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Pirates reach a magical number

September 8, 2013 Eighty-one. It’s a number of massive significance to a baseball fan. It means the difference between a season of defeat and a season of victory, of an autumn with opportunity. more »»

Ohio looking hard at infant mortality

September 7, 2013 Members of an Ohio state Senate committee have been holding hearings on a genuine tragedy — the state’s high rate of infant mortality. Let’s hope they hear good ideas to reduce the tol. more »»

Put safety first in area workplaces

September 6, 2013 The Upper Ohio Valley has a history of men and women working in dangerous jobs. more »»

Brooke County Fair an area tradition

September 5, 2013 The summer days are quickly coming to an end, and soon the leaves will start to change as the autumn air becomes cooler. more »»

Congress should turn down plan

September 4, 2013 When President George W. Bush mounted what became the second Gulf War, though later shown to have been based on faulty intelligence, he worked to establish an international coalition. more »»

Prostate cancer battle continues

September 3, 2013 It’s a time of the year when we urge male readers to be on the lookout. more »»

Labor taking on a different look

September 2, 2013 The strike in a number of cities by workers in fast-food stores on Thursday is being touted by some in federal government as indicative of a need to increase the minimum wage. more »»

Toronto school reason for pride

September 1, 2013 We congratulate the voters of the city of Toronto and the school board, school officials and those involved in bringing the new Toronto middle and high school to completion. more »»

New ODOT garage a plus for our area

August 31, 2013 Residents living near the former Ohio Department of Transportation garage outside Wintersville can sleep better this winter now that they won’t have to listen to the constant noise of salt trucks... more »»

Eleanor Straight leaves big legacy

August 30, 2013 This week marks the end of an era at the Hancock County Courthouse. more »»

School report cards leave many questions

August 29, 2013 Getting an “A” is good. Getting an “F” is bad. Unless the grades are for school systems in Ohio in the fall of 2013. For now, they’re potentially kind of meaningless. more »»

Sports can teach skills, lessons

August 28, 2013 The attention of high school football fans from around the Tri-State Area will be directed on Robert Kettlewell Memorial Stadium in Wintersville Thursday evening as the region’s high school football... more »»

Yucca Mountain should be opened

August 27, 2013 About one-fifth of the electricity Americans use is generated at nuclear power plants. As informed consumers know, those plants generate a large amount of radioactive wast. more »»

Event a chance to welcome football

August 26, 2013 Weekends in the late summer and early fall always have been special to residents of the Tri-State Area. They mean that school is starting and signify the return of high school football. more »»

Program sends a vital message

August 25, 2013 The dangers of life for young people today have grown beyond simple missteps of youth from which recovery and an untainted life are possible. more »»

TS&T property work a plus for our region

August 24, 2013 The successes continue to pile up for the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle and local officials who are working to produce new economic development opportunities for our region. more »»

Groups taking steps to end area violence

August 23, 2013 Steubenville has faced bursts of violence in the past and community leaders have come forward calling for marches and offering messages aimed at stopping the shootings. more »»

Weekend event helps United Way

August 22, 2013 Area women will have the opportunity to play a round of golf and help the Weirton United Way Saturday during the annual Ladies Golf Challenge. more »»

HUD meeting should be open

August 21, 2013 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development certainly has the pursestrings and some overinflated sense of government gumption. more »»

Help us select our Community Stars

August 20, 2013 We need your nominations for the Herald-Star, Weirton Daily Times Community Stars, presented by Weirton Medical Center, and we need them soon. more »»

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