ORCHID: To BP America for investing $50,000 in a new curriculum for Trumbull County schools. It involves a state-of-the-art, web-based STEM program and will affect 20,000 students in grades 4 through 12 in Trumbull County's public school districts. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The curriculum is expected to be in operation by the end of the year.
ORCHID: To Dr. Cynthia Anderson, president of Youngstown State University, who was honored as Woman of the Year during National Business Women's Week. The event was sponsored by the Youngstown Business & Professional Women's Club.
ONION: For the flood of junk mail that seems to never end from politicians running for office in the Nov. 6 election.
ORCHID: To the Davis Denman family of Johnston for recently being named Ohio's Farm Family of the Year. Davis and Bette Denman of Johnston were awarded the title by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Farmer Magazine and the Ohio Farm Bureau. The awards ceremony was held at the Farm Science Review in London, Ohio. The family joins the Sharecs of Newton Township and the Campbells of Bristol as the only Trumbull County families to receive the award.
ONION: For people who rake or blow their leaves into the streets. The leaves eventually end up clogging or obstructing the street drains, causing water to pond in the roadways when it rains.
ORCHID: To Allegiant Travel Co., as it reported earnings for the third quarter of this year that came in as its highest third-quarter earnings per share in the company's history. It was the 39th consecutive profitable quarter for the destination travel airline, which operates a hub out of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna.
ORCHID: To prestigious Italian chef Daimer Cescon - who plans to open a restaurant in Trumbull County soon - for volunteering to cook a meal for Warren firefighters earlier this week.
ORCHID: To Covelli Enterprises for retaining its naming rights on the Covelli Centre for another year. Covelli Enterprises, based in Warren, is the largest franchisee of Panera Bread and is the fifth-largest restaurant franchisee in the nation. Covelli Enterprises also owns several O'Charley's Restaurants.