Make sure you stay prepared


September is National Preparedness Month, and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is taking advantage of the opportunity to ask residents to “Prepare to protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” FEMA, the Ohio EMA and ReadyOhio are asking families to work toward weekly ...

Olczyk will bring inspiring message


There are many words residents from all points of the Tri-State Area have used to describe the Herald-Star Speaker Series Presented by Eastern Gateway Community College. Some say the presentations are thought-provoking. Others find them to be an enjoyable evening. Still others say they have ...

The ‘free’ stuff is hardly ever really cheap

Local Columns

“Free” things are seldom really free. And they’re usually not even all that cheap either, I am reminded on occasion. Now not that I’ve been offered one or have added to my equine lawn ornaments Tucker and Thunder, but let’s just suppose for the sake of argument that you’re asked ...

Sense of urgency to help veterans


Imagine being the bureaucrats running the federal agency in charge of ensuring the nation does right by those who were willing to fight for this country, and needing to be told to “quickly develop a comprehensive plan to connect Afghanistan and Global War on Terrorism veterans to VA benefits ...

Say anything for money

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The American dream. Will Mother Earth survive? Let’s be truthful — who would like to be ruled by a Fox News monstrosity the likes of holier-than-thou-lord-of-the-world Sean Hannity as president, Tucker Carlson as vice president and Laura Anne Ingram as secretary of ...

Stars ready to shine

Local Columns

Oct. 27, 1998, was a typical Tuesday. Residents from around the Tri-State Area went about their normal routines. Steubenville City Council held its regular weekly meeting. But while all of that was going on, a special group was gathering in the banquet room at the old Lenora’s in ...