[Congressional Record Volume 152, Number 71 (Wednesday, June 7, 2006)]
[Page S5595]
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  Mr. DeWINE. Mr. President, I request unanimous consent that my 
proclamation honoring the Bicentennial of the Steubenville Herald-Star 
newspaper be printed in the Record.
  There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in 
the Record, as follows:

  A Proclamation Honoring the Bicentennial of the Steubenville Herald-
                             Star Newspaper

       Whereas; The Herald-Star Newspaper was founded on June 7, 
     1806 in Steubenville by William Lowry and John Miller, who 
     named it the Western Herald, and
       Whereas; It is the oldest newspaper in Jefferson County and 
     is also one of the oldest daily circulated newspapers in 
     Ohio, and
       Whereas; John Miller left the paper to fight the British 
     during the War of 1812, where he received lands in Missouri, 
     and earned the rank of Colonel--eventually becoming the 
     territorial governor, and
       Whereas; President Woodrow Wilson's grandfather, James 
     Wilson bought the Western Herald in 1815. The newspaper 
     stayed in the Wilson family for nearly three decades, and
       Whereas; With the establishment of a telegraph between 
     Steubenville and Pittsburgh, the Western Herald became one of 
     the most widely read and influential papers in the area, and
       Whereas; The Western Herald once employed journalists who 
     went on to become powerful players in the newspaper industry, 
     like R.B. Allison, who left Steubenville to purchase the St. 
     Louis Post-Dispatch, and
       Whereas; The Western Herald and the Steubenville Star 
     merged in 1897 to become the Herald-Star, and
       Whereas; The Herald Star is now operated by Ogden 
     Newspapers Inc, and now resides at 401 Herald Square in 
     downtown Steubenville.
       Now, therefore, I, Mike DeWine, United States Senator from 
     the Great State of Ohio, would like to commend The Heald-Star 
     for two centuries of commitment to one of this country's 
     founding ideals--the freedom of the press--and congratulate 
     past, present and future employees for their success.