Steve Kippenberg, center, kisses his daughter, Tori, 11, right, goodbye as she leaves to spend the night with a friend on January 9, 2016 at their home in Batavia, Ohio. Steve and his wife, Fawn, left, were addicted to pills and heroin and had their four children taken away from them. Now 16 months sober, they're going through a program in a drug-treatment court, and their four kids are now back at home.
Protesters chant "Open Ohio Now!" as they defy social distancing guidelines outside the doors to the Statehouse Atrium where news reporters were listening during the State of Ohio's Coronavirus response update on April 13, 2020 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. About 100 protesters assembled outside the building during Gov. Mike DeWine's daily update on the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic to rally against his administration's stay-at-home order and closure of non-essential businesses and schools.
Counterprotestors and Trump supporters brawl as law enforcement officials intervene during a “Stop the Steal” rally on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump, including members of the Proud Boys, a far-right, male-only political organization, came to the Statehouse to protest the congressional certification of Democratic President-Elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., who defeated the incumbent Republican President Trump during the November 2020 elections and whose victory was certified by the Electoral College in December 2020.
Tracy Corrigan, left, weeps as an excavator tears down her house along Morse Road on August 23, 2019 in Jersey Township, Ohio. Corrigan and her husband, Scott, bought their home in the 1980s and raised their five children there. Recently, the property was annexed into nearby New Albany from Jersey Township, and the Corrigan's sold their home to the New Albany Company to make way for development. Nearby, Facebook, Google and Amazon have all built facilites in New Albany International Business Park.
Supporters against Critical Race Theory try to block a woman, center, as she yells, "Go home, racist!" to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, not pictured, as he speaks during a protest against Critical Race Theory curriculum in Ohio schools on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 outside the State Board of Education in Columbus, Ohio.
Sister Wilma Ross, center, says a prayer over Nicole Jones, right, along with St. Ladislas parishioners Carolyn Leninan, left, of Columbus, and Sandy Martin, second from left, of Canal Winchester, during a visit to Jones's home on October 29, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Sister Ross plans to retire at the end of the year after 54 years of service, most of which was spent serving the South Side parish. 
Church staff arrange flowers that spell out “BLM” before the casket of Andre’ Maurice Hill is brought to a hearse following his funeral on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 at First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio. Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by Columbus Division of Police Officer Adam Coy in the early morning of Dec. 22, 2020 after officers responded to a non-emergency call. According to body-worm camera footage from Officer Coy, Hill is seen inside a garage with his cell phone visible in his left hand and is shot within seconds of the interaction. Several minutes pass before any aid is rendered to Hill, who was known to the residents of the house and was expected to be there. Coy has been terminated from the division for his involvement in the killing and is awaiting trial on murder charges.
Farmer Nathan Brown walks through one of his fields while working on Monday, January 6, 2020 at his farm in Hillsboro, Ohio. Farmers are among the most likely to die by suicide compared to other occupations, and in the last two decades, suicide rates among farmers have increased 40 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Brown, who struggled with depression and now advocates for better mental health access through his county farm bureau, acknowledges that the isolation and economic stress of farming and the sigma of mental health in rural areas contribute to the problem. “It’s really rough,” he said. “There’s so much that’s out of your control.” 
Students get hand sanitizer as they step off the school bus during the first day of school on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Heritage Elementary School in Lewis Center, Ohio. The Olentangy School District is adopting a hybrid learning model during the COVID-19 pandemic, with half the students in school buildings part of the week, and at home the other half of the week.
Julia Morales listens as her son, Huliser, reads from a picture of a handwritten Mother's Day note from her daughter on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at their home in Columbus, Ohio. Julia, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, left behind her daughter, Monika, after coming to the United States where Huliser was born. Though she fluently speaks Spanish and her indigenous language, Mam, Julia can not read or write, so her son read the note aloud to her.

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