Editorials

Take up the chamber challenge

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce has issued a challenge, and it officially gets under way this weekend. The inaugural Chamber Challenge is designed as a way to encourage businesses to get more involved in their community, promote networking and showcase the community, all while ...

Speaker series a benefit for area

There are many adjectives that come to mind when residents from all points of the Tri-State Area discuss the Trinity Health System Presents the Herald-Star Speaker Series. Some find the presentations to be thought-provoking. Others find them to be an enjoyable evening. Still others say they ...

An egg-cellent attraction

Unique and colorful best describe the newest project now on display in many locations in downtown Steubenville, and it seems as if it's another well-thought-out design to bring tourists into town. From Historic Fort Steuben to Downtown Bakery to the Grand Theater for Performing Arts, 17 ...

Don’t forget basics on budget

Not much has been heard for several days regarding negotiations on a state budget for the coming year. Rest assured that is only a sign most involved are playing their cards close to the vest. Talks among legislators and Gov. Jim Justice and his staff are proceeding. The fact Justice has not ...

Mr. Rooney will be missed

If ever there was truth behind the myth of things being done "the Steelers Way," then that truth was embodied in the late Dan Rooney. Mr. Rooney, who died April 13 at the age of 84, represented being fair minded, charitable and humble, in addition to being very successful. The Steelers of the ...

Help to safeguard the environment

Today has been set for the annual observance of Earth Day, focusing on environmental quality throughout the world. In that context, Americans have much about which to be proud. Are there environmental challenges yet to be addressed? Of course. Many “brownfields,” industrial sites ...

Stepping into the business world

Life moves fast, and any opportunity to get a leg up in today’s world can often make or break a person’s trajectory, especially when entering the realm of business. That’s why we appreciate the efforts of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, which continues to provide the Dr. Barbara ...

The battle against heroin must continue

The sentencing of an Akron man Monday in federal court in Huntington for distribution of a particularly potent form of heroin in August points out much about the heroin epidemic. First, it is interstate in character. Doesn’t matter if the link is between two cities connected by a single ...

Thinking regionally to attract visitors

We often look at economic development as the key to our valley’s future, but attracting new businesses isn’t the only element which needs attention. Tourism can provide an economic boon, if handled properly, and several area officials recently gathered to discuss ideas of what can be done ...

Help to plan Weirton’s future

The City of Weirton is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Development Plan, which is supposed to serve as a type of roadmap for the future of the community. Discussions on the update are held during each month’s meeting of the city’s Planning Commission — which are open to the ...