Editorials

County fair offers something for all

Area residents will have the chance once again to connect what was good from days gone by with what is good about today when the opening ceremonies for the 147th-annual Jefferson County Fair are held Monday evening. A traditional rite of mid-August, the fair, which will run through next ...

Weirton Hall of Fame recognizes success

Nine current and former residents will join the rolls of honorees in the Weirton Hall of Fame Sunday, and we offer each of them our congratulations. For a decade now, the hall of fame has worked to recognize residents who have found ways to contribute to the community through the businesses, ...

Peach festival an area tradition

Homemade peach treats, but with some other savory fare thrown in, will be on the menu for Saturday’s 55th-annual St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s Peach Festival. Tri-State Area residents wanting a favorite taste of summer can enjoy peach shortcakes and peach pie from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ...

Race a boost for Marland Heights

It is a summer tradition for Weirton. In its 22nd year, the Marland Heights 5K Classic is a competitive race and a community event, bringing together athletes of all levels, as well as families. This year’s race is set for Friday at Marland Heights Park, and whether you are a seasoned ...

Food numbers are reason for concern

Among the most basic worries for families is having enough money to afford to feed everyone in the household. According to the Food Research and Action Center, the inability to do so is called food hardship. The center conducts an annual study on food hardship rates across the country, then ...

Manchin is leading way for Democrats

Perhaps with a bit of egg on their faces because of what U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin did last week, his fellow Democrats in the Senate have altered their tactics regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They will stop shunning Kavanaugh, as they have done quite literally, top Senate ...

There’s too much politics in science

Government policy ought to be guided by solid science, not political correctness. That seems obvious, and President Donald Trump appears to agree. On Wednesday, he nominated University of Oklahoma meteorology professor Kelvin Droegemeier to head the White House Office of Science and ...

Community stars deadline nears

If you have been considering nominating a friend or neighbor to be honored as a 2018 Community Star, be advised that the window of opportunity to make that submission is quickly closing. Wednesday is the deadline for nominations. That’s when the editors of the Herald-Star and The Weirton ...

Derby important event for our area

The attention of fans of thoroughbred racing around the world will be directed toward Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort for today’s 49th running of the West Virginia Derby. The derby, a grade III event that carries a purse of $500,000, will be contested as part of a nine-race ...

Tax holiday helps with school buys

Ohio will welcome back-to-school shoppers today through 11:59 p.m. Sunday with a tax holiday on most school supplies and some clothing. State and local sales and use taxes will be waived on clothing of $75 per item or less, school supplies priced at $20 per item or less and school ...