“I think it’s important that we have a fair contract because when we go into communities, we’re on the front lines. Probation officers can’t go into homes without a partner. We go into all kinds of situations alone, without police officers. And fair is fair. It’s not about pay raises, it’s about our medical insurance. Our work is important and we deserve a fair contract.”

[Ashley Gill of Ambridge rallies with members of SEIU Local 668 outside the Human Services Building in Beaver Falls on April 1st. At that time, the workers had been working without a contract for nearly a year and negotiations with the county commissioners were at a standstill. Since then, a tentative agreement has been reached and will be voted on in the coming days.]
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.