A child looks out of a window as he waits to get off the bus on his first day of school at Freeland Elementary School, September 2, 2014. Coty Giannelli | Mlive.com
Ron Lamothe watches a handful of volunteers and members of the Saginaw Railway Museum prepare to move a train donated by Wallace Stone Quarry from the back of a truck to the museum, September 4, 2014. Coty Giannelli | Mlive.com
A young child plays in his family's yard in Benoun, Syria on June 22, 2013. Mortars and rockets fly over this city every day, sometimes even striking targets in the city, but that does not stop children from being children.
Deirdre Stephenson consoles Michelle Macon, a great aunt of Keon V. Bowens, after a jury on June 27, 2014, acquitted Bowens of all charges in connection with the May 23, 2013, pre-prom shootout that led to the death of 17-year-old Tonquinisha "NeNe" McKinley.
Isaiah D. Clark, 25, gives the middle finger to television cameras in Saginaw County Chief Circuit Judge Fred L. Borchard's courtroom after a jury found Clark guilty of all 12 charges in connection with the May 23, 2013, pre-prom shootout that led to the death of 17-year-old Tonquinisha "NeNe" McKinley.
A Syrian man and his neighbors work to clean up what is left of his house after government jets dropped bombs on an area populated with civilians on June 20, 2013. People were reportedly killed and many injured including this man’s son.
A young worker grinds off the sharp edges from a mortar shell that will be filled, assembled and shipped to the front lines from this location in northern Syria, on June 22, 2013. This young laborer works in an underground factory that produces munitions for one of the most powerful Free Syrian Army brigades in the area, The Ahrar Suriyah. This factory is so secret that most of the fighters have no clue about its existence.
A Free Syrian Army commander, standing in front of a window decorated with the drawings of the students before they were forced to abandon the school, scans the area, watching for enemy movement in northern Syria on June 21, 2013. This small group of rebels has occupied this school to protect it from regime forces that are only a few hundred meters away in a neighboring village.
Abu Hussein’s weapon lies on a couch at his home in Benoun, Syria on June 19, 2013. Hussein is an artist who joined the Free Syrian Army to fight against government forces during the Syrian revolution. He has taped two magazines together for quicker ammunition changes and a laser pointer for faster aiming.
A Syrian child sits in the lap of a Free Syrian Army fighter in Northern Syria on June 20, 2013. This child’s parents were killed in the fighting and a local brigade of fighters who now raise him as if he were their son has adopted him.
A local man wanders through his village surveying the damage that the war in Syria has caused in Northern Aleppo on June 19, 2013.
A wall of sheets hangs across a street in Aleppo on June 24, 2013. Snipers rule the battlefield in Aleppo so fighters and non-combatants depend on these barriers to be able cross the street safely.
A cross still attached to the steeple of a church, on March 3, 2012, in Marysville, Indiana after a tornado touched down and flattened the town. The winds from the tornadoes were so powerful that debris from Marysville was found in Ohio and Kentucky.
Teresa Napier prays as her preacher at the Hyden Church of God blesses her with annointed oil on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Mrs. Napier recently discovered that her kidneys were starting to fail.
Roy, an MRDD patient at Mayle Homes, in Malvern, OH., waits for his hourly cigarette from a caregiver. Roy would constantly ask the caregiver for a cigarette but when he was told to wait, he would dig through the cigarette butt can in search of a butt he could take a few drags off of. Roy died of heart failure earlier this year.
Jim Schott changes the brakes on a customer’s car on October 25, 2012. Jim, Roy’s nephew, has been working at Schott’s Auto Service since high school, when he would take the bus straight to the shop after school. Photo By Coty J. Giannelli
Dustin Griffin, crew chief for Rick Clark's #420 car, makes last minute checks on the vehicle before the Saginaw County Fair demolition derby, July 29, 2014. Coty Giannelli | Mlive.com
Saginaw County Sheriffs Department deputy Lloyd Zimmerman sits on his horse watching for any signs of the group of wild dogs around Green Point Nature Center that recently attacked and killed a neighborhood dog, July 2, 2014. Coty Giannelli | Mlive.com
SGT Jonathan Lopez of the U.S. Army Parachute Team, The Golden Knights, checks the landing zone at Burke Airport before he jump as part of the team's demonstration at the Cleveland Airshow on September 1. SGT Lopez has completed two tours in Iraq.
Stefan Sims hugs his friend Daniel Crumpter after the welcome home ceremony for the 1460th Transport Company at H.H. Dow High School in Midland, September 23, 2014. Coty Giannelli | Mlive.com
Portrait of the 2009 Massillon Tigers football booster president Nick Pribich for the Massillon Museum.
Team colors and the Obie mascot define the jacket and tie of Rollie Layfield, Massillon Tigers Booster president for 1993.
A viewer celebrates as the grand finale for the Saginaw fireworks display lights up the sky, July 4, 2014. Coty Giannelli | Mlive.com