Editorials

Remember: Meetings must remain open

Ohio Supreme Court members should not have had to issue the unanimous ruling they did earlier this month. That they were required to do so should anger Buckeye State residents. Ruling in a lawsuit filed by a community newspaper in Cuyahoga County, justices ordered that government bodies ...

Preserving history for future generations

It’s important for a community to maintain its sense of history, and that’s why it’s encouraging to know that area residents are coming together to ensure Steubenville’s past is preserved for future generations. The city’s connection to the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, for ...

Shortage of police applicants an issue

Just 10 people have signed up to take the examination for entry-level jobs with the Steubenville Police Department. This morning’s written test at Eastern Gateway Community College is just the first step in the process of becoming a new officer. Those who receive passing scores will face an ...

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 ...