ORCHID: For the Hope Academy for Autism which will open in the fall at Shepherd of All God's Children on Niles Road S.E. It will provide educational services to children identified with any autism spectrum disorder and Asperger syndrome. Shepherd of All God's Children, a community-based day care and child development center, will be the location for the school.
ORCHID: To the Warren Family Mission for offering a hot-weather program recently. The program has been providing people who are homeless an air-conditioned place to stay and cool off and hot meals.
ONION: To people who went a little too far with fireworks on the Fourth of July. Generally, it's not a good idea to be shooting fireworks at midnight, because people are trying to sleep.
ORCHID: For a unique program to instruct people about food preservation safety. It is being offered through Grow Youngstown, the YWCA of Warren and Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership. It will teach people how to preserve the fruits of summer. The first of two classes will be held Wednesday at Warren YWCA. The second class will be held Aug. 22 at the YWCA.
ORCHID: To the Mesopotamia Volunteer Firemen's Association which is holding its 39th annual ox roast and antique and flea market through Sunday at the township center. The event will include more than 160 dealers and live entertainment each day and is free.
ORCHID: For the 2012 "Tails, Trails and Carnival" animal walk hosted by Safe at Last Dog Rescue and TNR of Warren being held today at the Mosquito Lake State Park. The event will include dog and children games and vendors, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and concession stand. Activities will focus on teaching children about pets.
ORCHID: For Warren native and former major league baseball player Ed Stroud. He died Monday at University Hospitals of Cleveland at the age of 72. Stroud was a 1958 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and played Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox and the Washington Senators from 1966-71. Stroud worked for the City of Warren as the equal opportunity coordinator before retiring from his duties in 1998.
ONION: To the cybercriminals behind the DNS Changer virus which may cause thousands of computer users in the U.S. to lose their Internet access Monday. To make sure your computer is not infected with the virus, visit www.dcwg.org.