Mr. and Mrs. C. Timothy Paxton of Bannock announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacey Mae Paxton, to Nicholas Alexander Shanks, son of Diana Mowder Shanks and Charles Shanks of St. Clairsville.
Paxton is a 2001 graduate of St. Clairsville High School. She studied psychology at Ohio University. As an eight-year veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard, she served two tours of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is employed by the Health Plan of the Upper of Ohio Valley and is an independent distributor for Premier Designs Jewelry.
Shanks is a 2001 graduate of St. Clairsville High School and holds certification in underground mining. He is employed as a longwall foreman at Ohio Valley Coal Co.'s No. 6 mine in Centerville.
A December wedding is planned in St. Clairsville.