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Opinion

Our area is a dumping ground

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Respectively, Barb Davis — after reading your opinion letter in the Jan. 19 edition of the Herald-Star, I feel I must respond (“Anger is misdirected.”) Jefferson County is not a large metropolitan area. We are a very sparsely populated area where it seems like everyone ...

Democrats have lost sight of issues

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As I read the letters to the editor over the years, I notice a pattern. There seem to be some writers who constantly belittle President Trump. They have the same talking points in all of their letters. Why are they so dysphoric regarding Trump? Do they believe all the hate they ...

Area residents make a difference

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing to thank Steubenville residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Because of the generosity of donors in Steubenville and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s ...

So much for impartiality

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have been watching our government at work during the procedures leading up to President Trump’s impeachment and I have a couple of concerns. I watched as the Senate and House members were sworn in as “impartial jurors” and I’m wondering why Mitch McConnell was ...

Guest column/An historic week for American workers

Local Columns

I recently participated in a roundtable at Fecon, an agricultural equipment manufacturer in Southwest Ohio. Our discussion included some of the biggest issues affecting Ohio business owners, farmers, and employees, including tax reform, workforce development and the international trade ...

Let’s move on Route 2 change

Editorials

Too often, West Virginia Division of Highways officials considering road improvements have to settle for projects that are less than ideal, because funding is limited. That is not the case regarding planned improvements to state Route 2 in New Cumberland. For decades, motorists negotiating ...

Positive events good for area

Editorials

If you are still not convinced that there are plenty of positive things happening across our region, you need to take a look at several events planned for Saturday. In Toronto, there is a dedication and open house scheduled at the elementary wing that has been added to Toronto Junior-Senior ...

Kuzma’s legacy lives on in event

Editorials

Hank Kuzma was a legendary basketball coach who also made a big impact on the lives of residents of the community, students in schools, his friends, his church and, most important, his family. It’s that legacy that will be remembered Saturday when the fifth-annual Hank Kuzma Community Day ...

Port Clinton chief facing questions

Editorials

Many questioned the leadership decisions Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman made in the days immediately after the Dilly family reported 14-year-old Harley Dilly missing. The chief appeared to lack a sense of urgency, seemingly too confident Harley was a runaway who would come home when he ...

Have your home tested for radon

Editorials

We’re right in the middle of National Radon Action Month, and it’s a good time to remember that homeowners in our area should have their homes tested for the radioactive gas and take steps to reduce the risk if elevated levels are detected. Radon is colorless and odorless and is produced ...