Orchids and onions
• ORCHID: To Warren’s National Packard Museum, the Mahoning Valley Corvette Club and all the organizers of today’s annual Packard legacy show with events happening all day. It’s a wonderful event full of entertainment and, of course, displays of historic cars, many of which represent Warren’s history. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the National Packard Museum on Warren’s northwest side.
• ORCHID: To Warren-based Raymond John Wean Foundation for promising $125,000 per year for 15 years to Youngstown for naming rights of the new riverfront park there. The park will include the new Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, walking trails, 20 acres of recreational space and more, hoping the beautiful park will help to “inspire folks.” The donation also makes perfect sense because the original Wean United manufacturing plant sat on part of the land.
• ONION: To Commissioner Dan Polivka who, despite having his own designated county parking place in a nearby parking lot, frequently parks in curbside parking spots that should be left open for taxpayers and other visitors to the Trumbull County administration building. The spots are clearly labeled “20 minute parking, use flashers,” yet the commissioner’s vehicle often is parked there for significantly longer.
• ORCHID: To Amazon for bringing a last-mile delivery center — the fourth such delivery station in Ohio — to North Jackson. The 43,200-square-foot facility, which opened this week, employs about 200 full- and part-time workers who are Amazon associates, plus several other independent delivery drivers. Delivery is big business these days, and our area should be glad to be part of it.
• ORCHID: To the Mosquito Lake Dog Park and volunteer group Love Vincent for hosting a fundraiser fun walk 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at Mosquito Lake Park beach area to raise money to assist families with dogs who are suffering from cancer.