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The Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce is comprised of business people, City officials, school officials, clubs, organizations and individuals who care about Martins Ferry.  Martins Ferry is the largest city in Belmont County and is the oldest settlement in the State of Ohio.  The Chamber of Commerce was established in 1901.  The Chamber's Mission Statement is as follows:

              "To improve our strong business environment through the retention, expansion, recruitment and creation of businesses to
                enhance the qulity of life in the areas we serve."

The Chamber office is located at 108 S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, OH  43935.  We can be contacted by telephone at 740-633-2565, by fax at 740-633-2641 and email at mfchamber@comcast.net.  The emphasis of our site is to publish information about Martins Ferry and the surrounding area.

Of course, we have information about the Chamber, membership and what the Chamber does.  Our yearly dues schedule is as follows:
$85 for business membership; $80 each for two or  more business memberships and $50 for clubs, organizations and individuals.  They are due by December 31 for the following year.   The Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon usually in the Dining Room at the Rec Center.  The meetings are open to all Chamber members, businesses and citizens of Martins Ferry.  We offer a light lunch for $7.00  Please call ahead to make your reservation to attend. 

The Chamber has two paid staff members: Dorothy Powell, Executive Director and Marian Klier, Secretary. The Chamber's Officers for 2014 are:  Bob Zilai (Z's Jewelry) - President; Joe Czuchran (Deluxe Doors) - Treasurer.  Our Board of Directors is as follows:  Randy Greenwood (The Citizens Bank), Sherry Stratton (Ohio Valley Cruise Planners), Kim Strauss (Steele/Cook Insurance Agency), Bob Zilai (Z's Jewelry), Joe Czuchran (Deluxe Doors), Brian Dawes (James C. Dawes Co., Inc.), Greg Heslop (Heslop Funeral Home), Connie Jacob (Jacob & Sons Meats), Leslie Link (Harvey Goodman Realtor), German Ortiz (East Ohio Regional Hospital), Barbara Roman (Softite Community Federal Credit Union) and Dan Stephens (State Farm Insurance). 

For the Community the Chamber offers:  The Meet the Ohio Valley Booklet which is published by The Times Leader which lists places of interest, history, churches, schools and recreational facitlities in the local area, as well as, City administrations, directory of businesses, clubs and organizations.  We also do UPS shipping, maintain tourist information, belong to the Better Business Bureau, operate a defensive (remedial) driving class, host the Fourth of July Celebration (Skyshow), host the Academic Awards Banquet, maintain the Industrial Park Sign, provide the downtown Christmas decorations and for Chamber members we are a member of CompManagement Inc. to provide cost control services in the area of workers' compensation. 

Martins Ferry has a mayoral form of city government.   The City Building is located at 35 S. Fifth Street and the phone no. is 740-633-2876.
The 2014 City Administration is:
Paul Riethimmer - Mayor
Chuck Bennett - Service Director
Robert Matz - Assistant Service Director
Bill Suto - Safety Director
Kathy Gagin - Development Director
Rita Randall - Auditor
Betty Suto - Code Administrator

                  City Council:  Christy Davis - President of Council                              Lee Ann Cleary - Clerk of Council  
                                        Bob Krajnyak - First Ward                                             Bruce Shrodes - Second Ward
                                        Russell Armstrong - Third Ward                                    Anthony Sarratore - Fourth Ward
                                        Jack Regis, Sr. - Council at Large                                 Chris Cleary - Council at Large
                                        Rob Duncan - Council at Large

                   Safety Forces:  John McFarland - Police Chief                               
                                            Jack Regis, Jr. - Fire Chief I                                       Mike Reese - Fire Chief II      
                                            Dave Snyder - EMS Coordinator                               John Cika - EMS Captain

We are proud of our Martins Ferry Area Schools:
                    Private:          Martins Ferry Christian School (Grades K-6)  and Pre-School         740-633-0199   
                                            Becky Hill, Principal                                        
                                            701 S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                                            St. Mary Catholic School  (Grades K-8)                                            740-633-5424
                                            Mary Caroline Nichelson, Principal
                                            24 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                     Public:            Martins Ferry Schools Administrative Offices                                   740-633-1732
                                             Dirk Fitch, Superintendent
                                             5001 Ayuers Limestone Road, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                                             Anna Marie Ayers Elementary    (Grades K-4)                                 740-633-2444
                                             Jim Fogle, Principal
                                             5002 Ayers Limestone Road, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                                             Martins Ferry Middle School        (Grades 5-8)                                740-633-9741
                                             Mike Delatore, Principal
                                             5000 Ayers Limestone Road, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                                             Martins Ferry High School            (Grades 9-12)                             740-633-0684
                                             Jeff Oberdick, Principal
                                             5000 Ayers Limestone Road, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

               Vocational:           Belmont-Harrison Career Center                                                      740-695-9130
                                             Richard Schoene, Superintendent
                                             110 Fox Shannon Place, St. Clairsville, OH  43950

There are churches of many denominations in Martins Ferry:
                  Apostolic Faith Temple                    740-635-0677                      First United Methodist Church                740-633-0510
                  Elder Thomas Martin                                                                   Rev. Van D. Fisher
                  310 S. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                          Third and Clay Streets, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                  Colerain Presbyterian Church         740-635-1433                      Martins Ferry Church of the Nazarene    740-738-0129
                  Pastor Joseph Ellis                                                                       Rev. Cheryl Lawson
                  State Route 250, P.O. Box 96, Colerain, OH  43916                    709 Broadway Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                  Emmanuel Tabernacle City of Refuge   740-633-1818                Pleasant Grove United Methodist            740-546-4466  
                  Bishop Juanita Bledsoe                                                               Rev. Rusty Johnson
                  401 Broadway Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                         73599 Pleasant Grove, Dillonvale, OH  43917

                  Grace United Presbyterian Church      740-633-2699                 Shiloh Temple                                          740-635-3437 
                  Rev. William Webster                                                                   Jim Agnew
                  7 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                              First and Mill Streets, Bridgeport, OH  43912

                  Greek Orthodox Church of the Life Giving Fountain                   St. Frances Cabrini                                  740-635-9933
                  Father Papageorgiou                          740-633-3707                  Father Dale Torres                    
                  314 N. Fifth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                              72617 Colerain, P.O. Box 38, Colerain, OH  43916
     
                  First Baptist Church                             740-633-9642                  St. John Lutheran Church                       740-633-2263
                  Rev. John Oliver                                                                           Rev. Phillip VanDam
                  Third and Locust Streets, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                    40 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                  First Christian Church                         740-633-3615                   St. Mary Catholic Church                        740-633-1416 
                  Rev. Rod Kassler                                                                          Father Murat
                  780 S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, OH  43935                           20 N. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

                  First Presbyterian Church                    740-633-6107
                  Rev. David Stammerjohn
                  400 Walnut Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935

Also, the Martins Ferry Ministerial Association sponsors The Daily Bread Center at 418 Walnut Street.  It is a food distribution for Martins Ferry residents in need.  They are open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - noon; first, third and fifth Thursdays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. - noon.  For more information please call 740-633-6107.  

If you are looking for a place for to hold a meeting, birthday party, etc., here are a few places available in Martins Ferry:

          MARTINS FERRY AMERICAN LEGION & PARK LEGION LANES
          223 S. Zane Highway, Martins Ferry, OH  43935
          Phone:  740-633-1494
          They offer bowling in Park Legion Lanes and a meeting room in their Lounge that holds up to 120 people. 

          VETERANS' MEMORIAL CENTER
           401 S. Fourth Street, Martins Ferry, OH  43935
           Phone:  740-633-0602
           Offers a small dining room that seats 60 with a kitchen which is just off the pool and a gymnasium on the second floor which is accessible by
           either stairs or an elevator. 

          HILLTOP SOCIAL HALL - Formerly Hilltop School
          Colerain Road, P.O. Box 3, Colerain, OH  43916
          Phone:  740-738-0263
          Offers gymnasium with kitchen and stage area, several classrooms.