ORCHID: To former Howland resident and Kent State Trumbull student Glenn Luther who taught photojournalism in post-Taliban Afghanistan and had one of his students win a Pulitzer Prize this year.
ORCHIDS: To Jim Graham, who retired after 15 years as United Auto Workers Local 1112 president, and Glenn Johnson, who was sworn in as the new president.
ORCHID: To Warren-based Covelli Enterprises whose Panera Bakery-Cafe in the Toronto suburb of Oakville, Canada, set an opening day sales record.
ONION: To Warren officials who botched the Trumbull County prosecutor's case against an Internet Cafe. Community Development Director Mike Keys sent the owner of one cafe an email indicating that the law director would approve the business. Law Director Greg Hicks said he merely stated that he would approve a legal business. County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins considers Internet cafes illegal but dropped the charges against owners of the Players' Club because of Keys' email.
ORCHID: To Humility of Mary Health Partners for announcing a $203 million investment in St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown and St. Elizabeth Boardman hospital.
ORCHID: To the William Swanston Charitable Fund for awarding a nearly $600,000 grant to the Campbell Works for Children program and ORCHID to Campbell schools for doing the work necessary to earn the grant.
ONION: To Hubbard schools for not placing performance and value ahead of other factors when deciding how to downsize the payroll. The plan is to lay off Hubbard Elementary Assistant Principal Robyn Fette, winner of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators' Assistant Principal Award, because the district simply doesn't need that position any more.
ORCHID: To those responsible for the U.S. Senate Armed Forces Committee's decision to delay plans to reduce the number of planes at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. Our best guess is that U.S. Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles, played important roles.