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ST. CLAIRSVILLE, OHIO - Presumptive Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump packed 4,000+ supporters into Ohio University Eastern's Gym on June 28, 2016. The rally capped off a day in which Trump delivered a major trade policy address in Pittsiburgh and attended a private fundraiser at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, hosted by Murray Energy Corporation CEO, Robert E. Murray. The Belmont County Republican Party provided volunteers and logisitacal support to the Trump Campaign, which organized the event. The rally, and the events earlier in the day, were all part of Trump's lead-in to the Republican National Convention to be held on July 18-21 in Cleveland.
Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-06), Ohio Senate Candidate Frank Hoagland (30th Sen. Dist) and Belmont County Commissioner Candidate Josh Meyer were also in attendance, with Congressman Johnson delivering remarks prior to Mr. Trump taking the stage.
Imagine what a simple pin can tell you about someone.
Consider Ohio's 30th Senate District race. Challenger Frank Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, vs. incumbent Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville. When people ask me about this race, I typically respond: I believe the difference is found in the pins they wear.
What do I mean, you ask? Well, Sen. Gentile typically displays his Ohio Senate Pin, which identifies him as a sitting state senator. Frank Hoagland, meanwhile, wears a SEAL Trident pin, symbol of his service as a former Navy SEAL. Two pins, representing two honorable institutions, worn by two very different men, with two very different life experiences behind them.
As Ted Strickland was preparing for a campaign sweep through East Ohio, people who have looked into his record on the critical issue for that region - energy, more specifically coal - were passing judgment on him.
Their verdict: Guilty of abandoning East Ohio.
St. Clairsville, Ohio - Well over 120 Belmont County Republicans turned out to hear Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges' keynote address at the 2016 Lincoln Dinner held at Undo's West in St. Clairsville. Chairman Borges spoke of the importance of unifying the party, both statewide and at the national level, in order to prevent presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton from winning the White House. Additionally, dinner attendees heard from an impressive list of Belmont County candidates, which included:
J.P. Dutton - County Commissioner
Sheriff David Lucas
David Trouten, Esq. - Clerk of Courts
State Rep. Andy Thompson - 95th District
Frank Hoagland - 30th Senate District
St. Clairsville, Ohio – The Belmont County Republican Party has a new chairman. With outgoing chairman, Josh Meyer, not seeking a second term to concentrate on his run for a seat on the Belmont County Commission this fall, the Belmont County Republican Party Central Committee selected St. Clairsville Attorney, Christopher J. Gagin, as its new chairmanduring its quadrennial reorganization meeting on April 12, 2016, in St. Clairsville.