VIRTUAL Nelsonville City Council meeting Mon, 6/8/2020, 7PM on Facebook, City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity

Due to social distancing recommendations on preventing the spread of the COVID-19, Nelsonville City Council will be meeting in regular session Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7PM via a virtual meeting. The public may not attend the meeting in person. The meeting will be live streamed from the City of Nelsonville Facebook Page, (City of Nelsonville, Ohio, @nelsonvillecity). Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made to council by Emailing them to councilclerk@cityofnelsonville.com, no later than 12PM Monday, June 8, 2020. The public is invited and encouraged to attend virtually online.

Nelsonville alley between Oak St and Elizabeth St closed, Wed, 6/10/20 to Fri, 6/19/20 7AM to 6PM, use alternate route

The City of Nelsonville announces that the alley between Oak Street and Elizabeth Street will be closed, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 through Friday, June 19, 2020 weekdays only.  The roadway will be closed each day from 7:00AM until 6:00PM.  The roadway is being closed for an R&R Pipeline gas line repair project, weather permitting.  Please use an alternate route.

Nelsonville College St closed Elizabeth St to Oak St, Tue, 6/9/2020 to Fri, 6/12/2020, 7AM to 6PM, use alternate route

The City of Nelsonville announces that College Street will be closed between Elizabeth Street and Oak Street, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 through Friday, June 12, 2020.  The roadway will be closed each day from 7:00AM until 6:00PM.  The roadway is being closed for an R&R Pipeline gas line repair project, weather permitting.  Please use an alternate route.

Nelsonville Madison St closure W Franklin St to Cross St, delayed until Tue 6/9/20 and Wed, 6/10/20, 8AM to 4PM

The Nelsonville Water Department has delayed the Madison Street closure from West Franklin Street to Cross Street, until Tuesday, June 9, 2020 and Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  The roadway will be closed each day from 8:00AM until 4:00PM, during these times the water will be turned off to make repairs to a water main. Once water service is restored, a boil order will be issued to the affected areas. Weather permitting. Please use an alternate route.

ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 8PM, THU, 6/4/2020, WATCH FOR CHANGING AND SEVERE WEATHER!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 8PM, THURSDAY, 6/4/2020.

REMEMBER, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

Nelsonville Madison St closed W Franklin St to Cross St, Wed 6/3/2020 and Thu, 6/4/2020, 8AM to 4PM, use alternate route

The Nelsonville Water Department announces that Madison Street will be closed from West Franklin Street to Cross Street, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 and Thursday, June 4, 2020.  The roadway will be closed each day from 8:00AM until 4:00PM, during these times the water will be turned off to make repairs to a water main. Once water service is restored, a boil order will be issued to the affected areas. Weather permitting. Please use an alternate route.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous June 2020, Crimes of the Month

The following incidents has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as the June 2020 Crimes of the Month.

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

1. 
Over the course of the past five months the Athens Police Department has responded to various parts of the city regarding complaints of bicycles being stolen.  Presently, the police department has received 18 separate complaints of these types of theft.  The board has approved up to a $500 reward for information related to this series of incidents.

2.  On March 26, 2020, the Athens Police Department responded to a complaint of a stolen motorcycle, a 2000 black Harley Davidson Road King, at 55 Lincoln Avenue.  The owner of the motorcycle advised police it had been parked on the street in front residence overnight.  Upon checking the following morning, the motorcycle was gone.  The board has approved up to a $2000 for information related to the theft.      

3. Over the past month the Athens Police Department has received several reports of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles. There may be several suspects operating as individuals or as a group who are responsible for the thefts. Other law enforcement agencies throughout Athens County have also received reports of thefts of catalytic converters. The board has approved up to a $1000.00 reward for information related to these thefts. 

4. In the evening hours of May 16, or early morning hours of May 17, 2020, a suspect or suspects entered Athens Bicycle, located at 4 West Stimson Avenue, and stole a Trek Fuel EX7 bicycle. The board has approved a $2000.00 reward for information related to this breaking and entering.

Stock picture of bicycle stolen from Athens Bicycle May 16-May 17, 2020. Athens Police Department, Athens Crimes Solvers Anonymous Tip # 4.

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

1.  The Nelsonville Police Department is investigating several thefts where star bricks have been stolen.  It was first noticed on January 6, 2020 on West Washington Street near the Nelsonville Public Library.  Additional bricks were stolen during the early morning hours of January 7, 2020 at the same location.  It was then reported bricks were stolen from Monroe St during the same time frame.  Based on the amount of bricks stolen, it is believed a motor vehicle must be involved to assist in transporting them.  The board has approved up to a $1000 reward for information related to this series of incidents.  

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 http://www.crimesolversofathens.org 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.

Nelsonville business offices re-open to public Mon, 6/1/2020 at 7:30AM, please follow social distancing precautions

The City of Nelsonville business offices will re-open to the public Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:30 AM. We ask that the public follow the following practices if you need to visit our offices.

  • If you are sick, please stay home and do not come to our office
  • Recommend that visitors wear face coverings
  • Visitors should maintain adequate social distancing of 6-foot with other people

Each of us still needs to do what we can to keep ourselves and the Nelsonville community healthy. We will continue to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) effects to our area and take additional measures as the situation develops.

The City stands ready to continue to support the citizens of Nelsonville.

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Nelsonville Chestnut St closed, Grosvenor St to Desteiguer St, 8AM Wed, 6/3 to Fri, 6/12/2020, please avoid the area

The City of Nelsonville announces that Chestnut Street will be closed, from Grosvenor Street to Desteiguer Street at 8:00 AM Wednesday, June 3, 2020 until Friday, June 12, 2020. The roadway is being closed to replace a sanitary sewer manhole, weather permitting. The area will be accessible to local residents during the project. Please avoid this area.