10 imagesLissa Riley, 55, teaches special needs children at Beacon School in Athens, Ohio. Riley has taught special needs students for 30 years, and retired at the end of the 2008-2009 school year. Among those sad to see her go will be fellow teachers, parents, and certainly her rambunctious class of eight five- to seven-year-old boys.
9 imagesAnnie and Jay Warmke, owners of Blue Rock Station in Philo, Ohio, live a sustainable lifestyle in a home they constructed using recycled materials such as tires, bottles and cans. Photos and story by Kristin Eberts.