Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To Warren City Schools, United Way of Trumbull County and Second Harvest Food Bank, which opened Raider Pantries at Jefferson PK-8 and Willard PK-8 schools, to provide students and families with food and personal items. Mercy Health St. Joseph Warren Hospital also promised to help stock the pantries with personal care items. A Raider Pantry also opened in September at Warren G. Harding High School.

• ORCHID: To officials and taxpayers at Liberty Local Schools and Liberty Township for agreeing to transform the former Liberty High School building off Churchill Hubbard Road into a community recreation center. The school district and township will provide programs and activities in the historic building with a restored gymnasium for youth recreation. Now that’s an asset!

• ONION: To former Niles Auditor Charles Nader who pleaded guilty to felony theft in office and two misdemeanor counts dealing with his time in office. The only good news is that Nader saved taxpayers time and money by pleading guilty and avoiding trial.

• ORCHID: To third district Young People’s Division of Ministry and Ladies Missionary organization at Warren’s Grace AME Church for distributing books to Warren area children as part of the Reading is Fun program.

• ORCHID: To Molly Rink of Kinsman, an Ohio Connections Academy student recognized with a Prudential Spirit of Community Award as a youth making a positive impact in her neighborhood. Molly was chosen because she babysits for single mothers at no charge so they are able to go to work and she raises money to help the homeless.



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