Nelsonville boil order CANCELED for W Canal St from SR278 to September St, Robbins Rd and Riverside Drive

Nelso Boil Order Canceled

The Nelsonville Water Department has canceled the boil order for West Canal Street from State Route 278 to September Street, Robbins Road and Riverside Drive We would like to thank the residents affected by this incident for their patience and understanding.

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Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as April 2016 Crimes of the Month

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The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as April 2016 Crimes of the Month.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to three criminal acts, connected by DNA, which occurred within the City of Athens.

The Athens, Ohio Police Department is actively investigating three separate but related violent assaults which took place in Athens between 2006 and 2015.

On June 20, 2015, at approximately 2:00 AM, a female was walking home from the uptown area. As she walked through the parking lot at the rear of 19 E. Carpenter St, an unknown suspect approached her from behind and attempted to sexually assault her but was scared away by others walking in the area.

DNA evidence obtained as a result of the investigation was submitted to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for analysis. The results of the analysis showed the suspect from the 2015 assault was the same suspect that had been identified by DNA in a sexual assault reported in 2006.  The details of the 2006 sexual assault are very similar to the 2015.

In the 2006 incident, the female victim was also walking home from the uptown area when she noticed an unknown white male following her. After arriving home, the suspect illegally entered the victim’s home and forcibly raped the victim and then fled the scene.  The victim described the suspect as being 5’08” to 5’10” tall, weighing 130 to 150 pounds, with short light-colored hair.  This description is very similar to the description provided by the victim of the 2015 incident.

The third incident occurred in December of 2015. Again, the nature of the assault is similar to the prior incidents.

We are seeking information on the suspect who is described as a white male in his late twenties to early thirties, 5’8” to 5’9” tall, and weighing approximately 160 pounds. The attached composite was developed by the victim of the June, 2015 incident.  If you have any information related to these two incidents or know the identity of the suspect, please provide it to the Athens Police Department.

The Athens and Nelsonville Police Departments are requesting your information pertaining to multiple restaurants being broken into and they appear to be related.

The following restaurants were forcibly entered and similar items were taken from each one.

  • Dynasty Restaurant, 498 Richland Ave. Athens, February 9 to February 10, 2016
  • Rhapsody, 18 Public Sq.  Nelsonville, February 11 to February 12, 2016
  • El Camino, 1017 E State St. Athens, February 12 to February 13, 2016
  • OMG Rotisserie, 139 Columbus Rd. Athens, February 19 to February 20, 2016
  • Mr. Taco, 122 W. Union St. Athens, February 20, 2016

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a $2,000.00 cash reward for information on the above crimes if that information leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the person or persons responsible. *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited 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.

Other cash rewards are available for your information regarding other crimes that have been committed in Athens County and if you have knowledge of other crimes, you are asked to call (740) 594 – 3331. Also visit our website at www.crimesolversofathens.org for information on previous crimes of the month.

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.

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Nelsonville BOIL ORDER, W Canal St from SR278 to September St, Robbins Rd, Riverside Dr until further notice.

Nelso Boil Order

The Nelsonville Water Department announces that a boil order has been issued for West Canal Street from State Route 278 to September Street, Robbins Road and Riverside Drive until further notice.

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 recommend 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.

Athens Co Rd 1A, Happy Hollow Rd CLOSED, Buchtel limits to Pancake Rd Wed, 3/23 to Fri, 3/25, 8AM to 2:30PM avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 1A, Happy Hollow Road, from the Buchtel Village limits to Township Road 569, Pancake Road in York Township Wednesday, March 23rd through Friday, March 25th.  The roadway will be closed from 8 AM until 2:30 PM each day for multiple culvert replacements.  Please avoid this area during these times.

ATHENS CO RED FLAG WARNING TUE, 3/22, 11AM TO 9PM, LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS 15 TO 18MPH, LOW FULE MOISTURE, NO OPEN BURNING!

Red Flag Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR ATHENS COUNTY IN EFFECT TODAY TUESDAY, 3/22 FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM THIS EVENING. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

WINDS – SOUTHWEST 8 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

TIMING – LATE MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING

RELATIVE HUMIDITY – AS LOW AS 24 PERCENT.

TEMPERATURES – IN THE MID 50S.

IMPACTS – THE THREAT IS ENHANCED IN GRASSY AND BRUSH FILLED AREAS. ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. NO OUTDOOR BURNING IS PERMITTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

FIRE WEATHER WATCH ATHENS CO TUE 3/22, 11AM TO 9PM, LOW HUMIDITY, GUSTY WINDS, DRY FUEL, NO OPEN BURNING!

Fire Weather Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES, GUSTY WINDS AND DRY FUELS FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY 3/22 FROM 11AM TO 9PM.

  • WINDS – SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
  • TIMING – LATE MORNING THROUGH EVENING ON TUESDAY
  • RELATIVE HUMIDITY – AS LOW AS 20 PERCENT.
  • TEMPERATURES – IN THE LOWER 60S.
  • IMPACTS – THE THREAT IS ENHANCED IN GRASSY AND BRUSH FILLED AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.