Opinion

Things to think about

Letters to the Editor

The news, and more, in snippets: ¯ President Trump’s decision to cut taxes during nature’s war on the planet is putting the final touches on our dilapidated infrastructure. ¯ The basic instincts of animals, tribalism and nationalism. Animals spray around their area and warn other ...

Remember to vote blue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In 1982, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare was founded by James Roosevelt, son of President Roosevelt. This is our country’s leading advcacy group fighting to protect, preserve, promote and ensure financial security, health and wellbeing of ...

Questions about Bellaire decision

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Steubenville Chapter of the National Action Network, under the Rev. Al Sharpton, is questioning the recent alleged hire of Timothy Loehmann to the Bellaire Police Department by Chief Richard Flanagan. Loehmann, who has withdrawn his application in Bellaire, was fired last ...

Thank you, Toronto employees

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Most of the time when city officials hear from their constituents, it is usually complaints, criticism or not good news. This letter is not one of those. As proud citizens of the city of Toronto, my wife, Rosemary, and I would like to say thank you to all of Toronto’s many ...

Ready to do good things

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My name is Scott Renforth. I am proudly married to Christy Renforth and we have a beautiful daughter named Devin. My wife and I have always called Jefferson County home and we will be here for the long haul. Anyone that knows us can tell you that we have a lot of pride for this ...

Guest column/Bipartisan efforts work

Local Columns

In today’s polarizing political climate, it may seem like there are few issues Republicans and Democrats can work together on. But on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, we are proving that is not the case. As the Republican chairman and an active Democratic member of this ...

Florida needs nation’s help

Editorials

Florida’s panhandle has been hit by what Gov. Rick Scott describes as “an absolute monster” of a hurricane. The full extent of the devastation and loss of life remains to be determined. Every state needs to provide whatever help is within its power. Because Florida is a haven for ...

Reason for optimism

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing today in optimism and sadness. The city of Steubenville and the surrounding area have survived various episodes of growth, decline and rebirth. Seniors recall the glory days of well-paying blue-collar jobs, many local businesses and leaving the doors unlocked. ...

Report cards tell tales

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the Tuesday edition of the Herald-Star, staff writer Amy Neeley reported on Ohio Department of Education District Report Cards for districts in the immediate area. Three districts received a D grade in the rankings. Those districts were Indian Creek, Toronto and Buckeye ...

Guest column/Community came together

Local Columns

The Josh Merriman Foundation held its first golf outing on Aug. 19 at the Steubenville Country Club. We are humbled by the outpouring of support for this event. The community’s support from contributors, sponsors, golfers and volunteers was overwhelming and led to a very successful event. ...