ORCHID: To Liberty Township and its police department for operating a senior watch program that is so effective the City of Struthers recently started one using Liberty as the model.
ONION: To City of Warren Environmental Services Department Director Leann O'Brien for turning the government agency into a competitor against private companies. Government should provide services that support the private sector.
ORCHID: To Burghill native Scott Difford, a 2007 John F. Kennedy High School graduate, who has taken the stage on Broadway in the musical ''Matilda.''
ONION: To Warren Auditor David Griffing and Warren City Council for failing to advertise for bids on purchasing $127,000 worth of garbage bins. By purchasing the 2,352 ''toters'' a little at a time, the city is skirting the spirit, and perhaps the letter, of Ohio law.
ORCHID: To Trumbull County commissioners for rejecting a $5 per hour pay raise request from employees in the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office.
ORCHID: To Trish Nuskievicz for being named interim director of the Trumbull County Planning Commission.
ORCHID: To Niles City Council for reconsidering its ban on hydraulic fracturing and related oil and natural gas industry activities in the city.
ONION: To Niles City Council for passing the fracking ban as an emergency. If given the proper three readings, thus allowing public comment, council members could have avoided making such a humiliating mistake.