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    Sisters Gracie and Sophie Cooke "drive" their car in circles during the 40th Annual Johnstown Fireman's Festival in downtown Johnstown Wednesday, June 24. The annual celebration features amusement rides, food and music.

    Fireman's Festival

    Slideshow: 40th annual festival highlights.
  • Lettuce Work

    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.
  • Green Scoop: 'Poop with Potential'

    Dave Lees and Jendell Duffner grind up pet waste at a composting facility in Alexandria on April 27. Duffner's business, Green Scoop, collects pet waste to be converted into renewable energy.

    Business finds niche in renewable energy

    With the help of entrepreneurs like Jendell Duffner, it's possible to turn pets' backyard waste into a renewable energy source.
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