YOUNGSTOWN -- Announced by Mrs. Gertrud Cronk, 833 E. Florida Ave., is the engagement of her daughter, Laura L. Herbst, and John M. Edwards Jr., both of 2109 Country Club Road, Indianapolis.
Miss Herbst, also a daughter of the late Edward Cronk, is an administrative assistant in the product engineering department at Allison Transmission Co. in Indianapolis. She earned a bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University .
Mr. Edwards is a son of Mrs. Luvena Hall, 2507 Farrar, Dunbar, W.Va., and the late John M. Edwards Sr. He holds a bachelor's degree from Morris Harvey College in Charleston, W.Va., and is an auditor with the Department of Defense-Defense Contract Audit Agency in Indianapolis.
The couple are planning a 5:30 p.m. ceremony Oct. 13 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis and a reception afterward in the cathedral ballroom. Invitations will be issued for both.