Editorials

Onwers of dangerous pets must be accountable

Fifteen-foot pythons and 7-foot crocodiles are fun to look at in zoos — but not so enjoyable in the hills of West Virginia or the creeks of Ohio. A few weeks ago, a Morgantown man somehow let his 15-foot python escape into the woods outside the city. Efforts to find the reptile have been ...

Treatment court a good concept

Speaking of giving veterans of military service a second chance, some of those who have run afoul of the law in our area may be getting one. On Wednesday, four members of the West Virginia Supreme Court joined local officials at the Brooke County Courthouse in Wellsburg to announce ...

Portman’s visit a plus for area

A common complaint is that the concerns of residents of Southeastern Ohio often fall on deaf ears. That’s why Sen. Rob Portman’s three-day swing through our part of the state last week was important. The Cincinnati Republican covered 750 miles and 12 counties during the trip, discussing ...

City should pursue plan for new field

Recreation in Steubenville could soon get a significant boost if a city resident has his way. Members of the city’s Parks and Recreation Board learned Wednesday night that Thom Way and his nonprofit, the Urban Frontier Organization, are willing to construct a ballfield that will be ...

Response was quick, professional, certain

No one can say with certainty what would have happened had Hancock County sheriff’s deputies not reacted as they did to “shots fired” calls Wednesday night. One woman was fatally shot, and three others were wounded by a gunman, however — so what did occur was bad enough. Had the ...

Remember: It’s back-to-school time

Area motorists, be alert! School children are heading back to Tri-State Area classrooms, and drivers need to heighten their awareness in the coming days. As drivers, we now need to be extra vigilant in the early mornings and mid-afternoons when our children are walking to and from schools ...

Don’t forget about those who do hiring

https://www.heraldstaronline.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpLaw enforcement authorities agree that one key to curbing certain types of crime is to sever the supply-and-demand link. Fewer drug addicts means less demand for pushers and thus, fewer of them, for example. Federal officials don’t seem ...

Bipartisan effort the way to go

Ohioans have a specific reason for concern about mass murderers. The current round of angst regarding them was sparked in part by the deaths of nine people in Dayton, at the hands of a deranged gunman who was prevented from killing even more by the swift action of police, who shot him ...

Weirton honorees made an impact

Seven current and former residents joined the ranks of honorees in the Weirton Hall of Fame Sunday, and we offer each of them our congratulations. For the last 11 years, the hall of fame has worked to recognize residents who have found ways to contribute to the community through the ...

Time to move on highway corridor

When you look at a proposed 160-mile highway project, 47 miles might not seem like a lot. But when completed, that overall length of highway — roughly 30 percent of the route — could be the key to increased economic growth across our region, according to the Columbus-Pittsburgh Corridor ...