Nicholas Benjaman and Mariem Grace Bell

A son, Nicholas Benjamin (“Nico”) to John and Rebecca (Haver) Bell ’00 born and placed with them on September 4, 2013 and a daughter Mariem Grace (“Emmy”) born and placed with them on May 20, 2014.  Both adoptions have finalized, and the family is moving from Denver back to Honduras, where John and Becca work with the Micah Project, a group home ministry for street boys.

Ethan Jeffrey Karbowiak

A son, Ethan Jeffrey,  on June 3, 2014 to Julia (Evanovich) ’99 and Mike Karbowiak. Julia teaches 7th grade social studies at Stanton Middle School. Mike works as a logistics analyst for Nestle USA in Solon. The family lives in Kent.

Grace Therese Petersen

A daughter, Grace Therese, on  March 14, 2014 to April (Hartshorn) ’09 and Paul Petersen. April, formerly a 1st grade teacher, is now a stay at home mom. Paul is a piping engineer at River Consulting. The family lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Sophia Kleman Hollenbaugh

A daughter, Sophia Kleman, on June 17, 2014, to Mike and Erin (Kleman) Hollenbaugh ’03.  She joins brother Jack.  Erin is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Kent State University at Stark. Mike is Director of Graduate, Adult, and online Admissions at Ashland University.  The family lives in Barberton.

Tyler Blake Montague

A son, Tyler Blake, born July 4, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina to Jessica (Nevergall) ’05 and Brandon Montague. Jessica is the Director of Social Services for Good Samaritan Society – Arlington. Brandon is an Office Associate at Lori Powell State Farm in Findlay. The family resides in Findlay, Ohio.

Hudson Conner Brantingham

A son, Hudson Conner, born on March 19, 2014 to Lydia Brantingham-Payne ’04 and husband, Corey Payne. Hudson joins big brother, Graham Everett. Lydia is the Marketing and Communications Manager for a medical manufacturer. The family lives in Roanoke, VA.




Lyla Jo Laino

A daughter. Lyla Jo, was born to Brittany (Berry) and Tim Laino, both ’08 graduates, on April 1, 2014. Brittany graduated with her Masters in School Counseling from the University of Akron in December, 2013, and will be heading into her seventh year as an Intervention Specialist for Barberton City Schools at the middle school level (7th grade). Tim is currently a Senior Desktop Support Technician with MCPC. Lyla is also the granddaughter of Pat Berry ’07, the 2009 Malone Management Program Alumnus of the Year.