Kari N. Haywood and Richard T. Lape are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect's parents are Andrea and Don Guyton of Brookfield and James Haywood Sr. of Greenford. Parents of the groom-elect are Robert and Loreta Lape of Boardman.
Miss Haywood earned an associate's degree majoring in physical therapy assistant from Pennsylvania State University of Shenango in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in health science professions at Cleveland State University in 2012. She works as a physical therapist assistant at Ohio's Choice Home Care and Hospice in Warren.
Mr. Lape attended Youngstown State University and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2009. He works at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station as a full time Security Forces Member in Vienna.
Invitations have been issued for a marriage ceremony to be held Aug. 17, 2013 at Saint Luke's Church. A reception will follow at the D.D. & Velma Davis Center - Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown.