Opinion

Weirton Hall of Fame recognizes success

Editorials

Nine current and former residents will join the rolls of honorees in the Weirton Hall of Fame Sunday, and we offer each of them our congratulations. For a decade now, the hall of fame has worked to recognize residents who have found ways to contribute to the community through the businesses, ...

Peach festival an area tradition

Editorials

Homemade peach treats, but with some other savory fare thrown in, will be on the menu for Saturday’s 55th-annual St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s Peach Festival. Tri-State Area residents wanting a favorite taste of summer can enjoy peach shortcakes and peach pie from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ...

Race a boost for Marland Heights

Editorials

It is a summer tradition for Weirton. In its 22nd year, the Marland Heights 5K Classic is 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 ...

Food numbers are reason for concern

Editorials

Among the most basic worries for families is having enough money to afford to feed everyone in the household. According to the Food Research and Action Center, the inability to do so is called food hardship. The center conducts an annual study on food hardship rates across the country, then ...

Manchin is leading way for Democrats

Editorials

Perhaps with a bit of egg on their faces because of what U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin did last week, his fellow Democrats in the Senate have altered their tactics regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They will stop shunning Kavanaugh, as they have done quite literally, top Senate ...

There’s too much politics in science

Editorials

Government policy ought to be guided by solid science, not political correctness. That seems obvious, and President Donald Trump appears to agree. On Wednesday, he nominated University of Oklahoma meteorology professor Kelvin Droegemeier to head the White House Office of Science and ...

Time for road is now

Local Columns

It might only be 47 miles of highway, but if it is ever completed, it likely will help to fuel dramatic economic growth in our region. That’s the message that was delivered Tuesday during press opportunities held at Em-Media’s Bella Hall in Steubenville and the Coshocton Campus of the ...

A ‘Deer Hunter’ day in Mingo Junction

Local Columns

When the “Deer Hunter” movie was being filmed locally in 1977, I had finished my freshman year of college and was back home in Richmond, working for the summer in the concession stand at the local drive-in theater. It really wasn’t on my radar then that something out of the ordinary was ...

Community stars deadline nears

Editorials

If you have been considering nominating a friend or neighbor to be honored as a 2018 Community Star, be advised that the window of opportunity to make that submission is quickly closing. Wednesday is the deadline for nominations. That’s when the editors of the Herald-Star and The Weirton ...

Give water rates serious thought

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Regarding Mike Johnson’s letter of July 29, “Steubenville faces too many questions” — he hit the nail on the head. Do members of City Council not realize that this city is made up largely of senior citizens and people who are living on minimum wage? A 70 percent ...