ORCHID: To the Trumbull Correctional Institution for being rated as "one of the safest, cleanest and well-managed higher security facilities in Ohio" by the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee. The organization is an Ohio legislative committee that inspects correctional facilities to ensure they are safe and humane environments.
ORCHID: To the Ohio House of Representatives for passing a bill that prohibits children from buying or accepting alternative nicotine products, most notably electronic cigarettes. HB 144 passed with bipartisan support and will now be sent to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.
ORCHID: To U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, founder and chairman of the House Manufacturing Caucus, for supporting the Senate Commerce Committee's hearing on how to strengthen U.S. innovation and manufacturing. Mahoning Valley native Eric A. Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens Corp., and Michael S. Garvey, president and CEO of Youngstown's M-7 Technologies, testified at the Senate hearing.
ORCHID: To Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Ronald E. Rosser for speaking to Niles sand Brookfield After-school students on how to be successful, and to leaders from each school for providing this opportunity to their students.
ORCHID: To Braceville native Barbara Broome on becoming the new dean of the Kent State University College of Nursing.
ORCHID: To McDonald Mayor Glenn Holmes and Village Administrator Thomas Domitrovich for working with the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Trumbull County Highway Engineer's Office on creating an alternative access road to the industrial center off Olive Street.