Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To Sue Davis of Vienna and Flash, her 4-year-old, black, curly coated retriever, honored as “Best in Breed” this week at the Westminster Kennel Club’s Dog Show in New York City, where dogs and handlers compete from all over the world. Winning best in breed is an incredible honor.

• ORCHID: To Warren native Tori Piper who is spending time in South Korea working as a chief electrician in her third Olympic games. It’s her job to create studios at a moment’s notice — whether it’s on a mountainside for downhill skiing or at the half pipe for snowboarding or anywhere else — allowing us to witness America’s athletes making us proud. Now that’s a rush!

• ONION: To the Warren mother charged after her three young kids — ages 8, 4 and 2 — were found wandering on the city’s northwest side this week. The oldest child said mom was home sleeping.

• ORCHID: To a group of Warren knitters and crocheters who have been meeting at Pat Catan’s in Warren for weeks to put together blankets that they donated last week to the Warren Family Mission as part of Pat Catan’s 12th annual Warm Up America campaign. Volunteers in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia made and donated more than 2,100 afghans and more than $45,000 to the needy.

• ORCHID: To John Urchek of Cortland, who donated $1,000 of the $15,000 he won this week in the United Way’s 8th annual Greenwood Chevrolet Cruze or Cash Giveaway. Urchek donated part of his winnings back to United Way of Trumbull County. He was selected randomly for the prize from among donors to the 2017 campaigns for United Way of Trumbull County or United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.