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Opinion

Wells Township issues important

Editorials

Voters in Wells Township are facing a couple of tough choices in the Nov. 5 election. They are being asked to approve two 3-mill levies, one for the police department and one for the road department. Money generated by the issues will help to offset some of the $1 million loss in revenue the ...

Majority of providers do best for patients

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was dismayed to read the “Our opinion” editorial in the Oct. 18 Herald-Star entitled “U.S. should not promote opioids.” This editorial cites a quotation from Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.: “Under Medicare’s current reimbursement policy, the cost disparity ...

JVS means jobs for students

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As executive secretary to the superintendent at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School for 41-plus years, I know the excellent value of a vocational education — it means learning the employability and occupational skills to be employed in your first job. More than 14,000 ...

Brilliant reunion a good experience

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I, along with my brothers Jeff, Ted and Richard (Tim could not make it), attended the Brilliant awards ceremony event on Aug. 10. My brother, Jeff, and Barton Miller are still good friends, and when Jeff learned that his favorite uncle (Dennis Cook) was being inducted into the ...

Degenkolb right choice in Wintersville

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Many people in Wintersville may remember my husband, Bill Degenkolb. He was the choir director at Wintersville United Methodist Church for many years, and taught music and band in the Indian Creek Local School District for more than 30 years. During those years with the high ...

Guest column/Teaching strength of character still calling

Local Columns

What’s in a name? It’s been more than 400 years since Juliet first asked this question of Romeo, but even in 2019 it seems as though we still don’t have a clear answer. This summer, after a series of changes at the academic and administrative levels, Wheeling Jesuit University was ...

Smithfield should move forward

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For many Smithfield residents, the dissolution of the village is about past deficiencies and grievances, not about what can be accomplished to improve the community in the future. Smithfield loses much more than its incorporated status if the dissolution is approved by voters on ...

Johnson stands for free speech

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am responding to the Oct. 20 letter from Michael Hernon. In his letter, Hernon stated that Michael Johnson was against citizens speaking at council meetings. This is simply not true. For those of you who do not remember, Hernon is a former city councilman. During his time ...

Johnson asks for city’s support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Nov. 5, I am asking for your support and your vote to elect me, Michael R. Johnson, Steubenville’s next councilman at large. My experience and record as a city councilman, my professional background, my analytical and common-sense approach to identifying and solving ...

Annual Laman party nears

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Did I blink and miss summer? Christmas is right around the corner. Ray Laman elves are busy planning the 41st-annual Ray Laman Chidlren’s Christmas Party. This year’s party will be held Dec. 14, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Wintersville Volunteer Fire Department garage. ...