Karly Dent and Bryan Hardesty, both of Marietta, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Greg and Kyla Dent of Marietta. She is a teacher at Oak Grove Christian School.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Thea Cochran of Beverly and Dudley Hardesty of Belpre. He is a construction foreman for Bi-Con Services. A July wedding is planned.