January 25, 2009


Sharon A. Haines of Hagerstown, announces the engagement of her daughter, Amanda Leigh-Ann Slick, to Victor Eugene Acord, son of Vicki G. Acord of Bethel, Ohio.

Ms. Slick is a 2001 graduate of Job Corps of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., a 2003 graduate of Job Corps of Woodstock, Md., and a 2004 graduate of Hagerstown Business College, where she received a degree as a phlebotomist. She also attended Baltimore County Community College in Baltimore. She is employed in the lab at Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, Pa.

Mr. Acord is a 2004 graduate of Western Brown High School, Mount Orab, Ohio. He is employed at B&B Roofing in Fayetteville, Pa.

A June 2010 wedding is planned.


Kristin Brezler and Todd McElwee announce their engagement.

Ms. Brezler is the daughter of Debra Brezler and Steven Pfeiffer, and Ronald and Cynthia Brezler, all of Hagerstown. She is a 1998 graduate of North Hagerstown High, a graduate of Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary's University with a Master of Business Administration. She is the director of financial aid at Kaplan College in Hagerstown.


Mr. McElwee is the son of Deborah and Thomas Giles, and Randy and Jan McElwee, all of Hagerstown. He is a 1998 graduate of Williamsport High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Salisbury University. He is a sports reporter with the The Gazette in Frederick, Md., and is a freelance writer for a variety of regional and national publications.

A wedding date has not been set.


Samantha Huntsberry and David Hays, both of Williamsport, announce their engagement.

Ms. Huntsberry is the daughter of Joseph and Marcie Bradburn of Smithsburg, and Dale Huntsberry of Orrington, Maine. She is a 1997 graduate of Smithsburg High School and a 2003 graduate of Frostburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. She is employed as an implementation analyst with FlexAmerica in Hagerstown.

Mr. Hays is the son of Ora and Susan Hays of Smithsburg and a 2000 graduate of Middletown High School. He is employed as a commercial beekeeper with the family's business, Hays Apiary in Smithsburg.

A Sept. 14, 2009, wedding is planned.


Ashley LaPlante and Stacy Oberholzer announce their engagement.

Miss LaPlante is the daughter of James LaPlante of Zullinger, Pa., and Michelle Myers of Greencastle, Pa. She is a 2006 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School and a 2008 graduate of Chambersburg Beauty School. She is employed at Holiday Hair in Greencastle.

Mr. Oberholzer is the son of Ray and Carol Ann Oberholzer of Hagerstown. He is a 2005 graduate of Smithsburg High School. He is employed as a heavy equipment operator with D.L. George & Son.

A May 16, 2009, wedding is planned.

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