Nelsonville Pine Grove Drive paving re-scheduled for Wed, 5/2/18, traffic will be maintained, please drive safely

Nelso Street Paving

The City of Nelsonville announces that the Pine Grove Drive scheduled Monday, April 30, 2018 has been delayed until Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Workers will attempt to maintain traffic during the paving process.  The City of Nelsonville apologizes for any inconvenience this project may cause.  Please drive safely.

Athens Co 1st Responders complete hazardous materials tabletop exercise on wed, 4/25/18, job well Done!


Athens County LEPC’s tabletop hazardous materials preparedness exercise was held on Wednesday, April 25th at the Nelsonville Fire Department. The scenario was semi-truck carrying multiple hazardous materials that had been involved in a collision with a car on the US 33 bypass and is on fire.

First responders from the Nelsonville Fire and Police Departments, York Township Fire Department, Hocking College Police, Athens County EMS, the American Red Cross, Athens County EMA, Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital, Athens County 9-1-1, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio EPA were involved in this discussion-based exercise.

This tabletop preparedness exercise helps keep Athens County first responders ready to help our communities during complex and difficult emergency incidents. Thank you to everyone involved and a job well done by all our first responders that participated.

Nelsonville Public SQ CLOSED Sat, 4/28, 9AM to 4PM, for Cruise In/ Car Show, watch for pedestrians and stopped traffic

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville announces that the Public Square will be closed on Saturday, April 28, 2018 beginning at 9:00AM. The Public Square is being closed for a Cruise In/ Car Show that will run from 12:00PM until 4:00PM.  Registration starts at 11:00AM with a $10.00 registration fee for show vehicles.  Proceeds benefit the Nelsonville Fire Department Toy Drive and the Nelsonville Food Cupboard.  General admission is free.  Watch for pedestrians and stopped traffic in the area.

Nelsonville boil order until further notice SR691, 15468 SR691 to Kimberly Rd, Kimberly Rd, SR691 to15455 Kimberly Rd

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order until further notice for State Route 691 from 15468 State Route 691 to Kimberly Road, Kimberly Road from State Route 691 to15455 Kimberly Road.

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.