Christopher McDonald, 13, of Murray City, Ohio poses for a portrait on his dirtbike outside his home on Nov. 9, 2016. McDonald is entering his first dirtbike race this coming weekend. Behind McDonald is a pile of unprocessed coal that his family uses for heat in the winter. McDonald’s father works at the Buckingham Coal Mine.
Samantha Brown works at the Big “T” Tenderloin food cart in during the 79th Annual Old Settler’s Reunion in Jacksonville, Ohio, on Aug. 31, 2016.
Mike Tackett walks his dog Maggie next to the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in Nelsonville, Ohio on Dec. 9, 2016. Tackett is now retired, and used to work in the Nelsonville Weld Shop.
Kaylee Perkins poses for a portrait on the porch of her boyfriend’s house in Coolville, Ohio on Nov. 5, 2016. Perkins works at the Uptown Grill in Athens, Ohio.
John Oakley, of Nelsonville, Ohio, stands in front of the grave blankets that he and his wife made as a fundraiser for the First Presbyterian Church of Nelsonville on Dec. 9, 2016. Oakley’s wife worked as a florist for more than 30 years, and Oakley has helped his wife make grave blankets for the past couple years.
Chelsie Hogsett, the 2015 Junior Miss Old Settler, poses for a portrait at the Old Settler’s Reunion in Jacksonville, Ohio on Sept. 4, 2016.
Fred Colburn at his 100th birthday party at the Shade Community Center in Shade, Ohio on April 22, 2017. The gymnasium he sits in was named after him.
Eddie Stobart stands outside of Dana’s Tire Center in Nelsonville, Ohio on Dec. 9, 2016. Stobart has worked at the tire center as a mechanic for several years.
Sam Stevenson, 16, of Athens, Ohio, stands on an overlook above a lake near his home on Feb. 17, 2017.
Leslie Bowers takes a smoke break from working at the Lodi General Store in Shade, Ohio on Feb. 16, 2017.
Joseph and Shana Edwards, of Buchtel, Ohio, stand in front of their home by their nativity scene on Nov. 9, 2016. The Edwardses were in the midst of setting up their Christmas lights all over their home.
Cameron Powell and Ivy Meeks stand in the parking lot of the Shade Community Center after a mud fight in the woods in Shade, Ohio on Feb. 23, 2017.