ORCHID: To Warren Mayor Doug Franklin's office for pursing the automation of city-issued permits, licensing, parcel management, property inspections, code enforcement and other tasks that often become burdensome on businesses and residents.
ORCHIDS: To Maplewood, Hubbard and Poland high schools, which cracked the Top 100 list of best high schools in Ohio, according to U.S. News and World Report magazine. Maplewood ranked No. 69, Hubbard No. 79 and Poland No. 98.
ORCHID: To the Trumbull County Historical Society for providing 75 years of documenting, preserving and showcasing the community's history. Happy anniversary.
ORCHID: To Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Aviation Director Dan Dickten for his ongoing efforts to attract daily commercial flights back to the Vienna facility.
ONION: To Warren Law Director Greg Hicks for protecting Sunshine of Trumbull County and Warren Redevelopment and Planning by calling them ''private'' nonprofits and therefore not subject to open records and a state audit.
ORCHID: To Warren Councilman Alford Novak for calling for state audits of Sunshine and WRAP. Despite Hicks' opinion, Novak should take the matter to Ohio Auditor David Yost and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to determine whether the agencies, created and funded by the government, can keep its books private.
ORCHID: To Warren City Council president candidate Jim Graham for saying Sunshine's and WRAP's executive director, Anthony Iannucci, should be replaced. The boards that oversee both agencies should show some responsibility by responding publicly to Graham, Novak and the community at large.
ONION: To Halcon Resources for not providing better directions to truck drivers servicing a well in Lordstown. Many large trucks have turned onto a small, residential, dead-end street in Weathersfield.