prayer; to administer sacramentals; to assist at and bless marriages and to officiate at funeral and burial rites.

Maj. Eric B. Elles, a 2004 graduate of Highland High School and 2008 graduate of The Ohio State University, received a master’s degree in business administration from Franklin University Jan.7. Elles, who completed the program with a 4.0 grade-point average, is the son of Bradford Elles and Cheryl and Len Quallich of Hinckley. He has been serving in the U.S. Air Force for the past 13 years and has been deployed overseas three times. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star in Afghanistan.

Hinckley resident Dane McNulty has been named a 2021-22 Ratcliffe Student Fellow at Baldwin Wallace University. McNulty, a graduate of Highland High School majoring in finance and business administration.

Olivia Ols, of Hinckley, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Erin Murphy, of Hinckley, graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Optometry on May 26. She received her undergrad from the University of Dayton and plans to practice Optometry in the Cleveland area. ∞