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4,000+ Attend Trump's Belmont County Rally!

06/27/2016 - 11/08/2016

 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.


2016 Lincoln Day Dinner

04/20/2016 - 05/12/2016

Join us for our Lincoln Day Dinner!
Keynote Speaker: Ohio GOP Party Chairman, Matt Borges!

When: May 11, 2016
Where: Undo's - St. Clairsville, Ohio
When: Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m.
$40 - Adults     $28 - Students (20 & Under)

Contact: Cynthia Fregiato - 740.695.5470


Editorial - Belmont County Needs Hoagland in Ohio Senate

06/27/2016 - 11/09/2016

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.

Strickland No Friend of Eastern Ohio


Wheeling Intelligencer

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.