COLUMBUS – Ohio Governor John Kasich last week announced the appointment of St. Clairsville resident Albert E. Davies as Belmont County Juvenile and Probate Court Judge. Davies will assume office on August 6 and must run in the November General Election to fill the unexpired term ending February 2021.

Davies, who currently serves as judge for the Belmont County Court - Eastern Division, replaces Judge Mark Costine who retired earlier this year. Both are Republicans.