ONION: To U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, for going out of his way to endorse President Obama's proposed minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour. The increase would severely damage at least dozens, probably hundreds of businesses in Ryan's congressional district.
ORCHID: To Brookfield trustees for choosing the Trumbull County Planning Commission to complete a comprehensive plan for the township. Some communities have chosen outside agencies that tend to cost more and produce less because the county's commission is most familiar with how local communities intertwine.
ONION: To Warren Mayor Doug Franklin for so much inaction on Warren City Council's Citizens Advisory Committee 10-point plan that five members of the committee threatened to resign.
ORCHID: To Bristol trustees for launching the Home But Not Alone program in which fire department staff will check on senior citizens and homebound residents.
ORCHID: To Champion High School graduate David Palm on receiving the prestigious Churchill Scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. This will enable him to study at the University of Cambridge in England.
ORCHID: To Merial Price of West Farmington, who has taken up the cause of making the Hoover Dam bypass bridge safer after her daughter, Heather Papayoti, became the seventh person since October 2010 to commit suicide by jumping from the 900-foot structure.
ORCHID: To Lori Verlotta, who became the 22nd Hiram College president, and the first woman to attain the position.