FREEPORT – The Ohio Department of Natural Resourses (ODNR) will join the Rosebud Mining Company at the Vail Mine groundbreaking ceremony in Freeport on Tuesday, October 12 at 2:30 p.m. The location is 28480 Birmingham Rd., Freeport, Ohio.

The new mine is scheduled to open in 2011 and will employ approximately 100 in the Appalachian region. Guest speaker, ODNR Director Sean Logan, will join Rosebud Mining Company founder, J. Clifford Forrest, State Senator Jason Wilson, State Representative Joshua O’Farrell, Harrison County Commissioners Barbara Pincola and Mike Vinka, Harrison County Engineer-Robert Stering, and Freeport Town Trustees to commemorate Ohio’s newest underground mine. The public is invited. Refreshments and a tour will follow the ceremony.