Flash Flood Warning, W central Athens Co Until 11:15 PM, seek shelter if threatened, DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATERS!

Flash Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for West central Athens County Until 11:15 PM.

At 8:09 PM, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing very heavy rain across the warned area, with little movement. These storms are expected to continue through 9 PM before diminishing. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Chauncey, Amesville and The Plains.

Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely. Do Not Drive Into Flood Waters!

You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, #NWSRLX.

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Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous June 2017, Crimes of the Month

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The following incidents has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as June, 2017 Crimes of the Month.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to several criminal acts which occurred within the City.  

1. Breaking and Entries.

On March 21, 2017 between 2:00 and 4:00 AM, an unknown black male forcibly entered the Ginger Asian Kitchen, located at 28 S. Court St.  Once inside, the male was able to steal a large amount of money and an Apple iPad.

On March 28, 2017 at 2:15 AM, the business of Stewart-MacDonald located at 21 N. Shafer St was forcibly entered. The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.

Between April 14 at 11:00 PM and April 15, 2017 at 7:30 AM, the El Camino restaurant located at 1017 E. State St. was forcibly entered. The suspect(s) stole an undisclosed amount of money.

On April 20, 2017 between 12:30 AM and 9:00 AM, the Gran Ranchero restaurant located at 979 E. State St was forcibly entered. The suspect(s) stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Between April 26 at 8:15 AM and April 27, 2017 at 8:00 AM, the West Side Wingery located at 9 N. Shafer St was forcibly entered. The suspect(s) stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Between May 13 at 11:00 PM and May 14, 2017 at 11:30 AM, China Fortune located at 20 W. Stimson Ave was forcibly entered. The suspect(s) stole an undisclosed amount of money.

On or about May 16, 2017, suspect(s) forcibly entered the concession stand located at the Jaycee Fields (W. State St. ball fields’ area). The stand is operated by the Athens Sandlot Baseball and Softball league.  An undisclosed amount of money was stolen.

On May 17, 2017 at 3:40 AM, McHappy’s Bake Shop located at 485 Richland Ave was forcibly entered. The male suspect (see attached image) gained entry but did not steal anything of value.

  1. Stolen motor vehicles

On May 19, 2017 between 1:45 AM and 8:00 AM, unknown person(s) stole a yellow 2004 Mazda 3 from Franklin Ave. Two days later the vehicle was recovered, unoccupied, in The Plains, Ohio.

On May 21, to the following day, May 22, unknown person(s) stole a silver 2008 Honda Pilot from Elmwood Pl. This vehicle is yet to be recovered.

Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles, not to store any valuables inside them, and definitely do not leave the ignition keys inside.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a $2,000.00 cash reward for information on the above crimes if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible. *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited 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.

Other cash rewards are available for your information regarding other crimes that have been committed in Athens County and if you have knowledge of other crimes, you are asked to call (740) 594 – 3331. Also visit our website at www.crimesolversofathens.org for information on previous crimes of the month. Postings can also be viewed 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.

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Nelsonville PD Non-emergencies and questions call 740-753-1922 or 740-753-1736, Life and Death Emergencies Call 9-1-1

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The Nelsonville Police Department will be changing their non-emergency telephone system on June 1, 2017.

The non-emergency 740-753-1922 and 740-75-1736 will no longer ring into Athens County 9-1-1. These telephone numbers will only ring directly into the Nelsonville Police Station.  Since the numbers are only ringing into the police station callers may be connected with an answering machine when officers are on calls.  The 740-753-1922 and 740-753-1736 telephone numbers should only be used for NON-EMERGENCY CALLS;

  • General questions
  • Information regarding ongoing investigations
  • Requests for police reports

If you require an emergency response from the Nelsonville Police Department for a LIFE OR DEATH EMERGENCY, then call 9-1-1 for an emergency response.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for W Athens Co Until 715PM, Fri, 5/19/17, seek shelter if threatened!!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Athens County Until 715 PM, Friday 5/19/17.

HAZARD, 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE, Radar indicated.

IMPACT, Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, #NWSRLX.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Athens Co until 11PM, Fri, 5/19/17, watch for threatening weather!

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service in has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Athens County until 11PM, Friday, 5/19/17.

Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, #NWSRLX.

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Nelsonville Street Committee meeting Fri, 5/19/17 at 11AM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

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The Nelsonville Street Committee will hold a meeting on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM in council chambers at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss street department funding.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Nelsonville City Council meeting Mon, 5/22/17, 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

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The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Nelsonville boil order CANCELED for East of Burr Oak BLVD, Hocking College and parts of York Township

Nelso Boil Order Canceled

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has canceled the boil order for water customers East of Burr Oak Boulevard, Hocking College and parts of York Township. We would like to thank those affected by this incident for their patience and understanding.

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Nelsonville Parks and Recreation Committee meeting Thu, 5/11/17, 3PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

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The Nelsonville Parks and Recreation Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM in council chambers at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss a long-term plan for the Nelsonville Aquatic Center budget.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Nelsonville BOIL ORDER until further notice for East of Burr Oak BLVD, Hocking College and parts of York TWP

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The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order until further notice for;

  • Hocking College
  • SR691 from Canal Street to Kimberly Road
  • Kimberly Road from SR691 to Former Poston School
  • Elm Rock Road from SR691 to Radio Station
  • Canal Street from Burr Oak Blvd to SR691
  • Chestnut Street from Burr Oak Blvd to Canal Street
  • Walnut Street from Burr Oak Blvd to Chestnut Street
  • High Street from Burr Oak Blvd to Walnut Street
  • Rhine Street
  • Seine Street
  • Green Drive

Boil orders are put into place as a result of broken water lines or local flooding. When this happens, the drinking water may have been contaminated which can cause many illnesses.

Here are some tips to keep in mind, should you find yourself in this situation:

  • Bring water to a full boil, and boil for three minutes prior to use.
  • Use only boiled water for drinking, preparing food or baby formula.
  • To improve the flat taste of boiled water, keep cold in refrigerator.
  • Put a cup over your faucets as a reminder to not use tap water – not even to brush your teeth!
  • Instead of boiling water, you can disinfect water by adding one teaspoon unscented chlorine laundry bleach for every five gallons of water. Let stand 30 minutes before using.
  • Be sure to use sanitized food grade containers for storing water.
  • To disinfect water storage containers, pour a solution of one tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach to a gallon of water into a container. Let the solution remain in the container for 10 minutes, then pour out the solution. Rinse with purified water.
  • Boiled or disinfected water can be stored for six months.
  • Dispose of ice cubes.
  • When washing dishes, make sure to sterilize dishes with a final dip in water that has one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water. Disposable tableware is an option during a boil order.
  • It is also recommended you sanitize hands when washing. Again, use one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water and rinse hand frequently by pouring rinse over the hands. Use paper towels to dry.
  • Water for bathing doesn’t need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.
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