Mike Lutmer sits in his combine after plowing part of a field on Nov 17, 2020. Lutmer had to stop plowing the field after noticing the transmission wasn’t allowing him to switch gears. “Just another roadblock that is slowing us down”, Lutmer says after realizing the rest of the fields weren’t getting plowed that night.

Ahimsa Largo dances with Marc Rosseel to the band the Wild Honey Bees at the Pawpaw Festival on Sept. 18, 2021. The festival is held at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio and has been going on for 23 years.

A bee flies by a statue of Jesus whose hands have been broken off in Londonderry, Ohio.

Individuals ride in the back of a truck as construction workers remove the Mayfield Electric & Water sign at the corner of Fifth St. and Broadway St.

Farmer Dunny Darnell rests under his burr oak tree after working his fields in Harrison County, Kentucky on June 11, 2021, as a storm approach. The burr oak is estimated to be 350 years old. Local folklore says it is one of, if not the largest burr oak in the county.

Luke Mason climbs out of the back of the family car, while his sister, Natalie plays in a box on Nov. 11, 2020. The box is used by the Mason family to fill up with food supplies for the upcoming thanksgiving holiday to be donated to families through their church. “Mason does a nice job from a community standpoint of up keeping the area and also attract a lot of businesses that make it a desirable location” said Lauren Mason, their mom. “We were initially drawn to Mason for the school district that has consistently been highly ranked and has a lot of opportunities available for children as they progress.”

Ohio University men's basketball head coach, Jeff Boals, hypes up his team before their game against Kent State on January 16, 2021.

Christine May of Erie, Pennsylvania rides her horse at the Athens County fair on August 11, 2021.

Dan Thatcher rides his motorcycle with shrubs hanging from it at the Circleville Raceway Park on Sept. 5, 2020. Thatcher had gone off the track and into shrubbery that continued along the track with him. The race was momentarily paused so the grass could be removed to continue the race safely.

Trees are reflected in the window as Roger May poses for a portrait inside his house on Nov. 4, 2021. May designed and directs the photography project, Looking at Appalachia. Images can be submitted by anyone who had made images in the Appalachian region each year. Once collected, the images are narrowed down and punished into an online gallery. Looking at Appalachia is also a traveling gallery across the United States.

Isaiah Tullius (center) is walked out of the rodeo pit with help from his father, Mike Tullius (left) and rodeo medic, Perry Denehy (right) at Fox Hollow Rodeo in Waynesville, Ohio on Feb. 6, 2021. Isaiah was competing in the novice bull riding event when he was thrown off his bull and was knocked unconscious for a few moments. Bullfighters were able to get the bull back into its pen and medical attention was given to Isaiah. 

An American flag hangs in a vacant building along W. Washington St. during election day in Nelsonville, Ohio on Nov. 2, 2021.

A group of men play soccer on the Mason High School Multipurpose field in Mason, Ohio on Nov. 7, 2020. Located in the heart of Mason, the Atrium Stadium complex includes Dwire Field, the multipurpose field, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts and a track for high school sporting events, as well as use by residents.

Jack Boling poses with handcrafted memorabilia display dedicated to his daughter on Nov. 10, 2020. Boling's lost his daughter in 2019 while she was serving in the military. He created this in memory of her.

Brett Wayne of Albany, Ohio sits on his demolition derby car at the Athens County fair on August 12, 2021. Wayne is the driver of the demolition car. Their demolition car had been rebuilt twice after other demolition derby’s. “It takes about a day to get it into working order,” said Wayne.

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