Area Resources

Bellville Historical Society

The Bellville Historical Society is dedicated to the people of Bellville, Ohio and is the accurate interpretation and documentation of the Village of Bellville and Jefferson Township.

Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center (BNOC)

The Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center (BNOC) is committed to helping those in need with some of life’s essential items, such as food, clothing, and fellowship.

Bellville Star

Bellville’s local area newspaper

Clear Fork Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Clear Fork Valley Chamber of Commerce exists to work for the betterment of the Bellville community by promoting business, assisting in community projects, and encouraging the establishment of new businesses.

Clear Fork Valley Foundation

The Clear Fork Valley Foundation manages a comprehensive grant and scholarship program, with the goal of encouraging both students and educators to strive for excellence in education, embrace educational challenges, and develop skills that prepare them for their future roles as valued community members and civic business leaders.

Destination Mansfield

Destination Mansfield is full of travel ideas, local deals, and ideas for what to do, where to stay, and what to eat.

Ohio Consumers’ Counsel

Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel – your residential utility consumer advocate

Richland County Auditor

Richland County Foundation

Clear Fork Subdistrict of Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

Clear Fork Subdistrict of the MWCD was formed June 7, 2015. The MWCD is working with the United States Geological Survey of the U. S. Department of the Interior to study the waters of the Clear Fork. Part of that study includes a gauge placed on the Main Street Bridge in Bellville (St. Rt. 13 Bridge or “The Blue Bridge”).

Currently, you are able to view the depth of the water online at that location, as well as, the Black Fork and the Clear Fork Reservoir. With a few clicks of your mouse you can have the gauge text you when the water goes over a certain depth that you choose.

Clear Fork Stream Gauge Directions

  1. Go to http://oh.water.usgs.gov/
  2. Find real-time data located just below the Ohio map on the top left side of the page.
  3. Click on Streamflow.
  4. Scroll down the list of counties to Richland County.
  5. Click on 03131982, corresponding to Clear Fork Mohican River at Bellville, Ohio. The graph will show you the depth of the river for the past few days.
  6. Below the graph, on the right hand side, click on “water alert.”
  7. Complete the subscription form to receive a text when the Clear Fork is at the depth you choose.

It is estimated that the Clear Fork will leave its banks on Main Street north of the Main Street Bridge at 11 feet; at 13 feet it reaches the bottom of the bridge, and at 15 feet it is over the bridge decking. These numbers are subject to change when more data is obtained.

Clear Fork Reservoir Gauge Directions

  1. Go to http://oh.water.usgs.gov/
  2. Find real-time data located just below the Ohio map on the top left side of the page.
  3. Click on Lakes & Reservoirs.
  4. Scroll down the list of counties to Richland County.
  5. Click on 03131898, corresponding to Clear Fork Reservoir located near Lexington, Ohio. The graph will show you the elevation of the water.

Water flows over the spillway when it reaches 1201.34 feet above sea level. Please keep in mind that the reservoir was designed to have water flowing over the spill way. This just tells us how much water is going over in real time.