Editorials

Buckeye Local earns support

It’s no secret that our communities have been facing tough economic times for several years. And while we are seeing some gas and oil industry rewards, area leaders, business people and residents must continue to find ways to bring about opportunities. One way that is possible is by ...

TEMS deserving of area support

The TEMS Joint Ambulance District is an invaluable part of keeping the people of Toronto and the surrounding towns and rural areas alive and safe. TEMS was formed 15 years ago, serving Toronto, Empire, Stratton and Knox Township with a full-time ambulance district, replacing the former ...

Hayden will offer important message

There are many adjectives that come to mind when residents from all points of the Tri-State Area discuss the Trinity Health System Presents the Herald-Star Speaker Series. Some find the presentations to be thought-provoking. Others find them to be an enjoyable evening. Still others say they ...

Egg project offers enjoyable attraction

Unique and colorful best describe the newest project now on display in many locations in downtown Steubenville, and it seems as if it’s another well-thought-out design to bring tourists into town. From Historic Fort Steuben to Downtown Bakery to the Grand Theater for Performing Arts, 17 ...

Misselwitz left mark on area

Bruce Misselwitz was a man who served his community well in many aspects. Misselwitz died unexpectedly on April 13 while on a golfing trip with friends in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was 70. He had been the administrator of the Jefferson County Health Department since January 1981. Misselwitz ...

Rooney’s guidance sure to be missed

If ever there was truth behind the myth of things being done “the Steelers Way,” then that truth was embodied in the late Dan Rooney. Mr. Rooney, who died April 13 at the age of 84, represented being fair minded, charitable and humble, in addition to being very successful. The Steelers of ...

Much to celebrate on this Earth Day

Today has been set for the annual observance of Earth Day, focusing on environmental quality throughout the world. In that context, Americans have much about which to be proud. Are there environmental challenges yet to be addressed? Of course. Many “brownfields,” industrial sites ...

Matey symposium helps students grow

Life moves fast, and any opportunity to get a leg up in today’s world can often make or break a person’s trajectory, especially when entering the realm of business. That’s why we appreciate the efforts of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, which continues to provide the Dr. Barbara A. ...

Heroin sentencing offers big lessons

The sentencing of an Akron man Monday in federal court in Huntington for distribution of a particularly potent form of heroin in August points out much about the heroin epidemic. First, it is interstate in character. It doesn’t matter if the link is between two cities connected by a ...

Cooperation key to increasing tourism

We often look at economic development as the key to our valley’s future, but attracting new businesses isn’t the only element which needs attention. Tourism also can provide an economic boon, if handled properly, and several area officials recently gathered to discuss ideas of what can be ...