Kasich Announces Appointment to Belmont County Court, Eastern Division April 3, 2015 COLUMBUS - Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Albert E. Davies of St. Clairsville (Belmont Co.) to serve as a judge on the Belmont County Court, Eastern Division. Davies will assume office on April 20, 2015, and must run in the November 2016 general election to retain the seat for the full term commencing January 1, 2017. Davies is replacing Judge John A. Vavra, who has been elected to the Belmont County Court of Common Pleas. Davies received his bachelor of science degree from Miami University and his juris doctorate from the University of Toledo. H is experience includes service as solicitor for the Village of Dillonvale, law director for the City of St. Clairsville and general counsel for numerous school districts in the Belmont County area. He was an acting judge for the Western Division of Belmont County Court and a magistrate for the Court of Common Pleas of Belmont County. Davies is a member of the board of directors for the Belmont County Special Olympics and a member of the St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce.