Engagement: Bako – Younkins

Kelly Nicole Bako and Joel Michael Younkins, together with their families, are announcing their engagement and upcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Wendy Bako-Wagner. Parents of the groom-elect are Gary and Janine Younkins of Hubbard.

Miss Bako is a graduate of Kent State and Youngstown State University. She is an independently licensed mental health clinician and employed as a supervisor at Valley Counseling Services.

Also a graduate of YSU, Mr. Younkins is owner and operator of Joel Younkins Training in Mineral Ridge.

The couple will be united in marriage during a wedding ceremony to be held Oct. 9 in St. Petersburg, Florida.