Nelsonville Public SQ CLOSED Sat, 11/16/19, 10AM to 12PM, 5K walk-fun run, use caution in area or use alternate route

The City of Nelsonville announces that the Public Square will be closed on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. The Public Square is being closed for the Athens Bando Kickboxing Club 5K walk-fun run. The 5K walk-fun run will also be using Washington, Jefferson, Poplar, Campbell, Pine Grove, Columbus, Franklin, Madison, Grosvenor and Findley Streets.

Please use caution when traveling in theses areas or use an alternate route.


The National weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for Athens County from 10PM Monday, 11/11/19 until 12Noon Tuesday, 11/12/19.

  • WHAT, Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches. Isolated areas may receive up to 3 inches, mainly in West Virginia.
  • WHERE, Portions of southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and central, northern, southern and western West Virginia.
  • WHEN, From 10 PM this evening to noon Tuesday.
  • IMPACTS, Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute on Tuesday.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Rain this evening will switch over to all snow during the night, with snow ending from west to east Tuesday morning. As the snow begins, both air and road temperatures will quickly fall to below freezing, resulting in slick roadways. A few bursts of heavier snow may occur between midnight and sunrise, resulting in very poor visibilities and further enhancing hazardous driving conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: Slow down and use caution while traveling. Additional information can be found at as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Nelsonville Riverside Drive CLOSURE, Mon, 11/11/19 to Sat, 01/11/20, for slip repair, DETOUR for SEORJ, use caution

The City of Nelsonville announces that Riverside Drive will be CLOSED to traffic from Monday, November 11, 2019 until Saturday, January 11, 2020. The roadway is being closed for a slip repair.


  1. From East Canal Street travel South on State Route 691.
  2. At the split continue straight/slight right onto Kimberly Road, County Road 1
  3. Just past REACH/Old Poston School turn right onto Wolfe-Bennett Road, County Road 73 (Use Caution as this is a narrow and winding road)
  4. Continue past Cullison Road (on the left) until you come to a “T” intersection.
  5. Continue right at the “T” intersection staying on Wolfe-Bennett Road.
  6. Continue on Wolfe-Bennett Road until you reach the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail at 16677 Riverside Drive on your left.

Nelsonville boil order for all of Mill Street, this boil order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for all of Mill Street.

The Boil Order has been issued due to a repair for a leak on the mainline. When a boil order is in effect, we ask those affected to boil their drinking and cooking water for three minutes before being consumed.

This Boil Order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous November 2019, Crimes of the Month

The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as the November 2019 Crimes of the Month.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to crimes which occurred in the City. 

#1 –
On September 5, 2019 at 12:155 AM, the Athens Police Department responded to Rufus Dr. for an armed robbery that had just occurred.  The victim explained they were approached by a white male, thin build, 5’8” tall, wearing a dark colored shirt and had short dark colored hair.  A handgun was pointed at the victim and the suspect was provided a wallet.  The suspect then fled to an early 2000’s model black four door car which was waiting nearby. 

Shortly after the aforementioned robbery was reported to police, 20 minutes later, an officer was flagged down by an individual on S. Shafer St.  The individual advised they were just robbed at gunpoint.  The individual described the suspect as 5’7” tall, thin build, dark hair, and a scruffy goatee.  The suspect went to a waiting car and fled the area.  The board has approved a $2000 reward for these combined incidences.

#2 – On October 28, 2019 at 9:40 PM, the Athens Police Department and the Athens Fire Department responded to East Park Dr, near the Athens Wastewater Treatment Facility, for a vehicle fire.  When agencies arrived, the vehicle, a Toyota Tacoma P/U, was found fully engulfed in flames and no one around.  The fire was extinguished but the vehicle is a total loss.  The board has approved a $2000 reward for this incident.     

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a cash reward for information on the above crime if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible.  *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited up to a $1000.00 cash reward.  **Any information that leads to the arrest of an individual responsible for graffiti, the board can authorize up to a $500.00 cash reward. If you have information on these crimes, please call (740) 594 – 3331.  You may also visit our website at or like us on Facebook.  Remember!  Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities.  Help us to help Athens County become a safer place.