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Belmont County prosecutor sworn in as judge

Updated: Monday, November 18 2013, 04:25 PM EST

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio

Former Belmont County Prosecutor Chris Berhalter was sworn in as a judge in the Belmont County Northern Division Court on Monday.

"I'm very honored for the opportunity to continue to serve the good people of Belmont County and work to try and make a difference in our community," said Berhalter.

Berhalter said he was notified last month by the governor’s office.

He said he is thrilled to take on the role of judge and looks forward to the new challenges ahead.

"And I do realize I have a lot of work ahead of me to maintain the high standards of integrity that the judges have had who came before me,” said Berhalter.

He said the biggest change is going to be the transition from an advocate to more of a referee to mediate disputes.

He said he started his career working for a firm in Martins Ferry and eventually became a partner there.

"From there I entered the Belmont County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and then from there I was fortunate enough to receive this appointment that I am being sworn in here today," said Berhalter.

He served as prosecuting attorney for the last nine years.

Belmont County prosecutor sworn in as judge


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