William and Cathy Hoover of Columbiana are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laurie Jean, to John Alex Heintzelman. He is the son of John and Candy Heintzelman of Columbiana.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Columbiana High School and a 2009 graduate of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pa., with a master's of science in occupational therapy. She is currently employed as an occupational therapist at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Howland.
Her fiance is also a 2004 graduate of Columbiana High School. He graduated from Youngstown State University in 2007 with a bachelor's of science in combined sciences and plans to graduate from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in May with a doctor of medicine degree. He is currently pursuing a medical residency in family medicine within the state of Ohio.
The couple is planning a May wedding at Grace Church in Columbiana. A reception will follow at A La Cart Catering in Canfield.