The engagement and upcoming marriage of Valerie Shelton and Brian Wires are being announced by the couple’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ralph Shelton of North Bloomfield and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Wires of Bazetta.

Miss Shelton earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Youngstown State University and her master’s degree in curriculum, instruction and assessment from Marygrove College. She is employed as a first-grade teacher at Bristol Elementary.

Mr. Wires earned a degree in civil and construction engineering technology from YSU. He is employed as a union carpenter for Coates Construction in Niles.

The couple will be united in marriage during a wedding ceremony to be held Aug. 3, 2013, at Howland Community Church. Invitations will be issued for the ceremony and reception to follow at Leo’s Ristorante in Howland.