13-year-old Labant sparks a connection with welding

With his unique hobby of welding, Steven Labant, 13, of St. Marys has used his self-taught skills to create an array of abstract sculptures, many of which are sold at The Variety Shoppe located on Erie Avenue in downtown St. Marys. Steven, the son of Joe and Cindy Labant of St. Marys is a seventh grade student at St. Marys Catholic Middle School and has been welding for three years.