Jeffrey and Jennifer (Eckstein) Marics, Ostrander, Ohio, announce the birth of a son, Luke Vernon Marics. Born June 12, 2012, at Dublin Methodist Hospital, Dublin, Ohio, he weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 3/4 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Vernon and Carol Eckstein, Beaufort. Paternal grandparents are Pat and Ron Faupel, Monroe Township, N.J.