Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

Cold War veteran Guy Aregood floats in the pool at the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Friday. Aregood and other veterans suffering from chronic pain have been participating in this and other programs for alternative healing solutions.

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.

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

Bill Eblin, Commander of the Color Guard for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 108 carries an umbrella to stay dry in addition to his purple balloons given out to cancer survivors at the kick off the the Ross County Relay for Life event at the Ross County Fairgrounds on Friday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette
Elise Manahan/Gazette

Actors performing in this summer's production of Tecumseh rehearse a battle scene at the outdoor theater on Tuesday.

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, won a writing contest for Reader’s Digest writing about the farm.

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.

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/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

Cold War veteran Guy Aregood floats in the pool at the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Friday. Aregood and other veterans suffering from chronic pain have been participating in this and other programs for alternative healing solutions.

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.

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

Bill Eblin, Commander of the Color Guard for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 108 carries an umbrella to stay dry in addition to his purple balloons given out to cancer survivors at the kick off the the Ross County Relay for Life event at the Ross County Fairgrounds on Friday.

Elise Manahan/Gazette

Actors performing in this summer's production of Tecumseh rehearse a battle scene at the outdoor theater on Tuesday.

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, won a writing contest for Reader’s Digest writing about the farm.

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.

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