A Belmont County prosecutor will join the ranks of judges next month after his appointment Wednesday by Gov. John Kasich to fill a judicial vacancy.
Kasich appointed Belmont County Prosecutor Christopher Berhalter to the Belmont County Court, Northern Division to replace Judge Frank A. Fregiato, who was appointed to the Belmont County Common Pleas Court.
Berhalter will take the bench on November 18. He will need to run in the November 2014 general election to keep
his seat for the unexpired term.