ORCHID: To Warren City Council members Helen Rucker, Eddie Colbert and John Brown Jr., for voting down proposed legislation that, if passed, would tax residents and businesses who had multiple false alarms.
ORCHID: To Warren businessman Paul Clouser for continuing his commitment to downtown for his part in building a walking bridge and providing an easement to connect the Franklin Street parking deck with Courthouse Square.
ORCHID: To Diles Market in Leavittsburg for helping raise more than $3,000 through sub sandwich sales, basket raffles and a bake sale on April 5 to help the family of LaBrae first-grade student Nash Ballentine with medical expenses. Nash is undergoing chemotherapy.
ORCHID: To Trumbull County commissioners for aggressively pursuing funding for a $3.5 million sewer project in Newton. The project would connect about 200 residences in the area of Scott Street to the Newton Falls sewage treatment facility.
ORCHID: To the Area Agency on Aging 11 Inc. and its health care partners for beginning transition services for up to 10,000 Medicare beneficiaries leaving hospitals in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties. The transition care is designed to prevent re-admissions that financially drain health care funds.
ONION: To Sunshine Inc. of Warren board of directors Gary Shaffer, Cathy Zapka, Gary Mayers and Mel Iron for allowing the nonprofit organization, created to provide home ownership opportunities for low-income residents, to fall into a terrible financial situation. The Trumbull County treasurer has had to threaten to foreclose on more than 50 houses that are tax delinquent.
ORCHID: To Youngstown State University engineering students whose creations were honored by Hynes Industries and demonstrated on Thursday in Moser Hall.