CALCUTTA – Larry and Mitzi Merriman, Calcutta, are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leslie Merriman, to Ryan Lara, son of Stephen and Tamela Lara, East Liverpool.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Beaver Local High School and the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center where she studied cosmetology. She is employed with Signature Styles Salon as a managing cosmetologist.

Her fiance is a 2001 graduate of East Liverpool High School and is employed as a laborer with Laborers International Local 809.

The couple is planning an Aug. 10 wedding at Headlands Beach. A reception will follow at a later date in East Liverpool.