WEIRTON - Barbara J. Zias of New Cumberland has announced the engagement of her youngest daughter, Laura Jeanne Emmerich, also the daughter of the late Mike Zias Jr., to Roger Lee Palmer, son of Connie and William Somplatsky of Paris, Pa.
The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Weir High School and a 1997 graduate of the Scott College of Cosmetology. She is a self-employed hair stylist at Cain's Barber Shop and Full Service Salon in Weirton.
Her fiance is a 1992 graduate of Avella High School. He served in the Army Reserves from 1993-2003. He is employed with Palmer Home Improvements of Wellsburg.
They are planning a May 11 wedding at the First Christian Church of Weirton.