Nick McWilliams reporting – Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital welcomed in the first baby of the New Year on New Year’s Day.

Newcomerstown couple Blaine and Ashley Ripley welcomed their child, Awnah, on January 1st at 1:16 p.m.

The two received a gift basket from hospital staff.

D.O. Jessica Nazzaro of the new Union OB/GYN practice delivered Awnah.

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