Ohio hospital to close after 105 years

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Belmont Community Hospital, a 99-bed hospital in Bellaire, Ohio, will close April 5.

The hospital opened as Bellaire City Hospital in 1914 and was acquired by Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital in 1996.

"Utilization of BCH has continued to decline despite efforts to offer varying services at the facility," the hospital said in a press release. "The decline has place[d] a financial strain on the BCH that cannot be sustained in the long term."

Wheeling Hospital will offer jobs to some of Belmont Community Hospital's 93 employees.

The six health centers that operate under Belmont Community Hospital will remain open after the hospital closes.

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