Program still helps build relationships


While it seems like a lot of the stories involving police interactions with the public go wrong, it’s always worth remembering that those are the exceptions, and the vast majority of the women and men in law enforcement are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of those who ...

Local K-9s get needed support


We offer thanks to a group of 57 Little Caesars Pizza franchises in West Virginia for their efforts to support the state’s law enforcement agencies. Last week, a representative of the national food chain visited the area to present tracking collars to the Weirton Police Department and ...

McIntosh the right choice for Follansbee


Follansbee Council on May 27 officially named Jack McIntosh as its new city manager following a months-long search to fill the post. We congratulate McIntosh and wish him well in his new role. He has big shoes to fill, following the 16-year tenure of John DeStefano, who died in ...

Herald-Star still a vital institution


You might not realize it, but the newspaper you are reading today has a legacy that is more than 200 years old. Today, we mark our 215th anniversary as a continuously published newspaper, one of Ohio’s oldest. Many changes, in our community and in the newspaper industry, have occurred ...

‘Do you have pantyhose on? Guilty as charged

Local Columns

I was walking toward a female acquaintance/friend in recent weeks, meeting her to take a photo to run with a story I was writing. I was wearing a casual dress that day, mainly because I was weary of wearing pants and had opted instead for a figure-forgiving alternative in these ...

Sacrifices remembered


Sunday marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day, and it is appropriate that we honor those who were willing to stand tall against what some considered to be nearly impossible odds to defend our freedoms. Because of the sacrifices that were made on that day — June 6, 1944 — along the beaches of ...