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Melissa Marie Straub and Kevin Thomas Hogan were married at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 2018, at Infant Jesus of Prague in Boardman, Ohio, by Father Mykhaylo Farynets. 

The bride's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Michele Straub. The groom's parents are Dr. and Mrs. Thomas and Mary Hogan.

The maid of honor was Megan Szczepinski, sister. Bridesmaids were Ava Lesko, the bride’s goddaughter; Allie Camardo-Webb; Gina Philibin; Abby Singleton; Katie Spaulding; Stephanie Straub, the bride’s cousin; Danielle Wagner and Kathryn Westphal. The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

Sharing the duties of best man were the groom's brothers, John and Sean Hogan. Groomsmen were Chase Baker; Ryan Lewis, the groom’s cousin; Riaan Hogan, the groom’s brother-in-law; Dave Lomascolo; Rashad Farha; and Greg Benedict.

A reception was held at Mr. Anthony's Banquet Center in Boardman, Ohio. A rehearsal dinner was held at The Lake Club in Poland, Ohio.

The bride is employed as assistant chief-resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Pathology and Residency Program, and will be sub-specializing with fellowships in cytopathology and surgical pathology. She graduated from Canfield High School in Canfield, Ohio, in 2007, Ohio Northern University with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2011, and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2016.

The groom is an attending emergency medicine physician at Nashville General Hospital. He graduated from Auburn High School in 2004, Siena College with a bachelor's degree in biology in 2008, and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences with Master of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees in 2014.

The couple's wedding trip destination is Punta Cana.


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