ORCHID: To the Warren G. Harding High School First Team 48 Delphi ELITE, for winning a 2013 state title.
ORCHID: To the Newton Falls Joint Fire District for receiving and CSX for giving a grant to provide smoke detectors to home owners.
ORCHID: To the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) for reaching a six-year agreement to supply Ohio-produced natural gas to its customers in Liberty, Warren and Newton Falls. This would be less expensive than purchasing out-of-state gas that has higher transportation costs.
ORCHID: To Champion Local Schools for making the Forbes list of Best Schools for Your Housing Buck. Forbes measured the quality of education with the cost of housing.
ORCHID: To Bristol trustees and the Trumbull County highway engineer for exploring the use of compressed natural gas to fuel township vehicles.
ORCHID: To Elizabeth Cole Clark and Pat McLean, who are leading an effort to install handrails on the balcony level of Packard Music Hall to make the facility safer for older visitors.
ONION: To the City of Warren for not adequately addressing the deplorable condition of the Packard Music Hall parking lot, which presents a danger to older visitors.
ORCHID: To Warren Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem for requesting Warren police to probe a discrepancy between a list of parking fines and receipts that violators produced. Gysegem also suggested that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification might be useful.