Editorials

We’re closer to self-driving cars

Like it or not, self-driving cars are no longer on the way. They’re here. They’re not as smart as they’re going to become, yet, but it probably won’t be long before drivers are able to hop on the interstates and speed off to Columbus or Charleston without putting their hands back on ...

Area shootings must come to end

Three days of gun violence in Steubenville have left a hilltop neighborhood on edge and an innocent person injured after being grazed by a bullet intended for someone else. But, the cooperation of residents and the use of crime-fighting technology is helping authorities. The one-block area ...

Football makes its grand return

Fans of high school football around the region will be directing their attention toward Harding Stadium Thursday night, as the 2016 season gets under way. The fabled facility will be the site of a doubleheader beginning with a matchup between Steubenville Big Red and Washington, D.C., Woodrow ...

Long-term issues must be addressed

A bipartisan committee of state legislators is to begin meetings this week to tackle a critically important task — ensuring the state unemployment compensation system remains solvent. For some time during the “Great Recession,” many state programs to help laid-off workers experienced ...

Football edition unveiled at event

If you’re a fan of high school football, you know that the start of the season is right around the corner. But before you head out to the stadiums beginning Thursday night, you’ll want to make sure you get a copy of our annual football edition. This year’s edition of The Gridiron ...

Star nomination deadline nears

If you have been waiting to nominate a friend or neighbor to be honored as a 2016 Community Star, here’s a reminder that the window of opportunity to make a submission is quickly closing. Wednesday is the deadline for nominations. That’s when the editors of the Herald-Star and The ...

Obamacare woes leave sick feeling

Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. But President Barack Obama, taking time out from assuring Americans that if we liked our health insurance and our doctors we could keep them, labeled such ...

Visit a chance for reflection

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Galveston-Houston archdiocese isn’t just a prelate passing through. He has shown a lasting awareness of the work of those who help the poor in Steubenville. DiNardo will be one of a trio of speakers at an event honoring the Friendship Room on Logan Street, ...

Marland Heights race a fun event

It is a summer tradition for Weirton. The Marland Heights 5K Classic is both 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 runner, a beginner ...

Dinner a chance to offer thanks

It’s easy to take the work done by first responders for granted. If you’ve had an accident or discovered that your property has been vandalized, a police officer or sheriff’s deputy is just a phone call away. If you notice smoke and flames coming from your neighbor’s property, all it ...