ORCHID: To Vallourec Star workers who overwhelmingly rejected an offer to join the United Electrical Workers Union, and especially those whose public leadership helped educate the employees who voted.
ONION: To Girard Law Director Brian Kren for refusing to provide the community with a reason for firing longtime municipal court Prosecutor Robert Johnson. Kren's silence has court district residents, especially those who have had cases handled by Johnson, wondering if anything inappropriate happened.
ORCHID: To Trumbull County residents Gary Taneri of Warren and Susan Jacobs of Cortland, who were among the winners at the 76th Area Artist Annual Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art.
ORCHID: To the Warren Salvation Army, the Warren Family Mission, the American Red Cross in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, and any other organization that provided warming stations during the recent cold snap.
ORCHID: To Youngstown State University for the opening of its Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing where students have access to cutting-edge, 3-D printing.
ORCHID: To Warren native Matthew T. Metzler for winning a Screen Actors Guild award for his role in "Breaking Bad."
ORCHID: To Glenn and Sandee Smith of Mecca, Paul Wilde of Gustavus, Paul Aaron of Fowler and Milton Eddie of Champion for winning Trumbull County Farm Bureau Golden Wheat awards.