ONION: To Warren City Council President Bob Dean for the outrageous, caustic comment he made on Fox 8 News about why extra money donated for funeral expenses for the six children and young adults killed in a tragic automobile crash will not go to the families. ''Everything that went into that bank will go for the funeral expenses,'' Dean said on Fox 8 News. ''Not to the families. Not to buy big rims on cars or dope, but for the families and for the funeralization,'' Dean said.
ORCHID: To the City of Warren, the Western Reserve Port Authority, the Trumbull County Planning Commission and Howland Township for pursuing U.S. EPA funding to address brownfield issues in the Golden Triangle industrial area. Redevelopment in the Golden Triangle would be an economic boost for the entire county. It is also better to direct companies to existing infrastructure rather than unnecessarily creating new.
ONION: To Brookfield trustees for imposing a $5 license plate tax on vehicle owners in the township.
ORCHID: To Loyal B. Mould, the last remaining member of the original W. D. Packard Band, who retired last week.
ORCHID: To the City of Warren and Mayor Doug Franklin for constructing new volleyball courts at Perkins Park. The courts will be open to the public and used by Warren City Schools.
ORCHID: To State Rep. Sean O'Brien for his effort to hopefully change the state law that unfairly forces homeowners to tie into privately-constructed sewer lines, regardless of cost or ability to pay.
ORCHID: To the Marion G. Resch Foundation, which has provided more than $2 million to Youngstown State University, including a $185,000 awarded last week to provide scholarships to students from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties.