Officials and other Valley residents gather on the Mahoning County Courthouse steps for a National Day of Prayer service. Deputy Sheriff Chris Flak, above, leads people in a prayer for protection. At right, Daniel Anderson of Canfield takes time for a quiet prayer during the service, which took place this week. Marty Subramanian, below center, is more expressive as she and her husband, Mohan, pray. The Subramanians are from Boardman.