Opinion

Let’s move forward on spending plan

Editorials

What do immigration law and disagreements over health care policy have to do with ensuring federal agencies have enough money to keep their doors open? Virtually nothing. That did not deter a few Democrats who, for a time, threatened to hold up congressional approval of a major spending bill ...

Making a real difference

Local Columns

Getting caught up: ¯ The majority of people who live in our region appreciate the impact on our community that is provided by the Franciscan University of Steubenville. We’ve seen the economic studies that show the millions of dollars the school helps to put into the region’s economy ...

Closets can make a lot of a.m. ruckus

Local Columns

Squeak, squeak is the sound the bedroom clothes closet doors make when I’m rolling them open. A squeak, squeak that’s there no matter how fast or how slow I try to open the doors, despite my efforts to will them to silence at either speed. Then comes the repeated sound — the word to ...

You can help others in area

Editorials

The shopping, gift-giving and holiday party season is upon us now, and it’s showing no signs of slowing. As a result, many probably have begun to get wrapped up in holiday school events, cookie baking and family outings, among other events, which consume so much of our thoughts and time ...

Water worries in Bergholz

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This past spring, the Jefferson County Water Department started to replace the 60-plus-year-old water line on First Street and Valley View (Star Hill) in Bergholz. They worked for a couple of weeks, and then they were gone. They left the new lines laying beside the road, as ...

Democrats work against change

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have been a member of the middle class my entire life. The Democratic Party used to be a party that cared for the middle class, but with their emphasis on group-identity politics, the Democratic Party has forgotten the middle class. That is why I find it interesting that ...

Trump’s policy doesn’t work

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: That shot that started World War I — the assassination of Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife, Sophie — by a Bosnian revolutionary named Gavrilo Princip led to what was at one time thought to be the war to end all wars. It left 17 million dead and 20 million ...

Respect, dignity toward others

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: She held my hand. As I waited in the lobby I had butterflies — you know, the ones you get just before a surgical procedure. They called my name and off I went not knowing exactly what to expect. They told me I would get a local and would be awake through the process. My ...

No one looks out for customers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I live on Eldersville Road in Follansbee, where a few years ago sewers were installed. My sewer bills have gone up ever since — I also paid a security deposit of $95. I now pay $43.60 per month, and have no water and no trash pickup. A recent article in the Herald-Star ...

Stand up for Indian Creek

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My heart goes out to all the wonderful students of the Indian Creek Local School District who, once again, have been disappointed by the lack of voter turnout to affirm a much needed levy. Anyone who has witnessed the dedication, self-discipline and massive civic minded ...