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Opinion

Plans based in faith

Local Columns

Among the many things that were put on hold due to restrictions that were put in place as part of the stay-at-home orders issued to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic were regularly scheduled meetings. Most groups and organizations have not had a face-to-face meeting since the ...

We are proud to serve our region

Editorials

Try to imagine what William Lowry and John Miller saw when they looked out of the windows of their building that sat along North Third Street on June 7, 1806. The Steubenville of their time was little more than a frontier town, itself founded not that many years before. The area was still ...

Michigan governor ignored science

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: An anti-Trump letter to the editor claimed that President Trump advised Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to “welcome” protesters with guns. There have been several protests over Whitmer’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although Whitmer complains about the peaceful ...

A reminder of courage

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Although this year’s Black History Month is long past, my husband felt that the story of the Spinner family was important to tell again because it involved people from his home town of Mingo Junction. As reported in a previous edition of the Herald-Star, the Spinner family, ...

Mail receptacle locations may change

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Letter carriers take pride in delivering mail promptly, efficiently, and in the safest manner possible. Backing is the most dangerous maneuver a postal vehicle can make. An effort has been made nationally to eliminate as many backing instances as possible on each and every ...

Guest column/Personal experience with hydroxychloroquine

Local Columns

A recent survey in the Herald-Star asked this question: Would you take hydroxychloroquine if it was available to you? Results showed 18 percent said yes and 82 percent said no. Well, let me tell you my story. About 40 years ago, I suffered with 18 months of hives and lived on prednisone ...

D-Day sacrifices still remembered

Editorials

Saturday marks the 76th 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 defend our freedoms. Because of the sacrifices that were made on that day — June 6, 1944 — along the beaches ...

Protesters welcome, but instigators aren’t

Editorials

We’ve seen the scenario play out during the past week in communities across the country: Protesters gather to make a statement about the state of our country after the May 25 death of George Floyd. They are peaceful — they march on city streets, hold events in parks and conduct gatherings ...

Don’t forget our struggle with drugs

Editorials

Long after COVID-19 is just a bad memory, substance abuse will remain a scourge in Ohio. Years from now, the death toll from it will dwarf the number of fatalities from the virus. We were reminded of the insidious evil of drug abuse last week, when state officials in Ohio added a new drug, ...

Courage, integrity are needed now

Editorials

Sometimes we wish we could rewind something we have just seen, because we can’t believe our eyes. What we thought we saw can’t be what really happened, we reason. Dozens of times during the past week or so, the media has permitted us to take another look at what occurred May 25 in ...