ORCHID: To the U.S. Postal Service. As part of the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger program, the Postal Service is asking residents to place non-perishable food items by mailboxes today. Residents can leave a bag containing canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailboxes prior to the time of regular mail delivery. Letter carriers then will collect the food as they deliver the mail and take it to a local food bank or pantry. Stamp Out Hunger began at the local level in the late 1980s and went nationwide in 1992.
ONION: To people who jog on streets and roadways. For example, joggers can be seen on a fairly frequent basis on East Market Street where there are perfectly good sidewalks parallel with the street. It's dangerous for the joggers and an aggravation for motorists.
ORCHID: To the Newton Falls Community Drug Awareness / Prevention Night's ''Stand Up, Speak Out Against Drugs.'' The event will be held Monday at Newton Falls High School. It will feature the Trumbull-Ashtabula Group Drug Task Force and Community Solutions. There will be a 3-D model of a teenager's room with hidden drugs, which should be interesting.
ONION: To the city of Warren and entities which might be guilty of not cleaning the loose gravel on streets left over from the winter. Hellooooo, it's mid May. It may not mean much to people driving cars on four wheels, but to people riding motorcycles and bicycles on two wheels it is a big deal and quite dangerous. If the gravel doesn't come up soon, we guess the street crews will be better prepared for the coming winter.
ORCHID: For the Special Olympics track and field event this weekend in Girard. Four counties will be represented with opening ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Girard's Arrowhead Stadium. There will be seven teams from Columbiana, Mahoning, Summit and Trumbull counties with about 250 athletes. Events and awards will take place throughout the day. Volunteers from Girard City Schools and the community are taking part as well.