Lara Bailie, Christopher Baldauf

WEIRTON — Lara Jean Bailie of Weirton and Christopher Isaac Baldauf of Wellsburg have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Judith Kinney of Weirton and the late George Messer Jr. She is a graduate of Brooke High School and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Virginia University. She is employed as a special education aide for Brooke County Schools and will graduate from WVU in December with a master’s degree in special education.

Her fiance is the son of Arthur and Sandra Baldauf of Wellsburg. He also is a graduate of Brooke High School and received a master’s degree in special education from WVU. He is employed through Brooke County Schools as a special education teacher.

The couple will exchange vows Sept. 5 in Corolla, N.C.