ORCHID: To the Mahoning Valley Scrappers minor league baseball organization for bringing quality entertainment to Eastwood Field in Niles for the past 15 years.
ONION: To Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp. Executive Board Chairman Kim Phillips and the rest of the 25-member board of trustees for what appear to be many violations of the nonprofit organization's bylaws. There is no record of the full board meeting for about five years despite bylaws that require that the full board conduct more frequent business such as electing trustees, electing officers, providing financial oversight and approving hires. More should be expected from those responsible for an organization that accepts taxpayer dollars and is granted tax-free status by the IRS.
ONION: To Warren Redevelopment and Planning Corp. Director Anthony Iannucci for dodging transparency by refusing to share what appears to be public information, such as meeting minutes, with Warren City Council, which supports the agency with taxpayer money.
ORCHID: To the William Swanston Charitable Fund that awarded $106,750 in grants to eight community organizations seeking to make a difference in the lives of Mahoning Valley children and their families.
ORCHID: To Warren Police Chief Eric Merkel, who was sworn in Tuesday. Merkel announced that creating a street crime unit would be a top priority. That sounds like an excellent strategy to address one of the biggest problems in the city.
ONION: To Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport Director Daniel Dickten for losing a $30,000 federal grant because the money sat unused since 2009. The grant expired after four years.
ONION: To Niles City Schools for operating a bus garage without a working toilet and for needing a threat from the city before providing this important modern convenience for its employees there.
ORCHID: To ValleyCare Health Systems of Ohio for its $20 million Northside Medical Center expansion that shows a strong commitment to serving Trumbull and Mahoning counties.