Catalytic converters cut off

Two residents at separate Fairview Park apartment complexes had catalytic converters cut off their cars between April 27 and 28. One man at 200 West Apartments discovered the theft April 27, with an investigating officer finding it had apparently been sawed off while the car was in a parking garage. A day later, a resident at the Fairview Village Apartments found the converter had been cut off. Police and business officials are reviewing security video of the area and checking for links with other incidents.

$2,000 grant for Academic Challenge team

The North Ridgeville High School Academic Challenge Team received a $2,000 grant from Nordson for its performance this year, school officials said. On April 4, the North Ridgeville ACES team consisting of seniors Jonah Fechner and Aidan Cunningham and junior Vincent Kafer competed on “Academic Challenge,” defeating Kenston and Normandy high schools. The team earned 630 points, the third-highest on “Academic Challenge” this season, officials said. The team is coached by high school math teacher William Majcher.

Magnificat graduates honored

Magnificat High School officials have taken steps to honor the school’s seniors. Last week the school posted 160 signs, each with the name of a senior, then delivered them to the students’ homes. While the school does plan to honor its graduating class, plans have not been finalized, said spokesperson Elizabeth Day.

After a long three months that included the cancellation of the spring sports season, the choir trip to New York and senior superlatives, Winton believes school’s seniors need to celebrate the end of their high school education.

“Graduation for high school students is one of the biggest rites of passage for the first quarter of their lives,” Winton said. “It’s such a big deal and the class of 2020 has had so much taken away from them we had to do something to honor them.”

Lively Avon Lakers event canceled

The Lively Avon Lakers’ May luncheon, originally scheduled for May 20, has been canceled.

“It’s necessary to do this for the sake of the health of people attending the luncheons,” said President Marilyn Robertson. “But I encourage those who generally attend our luncheons to correspond with me, to tell how they’re doing during this challenge.” To contact Robertson, write c/o 33803 Electric Blvd. F-14; call 440-258-6635; or email

The Lively Avon Lakers is a social group that meets on the third Wednesday of each month for lunch, a program, and to socialize. New members, ages 40 and over from any area, are welcome. Annual dues of $15 per person help finance programming.

North Ridgeville cemetery cleanup planned

The North Ridgeville Cemetery Department is asking the community for help in clearing all plastic and artificial flowers, weathered decorations, landscaping bricks and borders, plants and any other items around headstones or on the ground in its city cemeteries. The deadline is May 31. All items left will be disposed of beginning June 1 and may not be able to be retrieved.

The city-owned cemeteries are: Ridgeville Cemetery, Center Ridge Road at Stoney Ridge Road; Fields Cemetery, Butternut Ridge Road (State Route 10 or Lorain Road); and Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Sugar Ridge Road.

Any questions concerning cemetery rules and regulations should be directed to Marc Allen, North Ridgeville Cemetery sexton, at 440-336-2259, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the city’s website at to view cemetery rules and regulations.

Avon Lake Shred Day is Saturday

Avon Lake will hold a Community Shred Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Ellen Trivanovich Aquatic Center parking lot, 32850 Electric Blvd.

Each household may bring up to five standard-size copy paper boxes or five grocery-size bags of personal, confidential documents.

Items acceptable for shredding include bank information and canceled checks; outdated bills; medical information; staples and small paper clips; obsolete invoices; mortgage and loan information; letters, envelopes and ledgers; and other clean paper.

The event is for Avon Lake residents only and residents are asked to remain in their cars during dropoff.

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