Nelsonville boil order until further notice for Madison St from W Washington St to Cross Street

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order until further notice for Madison Street from West Washington Street to Cross Street.

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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Nelsonville Madison St CLOSED, W Washington St TO Cross St until further notice, emergency water line repair, avoid area

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville announces that Madison Street also known as State Route 278 has been closed between West Washington Street and Cross Street until further notice. The roadway has been closed due to an emergency water line repair.  Please use an alternate route

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Nelsonville welcomes Sunflower Bakery located 19 W Columbus St, Nelsonville, Ohio, open Wed through Sat, 8AM to 4PM

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The City of Nelsonville would like to announce the opening of the Sunflower Bakery located at 19 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville, Ohio, next to the Starbrick Gallery. The Bakery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 8:00AM until 4:00PM.

We encourage everyone to check out this latest business in Nelsonville.

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Nelsonville PD needs your help to stop vehicle break-ins, HIDE your Things, LOCK your Car, TAKE your Keys!


The Nelsonville Police Department has noted an increase in reports of both property and money theft from unlocked vehicles that are both parked on the streets and in driveways. Theft prevention starts before you even leave your vehicle.

Never leave these things lying out on your seats, dashboard or floor:

  • Phone
  • Purse or wallet
  • Laptop (or its bag)
  • Briefcase or backpack
  • Shopping bags
  • MP3 player or other small electronics
  • CDs if you still use them
  • Cash – yes, even loose change/coins
  • Your keys – it actually happens!

Car smash-and-grabs happen out of sight, so try to keep your car highly visible:

  • Park near other people. Go for busy lots where there’s plenty of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
  • If you’ll be away from your car after dark, park in a well-lit area or near a lamppost.
  • Choose a lot with an attendant over one without.

Discourage thieves with anti-theft measures. By making your car a harder target you make it less desirable. So:

  • Always lock your doors and roll up your windows when you park.
  • Activate your security system if you have one.
  • Consider window tinting (if permitted by local laws), since it makes casing your car more difficult.
  • Use after-market measures, like mechanisms that lock the steering wheel to protect your car and alert thieves that you’ve taken extra security measures.
  • Don’t use the console or glove box as mobile lock boxes. These are obvious to thieves, too.

Theft is often a crime of opportunity. If thief breaks into your car and realizes they have the opportunity to steal your vehicle as well as your valuables, you face a much larger loss. Here are five things you should always do for car theft protection:

  • Always lock your vehicle (even while driving)
  • When parked, leave all windows – including the sunroof – closed
  • Know where you’re going and plan routes that avoid high crime areas whenever possible
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Never leave your car unattended if it’s running

Everyone should always be alert and report any suspicious activity, “If you see something, say something” and contact the police!

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Athens Co Flooding Road Closure 11/15/18, 2:15PM, Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

November 15, 2018 – 2:15PM

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads and State routes by the Athens County Engineer’s Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation;

  • CR 10 – Baker Rd, SR681 to Factory Road, CLOSED
  • CR 10 – Baker Rd, Marion Johnson Road and Brown Road, CLOSED
  • CR 17 – Fisher Rd, Intersection of McGrath Road, CLOSED
  • CR 27 – Jacksonville Rd, Chapman Road to Wemer Road, CLOSED
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Rd, SR690 to Pete Smith Road, CLOSED
  • CR 42 – Fossil Rock Rd, Jeffers Road to Ruth Road, CLOSED
  • CR 42 – Mill School Rd, Intersection of Rodehaver Road, CLOSED
  • CR 100 – Rhoric Rd, Salem Road to Stone Road, CLOSED
  • SR 56 – Between Vinton Co. line and Athens corporation limit, CLOSED
  • SR 356 – SR681 to SR56, CLOSED
  • SR 377 – SR550 to Morgan County line, RESTRICTED
  • SR 681 – SR356 to US 50, CLOSED

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!  Please avoid these areas.

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Nelsonville December Regular Council Meetings Mon, 12/3/18, 7PM and Mon, 12/10/18, 7PM, the public is invited to attend

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The Nelsonville City Council will be holding its December Regular Council Meetings on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:00PM and Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:00PM. There will be no meeting on Monday, December 24, 2018. The changes are being made due to the Holiday Season. The public is invited to attend.

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Winter Weather Advisory


  • WHAT – Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch expected.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio and central and northern West Virginia.
  • WHEN – From 12AM to 11AM, Thursday, 11/15/18.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS – Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.

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The City of Nelsonville is accepting applications for the part-time position of Council Clerk

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The City of Nelsonville is accepting applications for the position of Council Clerk.  The Clerk will be expected to;

  1. Attend regular and special City Council meetings
  2. Prepare the City Council meeting minutes
  3. Prepare the City Council meeting agenda
  4. Record the ordinances and resolutions
  5. Perform other duties as assigned

This is a part-time position. Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 14, 2018.

To apply for the position please contact the City Manager at;

  • (740) 753-1314
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Nelsonville East side of Public Sq CLOSED Mon, 11/19/18, 7AM to 5PM, please use an alternate route

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville announces that the East side of the Public Square will be closed on Monday, November 19, 2018, from 7:00AM until 5:00PM. The roadway is being closed so a crane can perform HVAC work on the roof of Stuart’s Opera House. Please use an alternate route.

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Nelsonville PD determine no threat to public, after reported assault Sun, morning on Chestnut St

NPD Assault

The Nelsonville Police Department responded to a reported assault at 3:31 AM, Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the 600 block of Chestnut Street. Based on the initial investigation by officers, a black male reportedly went to the wrong apartment as he was trying to visit a friend.  An altercation occurred in which the male received injuries for which he was treated at the hospital.  At this time, the investigating officers believes they know all parties involved in the incident and are continuing the investigation into this matter.

The Nelsonville Police Department believes that this was an isolated incident and does not see any threat to the public as a result of this incident. Given other recent incidents, the police department still suggest that residents use general safety precautions.

Safety reminders:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Travel in a group when possible
  • Report suspicious behavior/activity
  • Property can be replaced, lives can not
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