ORCHID: To the Landscape and Horticultural Technology students and teacher Raul Kemp of TCTC for the hard work and use of their skills at the Trumbull County Veterans' Memorial. Students partnered with Friends of the Greenhouse Consortium's volunteers to clean the beds, amend the soil and plant more than 500 annuals for Memorial Day observances. Thank you, Mr. Kemp and students.
ONION: For the developments causing about 400 civilian employees being served notice of proposed furloughs resulting in the Youngstown Air Reserve Station possibly being closed on Mondays from July 15 to Aug. 26. While the flights may be grounded, the logistics of how the station will be affected still are uncertain. All services at the base will be shut down while the employees are forced to take their unpaid leave with the exception of the security and safety departments.
ORCHID: To the Greater Youngstown Area Soap Box Derby, which will be held today at the Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center in Cortland. Drivers ages 8 to 17 from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties will compete in three divisions. Winners continue on to the International Soap Box Derby held in July in Akron.
ORCHID: To the Trumbull County commissioners and Executive Dog Warden Gwen Logan for holding "License Fine Forgiveness Days" June 11 to 13. The normal $14 fee is doubled to $28 after Jan. 31. For those renewing dog licenses, there is no fine for late renewal.
ORCHID: To the Bazetta Township Police Department and Mosquito Lake Marina for hosting the 10th annual Safety Day today at Mosquito Lake State Park. The event will include vehicles and representatives from local police and fire departments, state and federal agencies and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
ORCHID: To the fourth-graders at Newton Falls Intermediate School who tracked the daily journey of local resident Arthur Dunn, 75, who walked around the perimeter of the state of Ohio in April and May. Dunn spoke recently to the more than 100 fourth-grade students, sharing slides and information he kept in a daily diary of his trip around the state.