BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Neil and Hasaleah Barrett of Aurora announce the birth of a son -- Dorian Victor Barrett -- on Dec. 31 at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

Grandparents are Carl and Tammie Wunderle of Franklin Township, Diane and Doug Ludwick of New Lyme and Don Barrett of Champion. Grandpaernts are Earl and Catherine Hearrell of Ravenna and Alpha Barrett of Geneva.

REPBULICAN WOMEN

The Portage County Republican Women's Club meets the third Monday of each month. Its most recent meeting was Jan. 16 at Longitano's in Kent.

It is an opportunity to meet other Republican women and officials to find out what's happening in the Republican Party. For more information, call Jeneen at 330-687-4067 or visit www.facebook.com/portagecountyrepublicanwomenclub.