I met this lovely family wandering through Chauncey. I don’t know the area very well, so I’m trying to talk to as many people as I can to get a feel for the place.
CHAUNCEY, OHIO—21 March 2017—Dennis Radford holds his grand-niece, Brielle Radcliff (1), while his grand-nephew, Braelon Swiney (5), begins a construction project.
Here are a couple of photos showing the area near my current house. I’m struggling to find subjects in this new place but trying to keep taking pictures.
Every year there is a blues competition in Marietta, Ohio. I attended this year on behalf of WOUB News; here are some of the photos:
MARIETTA, OHIO—February 18, 2017—Cedric Ridgeway and Luther Trammell, forming a two-piece band called Luther and Cedric “Lightning Blues,” perform at the 25th annual River City Blues Competition.
MARIETTA, OHIO—February 18, 2017—Michael Gough, vocalist and singer for the Gough Martin Blues Band, performs at the 25th annual River City Blues Competition with Gerry Smoot on drums.
MARIETTA, OHIO—February 18, 2017—John Martin plays a solo on the guitar while Gerry Smoot plays drums during the Gough Martin Blues Band’s part of the 25th annual River City Blues Competition.
MARIETTA, OHIO—February 18, 2017—The Gough Martin Blues Band, comprised of Patrick Preston (left), John Martin, Gerry Smoot, and Michael Gough, performs during the 25th annual River City Blues Competition.
A break in a main pipe left the entire city of Athens, Ohio without water for a day. Schools and businesses were closed, and even after the repair the city was placed under a boil-water notice for two days more.
According to Nick Joseph, Division Supervisor for Engineering and Public Works, the rupture was caused by a “water hammer,” a phenomenon which causes more pressure to build up than the pipes can withstand. This site is close to the main water reservoir, Joseph says, and there was a similar rupture near this site about two and a half years ago.
ATHENS, OHIO—February 16, 2017—Pat Casco (left), Jon Young, Glen Goins, and Ryan Brickles wait for a new section of pipe after preparing the location of the water main break.
ATHENS, OHIO—February 16, 2017—Jon Young (left) and Pat Casco, Engineering and Public Works employees, wade through muddy water to clean off the exposed segments of pipe in prepare it for its repair.
ATHENS, OHIO—February 16, 2017—Ryan Brickles (bottom left) and Jon Young clean off an exposed section of the Athens City water main with Pat Casco (top left) and Glen Goins (top right).
Pokey LaFarge visited our Athens, Ohio campus last week in collaboration with Adyn’s Dream, a non-profit group dedicated to the relief of families affected by cases of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. I photographed the event on assignment for WOUB News.