Plans laid out for former Belmont County Health Plan building


The two former Health Plan buildings in the St. Clairsville area are still going to become Belmont County office space.

The lower building — the larger of the two — will house the Clerk of Courts Title Office and the Board of Elections.

The upper building will become the headquarters for the Eastern, Northern and Western division courts along with the prosecutor’s office.

County commissioners say those projects are on track, and we’ll see some movement soon.

“The building that will house the title office and the board of elections is on a little bit quicker time frame than the other building, due to them being in rented space and not in county owned space,” said J.P. Dutton, the Belmont County Commissioner. “We anticipate that project being completed in 2019. The other building most likely will not be completed until 2020.”

The county paid three point three million dollars for the two buildings, but they’re now paying $110,000 a year for rent for the title office and the board of elections.

Dutton says they’ll be able to save that rent money.

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