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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 »»

TSA misses point in response to error

August 12, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

West End church finds a new life

August 11, 2014 When parishes were closed or consolidated a few years ago in Steubenville, there was an uproar, largely centering around the ethnocentric parishes downtown. more »»

Fair remains an area institution

August 10, 2014 There are not many institutions that have taken place for more than a century. But, Jefferson County gets to enjoy the 143rd edition of the Jefferson County Fair beginning Monda. more »»

Weirton welcomes new school building

August 9, 2014 Last spring saw the end of an era with the closing of Weirton Heights, Liberty and Broadview elementary schools. more »»

Peach festival keeps anual tradition alive

August 8, 2014 An annual tradition will be renewed in Weirton Saturday, and it means area residents are sure to have a “peachy” time. St. more »»

Parissi, Wild Cherry will rock in Mingo

August 7, 2014 Mingo Junction will again get a little “funky” this weekend as village native Rob Parissi reunites with his band Wild Cherry for the first time in 36 years for a special concert, which will be a... more »»

No easy answers to transportation

August 6, 2014 While Americans are quick to decry the do-nothing Congress or the president who is at loggerheads with the will of the people, there is evidence that at least with one major issue the federal... more »»

EPA threat becomes much more obvious

August 5, 2014 From farmers in Missouri to poor families in Colorado and Georgia, tens of millions of Americans are beginning to awaken to the fact they have something in common with coal miners in Appalachia:... more »»

Area benefits from work done at airport

August 4, 2014 Work is finally complete on the runway extension project at the Jefferson County Airpark and now officials can concentrate on increasing the number of landings there that hopefully will lead to... more »»

Urban Mission set to help students

August 3, 2014 We are using this space today to make a request that you may not have expected to see until, say, early November. more »»

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