Engagement: Stiriz/Davis

Written by David Green.

engage.stirizJonah Ladd Stiriz and Nicole Luisa Tijerina Davis have announced their engagement.

Jonah is the son of Michael and Kristen Runyon of Fayette and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stiriz of Fayette and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Runyon of Van Wert. He studied fire science at Owens Community College and is employed by Mercy LifeStar and Fulton County EMS as an EMT.

Nicole is the daughter of Dave and Ada Davis of Archbold and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Guillermo Tijerina of Archbold. She is studying Emergency Medical Management at Owens Community College and is employed by Job1USA as a security guard and Fulton County EMS as an EMT.

Jonah and Nicole are both members of the Gorham Fayette Fire Department.

The couple is planning an Aug. 18, 2012 wedding.

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