Christmas tree pickup

The Barnesville Street Department will be picking up Christmas trees left curbside by residents until Jan. 10. No particular  schedule will be followed and trees will be picked up as time allows. 

Christmas tours set

The Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, hosts the annual tours in this elegant, 26-room mansion spectacularly decorated for the holidays. The museum will be open for tours by appointment  through Jan. 6.

Township meeting set

Somerset Township will have its 2019 year end meeting on Monday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. The 2020 reorganizational meeting will take place on Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Somerset Township building. The public is invited to attend.

Blue Star Banner available

The Blue Star Banner is available to any Barnesville area family of a serviceman or servicewoman serving in any branch of the military, including the National Guard (active or reserve). A banner will be dedicated to the family and then placed in their window for the service member. For information or to have a ceremony, call 740-238-2137.

Coin club meets

The Barnesville Coin Club meets the third Sunday of every month, except December. The meetings are open to the public and are located at 229 E. Main St., Barnesville.

2020 Chamber meeting dates and locations announced

The Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2020 meeting dates and locations: Jan. 8 at noon, Whitesides of St. Clairsville at New Life Center, 219 W. Church St.; Feb. 12 at noon, Sonotone at Johnson Pottery, 118 E. Main St.; March 11 at 7:30 a.m., Walton Home, 1254 E. Main St.; April 9 at noon, Shaheen Law Group in the Youth Center, 130 Fair St.; May 13 at 7:30 a.m., Barnesville Hospital, 639 W. Main St.; June 10 at noon, Hughes Office Equipment at the Youth Center, 130 Fair St.; July 8 at noon, Woodsfield Savings at the Youth Center, 130 Fair St.; Aug. 12 at noon, Ohio Hills Health Services in the New Life Center, 210 W. Church St.; Sept. 9 at noon, Sulek and Dutton in the Youth Center, 130 Fair St.; Oct. 14 at noon in the Steele Insurance in the Youth Center, 130 Fair St.; Nov. 11 on noon, Astoria Place, 400 Carrie Ave.; and Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m., Emerald Pointe, 100 Michelli St. For information, call 740-425-4300, email, or visit

2020 Chamber events announced

The Barnesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2020 calendar of events: April 30, Spring Banquet; July 4, Chicken Barbecue; Aug. 6, Super Sidewalk Sale; Sept. 24-27, Barnesville Pumpkin Festival; Dec. 3, Lighting of the Village Christmas Tree; and Dec. 5, Christmas Market and Lighted Christmas Parade. For information, call 740-425-4300, email, or visit

Equipment show planned

The 17th annual Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show will be Sept. 12-13, 2020, on Ohio 519 (43672 Stumptown Road), between New Athens and U.S. Route 22. Just over one mile west of New Athens. Plans are to have two shows a year starting in 2021.

Community Expo set

Plans are being made for a Belmont County Tourism Community Expo set for Saturday, April 4 in the Ohio Valley Mall. The expo will highlight all the unique things that Belmont County has to offer in every community including attractions, museums, events, non-profit organizations, education, economic development organizations, park districts, venues, and locally owned businesses. For information, call 740-695-4359.