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Opinion

Parades help set spirit of holiday

Editorials

There are few things in our lives that can take our minds off of the many troubles we face in our day-to-day world better than a Christmas parade. It’s impossible to see the smiling faces of all of the participants and not get caught up in the holiday spirit. From the musicians in area ...

Area communities ready to light up

Editorials

The special glow that comes with the Christmas season once again will be seen as communities across the Tri-State Area hold their light-up events. Those evenings help to create a sense of joy and anticipation as they bring residents together to celebrate and enjoy a festive atmosphere where ...

Always thankful to enjoy a daily laugh

Local Columns

Given that our daughter has to work on Thanksgiving day, we’re having a little early holiday dinner today so we can have some feasting and gratitude time together. And that just goes to show you that you can stuff yourself and be thankful any old day of the year, whether it’s the official ...

It’s important to shop local

Local Columns

Some of the traditional markers that have offered a clear sign that the holiday shopping season has started are quickly fading. It wasn’t that long ago that Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving — was the primary beacon that showed us it was time to get serious about our holiday ...

Landfill proposal has a bad stench

Editorials

It is not often when we say our community should walk away from a company that is willing to make a multi-million dollar investment in our region. But when the company involved is looking to reopen the Crossridge Landfill, it’s the right thing to do. And, because of that, the Jefferson ...

Left takes pride in war on God

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The most identifying ideological property of the progressive left is its pride in having declared war on God by its capricious devaluation of the precious gift of life. The speeches of its favored political candidates are less promise than menace. Despite the thuggish behavior ...

Room for unity on landfill issue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have been watching events unfold following news that a private company has interest in re-opening and operating the scandal-ridden Crossridge Landfill. It began with a social media post by an official with the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District, stating the ...

Many questions about meeting

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Tuesday, the Herald-Star ran a headline “Landfill discussion raising concerns.” In it, Nicole Balakos, the Jefferson County health commissioner, said that a closed-door meeting had been held on Wednesday (I guess that was Nov. 13), listing that the agency had been in ...

Questions about president’s health

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Nov. 16, Donald Trump went into Walter Reed Medical Center for an unscheduled “physical” examination. His press people tell us he decided to get a jump on part of his annual physical, which is scheduled nearly four months from now. I’m no expert on linear time, but ...

Trump must be held accountable

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As an Ohio Republican, who once served in party leadership, I’m frankly embarrassed by President Trump’s actions. It’s only become worse since I resigned as chair of the Belmont County Republican Party following Trump’s disastrous press conference with Russian ...