Shappies welcome baby boy

CINCINNATI — Ben and Kara (Hemmelgarn) Shappie of Cincinnati are proud to announce the birth of their son, Damien David Shappie. Weighing in at 8 pounds and 8 ounces, and measuring 20 1/2 inches, Damien was born on Sept. 8, at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati and welcomed home by his parents, big brother Blake, 3 1/2, and big sister Stella, 2.

Grandparents are Dave and Deb Hemmelgarn of North Star, and Janice and the late Scott Shappie and John Kaeck of Piqua.