Wearing the Samsung Gear VR headset, Mike McArdle, left, and Micah T. Sam, right, founders of The Virtual Reality Learning Experience in Durham, North Carolina, pose for a photograph on Jordan Lake near Chapel Hill, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The Virtual Reality Learning Experience brings VR technology to middle school and high school classrooms for an interactive teaching session on outer space. (North State Journal/Eamon Queeney)
Theresa Page, of German Village, socializes at the luncheon during the Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin 2014, or “Hat Day,” at Franklin Park Conservatory, Friday morning, May 2, 2014. The annual spring fundraiser at the Conservatory brings together more than 600 guests in all sorts of hats imaginable to raise funds for the Conservatory’s education programs. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
Executive director and founder of The Gathering Harvey Hook poses for a photograph in the Rela office’s conference room, Tuesday morning, October 7, 2014. The faith-based leadership coalition Hook started is rebranding to become Rela. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
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West Jefferson High School senior Madi Phillips poses for a photograph wearing her prom dress at home, Thursday afternoon, April 23, 2015. Madi and her mom Joy went through many different dresses until they decided on this intricate $950 creation. She has her whole outfit planned for the May 2nd dance.
Alex Oliver, 5, of Upper Arlington, pauses for a moment while he listens to a song on repeat on a tablet in his family’s living room, Friday afternoon, April 25, 2014. Alex has severe epilepsy as well as autism and his parents are proponents of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. Alex’s mother Ali Oliver says Alex will have almost a hundred small seizures a day where he will blank out for 30 to 40 seconds with a massive seizure coming roughly once a week. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
Incoming Columbus College of Art and Design President Tom White listens in his office during an interview with Dispatch reporters, Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2014. White is an industrial designer and strategic marketing expert who is known for linking business growth with brand development. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
Rikki Whitaker, 25, poses for a photograph on the porch of her parent’s home on the East Side of Columbus, Thursday afternoon, April 17, 2014. Early in the morning of March 20th, Rikki was heading into the gym before work when she was held at gunpoint and told to come with a man. When she fought back and ran he stabbed her in the right side and she managed to run into the gym where a doctor and an off-duty guardsman working out saved her life. She lost a gallon of blood when the portal vein to her liver was slashed and she was not expected to survive the treatment in the hospital where she spent three weeks recovering. Now Rikki says she’s trying to slowly recover with the help of her family. “The worst part is it kind of takes away your sense of security as you realize it could happen to anybody,” said Whitaker. Columbus Police are still looking for the attacker.
Seen in a double exposure created in camera, North Carolina State forward Abdul-Malik Abu (0) poses for a photograph at the Dail Basketball Center in Raleigh, Tuesday, November 15, 2016. (The North State Journal/Eamon Queeney)
Rev. Bob Palisin, of Cabbarus County, poses for a photograph during the NCGOP State Convention at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, Friday, May 6, 2016. Palisin has been to four conventions and hopes to be sent to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. (North State Journal/Eamon Queeney)
Farmer Dave Black poses for a photograph on his farm just south of Grove City, Thursday morning, May 8, 2014. Black’s family purchased the farm back in the 1930s and he has worked it most his life. The cold and wet weather this spring has led to a later planting season for many farmers, but finally the ground has dried up enough to allow Black to start planting crops. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
Deonna Jones, 19, poses for a photograph with her 4-month-old daughter Deonesty at the home of Jones’ cousin Kirsten Turner where she is staying, Thursday evening, July 31, 2014. Jones has been staying with different family and friends as she works to make a way for herself and her daughter. Monday was her first day at there new call center position in Hilliard. She is not considered homeless but could be under the new definition of homelessness proposed in a federal bill. Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Steve Stivers are sponsoring f the bill that could make about 900,000 more children and families eligible for HUD assistance. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
Wayne Schlingman, Ohio State University’s new planetarium director, poses for a photograph inside the planetarium in Smith Laboratory with the Rho Ophiuchi nebula spinning above him, Monday morning, September 29, 2014. Schlingman, who holds a PhD in astronomy and astronomy education, will be leading the newly renovated planetarium through the various classes and public events that add up to about 20,000 visitors a year.
Rhonda Lee poses for a photograph near her garage in the alley behind her South Linden home in the pouring rain, Monday afternoon, October 6, 2014. Lee said she and her husband don’t ever venture into the alley at night as they fear for their safety in the dimly lit corridor. South Linden community leaders have convinced the city install new lights in the alleys of the neighborhood to fend off vandalism, illegal dumping and drug deals among other things.
Breeder Don Butts, 73, of Mount Perry, holds the collar of his 8-year-old labrador Storm that died from the effects of poisoning as he stands in the dogs kennel, Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2014. Last week between Wednesday and Friday, 18 of Butts’ labradors were poisoned with ethylene glycol, commonly known as antifreeze, and had to be rushed to Masterson Veterinary Clinic once Don realized something was wrong after his dogs began to have seizures. An 8 year-old male named Storm was the only dog to die and his diagnosis saved the rest. “This is all I have left of my dog,” said Butts. “How anyone could be that cruel, I won’t live long enough to understand.”
Nepali refugee from Bhutan, Krishna Rai, 68, poses for a photograph in the Summit Park Apartment he shares with his son Moti, 27, on the North Side, Monday afternoon, April 22, 2013. Krishna’s son Moti said he lived in a small hut in a Bhutan refugee camp for 20 years before coming to the United States. He said the apartment is better than the camp but he would still like to move to a safer area. Home to many refugees and immigrants, the City of Columbus has filed action against the apartment complex for dozens of code violations. At least one refugee agency has not placed new residents at the complex in the past year due to the poor conditions.
Morrow County Sherrif’s Deputy Brandon Moore, 35, poses for a photograph on the farm land outside of Chesterville where he was shot four times by a rural marijuana grower 2-years ago, Tuesday afternoon, January 29, 2013. Moore has retired from the sheriff’s office this month after realizing that his injuries sustained from the shooting have left him physically able to continue working. One bullet ripped through his groin. Another pierced his bulletproof vest and hit a rib, sending bone fragments into his spleen. A third bullet hit the back of his left leg, slamming into his femur. And a fourth coursed through the top of his left foot, shattering the bones that made up his toes. Moore thought he was going to die but felt at peace with God. “In that moment, if you’re wallowing in self-pity because you didn’t tell your wife you loved her before you walked out the door, shame on you for not getting that right beforehand,” he said. “ Because tomorrow’s not promised.” Now that he has left law enforcement Moore plans on finishing a degree in Biblical studies.
Beechcroft High School senior, linebacker and running back Adonis Davis poses for a photograph during practice, Wednesday afternoon, August 21, 2013. Davis is a four-year starter and was a first-team All-Metro choice last year.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald poses for a photograph in his office at the Cuyahoga County Administration Building in downtown Cleveland, Monday, June 10, 2013. FitzGerald is the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Ohio’s 2014 race and will be running against incumbent John Kasich.
Makkedah Cutshall, 19, poses for a photograph in the front doorway of her apartment in Reynoldsburg, Thursday afternoon, July 16, 2015. Due to Ohio law Cutshall aged out of foster care at 18 as opposed to 21 like she would have in many other states. Makkadeh said the extra years would have really helped her save instead of being forced to like paycheck to paycheck as she works full time. The inability to save for a car has her taking the bus two hours each way to work. Her dream is to become a model someday. (The Columbus Dispatch/ Eamon Queeney)
Columbus Blue Jackets starting goal and 2013 Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky poses for a photograph in the Nationwide Arena Ice Haus in Columbus, Tuesday morning, September 24, 2013.
Breast-cancer survivor Darlene Matthews poses for a photograph at her Linden beauty salon Beauty All Over in front of a mural painted by David Howard of Cincinnati as a surprise gift, Wednesday afternoon, May 8, 2013. This year’s Komen Race for the Cure honorary chairwoman, Matthews uses her beauty salon as a base to spread awareness about breast-cancer detection in the African-American community. “It’s just so taboo to talk about in the African-American community,” said her only child, Terina Matthews, who annually travels from Louisville, Ky., for Race for the Cure. “My mom was somebody everyone could touch, feel and see that she went through it and lived to tell about it. People started coming to her.” She has brought together more than 270 people to take part in her Race for the Cure team, all of which will be wearing bright pink afros.
Donald E. Lewis, 92, of Pickerington, poses for a photograph at Amber Park Assisted Living, Wednesday morning, July 31, 2013. A Columbus native, Lewis was a tank driver in one of the Armed Divisions of the United States’ Third Army under Patton and a member of the group of US soliders that liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany in April of 1945. “After seeing what happened at this place, I finally understood what and why I was in this war,” is a quote written in his scrapbook next to a photograph of a pile of concentration camp victims. Throughout the war Lewis was of the few soldiers with a camera, so he photographed scenes as much as possible. Today all of his photographs are in a well complied scrapbook that would look at home in a museum. Also, Lewis was involved in the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Normandy. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
Pamela Whitelock, of Gahanna, poses for a photograph with a picture of her uncle World War II bombardier 1st Lt. Ewart Sconiers and his widow Bobelle Sconiers Harrell in her home, Thursday morning, August 6, 2015. Whitelock has been swept up in the story of her uncle’s life and death while he was a German prisoner of war in the prison camp Stalag Luft III. Thanks to the help of the new Defense Personnel Accounting Agency and Ohio archeologist Jarrod Burks –who is currently heading to Poland – her uncles remains may finally be recovered and brought to his hometown of DeFuniak Springs, Florida. (The Columbus Dispatch/ Eamon Queeney)
Ron Pizzuti poses for a photograph in the Pizzuti Collection’s Inaugural Exhibition framed by Frank Stella’s Targowica, 1973, left, and Norising, 1982, right, Friday morning, June 21 2013. Pizzuti and his wife Ann run a non-profit exhibition space to present their vast collection of contemporary art by both famous and young artists. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney speaks with Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson at the Athletic Club of Columbus downtown, Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2013. Ney’s new bestselling book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill, details the politics inside the US Congress and his involvement with the Jack Abramoff scandal that led to him serving almost a year in Federal prison. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
Iyad Murib, owner of the Eureka Market in the Hilltop, poses for a photograph with his son Ahmad, 11, on the front steps of his store, Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015. During central Ohio’s last major rain more than two feet of water inundated the basement of Murib’s store causing compressors that run his coolers to burn out. Due to the damage the store was closed for a week. He has owned the market for five years and he said this was the worst flooding he has seen. (The Columbus Dispatch/ Eamon Queeney)
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Cardale Jones (12) poses for a photograph in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Ohio State’s campus in Columbus, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Photo to be used in Buckeye Extra game day editions. (The Columbus Dispatch/ Eamon Queeney)
Dublin Coffman High School senior Sade Olatoye poses for a portrait with a discus after practicing at school for the upcoming state track championships this weekend, Monday afternoon, June 1, 2015. Committed to Ohio State for track, Olatoye is the defending champion in girl’s discus and shot put as well as being a former basketball star her junior year. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
John Fairchild, 83, and his wife Beverly, 81, of Shelby, OH., pose for a photograph on their 1960s Cushman Silver Eagle scooters in front of their camper during the 20th annual Mid-Ohio Classic Scooters Show and Swap Meet at Pastime Park in Plain City, OH., Friday afternoon, May 15, 2015. The couple has been riding Cushman’s since 1965 and they have been coming to the swap meet every year for a number of years. “We’ve had a lot of fun with these,” said Beverly of the scooters. “We rode on the racetrack in Indianapolis. We rode on the bridge between Detroit and Canada. We never would have had the chance to do it until we got into the Cushmans.” She went on to say the scooter community is like an extended family to them. The swap and scooter meet continues through Saturday. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)
Ornithology collections manager for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Brian O’Shea poses for a photograph with a Scarlet Throated Loon, Thursday afternoon, February 11, 2016. The collection boasts more than 20,000 specimens, making it one of the three largest of its kind in the southeastern United States and the only collection of significant size in the state. The museum is known for a notable collection of seabirds containing over 2,000 skins, hundreds of skeletons, and an extensive number of fluid-preserved birds, as well as being one of the few museums with more than spread wing 1,500 specimens. (Eamon Queeney / The North State Journal)
Elmi Nur, 65, sits on his bed and holds his damaged right arm as he poses for a photograph in his Capital Park Apartment in Northeast Columbus, Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2014. Nur was attacked and beaten steps from his home about two months ago by a group of four men from outside of the neighborhood. The police were notified but no one was apprehended. The apartment complex is home to a large population of Somalis but recently many Somalis have been preyed upon by outsiders. (The Columbus Dispatch / Eamon Queeney)