Welcome to the City of St. Clairsville’s web site. I’ve had the pleasure of serving as the Mayor of St. Clairsville since 2016, following my earlier election to City Council. I also am the first graduate of St. Clairsville High School to serve the City in this capacity. St. Clairsville is a City which I am proud to call home. This is due in large part to its wonderful residents and small town atmosphere.
Citizens and visitors regularly share positive comments with me on the appearance of our bedroom community. In 2007, St. Clairsville was the 5,001-10,000 population category winner of a national competition known as “America in Bloom.” Thanks to the efforts of City staff and dedicated volunteers, beginning in late May each year hanging flower baskets still are added to the light posts in downtown and in certain public spaces. In 2014-2015, St. Clairsville was named by Ohio Magazine as one of Ohio’s “Best Hometowns.” The City won the 2016 St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Improvement Award. The City also has been awarded the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA designation annually since 2000.
There are many other wonderful attractions in our City which we would like to share with you. The web site contains information on the City’s unique National Road Bikeway, several public parks with premier facilities, annual events (which include Community Day and a summer concert series at the Central Park amphitheater), and our National Register district in the City’s historic downtown. Last year, Belmont County made the restoration of the exterior of the Courthouse and old jail a priority which further enhanced our downtown core.
Our school spirit is contagious as evident in the community’s support of athletic events and other excellent school programming (both public and private) which sets St. Clairsville apart. An interesting nod to our City’s vibrant history is the unique name of the public school system’s mascot, the Red Devil; this was a nickname for local coal miners who emerged from the mines at the end of the day covered in a red dust from the red clay present at a local mine.
On behalf of all of the dedicated employees of our City, it is a pleasure to welcome you to our web site, www.stclairsville.com. Please call my office if I can be of further assistance. We look forward to meeting you in St. Clairsville, fondly referred to as “Paradise on the Hilltop.”
Terry Pugh, Mayor
City of St. Clairsville, Ohio