Editorials

Ohio’s prison system still faces questions

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is boasting that fewer prisoners are going back to prison after they are released.But the other side of the coin is that the prison population in the state continues to grow.Crime certainly is not decreasing.It appears that a 2011 sentencing ...

Celebrate our heritage

Our region has a rich cultural heritage, spanning its history. From its original American Indian population, to the first European settlers, to the influx of immigrant steelworkers in the early 1900s, the Ohio Valley has a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds that should be recognized and ...

Festival of Nations a cultural showcase

Our region has a rich cultural heritage, spanning its history. From its original American Indian population, to the first European settlers, to the influx of immigrant steelworkers in the early 1900s, the Ohio Valley has a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds that should be recognized and ...

Think spring with Home and Garden show

Spring is just around the corner, which means many of our residents will begin thinking about various home improvement projects.For those looking for ideas, or simply wanting to check out some of what our local businesses might have to offer, we hope you will stop by the Tri-State Home and ...

Home, garden show sure sign of spring

Spring is just around the corner, which means many of our residents will begin thinking about various home improvement projects.For those looking for ideas, or simply wanting to check out some of what our local businesses might have to offer, we hope you will stop by the Tri-State Home and ...

We’re not always connected

When technology makes it possible for the grocery store to track a shopper's habits to tailor coupons on the back of the receipt, a doctor in another city can review a patient's medical exams and the cell phone signal leaves a trail telling authorities where the phone has been, it seems ...

Many questions about missing jet

When technology makes it possible for the grocery store to track a shopper's habits to tailor coupons on the back of the receipt, a doctor in another city can review a patient's medical exams and the cell phone signal leaves a trail telling authorities where the phone has been, it seems ...

Don’t wait

You can't afford to wait.That's the message given this month, which is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.After all, those who wait for colon cancer testing are playing a very dangerous game. Consider these statistics: Cancers of the colon become more lethal when found later, and cancer ...

Colonoscopies a help in fight against cancer

You can't afford to wait.That's the message given this month, which is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.After all, those who wait for colon cancer testing are playing a very dangerous game.Consider these statistics: Cancers of the colon become more lethal when found later, and cancer ...

We’re still not connecting the dots

Islamic terrorists hoping for another opening to massacre Americans must wonder sometimes whether we can even see the "dots," much less connect them.After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America, investigators concluded that U.S. intelligence agencies failed "to connect the dots" regarding clues ...

Valuable lessons from spelling bee

A large group of our area's brightest young men and women had the opportunity to put their knowledge and poise on display Saturday during the annual Herald-Star, Jefferson-Harrison County Regional Spelling Bee.The event, which was held in the auditorium at Buckeye North Elementary School in ...

Saluting the Red Cross

This month our communities' everyday heroes are to be honored for their selfless endeavors.March is American Red Cross Month, and it's a good time to honor those heroes who get out in the communities helping victims of fires and floods, donate blood and ultimately save lives or donate food to ...

Month highlights Red Cross work

This month our communities' everyday heroes are to be honored for their selfless endeavors.March is American Red Cross Month, and it's a good time to honor those heroes who get out in the communities helping victims of fires and floods, donate blood and ultimately save lives or donate food to ...

Change your clocks, batteries

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we move our clocks ahead one hour.While that means we will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities, it also represents one of the two good times during the year to follow a routine of checking smoke detector batteries in ...

Smoke detectors help save lives

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, when we move our clocks ahead one hour.While that means we will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy outdoor activities, it also represents one of the two good times during the year to follow a routine of checking smoke detector batteries in ...

Voice your thoughts on home rule

The City of Weirton is in the process of implementing new regulations and abilities under the state's Home Rule program.The proposed program, which must be approved by a state panel in order to go into effect, would include four items: Allowing probationary employment of inspections officials ...

Weirton residents able to comment

Weirton is in the process of implementing new regulations and abilities under the state's Home Rule program.The proposed program, which must be approved by a state panel in order to go into effect, would include four items:* Allowing probationary employment of inspections officials while ...

Appreciate our social workers

Social workers are in the trenches every day working to help the less fortunate and those in need.March is National Professional Social Work Month and the theme this year is "All People Matter."There are more than 600,000 social workers across the country who have dedicated their career to ...

Social workers fill vital roles

Social workers are in the trenches every day working to help the less fortunate and those in need.March is National Professional Social Work Month and the theme this year is "All People Matter."There are more than 600,000 social workers across the country who have dedicated their career to ...

It’s not about guns

With only a few days remaining in West Virginia's legislative session, the state Senate has an opportunity to stop a bill which would reduce the public's access to some government records.On several occasions now, we've discussed the issues surrounding House Bill 4310, a piece of legislation ...