The engagement and upcoming marriage of Jennifer L. Steinbach and Thomas J. Walton are being announced by the couple.

The bride-elect’s parents are Marnie Steinbach of Warren and Jim Steinbach of Cortland. Parents of the groom-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Brian VanNess of Cleveland.

Miss Steinbach is a 2001 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and graduated in 2006 from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s of science in respiratory care. She is employed as a registered respiratory therapist at Akron Children’s Hospital.

A 1999 graduate of Midpark High School in Middleburg Heights, Mr. Walton received his double associate degree in fire science and EMS from Tri C in 2012 and is working toward his bachelor’s in allied health. He is employed at Akron Children’s Hospital as a paramedic.

Invitations will be issued for an Oct. 18, 2013, wedding ceremony and reception at Springlake Party Center in Lakemore.