ORCHID: To Pat Fuller of Warren. She dutifully and regularly waters the beautiful hanging baskets that adorn the downtown area. The huge baskets were donated by the Trumbull 100 organization and make the downtown more inviting to the public.
ORCHID: To a local group of bicycle riders who are working to complete trails in Trumbull and Columbiana counties. They are the Rust Belt Revival Trail Coalition, which is part of the International Mountain Bike Association, and they have formed a new local club for mountain bike riders from Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Mercer counties. The club promotes physical fitness and an active lifestyle. They are working on the North Road Nature Preserve Howland Trail off North Road.
ONION: For City Councilwoman Cheryl Saffold's second brush with the police for her driving habits. In March, she was stopped for driving left of center at North Park Avenue and Atlantic Street. Last week, she was cited for doing 50 mph in a 25 mph zone on South Street. Leaders should lead by example. Going twice the speed limit on any street in Warren is dangerous.
ORCHID: To retired music teacher Lillie Johnson for her contributions to the Trumbull County community. The A. Philip Randolph Institute Trumbull County Chapter recently honored her for her community and volunteer service during a dinner held recently at DiLucia's Banquet Hall.
ORCHID: To First Place Bank as it is taking part in a new "backpack boost" program to help local children start the upcoming school year with a free backpack full of school supplies. The company plans to donate 530 new backpacks as well as items to begin filling them. The bank also is asking for donations from the public for supplies to fill the backpacks. Donations of new school supplies may be dropped off at any First Place Bank branch through Friday.