ORCHID: To Trumbull Mobile Meals in Warren as it has expanded its delivery service to customers in the northern and eastern sections of the county. It's because of a new truck the organization recently acquired that keeps meals warm for delivery. Now 17 people have meals delivered to them on weekdays in Kinsman, Hartford, Vernon, Burghill, Hubbard and Brookfield. Prior to getting the truck, Mobile Meals went no farther than the Cortland area.
ONION: To the person or persons killing dogs in Youngstown. On Wednesday, police found a pit bull that had been shot and dumped in a ravine on the North Side. It was is the second case of a dog death this week. On Monday, a person cleaning the Western Reserve Transit Authority station downtown said he was picking up trash when he saw the bodies of two brown-and-black puppies wrapped in rope. Both puppies had rope wrapped around their legs and necks and were dead.
ORCHID: For the Chevrolet Cruze as it has started 2012 swiftly, with improved sales. In January, it had 15,049 sales, an increase of 10.4 percent from January 2011. The Lordstown Complex-built compact car was GM's second-best selling car, trailing the Chevrolet Impala's 16,009. The Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck led all GM vehicles with 26,850 sales.
ORCHID: To longtime Cortland city police Chief Gary Mink upon his retirement. He had held the post for 28 years. He was hired by the Cortland Police Department in 1979, and was named chief in 1983. His retirement became official Jan. 19. For now, Officer Tom Andrews is serving as acting chief.
ORCHID: For Liberty Township officials who are encouraging residents to sign up for a little-known system they have. It's called the Nixle alert system, available in Liberty since 2009. The alert system is free and is used in cities nationwide, including departments in Los Angeles and San Diego. The system works by sending out emails or text messages to enrolled residents during emergencies such as severe weather.
ORCHID: To local attorneys who provide free legal advice on a walk-in basis to people who cannot afford a lawyer. The service usually is offered the first Wednesday of each month. Local attorneys volunteer their time and are available to answer legal questions in a confidential setting. The clinic is sponsored by Community Legal Aid's Volunteer Legal Services Program. It is at the Legal Aid offices, 160 E. Market St., Suite 225, Warren.