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Editorials

Olczyk will bring inspiring message

There are many words residents from all points of the Tri-State Area have used to describe the Herald-Star Speaker Series Presented by Eastern Gateway Community College. Some say the presentations are thought-provoking. Others find them to be an enjoyable evening. Still others say they have ...

Sense of urgency to help veterans

Imagine being the bureaucrats running the federal agency in charge of ensuring the nation does right by those who were willing to fight for this country, and needing to be told to “quickly develop a comprehensive plan to connect Afghanistan and Global War on Terrorism veterans to VA benefits ...

Remember Constitution today and every day

Today we honor our Constitution, the foundation of our society. Signed on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, that document gave power, structure and form to the national system of government that began with the U.S. Declaration of Independence 11 years before. There to reform the Articles of ...

Hancock fair keeps old-time spirit alive

Some more traditional fun will be found at Tomlinson Run State Park this weekend with the return of the Hancock County Oldtime Fair. Since it was chartered in 1930, the fair has brought a sense of pride for Hancock County and its residents, relying more on local history and community spirit ...

Golf event helps the United Way

The Weirton United Way continues its year-round work to assist the community this weekend with its annual fall golf tournament, and we’re sure it will be another successful event. Teams of area golfers will take to the fairways of Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course Saturday morning to ...

Be on the lookout for higher taxes

Want another piece of bad news that can be blamed, at least in part, on the COVID-19 pandemic? There is now so much financial pressure on Social Security and Medicare that the programs’ trustees have moved up by one year the date for which the depletion of Social Security’s reserves will ...