Dr. Timothy and Lois Merrill of Newcomerstown announce the engagement of their youngest son, Richard Merrill, to Lisa Aukerman.

She is the daughter of Larry and Linda Aukerman from Eaton.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of The University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast communication.

The future groom is a paramedic with a bachelors in biology.

Both currently reside in Columbus and are planning an outdoor wedding in the late summer of 2015.