Householder reports on area tourism

ST. CLAIRSVILLE Doc Householder, executive director of the Belmont County Tourism Council, delivered a quarterly tourism report to the commissioners during their past meeting.

Householder reported attending meeting and speaking at education centers, as well as setting up the tourism council display for Captina Creek Rally at the fairgrounds, and participating in Jamboree in the Hills and the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, and providing information about the county.

He noted meeting with Tough Mudder representatives planning an Aug. 24-25 event at Powerline Park. This even will bring 20,000 people to the county.

He added that Ohio’s tourism warehouse closed in Columbus. The office must now ship tourism council brochures throughout the state to various conventions and visitors bureaus.

They have also completed a contract with SFC Graphics of Toledo to have brochures in all 10 of the I-70 and I-77 interstate tourism stops.

The Rubberneck Tour decided on the Colerain area for Oct. 6.

The advisory board also approved a $30,000 grant to the Morristown Historical Preservation Association to buy the Black Horse Inn of Morristown.

In response to a guest’s inquiry, Householder noted that the cost of maintaining the Carnes Center was $3,000 per month.

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