Financial statements available

The Village of Belmont's annual Financial Statements are complete and available at the office of the Fiscal Officer.

Concerned residents to meet

The Concerned Barnesville Area Residents (CBAR) monthly gathering will take place on Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Library Annex, 611 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville. All are welcome.

Class of 1965 to meet 

The ladies of the class of 1965 will meet its monthly luncheon on Friday, March 6. Lunch will be at noon at Annie K’s.

Support group to meet 

The Three C Cancer support Group will meet on Monday, March 9 at 6 p.m. They will meet at the Barnesville Senior Center.

Bible study

Londonderry United Methodist Church will begin a six-week Bible study for adults. The group will meet on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the church. For information, call 740-630-1750.

Fair to speak at CTGS meeting

On March 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Clairsville library, The Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society will present Chuck (Sonny) Fair and his book "This Bridge Tells No Tales." The book is described as an American Saga laced with humor. It is suspense-driven set in the Ohio Valley and the Wheeling Suspension bridge. Fair has written many books. He will have books available at the meeting and will be signing at the meeting. All meetings are free and opened to the public.

Cemetery cleanup set

Residents are asked to remove grave decorations from all village operated cemeteries. These include: Crestview, Northern and Southern cemeteries. The Village of Barnesville requests that all decorations are removed by March 15 as part of the annual spring clean up. Decorations not removed by this date will be disposed of by the cemetery staff.

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: 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.