ORCHID: To Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, for helping convince the Air Force Reserve to let the Youngstown station's 910th Tactical Airlift Wing spray for mosquitoes on non-federally owned land in North Dakota and Virginia. The 910th is a vital part of the local economy, and its unique service will help reduce disease and improve the quality of life in areas troubled with an overwhelming mosquito population.
ONION: To Bazetta trustees and Fire Chief Dennis Lewis for expanding the Fire Department's administration to include an assistant fire chief at an annual salary of $57,324.80 plus benefits and overtime and for allowing the management position to be in the firefighters' union.
ORCHID: To the Covenant Life Fellowship Church youth group and others who placed more than 5,000 American flags across Hubbard for the Fourth of July.
ORCHID: To the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Foundation, which presented a $35,000 donation to Dr. Farid Naffah's Avamar Foundation which helps disadvantaged elderly residents in Trumbull County pay for prescription medications.
ORCHID: To Brookfield police and the Trumbull County Prosecutor's Office for swiftly boarding up and filing a nuisance complaint against Club Vixen, following a pattern of police calls to the night club. The City of Warren should take note on how it's done after failing to successfully follow through on requests for nuisance abatements against night clubs with worse histories.
ORCHID: To the PNC Foundation for contributing $5,000 to gregg's gardens, an effort to create a Garden District in a large city neighborhood northeast of downtown Warren. Momentum continues to accelerate for gregg's gardens, which is now the focus of a sorely needed repopulation effort.
ORCHID: To Warren resident Adam Gregory and Trumbull County Tourism Bureau Director Stephanie Sferra for their quick action in noticing and containing a mulch fire along the Kinsman House in downtown Warren until firefighters arrived.