Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

An inmate kisses the top of a dogs head at the Ross Correctional Institute. The prison has been running a program that allows specially trained inmates to care for and train dogs from the Ross County Humane Society on Wednesday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

Editors of the Waverly High School school newspaper, The Cadence, look at a role of microfilm held up by Chillicothe Gazette Editor Mike Throne, left, in the Gazette's archive room. The students are, from left, Kali Cool, Adrianna Conley, Andrea Cole, Kaitlyn Ison and Jordan Leatherwood.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

A sweet treat is shared with a little help from a steady hand during the Ross County Fair on Thursday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

The air was filled with music, flags and school spirit provided by local high school students during the 7th annual Battle of the Bands which took place at Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center on Friday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

A child gets a couple helping hands as he exits an armored vehicle on display for visitors attending the Honoring Our Heroes event held at Kroger on Thursday. Local fire stations and law enforcement groups were on hand to pay tribute to those who died 13 years ago on 9/11.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

Christina Bennett owner of Triple B Ranch Horse Rescue works with one of the horses on the farm that she has worked to rehabilitate on Wednesday. Bennett rehabilitates and heals the horses in the hopes of finding them new homes.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

An auctioneer shouts as people bid on apples pies made by members of 4-H during Junior Fair Night at the Ross County Fair. The grand prize winning pie was sold for $5,000.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

Greg Ruter is the owner of Owl Creek Bison farm where he and his wife grow fruit, herbs and a herd of bison. Ruter sells the produce and bison steaks at the Chillicothe Farmer's Market, at Cincinnati farmer's markets and from his farm.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

Mitchell Chancey, an 11th grader from Circleville High School, gets sprayed with mace at Pickaway Ross Technical and Career School on Friday. He and other students in the criminal justice program could volunteer to be sprayed with mace then run through a police chase simulation to experience what the substance felt like.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

The Ross County Fairgrounds were filled with trailers, horses and riders on Saturday for the 4-H Perfomance Against Standards Horse Show which determines who will go on to show at the state fair. Taylor Wheaton, 17, of Greenfield prepares to ride her quarter horse, Harley, in a horsemanship class in an attempt to qualify for state.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

Ohio based rock and soul group the Forest and the Evergreens took the stage at the Majestic Theatre on Friday as part of the Paper City Music Festival.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

Elizabeth Henwood, the assistant principal at Rushville Middle School in Fairfield County, wears a safety mask and takes two pellet guns to play the roll of the shooter during an active shooter training session led by Joe Chavalia, a trainer from the Alice Training Institute, at Chillicothe High School on Friday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

A grandson of Christina Bennett, owner of Triple B Ranch Horse Rescue, pets one of the horses on the farm on Wednesday. Bennett rehabilitates and heals horses brought to her farm with the help of family members in the hopes of finding them new homes.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Bryant University in Smithfield held a Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 4 to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Monica Chang of Lexington, Mass. participated in the celebration with the Bright Pearl Dance Company by performing a dance titled, “Rain in the Bamboo Forest.”

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Julia Anne Boyce, 12, holds one of many free-range chickens on her parents farm, Locust Leaf Farm in Foster. Julia Anne’s mother, Julia Boyce, entered a writing contest for Reader’s Digest, writing about her life in 150 words or less. Boyce was one of the winners and wrote about life on her farm, Locust Leaf Farm in Foster where she, her husband Bill and daughters Julia Anne, 12, and Kendra, 10 work to raise livestock.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Tom Billington of Coventry, delivers a kick to cornered wrestler Greg Cipalone of Johnston during the Renegade Wrestling Alliance charity wrestling match in Ticker's parking lot in Smithfield on Saturday.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Women from the Wenqin Art Troupe in China wear matching red and white silk outfits to perform a fast moving dance to the song, "Paper-cutting Girls," during the Chinese New Year Celebration at Tolman High School in Pawtucket on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

A sheep shearer from New Hampshire works on carefully shaving the wool coat off a sheep at the Maybe Tomorrow Farm in Chepachet.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Collin Aguiar Riel, 4, of Cumberland reaches up to pull a blueberry off a bush at Harmony Farms on Saturday, July 13 where he was picking berries with his family and friends.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Donna Beausoleil, a congregation member at River United Methodist Church in Woonsocket holds a large wooden cross on the Rhode Island State House lawn after walking four miles from St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in North Providence on Friday, March 29.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze
Elise Manahan/Gazette

An inmate kisses the top of a dogs head at the Ross Correctional Institute. The prison has been running a program that allows specially trained inmates to care for and train dogs from the Ross County Humane Society on Wednesday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

Editors of the Waverly High School school newspaper, The Cadence, look at a role of microfilm held up by Chillicothe Gazette Editor Mike Throne, left, in the Gazette's archive room. The students are, from left, Kali Cool, Adrianna Conley, Andrea Cole, Kaitlyn Ison and Jordan Leatherwood.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

A sweet treat is shared with a little help from a steady hand during the Ross County Fair on Thursday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

The air was filled with music, flags and school spirit provided by local high school students during the 7th annual Battle of the Bands which took place at Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center on Friday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

A child gets a couple helping hands as he exits an armored vehicle on display for visitors attending the Honoring Our Heroes event held at Kroger on Thursday. Local fire stations and law enforcement groups were on hand to pay tribute to those who died 13 years ago on 9/11.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

Christina Bennett owner of Triple B Ranch Horse Rescue works with one of the horses on the farm that she has worked to rehabilitate on Wednesday. Bennett rehabilitates and heals the horses in the hopes of finding them new homes.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

An auctioneer shouts as people bid on apples pies made by members of 4-H during Junior Fair Night at the Ross County Fair. The grand prize winning pie was sold for $5,000.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

Greg Ruter is the owner of Owl Creek Bison farm where he and his wife grow fruit, herbs and a herd of bison. Ruter sells the produce and bison steaks at the Chillicothe Farmer's Market, at Cincinnati farmer's markets and from his farm.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

Mitchell Chancey, an 11th grader from Circleville High School, gets sprayed with mace at Pickaway Ross Technical and Career School on Friday. He and other students in the criminal justice program could volunteer to be sprayed with mace then run through a police chase simulation to experience what the substance felt like.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

The Ross County Fairgrounds were filled with trailers, horses and riders on Saturday for the 4-H Perfomance Against Standards Horse Show which determines who will go on to show at the state fair. Taylor Wheaton, 17, of Greenfield prepares to ride her quarter horse, Harley, in a horsemanship class in an attempt to qualify for state.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

Ohio based rock and soul group the Forest and the Evergreens took the stage at the Majestic Theatre on Friday as part of the Paper City Music Festival.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

Elizabeth Henwood, the assistant principal at Rushville Middle School in Fairfield County, wears a safety mask and takes two pellet guns to play the roll of the shooter during an active shooter training session led by Joe Chavalia, a trainer from the Alice Training Institute, at Chillicothe High School on Friday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

A grandson of Christina Bennett, owner of Triple B Ranch Horse Rescue, pets one of the horses on the farm on Wednesday. Bennett rehabilitates and heals horses brought to her farm with the help of family members in the hopes of finding them new homes.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Bryant University in Smithfield held a Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 4 to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Monica Chang of Lexington, Mass. participated in the celebration with the Bright Pearl Dance Company by performing a dance titled, “Rain in the Bamboo Forest.”

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Julia Anne Boyce, 12, holds one of many free-range chickens on her parents farm, Locust Leaf Farm in Foster. Julia Anne’s mother, Julia Boyce, entered a writing contest for Reader’s Digest, writing about her life in 150 words or less. Boyce was one of the winners and wrote about life on her farm, Locust Leaf Farm in Foster where she, her husband Bill and daughters Julia Anne, 12, and Kendra, 10 work to raise livestock.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Tom Billington of Coventry, delivers a kick to cornered wrestler Greg Cipalone of Johnston during the Renegade Wrestling Alliance charity wrestling match in Ticker's parking lot in Smithfield on Saturday.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Women from the Wenqin Art Troupe in China wear matching red and white silk outfits to perform a fast moving dance to the song, "Paper-cutting Girls," during the Chinese New Year Celebration at Tolman High School in Pawtucket on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

A sheep shearer from New Hampshire works on carefully shaving the wool coat off a sheep at the Maybe Tomorrow Farm in Chepachet.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Collin Aguiar Riel, 4, of Cumberland reaches up to pull a blueberry off a bush at Harmony Farms on Saturday, July 13 where he was picking berries with his family and friends.

Elise Manahan/Valley Breeze

Donna Beausoleil, a congregation member at River United Methodist Church in Woonsocket holds a large wooden cross on the Rhode Island State House lawn after walking four miles from St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in North Providence on Friday, March 29.

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