Jim and Robin Mellen, Phoenix, are excited to announce the birth of their first child, a son. Brandt Joseph Mellen was born Oct. 8, 2013, at 7:13 a.m. at Chandler Regional Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and measuring 19 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are Joe and Cathy Mellen, Cincinnati. Maternal grandparents are Joe and Sue Shook, Batesville.
Maternal great-grandmothers are Becky Shook and Ethel Rose Haskamp, Batesville.