ORCHID: To the City of Warren, especially Engineering, Planning and Building Director Paul Makosky, for patching and striping the Packard Music Hall parking lot. As the Warren Civic Music Association and Sunrise Entertainment continue to improve the quality of talent and regional draw at the venue, it becomes increasingly important to showcase Packard in the best light possible.
ONION: To Warren Mayor Doug Franklin after another week has elapsed without fulfilling his vow to improve communication between the city Police Department and the public. Again, important information about crimes committed last Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and Monday was not disseminated to the public until after the three-day, holiday weekend.
ORCHID: To cyclists who participated in the pop-up ride on the Warren portion of the Western Reserve Greenway bike trail. Next, it's important that the cycling community and local law enforcement work together to keep this portion of the trail safe.
ONION: To Newton Falls City Manager Jack Haney and other officials there for considering cuts to the Police Department without pursuing a request for proposal from the Trumbull County Sheriff's Office. It's possible the Sheriff's Office, which already has a presence in Newton Falls, could provide the same level of law enforcement for less cost.
ORCHID: To Trumbull County's Tony Logan, who is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's director of rural development in Ohio, Trumbull County commissioners and everybody else involved in securing millions of dollars to help fund a sewer project in Kinsman that will significantly improve public safety.
ORCHID: To Warren City Councilman Eddie Colbert, D-7th Ward, for killing his proposal that would require everybody selling scrap to provide legal proof that they have a right to the materials they are selling.
ORCHID: To state Rep. Sean O'Brien, D-Brookfield, for offering the ''Natural Gas Vehicle Lunch and Learn: CNG 101" on Dec. 5 at the Yankee Lake Ballroom.