Athens Co Flood Watch from 10AM, Mon 12/16/19 through 7PM, Tue 12/17/19, watch for changing weather conditions

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Athens County from 10AM, Monday 12/16/19 through 7PM, Tuesday 12/17/19. Strong storm system will track over the area. This storm has the potential to produce up to 3 inches of rain in some areas. Flooding streams, creeks and possibly rivers resulting in flooded roadways and low lying and poor drainage areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

ATHENS CO WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY 7PM SUN, 12/15/19 TO 10AM MON, 12/16/19, SNOW, SLEET, FREEZING RAIN, USE CAUTION!

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Athens County from 7PM Sunday, 12/15/19 until 10AM Monday, 12/16/19.

  • WHAT – Mixed precipitation expected including snow, sleet and freezing rain. Total snow accumulations of up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio and central, northeast and northern West Virginia.
  • WHEN – From 7PM this evening to 10AM Monday.
  • IMPACTS – Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Additional information can be found at https://www.weather.gov/rlx as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Nelsonville boil order CANCELED for Edwards, Williams, John, Frank, Frederick, Grover, Madison

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has canceled the boil order for Edwards Street, Williams Street, John Street, Frank Street, Frederick Street. Grover Street from Frederick Street to Madison Street. Madison Street from Cross Street to the County Line. We would like to thank those affected by this incident for their patience and understanding.

Nelsonville boil order for Edwards, Williams, John, Frank, Frederick, Grover-Frederick to Madison. Madison-Cross to Co Line, until further notice

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for Edwards Street, Williams Street, John Street, Frank Street, Frederick Street. Grover Street from Frederick Street to Madison Street. Madison Street from Cross Street to the County Line.

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 December 2019, Crimes of the Month

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

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

1.
  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 up to a $2000 reward for this incident.

2. On November 19, 2019, the Athens Police Department received a complaint of a breaking and entering that occurred at the Sol Restaurant and Bar which is located at 700 E. State St.  It was determined at approximately 5:00 AM on this date a male subject forcibly entered the business and stole several alcoholic beverages.  The suspect was wearing dark colored jogging style pants and a hooded sweatshirt.

On November 24, 2019, the Athens Police Department received a second complaint of a breaking and entering that occurred at the Sol Restaurant and Bar.  It was determined a white male forcibly entered the business at approximately 6:20 AM and he was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.  The board has approved up to a $2000 reward for these two incidents. 

3.  On November 24, 2019, the Athens Police Department received a complaint of a breaking and entering that occurred at O’Betty’s Red Hot restaurant which is located at 15 W. State St.  Between 3:00 AM and 6:30 AM on November 24, individual(s) forcibly entered the business and took an undisclosed amount of money.  The board has approved up to a $2000 reward for this incident.         

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

1.  The Nelsonville Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries that have occurred in the Campbell St area.  One particular residence, 38 Campbell St., has been burglarized on three separate occasions.  The incidents occurred on October 17, November 2, and November 17, 2019.  The board has approved up to a $2000 reward for 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 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 City Council Dec Meetings Mon, 12/9/19 and Mon, 12/16/19, 7PM, public is invited and encouraged to attend

The Nelsonville City Council announces they will be holding their December Regular Council Meetings on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:00PM and Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00PM. There will be no meeting on Monday, December 23, 2019. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

The changes are being made due to the Holiday Season.