Opinion

Reflections on black history

Editorials

Black History Month 2019 calls to attention those men and women who, despite segregation and derision from fellow countrymen, chose to serve in the cause of freedom as Americans. “Black Migrations” is the theme from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the ...

Many components to women’s health

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Someone unfamiliar with our health care system might believe that the main component of women’s health care is abortion. Women’s health care contains many components including prevention strategies and diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect women. Pro-abortion ...

Symptoms of new disorders

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: After extensive study during a period of the last three years, I would like to submit a couple of new disorders to the psychological community. The first is closely related to Obama Derangement Syndrome, and I have named it Obamanesia. It affects the memory of many ...

Guest column/King played key role in civil rights movement

Local Columns

In January, we marked the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., a proud, but loving and kind, civil rights activist who fought for equal justice under the law for all men, women, boys and girls. Slavery began in 1619, and in 1865 the 13th Amendment was passed, abolishing the ...

Progressives have bad agenda

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Enough is enough. The media cannot minimize or conceal the harsh facts from the public any longer. The truth be told, even if it’s not pretty. Progressive communists cry and throw tantrums about children being torn from illegal alien mothers at the border, but laugh when ...

Guest column/Fair just won’t be the same without Gary Cain

Local Columns

When scanning the Herald-Star obituary page on Wednesday, I let my eyes roam from the first column to the second, and I felt such a wave of regret and sorrow. Gary Cain had died. Back in 1974, while serving as a home correspondent for the Herald-Star, I was asked to cover the Jefferson ...

A fix for election concerns

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: While catching up on recycling newspapers, I came across a column by Betsy McCaughey that was written after the 2018 elections. “Let’s empower the voters, and not the lawyers” suggested Americans are losing confidence in elections. She focused on mail-in ballot ...

AFP offers place for discussion

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Two weekends ago, I had the chance to attend an open house presented by Americans for Prosperity in downtown Steubenville showcasing their new office and to discuss their plan of action to improve the way of life of the community they seek to serve. Both Ron Ferguson and ...

Guest column/Economy is thriving, despite the doomsday prophecies

Local Columns

The Democrats and the media want you to believe that America is in a total state of crisis — but their fear-mongering and obstruction haven’t derailed the thriving U.S. economy in the slightest. According to the Labor Department, U.S. jobless claims recently fell to the lowest rate since ...

There is plenty to be thankful for

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There are many things to be thankful for during this recent arctic blast and winter weather. Good planning from our government entities allowed our libraries, community and senior citizen centers across Ohio to be safe havens from the bitter cold. Our charitable organizations ...