Opinion

Efforts are very appreciated

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: After the shooting on Aug. 21, many people pitched in to help. In our thank-you letter published in the Herald-Star on Sept. 10, Lisa and I made an attempt to express our appreciation to those who helped us through this event (“Judge, family offer thanks to our community.”) ...

Guest column/Chamber of commerce seeking change in 2018

Local Columns

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has always been a work-in-progress since its inception in 1908. Although many don’t quite understand what a chamber of commerce does, they benefit from its existence without ever realizing it. The mission of our chamber is to strengthen and grow the ...

Guest column/Administration correct to focus on baseload power

Local Columns

America’s energy sector has reached an interesting crossroads. After eight years of the Obama Administration working to dismantle the nation’s coal fleet, the Trump administration has swept into office and upended the apple cart. Earlier this year, Energy Secretary Rick Perry commissioned a ...

It’s a good time to check detectors

Editorials

As you make your way around the house today changing clocks back one hour, remember to check the most important items in the house — smoke detectors. The beginning and end of daylight saving time offer a good reminder to check batteries in smoke detectors. Batteries need to be replaced at ...

Questions remain after latest attack

Editorials

Once again, we find ourselves asking the familiar question: How can we prevent terrorist attacks such as that in New York City on Tuesday? We can’t — at least not without infringing upon liberties we Americans cherish. In mid-afternoon Tuesday, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who came to this ...

Intensity ramping up at playoff time

Editorials

There will be a greater intensity surrounding this week’s high school football games in Ohio. That’s expected, because it’s the first week of the playoffs, the five-week, single-elimination tournament that players and their fans hope will end in Canton, where this year’s championship ...

Charges should be of concern

Editorials

Criminal charges against Paul Manafort and a business associate are not linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year, but they still should be of great concern. Manafort was a top aide to Trump during part of the election campaign. But he was fired last August, quite possibly ...

Steubenville levy deserves a ‘yes’

Editorials

Citizens of Steubenville have been paying the city’s 5-mill operating levy for a couple of generations now, and they’re being asked to renew it when they go to the polls Nov. 7. The levy has been renewed every five years for 50 years now, and there’s no reason for them not to do so this ...

War on terror must be pursued

Editorials

Before they heard four U.S. special operations troops had been killed in a firefight against Islamic terrorists in Niger on Oct. 4, most Americans probably did not know our country had armed forces in that country. But we have had troops there for many years. The total now is about 800, who ...

Simple things become very complicated

Local Columns

Simple things become complicated. How smug I was this summer to think I was way ahead of the Halloween costume game. I had patronized a rummage sale at church, one to benefit the American Cancer Society. And rummage sales at churches never disappoint when it comes to variety and ...