Julie Bates Schartiger of Gallipolis and Jason Lyons of Nelsonville were united in marriage on March 24, 2012, at First United Methodist Church in Athens, Ohio.
The bride is the daughter of Joyce and Denver Bates of Gallipolis and is a graduate of Gallia Academy High School.
She obtained an Associate Degree in Applied Science from the University of Rio Grande and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Cincinnati.
The groom is the son of JoAnn and Mike Thompson of Buchtel, Ohio.
He is a graduate of Nelsonville-York High School and earned an Associate Degree from Hocking College.
Presiding over the wedding ceremony was Pastor Wendy Lybarger.
The bride was given away by her son, Justin Schartiger.
Serving as maid of honor was Leslie Richard of Chester, Ohio, the best friend of the bride. Serving as bridesmaids were Shelly Lambert of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Teresa Reynolds of Addison, Ohio. Flower girls were Katlyn and Kassie Bates of Vinton, Ohio.
Serving as best man was John Walsh of New Lexington, Ohio, the best friend of the groom.
Ushers were David Cline of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Phillip Metcalf of Nelsonville, Ohio.
A reception was held at the Dairy Barn in Athens, Ohio, with music and entertainment provided by Jimmy Childs.
The couple reside in Gallipolis, Ohio.