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“We did four hour shifts [during a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the 230 families locked out by ATI in Midland] and were busy all day with people coming in to support the families. I don’t have any family that affected by the lockout, but I think it’s important to stick together. You see what’s happening today, wages keep on plummeting and the benefits, zip; it’s like the little people have no say anymore. I’m not a member of a union but I have family members who are… unions are the only thing that’s going to keep the middle class.”

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Erin Ninehouser loves photography for its ability to reveal truths and insights that are often too difficult to capture with words. She believes, as Garrison Keillor says through his troubled yet triumphant character Barbara in Pontoon, that “the only sermon that counts is the one formed by our actions.” A native of New Castle, Erin has made her home in Ambridge where she lives happily with her wonderful husband Dave, their three adorable and hilarious cats, and their “old gentleman” dog, Max. Erin is excited to help tell the stories of the people of Beaver County. You can see more of her work on Facebook and connect on Instagram or Twitter.