The engagement of Mary Murphy and Ryan Copenhaver, both West Lafayette, is being announced. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Phil and Beth Murphy, 121 Ash St., Newcomerstown, and her fiance is the son of Tim and Jamie Schwab, 28009 TR 281, Newcomerstown.

A 2001 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, Mary graduated from Bradford School, Columbus, in 2002, with an associate degree in accounting. She is employed at Precious Treasures Day Care and is attending COTC. Ryan graduated from Newcomerstown High School in 2002 and is an employe of Falls Landscaping and Delta Construction.

The couple plans to be married Sept. 5, 2009, at Christ United Methodist Church, Newcomerstown. Music will begin at 3 p.m. and Dr. Gary George will officiate the marriage ceremony.