Opinion

Bush remembered as a good man

Editorials

When former President George H.W. Bush died on Friday, he left a legacy with much to recommend it. It is of a kinder, gentler nation fully capable of using an iron fist. Bush, our 41st president, was 94 when he joined his beloved wife, Barbara, who died earlier this year. Supreme Court ...

Let holiday’s spirit shine

Editorials

Nobody really looks forward to it. Thanksgiving rolls around and you grab the aluminum extension ladder out of the garage, climb into the attic and haul down boxes of lights and decorations and then freeze outside trying to figure out why one strand of lights won’t work. But, once it is ...

Just getting caught up

Local Columns

Getting caught up: ¯ We’ve might have just turned the calendar to December, but area young people are already working toward March 9. That’s when the Jefferson-Harrison County Regional Spelling Bee will be held at Buckeye North Elementary. Pupils throughout the region have been ...

How about Christmas every four years?

Local Columns

Not everyone looks forward to Christmas or especially likes this time of the year. This is not really stop-the-presses headline news, much less fake news. Better Half and I were watching a “news” program recently where the panel of commentators were discussing Christmas. I’m not ...

Remember others in holiday season

Editorials

At this time of year when we’re bombarded with reminders of what the biggest and the brightest gifts for the holidays are, it’s easy to get gift-wrapped ourselves. We become so busy with the bustle of the season that we put blinders on, and we don’t see that while some of us struggle to ...

Hold onto your pocketbook

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: President Donald Trump has often promised to bring back factory jobs to America, especially in our area of the country. At a rally near the General Motors plant in Lordstown last summer, Trump told people not to sell their homes because the jobs are “all coming back.” ...

Thanks for keeping flags flying

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Toronto Beautification Committee would like to thank all those who contributed to the Mayor Wilson Flag Fund for 2018. We’d also like to thank the Herald-Star and correspondent Julie Stenger for publishing the article describing the need for donations, which helped ...

Department had reason to close

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A big-mouthed and little-brained commissioner — am speaking of Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Gentile — has stated that the Jefferson County Health Department has no heart or feelings for the people of our county. The reason he stated this was because the health ...

Living united benefits us all

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My wife, Tyra, and I are happy to be the chairs for the 2019 campaign being conducted by the United Way of Jefferson County. Our goal is $400,000, and we are writing this letter to ask for your support. This is your opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of our most ...

Annual bazaar a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There is a song, or a saying, that goes “If I gave a party and no one came.” That almost happened Nov. 24 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Weirton. We had our annual holiday bazaar and lunch. We offered a bake sale, varied soups and sandwiches that could be eaten in or ...