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Scott Avolio, Campaign Manager for Justin Walsh, PA State House of Representative in the 58 District, celebrates. Walsh was re-elected on November 6th, 2018, and he and his team gathered at La Eda's restaurant in Monessen, PA. (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Sarah Indyk hits all ranges of the emotional scale -- from shocked to thrilled, after being named 2018 Homecoming Queen at Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport, PA (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Jimmy Toscano cuts hair for Brandon Forte, one of his customers, in the barber section of Toscano's Beauty Salon & Barber Shop in Rostraver, PA on June 19th, 2018 (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Serra Catholic's Mark Black poses with an award after being named the Mon Valley Independent 2017 Aul Bat Player of the Year (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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“The Wall That Heals,” a mobile exhibit and half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, is escorted down Walnut Street in McKeesport, PA on August 7th, 2018. The replica memorial was transported through the region by motorcyclists and various Police, Fire, and EMS from the surrounding areas.

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Carlinos Acie (left) accepts his official assignment to the United States Naval Academy from Lieutenant Commander Matt Reed at the McKeesport High School 2018 Commencement Ceremony on June 6th, 2018 (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Protestors in front of the White House hold up signs speaking out against President Donald Trump on August 15th, 2018

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Jasmine Watson pushes her daughter, Charlie Johnson on a swing at the Mechanic Street Playground in California, PA on June 25th, 2018 (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Jackson O'Connor, Jake Booher, and Justin Nemec (L-R) prepare to cheer on the Ringgold Rams baseball team in the 2018 WPIAL 4A Championship game at Wild Things Park in Washington, PA on May 29th, 2018 (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Gina Antosz (right) helps Nick Algeri prepare to be presented at the 2018 Commencement ceremony at South Allegheny High School on June 1st, 2018 (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Jordan Golden (left) and Lucy Lewis get excited about popcorn being made during the Celebrity Kids Kitchen at the Christy Park United Methodist Church in McKeesport, PA on June 4th, 2018 (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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McKeesport Housing Authority Executive Director Steve Bucklew and Deputy Executive Director Diane Raible discuss the accessibility plans and projects for Yester Square and Kooser Court in McKeesport, PA on June 19th, 2018 (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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Terron Taylor gives a "#1" sign while waiting for his name to be called at the 2018 Commencement ceremony at McKeesport High School on June 6th, 2018 (Mike Darnay/Mon Valley Independent)

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A shack across from the White House is decorated with protesting signs against President Donald Trump is posted with a 'Resist' sign on August 15th, 2017