Opinion

Amsterdam embraces outreach of mayor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: June 28 was the date — Rogers Park in Amsterdam took on a new life. The beautiful setting enjoyed by local residents exploded with fun and activities, as more than 600 people of all ages came together for a nostalgic afternoon with family and friends. Bouncy houses, music, ...

These men are not victims

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Quick — someone get me a violin so I can start the pity party for all of the pedophile priests who are the “neglected victims” (“Priests accused of abuse turn to under-the-radar group,” Aug. 3.) Why just molly-coddle the priests? What about all of the other pedophiles ...

Time to set record straight

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It’s time to declare August as “setting the record straight month” here on the Herald-Star’s letters page. Barry Bardone’s letter of Aug. 4 (“Progressives have nothing to offer”) states that members of the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Coalition ...

Guest column/Convincing young people to stay in region

Local Columns

As students get their minds around returning to school this time of year, here at the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, we are concluding one of our favorite programs — the Community Leader Internship Program. Established in 2012, the program, formerly known as the Civic Leaders ...

Pathetically desperate

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The mass shootings recently in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, Texas, and Dayton have elicited the predictable cries for ever more gun regulations. Once again, a few crazies go off the deep end and incite a senseless tragedy, and the typical knee-jerk reaction of the American left is ...

25-Year Club thanks sponsors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is a special thank-you to all the sponsors of the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club. The picnic was held on July 13 at the Serbian Picnic grounds and was very well attended. This was the 73rd picnic, and the members look forward each year to gathering with their co-workers and ...

Don’t blame Trump for acts of others

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Two tragic shootings happened last weekend, one in El Paso, Texas, and one in Dayton. Both of these mass shootings were done by evil young men. Investigations are ongoing into the lives of these two evil men. Both communities are trying to deal with this man-made tragedy. ...

Google event offers valuable lessons

Editorials

In order to grow, a community needs access to a variety of tools. It is good, then, that the Mary H. Weir Public Library has been working with Google to bring a new set of digital tools to our area in an attempt to encourage business growth. The Grow with Google initiative stopped in ...

Peach festival a tasty break

Editorials

Homemade peach treats, but with some other savory fare thrown in, will be on the menu for Saturday’s 56th-annual St. Thomas Episcopal Church’s Peach Festival. Tri-State Area residents wanting a favorite taste of summer can enjoy peach shortcakes and more goodies from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at ...

Marland Heights race a tradition

Editorials

It is a summer tradition for Weirton. In its 23rd year, the Marland Heights 5K Classic is both a competitive race and a community event, bringing together athletes of all levels, as well as families. This year’s race is set for Friday at Marland Heights Park, and whether you are a ...