Speaker Series continues to educate



An enjoyable evening.

A fun night out.


Those are adjectives residents from across the Tri-State Area have used to describe the presentations of the Herald-Star Speaker Series.

The series has strived to bring quality speakers to town since former Secret Service agent Clint Hill and the co-author of his book “Mrs. Kennedy and Me,” Lisa McCubbin, delivered the first presentation in November 2012.

Since then, the lineup has brought interesting speakers to town — masters of disguise (Antonio and Jonna Mendez), a sea captain whose capture by pirates and eventual rescue captivated the world (Richard Phillips), a former pilot of Air Force One (retired Air Force Col. Mark Tillman), a young woman who showed strength and resilience after being severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings (Rebekah Gregory) and a defense contractor who survived the attacks in Benghazi (Mark Geist.)

Jeanine Pirro will join that list Monday when she speaks at 7:30 p.m. in the Steubenville High School auditorium.

While many around the country know her as a commentator on legal issues and the host of “Justice with Judge Jeanine” that airs at 9 p.m. each Saturday on the Fox News Channel, the residents of Westchester County, N.Y., know her as a tireless prosecutor and a judge who made sure the rights of victims came first.

Joining the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times to sponsor the event are the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Eastern Gateway Community College, Trinity Health System, Cattrell Cos. Inc., the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and WTRF-TV. Special support is being provided by the Best Western Plus University Inn, Piergallini Catering, Steubenville City Schools, Hertz-Thrifty Car Rental, the YWCA, Legal Hair and Day Spa and Tri-State Financial Services.

We welcome Pirro to town, and thank everyone involved whose hard work ensures residents of our community can have the opportunity to enjoy quality programs.


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