The engagement of Kristen D. Oliva, 738 Beaver Ave., Girard, and Richard L. Whited II, 46 Ewing Road, Boardman, is announced by their parents.
The bride-to-be is a daughter of Paul E. and Joanne Oliva of Girard and Diane E. Oliva of Canfield. The future groom is a son of Richard Whited and Patricia Whited, both of Boardman.
Miss Oliva graduated from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in applied science and is pursuing a master's in business administration at YSU. She is a pharmacy technician at Giant Eagle Pharmacy in Youngstown.
Mr. Whited is studying welding at New Castle School of Trades, New Castle, Pa. He is employed by Papa John's in Boardman.
The couple will exchange vows during an open ceremony planned for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Canfield. Invitations will be extended for an evening reception at the Lockwood House in Boardman.