Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To Newton Falls police for winning a $50,000 Ohio Attorney General grant to help fight opioid abuse. Newton Falls was the only Trumbull County community to receive a portion of $3 million in grants.

• ORCHID: To volunteers, including Adam Jenyk, Chaelsie “Jette Jenyk” Adkins and their 9-year-old son, along with several others, who responded to social media posts about high grass and unkept yards in Niles by helping clean them.

• ONION: To those who complained via social media about the unkept Niles yards. Volunteers who helped clean the yards said this: “Sometimes we all need some help, and getting out there and actually doing something to help makes a lot more sense than complaining about it online.”

• ORCHID: To members and auxiliary of the Newton Falls Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3332 who organized and hosted veterans from the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Wade Park recently. Vets were greeted with a police escort, a standing ovation, gifts and well-deserved recognition. Members of AMVETS 112, American Legion in Newton Falls, Newton Falls Honor Society members and the girls soccer team also assisted.

• ONION: To the bicyclist who was caught stealing 55 brick pavers from inside the Trumbull Homes housing complex on Hazelwood Avenue SE. Inexplicably, he placed the paver stones inside a city trash can and pulled it alongside him as he rode away on a bicycle, a police report states.