Bellaire is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States. It is part of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area, and Wheeling is across the Ohio to the east. The population was 4,278 at the 2010 census, having had its peak in 1920. The city is located along the Ohio River.
The Bellaire toll bridge (now abandoned and closed) was filmed in the 1991 motion picture The Silence of the Lambs. The curved railroad viaduct and bridge over the Ohio, the B & O Railroad Viaduct, were featured in the 2010 film Unstoppable and is a registered historic structure. A logo featuring the historic stone bridge is featured on official village paperwork as well as on police uniforms, and was designed by former resident Michael A. Massa, creator of the Belmont county seal, under the Administration of former City Mayor Fitch.