Former Belpre Mayor Dick Thomas died Monday afternoon at the Ohio State University Medical Center after a long illness.
Thomas served as Belpre's mayor in the late 1990s. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Washington County Commission several years ago.
During his tenure as mayor, Thomas was instrumental in the construction of Belpre's new city building that's located near Howes Grove Park.
No date or time have been set yet, but funeral arrangements will be handled by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Belpre.
WTAP will have more information on the death of Thomas as we receive it.