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Mingo Junction is a village in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. It is in the Eastern time zone, and the average elevation is 797 ft. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.86 square miles , of which, 2.69 square miles is land and 0.17 square miles is water. The Mingo Indian tribe once had a settlement at the location of the present day village, which is the source of its name. Originally known as Mingo Bottom, it was the starting point for the Crawford expedition against hostile Indians in 1782, during the American Revolutionary War. The population was 3,454 at the 2010 census.
A special message from Mayor, John "Wiz" Fabian:
I would personally like to welcome everyone to the Village of Mingo Junction and our web site. There is plenty of information available on the site concerning operations, important dates and who and how to contact village representatives. You can also check our newsletter for breaking news about the village and our various departments. If you can not locate the information you are searching for, please contact my office for assistance.
Everyone is aware that the village has faced some difficulty for the past several years. Needless to say, the economy has not gotten any better. But, I believe the village has become more accountable and careful how we spend the public's money. We have streamlined our departments and cut costs through honest and continued talks with our employees. Some of our union employees have sacrificed greatly to continue operations to provide services to our residents. I am extremely proud of the work our employees do and the service they provide. I am also proud of our hard working village council members. They have made some difficult decisions and have put in countless hours to provide the best services we can afford. We know that our services aren't what they were prior to 2010, but we are making every effort to get back what we have lost.
I still believe that the village can be profitable by diversifying our revenues and making what we have marketable to investors. As the national economy improves we have to prepare locally to market our assets so that new industry and business will find it beneficial to locate here. Mingo Junction is not an island, we have to work together with neighboring townships, villages, and cities to progress. I maintain open lines of communication with elected officials throughout the county and state in the hopes that a regionalized effort will benefit all of us.
There has been a renewed interest in the village by some of the most devoted and dedicated citizens of our community. They have come together and formed the Mingo Junction Revitalization Committee. This hard working group of volunteers have spent numerous hours working on sites around Mingo cleaning and maintaining our village. Their dedication to our community has been a shining example on how to get things done by shear determination and grit.
I welcome all to come pay us a visit, whether you are a business or family trying to find a place to call home and to relocate to, come to the village and see if you can become part of our family here in Mingo Junction.