Engagement: Figgins/Schumacher

Written by David Green.

engage.figginsJared Figgins and Elyse Schumacher have announced their engagement.

Jared is the son of Timothy and Carol Figgins of Fayette. He is a 2004 graduate of Fayette High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bluffton University  in 2008. He is employed as floor coverings manager at Menards in Massillon, Ohio.

Elyse is the daughter of Brad and Elizabeth Schumacher of Tuscarawas. She is a 2005 graduate of Indian Valley High School and she earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Muskingum University in 2009. She is employed by Home Run Management.

The couple is planning an Oct. 1, 2011, ceremony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Philadelphia. Father Jeff Coning will preside over the ceremony.

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