Candids from Special Olympics games

Officer Jake Mannarino, left, presented awards in the men’s track and field competition, pinning a fifth-place ribbon on Cy Dopson. Other winners were, from left, Clark Francey, silver; Todd Kuhn, gold; Grey Hocking, bronze; and Joey Carrol, fourth. -- Amy Neeley

Today’s community page features candid photos taken at the annual Area Nine Special Olympics held May 4 at Harding Stadium in Steubenville.

Approximately 300 athletes from 10 counties, including Jefferson County, demonstrated their skills in various track and field events.

State competition will be held June 28-30 in Columbus.

Congratulations to all who were a part of this annual tradition — the winners, the participants and the helpers and organizers.