ORCHID: To the 10 employees and manager who work together in the Eastwood Mall Target store for volunteering at the Trumbull County Dog Kennel recently. They cleaned, organized, walked dogs and provided a $50 gift certificate.
ORCHID: To Trumbull County Educational Service Center Governing Board member Albert Haberstroh, who was recognized recently for his service to the Ohio School Boards Association. Haberstroh serves on the OSBA's board of trustees, its Federal Relations Network, Delegate Assembly and Rules Committee and belongs to the Northeast Region Executive Committee.
ORCHID: To the five members of the Trumbull County Bar Association who died in the past year and were remembered this week. It was the ninth annual memorial service, and it was held in the Trumbull County Courthouse. Those remembered were Richard F. Schwartz, Kimberly A. Kohli, Roy A. Mimna, Charles A. Pealer and J. Vincent Catuogno. Memories of each were presented by another attorney from the county.
ONION: It may not be illegal, but it doesn't look proper. Ohio Auditor David Yost's office has turned over to Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins' office information about the village of Lordstown's building of two wind turbines. It shows that Lordstown hired a company to write the specifications for the turbines. The company's name was Wind Turbines of Ohio. When the contract was awarded to build the turbines, guess who was the successful bidder? Wind Turbines of Ohio.
ORCHID: To CNBC and NBC for highlighting the area in a positive way by reporting live from Youngstown throughout the day on Thursday. Its focus was mainly on the area's economic resurgence and how it is related to the Utica Shale natural gas formation in the area. The reporting was part of the network's ''Invest in America'' program.
ORCHID: To a Warren woman who was named ''Queen for a Day'' as part of a local foundation's efforts to recognize individuals for their service to others. Paulette Eisenbraun was selected this year for the honor and presented a proclamation from the city, along with gifts and prizes. A ceremony took place recently at the Upton House. She has fraternal twins with Down syndrome, and her son was diagnosed at age 3 with leukemia. Eisenbraun co-founded Putting Downs First, which hosts the annual Buddy Walk to raise awareness of Down syndrome, which draws a crowd of more than 1,000 people.