ORCHID: To the three energy companies drilling for gas and oil along Ohio's Utica Shale that reported last week that they're seeing positive results on their wells' production numbers. The drilling took place southwest of here, and the three energy companies are Gulfport Energy Corp., Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Antero Resources Corp.
ONION: To the Youngstown Board of Control, which recently renewed the city's contract with the firm that maintains its gunfire sensor system. The board agreed to a one-year renewal for $62,500 with what is called ShotSpotter. The system places sensors across the city to detect gunfire. Police Chief Rod Foley didn't speak too highly of it. But he said he decided to renew the agreement even though the sensors have not been as much of a deterrent as he had hoped.
ORCHID: To the volunteers who spent a weekend constructing ''Alex's Playground'' at Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley Beeghly Campus in Boardman. Volunteers from Home Depot, the Aut Mori Grotto, Junior League of Youngstown and Austintown Rotary, along with friends and family of Allison and Mark Vistein, constructed the playground on campus . The project was inspired by two parents mourning the loss of their infant son. Allison and Mark Vistein made the initial gift for the project with funds received from family and friends.
ONION: During the recent tornadic activity that hit Girard, the tornado sirens in Liberty did not go off. Liberty was in the direct path of the storm, and the warnings did not happen. Why?
ORCHID: For the third annual ''Miskito Pirate Fest'' being held through Sunday at the Mosquito Lake Marina in Bazetta. The free event includes unique pirate-themed activities, musical entertainment and a magician, among other features.
ORCHID: To the fraternity brothers with Pi Kappa Phi who have spent the past 25 years cycling across America to raise awareness and acceptance of individuals with disabilities. Thirty-eight members of the fraternity stopped recently on their trek across country at Fairhaven School in Niles. It was the 12th visit the group has made to the school. The group of cyclists left June 3 from San Francisco on their way to Washington, D.C., for an event called ''Journey of Hope.''