8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Monday through Friday

Courthouse Annex No. 1
147-A West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950
Phone: 740-699-2771
Fax: 740-695-4412

Copyright © 2014, Belmont County Prosecutor's Office, Daniel P. Fry

Dan Fry was sworn in as Belmont County Prosecutor on November 26, 2013, bringing over 34 years of litigation experience to the position.

Fry is a 1971 graduate of Martins Ferry High School.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration, with honors, from Ohio University in 1975, and his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University in 1979.  He is licensed to practice in all Federal and State Courts in Ohio, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Fry initially began with the Prosecutor’s Office in 1983, serving as Assistant Prosecutor through 1988, when he entered private practice until 2001.  He returned to the Prosecutor’s Office in 2001 again serving as an Assistant Prosecutor up until assuming the position of Prosecuting Attorney.

Fry is a veteran of the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, having served from 1977 through 2007, retiring at the rank of Captain.  During his military career he served from 1980 through 1983 on active duty at the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, California.  He entered into the reserves upon his release from active duty.  During his career he served as Defense Counsel, Trial Counsel, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, and Commanding Officer of three separate units.  In 2001 he was certified as a General Courts – Martial Military Judge and served in that position until 2005.

Additionally, Fry served as the Director of Law for the City of Martins Ferry from 1984 through 2013.

He is past President and Board Member of the Martins Ferry Rotary Club, past Board Member and Legal Counsel for the Belmont County Animal Rescue League, and past Board Member of the Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce.  He currently serves as a Board Member on the Child Protection Review Board for the Diocese of Steubenville.

Fry is married to the former Jacque Griffiths, and they have two (2) children, Winston and Jennifer.  His parents are Bob and Mignonne Fry.