About Town

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

The ordination mass for Costantini took place in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland with Bishop Edward Malesic presiding.

Costantini, a parishioner at St. Barnabas Parish in Northfield, is a software sales manager. He and his wife, Francine, who is director of youth ministry for the diocese, have three children. One of their sons is a student at Borromeo Seminary.

According to the rite of ordination of deacons, “Strengthened by the gift of the Holy Spirit, the deacons will help the bishop and his priests in the ministry of the word, of the altar and of charity, showing themselves to be servants to all.”

Ordained deacons are assigned to parishes in the diocese and they 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; preside at the Church’s public prayer; administer sacramentals; assist at and bless marriages and officiate at funeral and burial rites.

Hinckley resident John Hudak has recently been hired as a business banker at the downtown business center of First Commonwealth Bank.

“John has a such a strong track record of helping businesses start up, succeed and grow,” said Matt Zuro, senior vice president and Northern Ohio region president of First Commonwealth Bank.

The University of Mount Union has announced that Macy Salem of Hinckley graduated as part of its 176th Commencement Ceremony on May 14.

Faith Black of Hinckley has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s winter 2022 president’s list and Quade Manzer was named to the spring 2022 president’s list at the University of Alabama.

The following Hinckley residents were named to the dean’s list of their respective universities for the spring 2022 semester: Sadie Nayman, Belmont University; Hailey Csizmadia and Macy Salem, the University of Mount Union; Bryant Burns, Arianna Dodds, Andras Fabian, Kevin Golobic, Brandon Long, Melanie Mavoidis, Dane McNulty, Jace McNulty and Jamila Mohammad, Baldwin Wallace University.

Arianna Dodds of Hinckley was inducted into Baldwin Wallace University’s Kappa Omega Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education in the spring 2022 semester. Dodds, a graduate of Brunswick High School majoring in adolescent and young adult education and English integrated language arts, shared the honor with 25 other students.