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Opinion

Decision by justice raises questions

Editorials

Many West Virginians are angry at the three remaining members of the state Supreme Court, we suspect. Allegations against them paint a collective picture of high court justices on a spending spree with taxpayers’ money, eager to circumvent state law and dismissive of ethics rules that guide ...

Spending, and not revenue, the issue

Editorials

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of revenue that is collected has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was ...

Remains of all must be returned

Editorials

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...

Some interesting reading

Local Columns

Trying to get caught up: ¯ There’s plenty going on in our area. Some of that activity is positive, and some of it, even if necessary, can be tough to understand. We’re reminded of that in a couple of items that have appeared on our pages during the last week or so. One was Paul ...

Rescue of praying mantis brings relief

Local Columns

I didn’t expect to come face-to-face with a large praying mantis in the makeup aisle at the grocery store. But there it was, obviously displaced among the rows of shades of face powder I was looking through, unable to immediately decide exactly which one I wanted. I think God had me ...

County fair offers something for all

Editorials

Area residents will have the chance once again to connect what was good from days gone by with what is good about today when the opening ceremonies for the 147th-annual Jefferson County Fair are held Monday evening. A traditional rite of mid-August, the fair, which will run through next ...

Many helped make concerts a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The sound of music from the Berkman Amphitheater has died away, but the memories linger on. I and Old Fort Steuben Project President Jerry Barilla want to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors, volunteers and faithful audience members for another great season of the ...

Utility series hits home

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you, Herald-Star, for Paul Giannamore’s four-part series on the challenges facing the Steubenville utility system. His reports provided the depth and scope that only a newspaper can provide. The challenges ahead are many and complex, but at least I now have a full ...

Someone like you for Congress

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Her name is Shawna Roberts and her mantra is “A New Leader for a New Future — Someone Like You!” Roberts was born and raised in Chicago. She’s a midwesterner like us. She always dreamed of living on a farm. Her dream was realized in 2002 when she and her family moved to ...

Toronto schools moving forward

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The reported facts Frank Krajovic is referring to in his letter of July 15, “School numbers raise questions,” are what they are. What the writer does not know is that they are not indicative of school year 2017-18, where much progress was made. It is easy to be critical, ...