Amanda Renee McConnell and Robert Allen Murphy announce their engagement and July 20, 2013, wedding.

Amanda is the daughter of Dave and Cindy McConnell of Bloomville. She is a 2006 graduate of Seneca East High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education in 2010 from Ashland University. She teaches eighth grade science at Crofton (Md.) Middle School.

Robert is the son of Connie Murphy and Tim Murphy, both of Tiffin. He is a 2003 graduate of Columbian High School and a 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He is a cryptologic technician with the U.S. Navy.