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Welcome from
Mayor Jake Hershberger

Hello, fellow Barnesville residents and friends!

I am honored to serve as your Mayor, and I am excited to begin this journey alongside the incredible community of Barnesville, Ohio. As we usher in the new year, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the trust you have placed in me to lead our village.

Barnesville, our charming hometown, is a place of rich history, tight-knit community bonds, and warm hospitality. It is where neighbors look out for one another with a strong emphasis on community. Whether you’re a long-time resident or a newcomer, Barnesville has a way of making everyone feel like family. It’s a town where traditions are cherished, and each street tells a story of our collective heritage.

I invite you to explore the unique character of Barnesville, from the historic downtown to the scenic parks that showcase the natural beauty of our surroundings. Our village is more than just a place to live; it’s a community that thrives on the shared values of hard work, kindness, and neighborly support.

Barnesville is fortunate to have a beautiful and scenic memorial park with a swimming pool, hiking trails, picnic pavilions, and sports facilities. Residents also benefit from vital community resources such as the highly rated WVU Medical Barnesville Hospital, three skilled nursing facilities, and a senior center. We also have an outstanding Barnesville Exempted Village School District along with two private schools, furthered by a wonderful public library. The community is served and protected by a top-notch Fire Department, Emergency Squad, and Police Department, all of which are made up of exceptional and dedicated people.

Bradfield Airport and two industrial parks contribute to our connectivity and economic vitality. Barnesville is filled with outstanding local businesses, ensuring you don’t need to travel far to get everything you need. Visitors will be delighted with the many attractions and interesting sites that Barnesville has to offer. These include the Watt Center for History and the Arts (Watt Car and Wheel Museum), Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, Barnesville Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot, Outdoor Veteran’s Plaza, and the Texas Longhorn ranch of Dickinson Cattle Company. But what we might be best known for is our annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival! This incredible event is held the last weekend in September and draws 100,000 people every year to enjoy peak Ohio Fall weather.

To our friends from near and far, I extend a warm invitation to stop by Barnesville and experience the warmth and charm of our community firsthand. Whether you’re passing through or considering making Barnesville your home, you are always welcome here.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your mayor. So, come on down and join us in Barnesville, where the community spirit shines bright, and the possibilities are endless!


Mayor Jake Hershberger

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