Opinion

FAA inspection news troubling

Editorials

In August, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed making ultrasonic inspections of the fan blades in Boeing 737 aircraft engines mandatory. The agency never issued a final decision, however. The engine’s manufacturer had recommended such inspections be conducted within a year. Last ...

Sammartino’s life, work legendary

Editorials

Bruno Sammartino carries to the grave the true mantle of “people’s champion,” a guy who never forgot the hardships of his early life and who never was anything less than grateful for all the millions of fans he accumulated in his professional wrestling career. Even when he was just ...

Shadowing with restrictions could work

Local Columns

I remember years back when Take Your Daughter to Work Day was observed. I think it was in April, so maybe that’s why it was on my mind recently. It has since evolved, I believe, into taking your child to work, but at the time, it was a girly-girl thing and me being all goey-goey about ...

Things to think about

Local Columns

An interesting group of people have appeared in Steubenville since the Herald-Star Speaker Series began in 2012. Each has brought an interesting perspective about the world in general or a specific moment in time. And, while not everybody has agreed with everything every speaker has said, ...

Barbara Bush will be missed

Editorials

It’s not every day the nation loses the wife and mother of a president. It thus is a sort of unstated requirement that Americans paused and remembered Barbara Bush on her death Tuesday at age 92. She had declined further medical treatment for a variety of heart ailments earlier last ...

Remember, your vote counts

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On May 8, we have a chance to go to the polls and change the course of politics in Ohio. We have a chance to make our votes count once more. I say that because gerrymandering took that away from us. It allowed the controlling party to draw district lines that favored the ...

444 months needed to pay off issue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the year 2056, the Indian Creek Local School District bond will be paid off. After 37 years, or 444 monthly payments to pay for this bond, will the district be any better off? I read several letters to the editor, Facebook posts and newspaper articles promoting the passage ...

Guest column/Remember, consumers have credit record rights

Local Columns

According to the Standard & Poor’s Global Financial Literacy Survey, only 57 percent of adults in the United States are considered financially literate. April is National Financial Literacy Month and a good time to take steps toward becoming more financially savvy so you will be subject ...

Lange right choice for Congress

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The 6th Congressional District was deviously designed by party bosses to be a GOP fortress, and its hard-working residents have suffered the painful consequences through eight long years of disastrous misrepresentation by the imported incumbent. The pain in this gerrymandered ...

Numbers just don’t add up

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently, it was reported a drop in population in the Ohio Valley. Jefferson County had a 555 population reduction from 2016-17. Did this reduction reflect a drop in the student population of the Indian Creek Local School District? What were the district’s student population ...