The engagement and approaching marriage of Amanda Winchell to David Wajda Jr. are being announced by the bride-elect’s parents, Charles Winchell Jr. of North Bloomfield and Cindy Balzer of Newton Falls. Parents of the groom-elect are David and Phyllis Wajda of North Carolina.

After graduating from Maplewood High School, Miss Winchell graduated from the University of Findlay with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. She is employed as a lab technician at Charles River Labs in Spencerville.

Also a Maplewood High School and University of Findlay graduate, Mr. Wajda received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is employed at First Federal Bank in Defiance.

The couple will be united in marriage during a wedding ceremony to be held on Aug. 1, 2015.