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Opinion

Remember the Constitution

Editorials

Today we honor our Constitution, the foundation of our society. Signed on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, that document gave power, structure and form to the national system of government that began with the U.S. Declaration of Independence 11 years before. There to reform the Articles of ...

Guest column/100 years of suffrage: What difference has it made?

Local Columns

“Resolved, that it is the duty of women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.” In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton insisted that the Seneca Falls women’s rights convention approve this resolution. But woman suffrage was such an outlandish idea ...

PUCO investigation could shed light

Editorials

Nearly two months after former Ohio House speaker Larry Householder was arrested by federal agents charging him with participating in a $60 million bribery scheme, a key question remains unanswered, officially, at least. Federal prosecutors still have not identified the “Company A” their ...

Sacrifices will be remembered

Editorials

Throughout its history, West Virginia has been known to have some of the most patriotic residents, with statistics showing it has had the highest numbers per capita serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. West Virginians have been a part of some of the highest levels of military service since the ...

Weirton ordinance raises some issues

Editorials

It is understandable that Weirton officials want to establish procedures to cover use of public spaces and facilities in the city. What is not understandable is why an ordinance that would detail those requirements needs to be so restrictive and cumbersome. The proposal, which received its ...

Remembering a moment

Local Columns

Each of the speakers who has come to town as part of the Herald-Star Speakers Series has brought with them a unique perspective. We had a close-up look at life into the administration of the late President John F. Kennedy as seen through the eyes of retired Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and ...

NFL games will have different feel

Editorials

This is a weekend that a significant number of people thought they might not see this year. The National Football League is back, and while the action on the field will look familiar, the games will have a different feel. Kansas City claimed a 34-20 win over Houston when regular season play ...

Say a prayer for all of us

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: At 10:33 a.m. on Aug. 19, Donald J. Trump, the president of the United States, gave us the following directive in a tweet: “Don’t buy GOODYEAR TIRES — They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for less! (This is what the Radical Left Democrats do. Two can play ...

Getting ready for ‘inspection’ can be exhausting

Local Columns

I spent the better part of Labor Day laboring, getting ready for “inspection.” You know that saying about how your company isn’t coming to give your house a good going over or the white glove test to see how much deeper the dust is since the last visit, that they’re coming to see you ...

Fletcher right choice for state Senate

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In the upcoming election for state Senate District 30, Michael Fletcher is the clear choice. One only needs to talk with him a short time to realize how deeply he cares about the future of Ohio. Fletcher is passionate about providing equal opportunity for all ...