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Opinion

Library deserves support for levy

Editorials

The system operated by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County is a true asset to residents from around the region. One of the reasons it can provide the multitude of services it does is money generated from its 1-mill levy. The five-year issue, which brought in $1.3 million ...

Speaker series a plus for our area

Editorials

For the last seven years, everyone associated with the Herald-Star Speaker Series has worked hard to ensure area residents had access to quality presentations from noteworthy individuals. That tradition will continue Wednesday, when we welcome Matthew Charles for his 7:30 p.m. presentation in ...

Edison voters should say ‘yes’

Editorials

Voters in the Edison Local School District will have the chance to invest in the future when they vote in the Nov. 5 election. They are being asked to approve a 2.1-mill, seven-year emergency levy that will provide the money needed to centralize the district’s sports and school facilities ...

A screening where everything came out fine

Local Columns

By their nature, colonoscopies can’t help but inspire and invite punny jokes. I’ve been on the giving and receiving end of this, so to speak, but more recently the latter. One well-meaning, ever encouraging friend of mine hugged me two days before I was to have the procedure. Realizing ...

Father Time can’t lose

Local Columns

If there’s one thing just about everyone can agree on, it’s that there never seems to be enough time to accomplish all of the things that we need to get done. Make no mistake, the clock can be an unforgiving opponent and, as my brother often reminds me, Father Time remains ...

Hahn has earned a second term

Editorials

Steubenville residents will face an interesting choice when they vote for council at large in the Nov. 5 election. Republican incumbent Kimberly Hahn is being challenged by nonparty candidate Michael Johnson and Democrat Michael Walenciej for the seat. Each is campaigning on a platform that ...

Bertoia had fondness for books

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It should be noted by all book lovers in this area as well as those who recall days past in downtown Steubenville, the sad news of Monday’s passing of Roger Bertoia. Roger, with his partner, Charlie Bishop Jr., founded the Bishop of Books Bookstore in 1976. Over the years ...

Edison levy vital for students

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Edison Local School District has an “emergency” renewal levy on the ballot on Nov. 5, and the passage of the renewal will bring about many positive and well-deserved changes to the school district at no additional cost to the taxpayer. Edison Local is one of only two ...

Anyabwile right choice in city

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing to voice my endorsement of Asantewa Anyabwile as the city of Steubenville’s 1st Ward councilwoman. After speaking with her at length, I realize that she will be a substantial benefit to the citizens of the 1st Ward and an excellent asset to the decision-making ...

Progressive left manifests itself

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Proclaiming the falsehood that abortion is health care (the mantra of the father of lies) the spiritual poverty of the progressive left has manifested itself by becoming a totally owned subsidiary of the abortion industry, revealing their rabid dedication to the spread of ...