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Today’s a day to reflect on labor

September 1, 2014 The Labor Day holiday is upon us and remains worthy of celebrating, especially as the labor market in the area makes a shift from the steel and coal jobs of the past to the oilfield and energy... more »»

Awareness helps in cancer fight

August 31, 2014 The most common cancer in American men can and does develop without any obvious symptoms. Prostate cancer, the “silent killer,” also is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in males. more »»

Residents step up when disasters hit

August 30, 2014 While area residents were sleeping or trying to sleep during the night of Aug. 20, the skies opened up with 3 to 4 inches of rain. more »»

Candidates facing some real concerns

August 29, 2014 At least the Ohio Democrats are sending candidates up to run for statewide office with questionable incidents readily revealed during the campaign, instead of coming to light late. more »»

Obama’s response remains troubling

August 28, 2014 There was a contrast of style in the presidency that was on clear display during the past several days. President Obama, when suspected traitor Bowe Bergdhal was released after the U.S. more »»

Return of football big part of week

August 27, 2014 If you’re a fan of high school football in the Tri-State Area, Thursday is the day you have been waiting for since December. more »»

Grant another step in area development

August 26, 2014 Economic development projects can take years to reach fruition. more »»

Get ready for season at community tailgate

August 25, 2014 This is a special week for many residents from around the Tri-State Area. more »»

Debris made area rain damage worse

August 24, 2014 If you’d like to know why it’s important to maintain properly funded and operated recycling and solid-waste programs in the region, take a look at the damage done in the South End of Steubenville... more »»

Committee works to improve Mingo

August 23, 2014 The Mingo Junction Revitalization Committee has taken it upon itself to try to improve the appearance of downtown Mingo Junction. more »»

Help us choose our Community Stars

August 22, 2014 Once again, we are making our plea. We need your nominations very soon for the Herald-Star, Weirton Daily Times Community Stars, Presented by Weirton Medical Center. more »»

Masloff’s efforts made Pittsburgh, region better

August 21, 2014 Her age and experience was such that she was an elder statesman while the mayor of Pittsburgh. She wasn’t always the most polished of speaker. more »»

Pillowcase effort a chance to share

August 20, 2014 Wanted: Fifteen area children in grades third through fifth to help kick off a local program called the Pillowcase Project. more »»

Extra care needed when school opens

August 19, 2014 The sounds of school bells ringing and children yelling will be heard around the area during the next few weeks. It is a good time to remind everyone to be safe as the new school year opens. more »»

Ohio should look at support laws

August 18, 2014 Ohio’s child support guidelines are out of step with most of the rest of the country, with the federal government and the Child Support Guidelines Advisory Council pushing hard for increases in the... more »»

Depression, addictions certainly touch us all

August 17, 2014 Why do we feel so lost when the man who made us laugh so hard — Robin Williams — is dead at his own hand? How can a man who loved to make so many laugh to the point of tears be so depressed? We all... more »»

Improving economy key in poverty fight

August 16, 2014 Improving the economy — providing more jobs — is the key to lifting individuals and families out of poverty. That has been made crystal clear during the last several years in Ohio. more »»

Hellbenders raise interesting issues

August 15, 2014 Thanks to the efforts of environmentalists and conservationists, the region is seeing a return to more pristine days in nature, where even coyotes can be found roaming city streets, wolves and bears... more »»

Care needed when choosing passwords

August 14, 2014 The theft of more than 1.2 billion e-mail account passwords by a Russian gang should be raising fright among regular Internet users. more »»

Examination of Elk River prudent

August 13, 2014 The desire of officials from the West Virginia Public Service Commission to learn whether adequate precautions were taken to protect public water customers before and after a dangerous chemical... more »»

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