The Herald-Star
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Ogden Newspapers
PublisherJohn Hale
EditorRoss Gallabrese
Sports editorAndrew Grimm
Headquarters401 Herald Square , Steubenville, Ohio  United States

The Herald-Star is a daily newspaper based in Steubenville, Ohio.


Its history began in 1806 with the founding of the Western Herald by William Lowry and John Miller. Miller, who left the paper to fight in the War of 1812, eventually became governor of Missouri.[1]

James Wilson, grandfather of US President Woodrow Wilson, purchased the paper in 1815 and served for 23 years as proprietor and editor.[2]

In 1847, the theretofore weekly Herald published its first daily edition. The initiator of this move was William R. Allison, who owned and edited the paper from 1846 to 1873.[3]

The paper merged with the Steubenville Star in 1897 to form the Herald-Star.[1]

Brush-Moore Newspapers bought the paper in 1926. For a number of years, the paper was part of the Thomson Newspapers, who acquired Brush-Moore Newspapers in 1967.

Ogden Newspapers bought the paper from Thomson in 1996.


  1. ^ a b 2006 Congressional Record, Vol. 152, Page S5595 (7 June 2006)
  2. ^ Ohio Journalism Hall of Fame: Proceedings of the Sixth and Seventh Annual Dinner Meetings of Judges, Newspapermen, and Others to Honor the Journalists Elected (PDF). Journalism Series. Vol. 12. Ohio State University Press. 1935. pp. 7, 9.
  3. ^ History of the Upper Ohio Valley. Vol. 2. Madison, WI: Brant & Fuller. 1890. p. 232.