Ja-Ontay and Jessica O'Bryant

Mansfield Senior High School student Ja'Ontay O'Bryant, seen here with his mom, Jessica O'Bryant, is ready for a second summer of work through a program for youth with Richland County Job & Family Services.

MANSFIELD -- Ja'Ontay O'Bryant picked off seven passes for Mansfield Senior's football team last fall, earning All-Ohio honors as a sophomore cornerback.

He is now ready for a second summer of picking -- and pulling -- weeds at NECIC's Urban Farm on Bowman Street, part of the summer youth employment program funded by Richland County Job & Family Services.

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