Editorials

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 ...

Santoro was tough, straight forward

To a generation of United Steelworkers of America workers, the name of Santo Santoro is synonymous with standing up for workers, for steel, for communities, for people. To a generation of his friends and family, youth he coached in sports and countless friends, his name brings a smile, ...

Mingo Community Days set to shine

The annual community days celebration in Mingo Junction is a festive time for village residents, but this year’s event will take on even greater significance. It’s a four-day celebration that will be steeped in fun and nostalgia beginning at noon Thursday with the unveiling of a mural ...

Taylor fighting for firefighters

Steubenville’s Michael Taylor remains a fighter for his profession after retirement. Taylor, who retired earlier this year as an assistant chief with the Steubenville Fire Department, remains a vibrant advocate for issues for firefighters as president of the Ohio Association of Professional ...

Enjoy the sun, but play it safe

As we become busier outdoors these days as soccer practice spectators, football practice observers, backyard pool lifeguards and gardening aficionados, let us all remember the dangers of the sun. It’s a fact: Skin cancer remains the most common form of cancer in the United States, but, ...

Farm subsidy just quick fix

A White House plan for $12 billion in subsidies to aid farmers through the initial impact of a trade war with China seems fair, but only for a time. Over the long haul, the best solution for farmers who grow pork and soybeans in America’s heartland is to let them sell the work of their ...

OVAC game an area tradition

High school football returns to our region this evening when the 73rd edition of the Rudy Mumley Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star Football Charity Classic is played. This year’s game, which is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m., returns to Wheeling Island Stadium. It once again will ...

Moving over helps keep others safe

Many drivers, spotting an emergency vehicle ahead of them on the berm, instinctively edge to the left in their lane or, if on a multi-lane highway, scoot over to the left lane. It just makes sense. In Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia it also happens to be the law. All three states are ...