Alma resident Frank Welling carries a bucket to mend a patch of fencing as his herd follows along single-file Sept. 21 in the field behind his home. In addition to having their own names, "they each have their own unique personality," Welling said."I sell the more rowdy ones, and breed the ones that are calm and friendly," he said. "The kids learn their temperament from their parents."
Army National Guard Sgt. Steven Riske embraces his daughter Kadyn, 3, after she greeted his return home with a small American flag August 26 in front of his High Street home in Mount Pleasant. Riske returned to his wife and three daughters after serving a nearly nine-month tour of duty in Kuwait. "He's been gone a long time," said his five-year-old daughter Gracelyn.
Firefighters listen to a speaker during the Toledo Fire Department memorial service June 10, 2013 at Fire Station 1 in downtown Toledo. The annual service honors those who have died in the line of duty.
12 car driver Sam Hornish Jr. dances with his daughter Addison, 5, before the NASCAR Nationwide Alliance Truck Parts 250 June 15, 2013 at Michigan International Speedway.
"That girl has no idea how awesome her dad is," an anonymous fan shouted in the distance.
Michigan senior Jeremy Gallon (21) reaches for a pass on Akron senior Malachi Freeman (20) and narrowly misses during a game September 14, 2013 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Michigan won 28-24.
Ann Arbor resident Monica Fink poses wearing early 19-century clothing September 3 in the University of Michigan Law Library in Ann Arbor, Mich. Fink enjoys vintage clothing and utilizes social media such as blogging to share her passion.
Bolts of lightning fill the sky near the Veterans Memorial Skyway bridge as severe storms move through the Toledo area around midnight June 13, 2013.
Ruth Scherer takes a break between galloping horses Oct. 2, 2012 at Mount Pleasant Meadows. Scherer spends every Tuesday-Friday morning galloping and exercising more than a dozen horses to prepare them for weekend races. "It's almost addicting, I love waking up early and seeing the horses, it's calm and relaxing out here," Scherer said. Once a world-class equestrian show jumper for more than 15 years, Scherer is now pursuing a path as a jockey. "I won awards and rode some of the best show horses in the world," she said. "For me, it was easy, I was a super star at that. Now it's like starting over, it's night and day."
Start High School sophomore Khalil Peace, bottom, stretches with freshman Jahaeil Douglas during the first day of two-a-day football practices August 5, 2013 at Start High School in Toledo.
CampMed participants hold out their hands over a table full of operating tools during an activity June 20, 2013 at the Collier Building on the University of Toledo Medical Campus. CampMed brought in young students from across Northwest Ohio to get a taste of medical school.
Conservation Technician Jeff Boyer picks up a frame to be prepared for the upcoming exhibit "Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints" September 23, 2013 at the Toledo Museum of Art. Boyer used a drill to attach metal mounting brackets to the frames. "The friction from the drill causes the cherry wood to burn, it has the most fantastic smell," Boyer said. The exhibit is set to open on October 4.
Wauseon residents Torrie Flores sits with her fiance Chris Mullins and their children, Laela Mullins, 4, and Lennox Mullins, 2, as they watch a screening of Monsters University June 29, 2013 at the Field of Dreams drive-in in Liberty Center. "It's fun to be outside in the summer and bring the kids," Flores said.
Life term inmate Darryl Woods, chairman of the NAACP Youth Deterrent Committee, consoles JaShawn Baldy, 15, as he speaks with Kelly Ramsey, a referee of the court in Wayne county, about his challenges May 31, 2013 at the Detroit Reentry Center. "We want to give them the realities of prison without trying to use abusive tactics," Woods said. "That's being transparent, and showing them our hearts."
Indiana resident Shaft Jones, left, trains with his son Jeremahl, 16, before fighting in the 132-pound weight class during the Junior Olympic Boxing regional championships Saturday afternoon at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road.
Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Fighters and Mobile Medical Responders transport a woman who was critically injured in a two-car accident around 5:35 p.m. October 21 at the intersection of S. Summerton Road and E. Broomfield Road in Mount Pleasant. The woman was later air-lifted to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich.
CMU Freshman defensive back Winslow Chapman, right, and sophomore offensive lineman Kevin Henry celebrate after beating Miami of Ohio in the final home game of the season Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. CMU won 30-16.
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