On March 22, a fire started in downtown Garretsville, Ohio, a town with a population of just over 2000. The blaze started at one historic building and spread, burning down an entire city block and destroying 13 businesses. Over 30 fire stations responded to the fire but once it was under control, there was not much left of the historic block.
I had the opportunity to shoot a story last November for The Washington Post about an Airforce National Guard Base in Mansfield, Ohio. It is fighting to stay in operation and was fascinating to see how a base like this runs and what so many hard working individuals do on a daily basis to help keep us civilians safe. Check out the story, it is really great and for more photos there is a gallery here.
I don’t have any firework pictures from this year’s celebrations like most of my photography friends do. This is the second year in a row that it has thunderstormed in Athens on the 4th of July. Here is a link to a photo I got last year on the 4th. What follows are views from my porch this year. Thanks for looking.