Millie Brown, a cook and waitress at Buch's truck stop, right, pets "Star" a Labrador Retriever that belongs to one of her customers, after her shift, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Steub

 

              Millie Brown, a cook and waitress at Buch
Millie Brown, a cook and waitress at Buch's truck stop, right, pets "Star" a Labrador Retriever that belongs to one of her customers, after her shift, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Steubenville, Ohio. To look at Ohio is to glimpse America in a nutshell — a state full of places where laborers, truck drivers, cooks, store clerks and business owners form the backbone of small-town life. Places where the deli cashes checks, cars and trucks are "vehicles" and the NFL takes a back seat to high-school football .(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)