Announcement has been made of the engagement of Rachel Frances Cooney and Patrick James Metzler.

An August wedding is being planned.

Cooney is the daughter of Mari Frances and Jim Cooney, Dagus Mines, and granddaughter of Eleanor and Joseph P. Laver Jr., Williamsport. She graduated from Elk County Catholic High School, St. Marys, in 2006, and from Robert Morris University in 2010. She is employed by David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

Metzler is the son of Laura Brinkley, Pittsburgh, and the late James Metzler. He graduated from Moon Area High School, in 2005, and from Robert Morris University in 2011. He is employed by FedEx as a sales executive.