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Some changes coming after area elections

June 12, 2015 The elections are over, and the people of several of our communities have voiced their opinions on how they want their cities to move into the future. more »»

Media blood day chance to help

June 11, 2015 Area residents will have an opportunity to perform a simple and selfless act Wednesday. That’s when this year’s Jefferson County Media Day Blood Drive is scheduled to be held at St. more »»

Ford’s trip should help open doors

June 10, 2015 Any time someone involved in economic development is presented with an opportunity to promote their area, they should jump on it, even if it takes them to the other side of the world. more »»

Hackers continue to raise privacy concerns

June 9, 2015 It is a virtual certainty that the publicly admitted hack of the federal government’s personnel computer system won’t be the last intrusion into the operations of government of the United States of... more »»

Application questions have been changing

June 8, 2015 Applicants for civil service jobs in Ohio can no longer be asked about prior felony conviction. more »»

Herald-Star strives to fulfill its mission

June 7, 2015 Many of you this morning are reading this editorial in the print format. Others are reading it on a computer. more »»

Sacrifices of D-Day recognized today

June 6, 2015 Today marks the 71st anniversary of D-Day, and it is appropriate that we honor those who were willing to stand tall against what some considered to be nearly impossible odds to protect our freedoms. more »»

Area Relays for Life help in cancer fight

June 5, 2015 Hours and hours of walking, along with fun, fellowship and fundraising, begin this weekend, as it’s Relay for Life time in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Cleanup efforts good for region

June 4, 2015 Cleanup efforts at three former local industrial sites are getting a boost thanks to a series of grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc. more »»

James, Cavs look to end title drought

June 3, 2015 Late spring can sometimes be tough on fans of professional sports in the Tri-State Area. more »»

More standing up for reasonable electricity

June 2, 2015 Not a single ton of coal is mined in Wisconsin. Complaints about President Barack Obama’s war on coal may not resonate with many Badger State, where mining provides no jobs. But Wisconsin Gov. more »»

Voters have many options for ballots

June 1, 2015 Weirton’s general election is coming quickly, but registered voters in the city have an opportunity to cast their ballots during the early voting period. more »»

Census numbers lead to questions

May 31, 2015 The news out of the Census Bureau for the mid-decade estimates was fairly gri. more »»

Put safety first when in the pool

May 30, 2015 The season for public and home swimming pools is about to get under way as the school year winds down. more »»

Panhandling issue must be addressed

May 29, 2015 The Hancock County Commission is in the process of enacting legislation regulating panhandling in the unincorporated areas of the county, and while we do urge careful reflection on the issue, we fee... more »»

Letterman leaves on his own terms

May 28, 2015 To take a bit of advantage of the road already traveled by David Letterman, here’s the Top 10 Reasons Why David Letterman Will be Missed. No. 10: Letterman is proof that anyone can rise to stardom. more »»

Foundation gift a plus for library

May 27, 2015 What constitutes the modern-day high school library? The days of a library consisting solely of books has not been the norm for many years now. more »»

Resolve highway funding failure

May 26, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

National bee will have local flavor

May 23, 2015 When Jasmine Black begins competition in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, she will be taking part in an event that goes back to 1925. more »»

Take precautions, avoid skin cancer

May 22, 2015 The roller coaster of temperature swings during the past several weeks eventually will turn to hot and sunny summer weather. more »»

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