ORCHID: To the Newton Falls Police Department for an exemplary track record of quickly disseminating important information about criminal incidents and suspects. This timely information, such as photos and descriptions of suspects and getaway vehicles, often publicized electronically moments after a crime has been committed, helps the public protect itself. It has also led to speedily tracking down a murder suspect and apprehending a robbery suspect.
ONION: To President Barack Obama's administration for again refusing to take action against China for currency manipulation. Local factories and their employees suffer when China devalues its yuan, making its goods cheaper for Americans and U.S. goods more expensive in China.
ORCHID: To Trumbull Count Dog Warden Gwen Logan for lowering the rate at which pets must be euthanized.
ORCHID: To Howland football player De'Veon Smith for setting the all-time Trumbull County rushing record and being named the Trumbull County Coaches Association Player of the Year.
ORCHID: To Youngstown State University graduates Walter and Mary Healy for bequeathing $1 million to their alma mater. The Healys live in California. Mary Healy said, ''Even though we no longer live in Youngstown, it still has a very special place in our hearts and always will.''
ONION: To Warren Police Officer Emanuel Nites for again engaging in personal activity while on the clock. In the past, Warren taxpayers paid Nites while he coached a girls basketball team. This year they paid him while he participated in a fantasy football draft.
ORCHID: To the 4,600 hourly workers at the General Motors complex who will receive $250 bonuses for reaching quality performance goals. Their performance helps insure that the local plant, vital to the Mahoning Valley economy, remains as one of GM's most important. Their bonuses, when circulated into the local economy, help fortify job security throughout the Mahoning Valley.