Bruce Yarnall
For the Enterprise
The  August edition of “Country Living,” a monthly magazine sent to over 300,000 residential and business customers/members of Ohio’s rural electric companies in Ohio and West Virginia including South Central Power Company, features a two-page color spread on Barnesville titled “The belle of Belmont County: Barnesville is of interest to both travelers and historians.”
The article, written by freelance writer Toni Leland, provides a general history of the community and provides history and details related to the fast approaching 50th Barnesville Pumpkin Festival.
The Belmont County Historical Society’s Mansion Museum, Watt Center for History and the Arts, and the Dickinson Cattle Company are also featured as are notable natives including Wilson Shannon, Tom Harp, Larry Marmie and Terry Tickhill Terrell.  
The writer of the article is quite familiar with the community. Toni Leland is the owner of New Concord Press, publisher of the Watt Center’s local bicentennial history “Barnesville’s 200 Years: A Pictorial History”. Her firm is also the publisher of seven works, including one featuring Temperanceville’s Catholic community, by noted retired Muskingum University history professor Dr. Lorle Porter.       
Individuals interested in reading the article may access it on the web at: http://www.ohioruralelectric.coop/country-living-magazine-2