The engagement of Laura Kay Mitchell, 190 Carter Circle, Boardman, and Brian Joseph Blasko, 24 Lucerne Lane, Youngstown, is being announced by their parents.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Lisa Valentini of the Carter Circle address and James Mitchell, 5911 Glenridge Road, Boardman. She graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and is a substitute teacher at local school systems.
Parents of the groom are Marylou and Stephen Blasko, Sheridan Road, Youngstown. He earned a bachelor's degree in speech communication from YSU and a master's in interpersonal communication from the University of Akron. He is president/owner of ComSkill Communication in Youngstown.
The couple have planned an open wedding for 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in New Middletown. Their evening reception will be held at the Maronite Center, Youngstown.