LIFELINES

By ANGELA ASSAF Published:

NEW ARRIVALS

A son, NOAH HENRY, born Sept. 29 to ADAM and MELISSA ANDRES, Stryker. Grandparents are GARY and MARY JO ANDRES, Toledo, and CARL and COLLEEN HENRY, Stryker. Great-grandparents are NORMAGENE ANDRES, Bryan, LEONA HENRY, Ridgeville Corners, and BERNICE RUFFER, Stryker. NOAH has a sister, ADYSEN.

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A daughter, STELLA NICOLE, born Oct. 4 to STEVE and ALICIA SINN, Latty. Grandparents are ANITA GEBHART and TOM and LAURIE SINN. Great-grandmother is JEAN ANKNEY, Defiance. STELLA has a sister, SAVANNAH.

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A daughter, TRINITY JOLENE, born Oct. 12 to TYSON and ANNETTE BELDING, Oakwood. Grandparents are SUSAN ODOM, DANNY and LAURA ORR, LuANNE and ROGER RETTIG, and TIM and LYNN BELDING.

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A daughter, PAIGE IRENE, born Oct. 18 to JERAD and ASHLEY ENSIGN, Lancaster. Grandparents are GARY and JOY SAMLOW, Continental, and the late BRUCE SCHACKOW, and MIKE and BARB ENSIGN, Defiance. Great-grandparents are RICHARD and SHIRLEY BALDWIN, BETTY SCHACKOW and KATIE ENSIGN, all of Defiance, and LARRY and VICKI SAMLOW, Holgate. PAIGE has a sister, PEYTON, 21⁄2.

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A daughter, JAELYX JAZLYN, born Oct. 19 to TYLER BENNETT and ASHLEY BRANHAM, Defiance. Grandparents are DENNIE and CRYSTAL BRANHAM and LYNELLE BENNETT.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

JOHN L. WEIPPERT, DO, chief resident, internal medicine at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, was recently selected as one of the 2011 Outstanding Residents of the Year by the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF). He will receive his award this month at the distinguished AOF's honors ceremony held at Disney's Epcot World Show Place Pavillion.

Candidates undergo a rigorous application process. Only those who demonstrate a combination of clinical promise, innovation, skills in health care, and commitment to the osteopathic profession are chosen. These physicians are looked upon to become future leaders, advocates for their patients, and some even become national and world leaders in health care or research.

Dr. Weippert is an alumnus of Paulding High School (2001). He completed his graduate degree at University of Toledo (2004) and received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (2008).

He is presently undergoing subspecialty training at the Osteopathic Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Millcreek Community Hospital/Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pa., which he started in July.

He is the son of RICK and PAMELA WEIPPERT, Cecil.

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Local student STEPHANIE BONITZ has received her master's degree in music education from Boston University, Boston, Mass.

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