Great Stone Viaduct Winter Lecture Series

Great Stone Viaduct Winter Lecture Series

February 7, 2018
Marion Hall in St. Mary's Caholic Church
Kicking off the 6th Winter Lecture season, the Great Stone Viaduct Society has decided to take the Winter Lecture Series “on the road” to other venues that will allow others to learn more about this Free Lecture Series that promotes public awareness and education relating to our local history. While the Bellaire Public Library, with its excellent public community room, will continue to be the main site of the Winter Lecture Series, two of the eight presentations will now appear “on the road” in St. Clairsville. The first “On the Road” presentation will feature a lecture relating to “Historic Belmont County Court Cases”, and will be presented by Judge Frank A. Fregiato and Attorney Daniel L. Frizzi, Jr.. Judge Fregiato will speak about the famous murder trial and hanging of the infamous love-struck killer Thomas Carr. Carr brutally murdered his young friend Louisa Fox after she was forbidden by her parents to marry him, and he was convicted and hung in St. Clairsville as punishment for his crime. Attorney Frizzi will speak about the famous court case that made its way to the Ohio Supreme Court after a dispute arose over the title and ownership of what is today the Bellaire City Park. This case involved some of the most prominent citizens of Belmont County, Ohio, who claimed ownership of the land, including John H. Sullivan (former President of the Central Ohio Railroad), and John H. Heaton (former editor of the St. Clairsville Gazette). Also included were prominent Bellaire business leaders William G. Barnard and Benjamin Rush Cowen, all of whom were pitted against the Village of Bellaire City which also claimed ownership. This “on the road” presentation of “Historic Belmont County Court Cases” will kick off the Winter Lecture Series on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. 6 p.m., at Marion Hall of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 212 West Main Street, in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Upcoming Events

August 24
Barnesville Library Annex N. Chestnut St.
August 25
Belmont gym, 328 3rd St.
September 1
Chase Field, 526 W. 26th St., Bellaire
September 1
First Baptist Church, 94 Shady Lane, Barnesville