Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County until 2 PM Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected through the morning. Some areas within the watch have already received around an inch of rainfall, with an additional 1 to 2 inches expected where repetitive storms occur.

In these localized areas, fast rises on creeks and streams and streams is expected to lead to potential flash flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


The City of Nelsonville, is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief

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The City of Nelsonville, is accepting applications for the position of Police Chief. The City has a population of 5,400. The Police Department has 7 full-time patrolmen and 3 part-time patrolmen. The Police Chief will be responsible for the operations of the Police Department and will be an integral part of ALL Code enforcement and safety inspections of City structures. The Police Chief reports to the City Manager and is an AT WILL position. The starting salary is $45,000-$55,000. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 consecutive full-time years of service in law enforcement with a minimum of 2 years at a Sergeant level or above. The applicant must hold a State of Ohio Peace Officer Training Certificate on or before test date. Because a high level of personal integrity and professional ethics is essential, a comprehensive background investigation will be conducted.

Applicants must pass a Civil Service Examination. The examination will be given on Monday, June 19, 2017, at 6:00 pm, in Nelsonville City Council Chambers located at 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio.

Applications may be obtained at the City Manager’s Office located at 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Deadline for applications is Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5:00pm.

A photo I.D. is required to gain admittance into testing. A $25.00 fee will be charged for the application packet and must be paid when application packet is picked up.

The City of Nelsonville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.