Andrew and Shawna Beltz of Coal Township are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Ann Beltz. The newborn arrived at 6 a.m. Jan. 26 at Geisinger Medical Center. She weighed 4 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and was 17 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Tonya Beltz of Defiance and Joe Beltz of Defiance.

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