Teresa Cuckler looks out onto her family's cattle pasture on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 in Piketon, Ohio. Their small farm is near the south gate of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, a U.S. Government site that enriched Uranium for use in weapons during the Cold War. They've had samples of their soil and crops taken for analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy, but have never seen results of the samples taken from their property. Cuckler's youngest son, Layton, 11, would've started at Zahn's Corner Middle School this year, but that school was closed in May 2019 after a U.S. Department of Energy air monitor detected traces of Americium near the school. The family worries they may have to sell their farm and move to stay safe and healthy.
Justin Everman poses for a portrait outside his home on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Though he's not sure whether he'll vote or not, Everman said Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden would be his pick, citing the coronavirus pandemic and Trump's behavior as why he thinks Biden is better to lead America. "The lies," he said of President Donald Trump. "He just lies, lies, lies all the time."
Writer and poet Hanif Abdurraqib poses for a portrait at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 at his home in Columbus, Ohio. Abdurraqib has authored six books and was recently named a MacArthur Genius.
Matt Ewer, CEO and co-owner of Green B.E.A.N. companies, poses for a portrait on March 12, 2014 at a production center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company, a 200 employee food delivery service in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri, takes online orders for organic produce, which are then delivered using the company's signature green bins. Ewer is currently researching if his company would be eligible for a provision in the farm bill that would allow him to participate in a federally-funded pilot program that would give food stamp recipients in his area the ability to place orders for fresh produce on his site. 
Actor Carly Sells poses for a portrait on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 at her home in Grove City, Ohio. Sells, along with her triplet brothers, Tanner and Keegan, star in the new Amazon feature film "Cadia: The World Within," about three siblings who travel to another realm in the throws of war. The film, which also stars Corbin Bernsen and James Phelps, was filmed throughout Ohio. The three are 17-year-old seniors at Teays Valley High School.
Andy Hobbs, a 16-year member of the Ironworkers' Union, poses for a portrait while working on the Anthony Wayne Bridge on April 2, 2014 in Toledo, Ohio. 
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine listens as Dr. Mark Herbert, an infectious disease specialist with Mount Carmel, not pictured, addresses local media regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent surge in cases in Ohio on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at Lane Aviation in Columbus, Ohio. DeWine visited Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati during the day to speak about the coronavirus and urged Ohioans to take precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Jessica Rodriguez Bell, an immigration attorney with Rodriguez Bell and DiFranco Law Office in Worthington, Ohio, poses for a portrait with one of her clients on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Manns Mobile Home Park in Columbus, Ohio. Rodriguez Bell represents several undocumented immigrants who live in the mobile home park. This client, a mid-20s man, entered the United States from Mexico illegally with his parents when he was 10-months-old. 
Rachelle Knight poses for a portrait in front of a home shrine to her 19-year-old son, Dontreal Calhoun, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. Calhoun, 19, was shot and killed on Jan. 3, 2021, left to die next to a trash can in a dark alley, the city’s fifth homicide in the first three days of the new year. "It's still breaking my heart," Knight said. "I still see that every day and every night, that moment. I still see it." In 2021, 204 people's deaths were recorded as homicides in Columbus, surpassing the previous year’s record of 175 people.
Clarice Kinard holds a photograph of herself as a four-year-old at her home on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. The photo was taken as part of her file at the Cincinnati Children's Home for Indigent Children, where she lived until her adoption in 1945. Kinard was born to a Caucasian mother and African-American father in 1941 and immediately put up for adoption. Decades later, she found some information on her birth parents, but it wasn't until very recently that Kinard, 76, discovered she has two half-sisters, one in Alabama, and one in Florida.

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