Tom Blaesser of Oxford, Pa., and Patrick and Vicki McLaughlin of Tidioute are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Laura Elizabeth Blaesser and Patrick Guy McLaughlin. Laura is also the daughter of the late Diane Blaesser.

Laura and Patrick both received bachelor of science degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania/Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Respiratory Care in Pittsburgh. Both are employed as registered respiratory therapists at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. The couple resides in Charlottesville.

A May 2014 wedding is planned in Charlottesville.