Hocking Parkway closed to through traffic at Hocking College, 5/30 – 6/2 for Nelsonville Music Festival

MusicFest Road Closed

The 9th Annual Nelsonville Music Festival is returning to the beautiful rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio May 30th – June 2nd for four days that celebrates music and local artistry of the region. The festival offers a warm, accepting environment where local artisans can sell and be recognized for their work, where local, regional and national musicians instill their awe-inspiring talents and festival goers can relax and enjoy the fruits of the regional flavor.

The City of Nelsonville, Hocking College and festival organizers have worked hard to develop a traffic control plan to maintain traffic flow in and around Nelsonville during the festival.

On Thursday morning, May 30th traffic cones will be placed on Loop Road, on the hocking College Campus making it TWO WAY TRAFFIC roadway.  Signs will be posted.  ALL parking on Loop Road is prohibited.  At approximately 4:00 p.m. Hocking Parkway will be closed to through traffic from the Daycare building to the Bookstore intersection for the duration of the festival.  All traffic will be routed on Loop Road.  All THROUGH TRAFFIC will use the Loop Road detour for the duration of the festival.  THROUGH TRAFFIC is encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

Persons attending the Nelsonville Music Festival will need to follow the routes below:

From the South (Athens, SR 691): Vehicles will follow the Loop Road detour around Hocking College.  At the stop sign at the intersection they will proceed straight and be directed into a parking lot.  There is no through traffic.

From the North (Logan, Canal St.): At the stop sign Festival traffic will turn LEFT and be directed to park in a parking lot.

Hocking Parkway should be re-opened to normal traffic on Sunday evening June 2nd after the Festival has closed.

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Nelsonville Aquatic Center Opens 2013 summer swim season, Saturday, May 25 at 12 Noon – http://wp.me/P3gG6I-f

Nelso Aquatic Center

The City of Nelsonville announces that the Nelsonville Aquatic Center will open beginning Saturday, May 25, 2013, for the 2013 Swim Season.

Aquatic Center Hours: 7 days a week, 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 7:00 p.m.

DAILY PRICES

  • 0-5 years $2.00
  •  6-17 years $3.00
  •  Adults $4.00
  •  Seniors over 60 FREE

SEASON PASSES

  • Household Pass – Up to 6 people – $150.00, each additional person is $20.00
  •  Adult Pass – $80.00
  •  Youth Pass – $75.00
  •  Senior Pass – Over 60 FREE

Questions Call – (740) 753-7003

FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 2AM TO 8AM SATURDAY, 5/25

Frost Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FROST ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2AM TO 8AM SATURDAY, 5/25.

TEMPERATURES – IN THE LOW TO MID 30S.

TIMING – EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

IMPACTS – SENSITIVE VEGETATION MAY BE DAMAGED OR KILLED IF LEFT OUTDOORS AND UNPROTECTED. ALSO ANYONE WITH OUTDOOR PLANS, SUCH AS OVERNIGHT CAMPING, SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE UNSEASONABLY CHILLY WEATHER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A FROST ADVISORY MEANS THAT FROST IS POSSIBLE. SENSITIVE OUTDOOR PLANTS MAY BE KILLED IF LEFT UNCOVERED.

ATHENS CO IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 10PM, WED, 5/22. WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

ATHENS CO IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 10PM, WED, 5/22.

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.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Buchtel water line break causes outage and boil order until further notice for SR78 from SR685 to Duncan Dr and S Oakley Dr

Buchtel Boil Order

The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department announces that crews are making repairs to a water line break.  Some Buchtel customers will experience a water outage until the line is repaired.  A boil order will be in effect until further notice for State Route 78 from State Route 685 to Duncan Drive including South Oakley Drive. 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.