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Barnesville Mayor Asks Pipeline Truckers To Take A Break During Pumpkin Festival

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BARNESVILLE, Ohio -

Tanker trucks from the gas drilling industry roll through Barnesville many times a day.

But the mayor is asking those drivers, just for five days, to stay out of town.

He says for safety, for noise, even for their own convenience, to take a break during the festival.

The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival is Sept. 25-29.

Mayor Ron Bischof asks anyone hauling logs, pipe, heavy equipment or fracking water not to pass through Barnesville on Routes 800 or 147 during the festival.

Specifically, here are the times that he asks trucks to stay out of town:

-Wednesday, Sept. 25 after 2 p.m.

-Thursday, Sept. 26 after 12 noon

-Friday, Sept. 27 after 10 a.m.

-Saturday, Sept. 28 after 9 a.m.

-Sunday, Sept. 29 after 10 a.m.

For questions, assistance with special needs on getting through Barnesville during the Pumpkin Festival, truckers may call Barnesville Police at (740) 425-1976.