“My Mom worked at J&L and when she lost her job, we lost our house, with 4 girls, so I know exactly how this feels. We’re all [the volunteers at the fundraiser for the 230 workers locked out at ATI in Midland] from the J&L generation so we remember what it was like when the mills went down and people couldn’t support their families. We don’t want to see that again. That’s why we’re doing this.”

“How can people help the families locked out by ATI?”

“Donate money to the lockout fund [callĀ 724-773-2636]; these workers have been locked out since August 15th. Stop by and show them support. They need to see that the community is still behind them. ”

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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.