Mari Jo McCourt, Patrick Ford

BERGHOLZ – Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCourt of Bergholz announce the engagement of their daughter, Mari Jo McCourt, to Patrick Ayers Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rich Ford of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

The bride-to-be, a resident of Ashland, graduated in 2011 from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is employed at WIL Research Laboratories as a biologist.

Her fiance, also a resident of Ashland, is a 2004 graduate of the College of Wooster with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He also is employed as a biologist at WIL Research Laboratories.

They plan to be married July 20, 2013, at the United Methodist Church of the Cross in East Springfield.