Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Belcik of Girard are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley, to Ryan Fitch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fitch of Champion.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Kent State University and is a school teacher with the Girard City School District.

Mr. Fitch graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, N.Y., and is employed as a school teacher with the Joseph Badger Local School District.

The couple will be united in marriage during an August wedding at St. Rose Church in Girard. Invitations will be issued for the ceremony and a reception at Packard Music Hall in Warren.