ORCHID: To actor and director Austin Pendleton, guest of the Tribune Chronicle on Thursday at Packard Music Hall. His appearance was the last of the newspaper's ''It All Started Here'' speaker series in honor of the 200th anniversary of newspaper publication in Warren. He was the fifth speaker. ORCHIDS also to other speakers: National radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt; football player Paul Warfield; opera singer Gary Lehman; CEO Michael Capellas.
ORCHID: For a donation this week on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the Trumbull Career and Technical Center. The facility was given a 1983 Pierce fire engine by the Howland Fire Department and EMS Training Center. It was in memory of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in which many firefighters and paramedics were among the 3,000 people who perished that day.
REPEAT ONION: From last week, for the traffic control light at Pine Avenue in Warren in front of RG Steel. We'll say it again: Since there is very little traffic coming and going at the plant, the stop light probably could be turned off or at least set to a flashing caution light because it's annoying to have to stop for no traffic. Also, knowing there is no traffic, some drivers just run the light without stopping or slowing down, which creates a dangerous situation.
ORCHID: To the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District as it hosted its 11th annual, two-day Community Waters Festivals this week at Perkins Park. It featured activities about the water cycle that correlates with the state's science standards for fourth-grade students. The event had several learning stations at the Warren Community Amphitheatre and scattered throughout the park.
ONION: To the person who stole Mabel. The young English bulldog was stolen from a minivan in Liberty last month when her Idaho family stopped at Bob Evans for dinner. But here is the good news: A Columbus woman purchased the dog last week for $500 and, after having the dog for about a week, she saw the missing dog's image on the Internet and called the dog's owner, Brooke Jillings.
ORCHID: To the cancer survivors and their loved ones who came together in a show of support at the 23rd annual Cancer Survivorship Day. It was sponsored by Trumbull Memorial Hospital, the American Cancer Society and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation. It provided an opportunity for cancer survivors, family members and friends to celebrate success in the fight against cancer.
ORCHID: To the Lordstown Apple Cider Festival organizers for bringing about the 28th annual festival this weekend. It features a parade, rides, games and entertainment. It kicked off Friday and continues through Sunday.