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Editorials

Slowing a silent killer

Prostate cancer is an ugly term to American men. That’s because the disease is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, and it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, trailing only lung cancer. Long labeled the silent killer, prostate cancer often develops in men without ...

Adjusting to change

Anyone who has driven through our communities can tell you there are plenty of “Now Hiring” signs in front of businesses seeking qualified applicants for open positions. But even with that evidence of available jobs, a Policy Matters Ohio report confirms there are fewer jobs in Ohio now ...

Eat farm fresh and local

Local residents already know it is hard to beat a meal prepared using ingredients purchased locally, and now Ohio officials have joined forces with a group of other Midwestern states to remind everyone eating local provides more benefits than simply the makings of some really good food. Most ...

Speaker series continues

There are many words are residents have used to describe the Herald-Star Speaker Series Presented by Eastern Gateway Community College. Some say the presentations are thought-provoking. Others find them to be an enjoyable evening. Still others say they have been entertaining. And just about ...

Get the shot, help economy

Cracks are beginning to show in the economic recovery we hoped was underway after encouraging signs this spring and summer. The double whammy of individuals’ failure to do what is necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, and natural disasters such as Hurricane Ida, means ...

Prepare for the unexpected

September is National Preparedness Month, and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is taking advantage of the opportunity to ask Buckeye State residents to “Prepare to protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” FEMA, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency and ReadyOhio are asking ...