ORCHID: To Modern Home Kitchen and Bath of Warren for operating a successful business in the city for 50 years. Not many locally owned businesses have such longevity.
ONION: To State Rep. Tom Letson, D-Warren, for what appears to be a violation of the city's zoning laws by housing a ''sober house'' in a residential neighborhood and for defending his actions by saying ''to help people that are asking for help, everywhere is the right place.''
ORCHID: To the local universities and colleges providing good returns on student investment. In recent national evaluations, Youngstown State ranked 21st, Kent State 27th and Hiram College 32nd.
ORCHID: To McDonald village officials for offering to sell water to the future racino in Austintown. Youngstown demanded too much money, causing Austintown trustees to balk. That triggered an offer from Niles and now McDonald. This competition is healthy.
ORCHID: To Clear Choice Creative CEO Tommy Ross for producing a documentary highlighting all of the positive attributes that the City of Warren offers.
ORCHID: To Starr Manufacturing in Vienna for receiving the attention of Life is My Movie Entertainment, which produced the documentary ''American Made Movie,'' and for helping to initiate the program ''Educators in the Manufacturing Workplace.''
ORCHID: To Jessica Borza on being named collaboration coordinator for the Mahoning Valley Economic Competitiveness Project.
ORCHID: To the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for imposing an Aug. 5 deadline for Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to release documents related to the cuts of pensions of salaried retirees from Delphi, and threatening legal action if Lew refuses.