Belmont County Tourism had a successful year in 2018 and looks to build on that momentum in 2019.

Barb Ballint (bow (like bow your head)-lint), Executive Director of the Belmont County Tourism Council, cited several events as being key to the success that tourism experienced in 2018, including the Ohio Appalachian Country Quarterly meetings, the Rubberneck Tour, the Oil and Gas Expo, and Jamboree in the Hills.

Ballint is disappointed by the void left by the departure of Jamboree in the Hills, but hopes to see other local events step up and fill that void.