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  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Monica West, co-owner of All Things Old, unpacks boxes of candy from Savannah's Candy Kitchen on Wednesday, July 8. West and co-owner Theresa McClary said they believe All Things Old, 28 S. Main St., is helping bring renewed life to Main Street.

    All Things Old bringing new life to Main Street

    The owners of All Things Old in Johnstown see their business as a harbinger of new life for Main Street.
  • CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKNEWS
    Henry Dyer, 6, reads to Sheri Weiner and therapy dog Murphy during Tail Waggin' Tutors session Thursday, July 30, at the Mary E. Babcock Library in Johnstown.

    Kids respond to gentle, tailed tutor

    At the Mary E. Babcock Library, a sandy-colored goldendoodle named Murphy lay on a lime-green fleece blanket, softly panting, his tail wagging.
  • Lettuce Work

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS (2)
    Joe Scheiderich of New Albany harvests lettuce while working June 17, at Lettuce Work in New Albany. The nonprofit business, owned by Julie and Doug Sharp of Johnstown, employs adults with autism who have barriers to employment. Kroger and Giant Eagle carry the company's lettuce in stores throughout the central Ohio area.

    Nonprofit sprouting future for those with autism

    Like other parents of autistic teenagers, Esther Brody began to wonder about her son's future.
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