Opinion

Wells Township levy earns ‘yes’

Editorials

Voters in Wells Township again will have the chance to approve a 1.2-mill additional levy when they cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 election. If approved, money generated by the levy will replace tax money that has been lost through a tax devaluation of the Cardinal Plant. The issue is ...

Edison voters should say ‘yes’

Editorials

Officials with the Edison Local School District have made $6.2 million in renovations to facilities since 2015, thanks to money generated by its 5.9-mill operating levy. That levy is up for renewal this fall, and voters need to say “yes.” Passage of the renewal, Issue 2 on the Nov. 6 ...

One too many ‘Whatever you say, dear’

Local Columns

Stay-cations are tough on a spouse. Having just had a week of October off — the one that was wildly warm and wonderful — I noticed this weighing heavily on Better Half. He just didn’t seem quite like himself, which is not to say he’s not a super nice guy and all, but he was ...

Sharing your thoughts

Local Columns

If you have been waiting to send a letter to the editor regarding the Nov. 6 election, know that you are running out of time. The deadline for submissions related to candidates or issues is noon Thursday, and those letters will run Friday, Saturday or Sunday, depending on the volume. After ...

Graham deserves to be re-elected

Editorials

Teamwork is critical to success on any board or organization, and that’s why voters in Jefferson County will have an easy choice to make when they cast their ballots in the race for Jefferson County commissioner on the Nov. 6 ballot. Thomas Graham deserves to be elected to another term on ...

Edison levy deserves support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Voters will be heading to the polls on Nov. 6 to cast their ballots for a variety of races and issues. Those who reside in the Edison Local School District will decide on Issue 2, a 5.9-mill renewal operating levy that would keep the district on track and replace funding that it ...

Guest column/Let’s help Rotary in eliminating polio now

Local Columns

World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus, developed by ...

Progressives have a dark agenda

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the months leading up to the midterm elections, the readers of the Herald-Star have been inundated with appeals to vote for the spiritual darkness of the progressive ideology. To them, it matters not the character or the morality of the individual, they claim only the ...

Protect our entitlements

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For years, Paul Ryan’s been saying he wants to undermine the social safety net, specifically Social Security and Medicare. He and other Republicans derisively refer to these programs as “entitlements,” as if recipients are wastefully leaching from the government’s veins. ...

Graham, Conn best choices

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to pledge my support for two great Jefferson County officials who will be on the November ballot. First, my fellow Jefferson County Commissioner, Thomas Graham. Graham is an experienced and intelligent leader who has been making good, honest and sometimes difficult ...