The bride-to-be, Sarah Marie Root of Austintown, is announcing her engagement to John DiBenedetto Jr. of Bloomingdale. The daughter of Joy Collins of Wooster, she is a 2009 graduate of Youngstown State University with a master’s degree in school counseling. She is employed as a guidance counselor in Cleveland.
Her fiance, the son of John and Deborah DiBenedetto, is a 2002 graduate of the University of Akron with a bachelor's degree in management information systems. He is employed as a business analyst with Platinum Technologies in Akron.
They plan to marry June 25 on the beaches of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. They will celebrate their union at a reception at Avion on the Water in July.
JOHN A. DiBENEDETTO JR. and SARAH M. ROOT