Ponzani, Hissom

Gary and Lisa Ponzani of Bellaire announce the engagement of their daughter, Larisa, to Matt Hissom, son of Joe (Linda) Hissom and Lynn (Dave) Barr, both of Barnesville.

The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Bellaire High School and attended Kent State University and Ohio University Eastern Campus. She is employed as a coordinator for the Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services.

Her fiance is a 1995 graduate of Barnesville High School and a 2001 graduate of Ohio University. He is employed at Barnesville High School as a high school science teacher.

An Oct. 5 wedding is planned at St Johns Catholic Church in Bellaire.