Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous December 2018, Crimes of the Month

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The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as the December 2018 Crime of the Month.

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

  1. On September 12, 2018, near 7:00 PM, an individual had parked his truck and trailer, which had grass cutting equipment on it, in the parking lot at Wal-mart, located at 929 E. State St. A short time after the vehicle was parked, a white Ford F-150 pulls alongside the truck and trailer.  The subjects stole a backpack blower and a trimmer. Please see the attached photographs.  The board is offering a $1000 reward for information on this crime.
  2. On September 18, 2018, between 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM, unknown person(s) stole several sections of metal grate that was covering a drain at Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital. This particular drain is located at the rear of the hospital.  The board is offering a $500 reward for information on this crime.
  3. On October 10, 2018, the Athens Police Department responded to the Dairy Lane Park for a reported arson. An individual(s) had positioned a large trash can and wooden windmill from the putt-putt golf course on the baseball field and set them ablaze.  The board is offering a $500 reward for information on this crime.
  4. Between October 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM and October 12 at 7:00 AM, unknown person(s) forcibly entered the Ali Baba food trailer while it was parked on Columbus Rd. Upon gaining access to the interior of the trailer, the individual(s) stole the cash register and safe.  The board is offering a $1000 reward for information on this crime.

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 or 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 Street Committee meeting Tue, 12/4/18, 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Committee Meeting

The Nelsonville Street Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:00PM in council chambers at City Hall.  The meeting is being held to discuss the impact of the upcoming winter weather on the streets, (trucks, driver, salt, potholes, etc.). The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville boil order until further notice for Madison St from W Washington St to Cross Street

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order until further notice for Madison Street from West Washington Street to Cross Street.

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.

Nelsonville welcomes Sunflower Bakery located 19 W Columbus St, Nelsonville, Ohio, open Wed through Sat, 8AM to 4PM

Nelso Keep-It-Local-Logo

The City of Nelsonville would like to announce the opening of the Sunflower Bakery located at 19 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville, Ohio, next to the Starbrick Gallery. The Bakery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 8:00AM until 4:00PM.

We encourage everyone to check out this latest business in Nelsonville.

Nelsonville PD needs your help to stop vehicle break-ins, HIDE your Things, LOCK your Car, TAKE your Keys!


The Nelsonville Police Department has noted an increase in reports of both property and money theft from unlocked vehicles that are both parked on the streets and in driveways. Theft prevention starts before you even leave your vehicle.

Never leave these things lying out on your seats, dashboard or floor:

  • Phone
  • Purse or wallet
  • Laptop (or its bag)
  • Briefcase or backpack
  • Shopping bags
  • MP3 player or other small electronics
  • CDs if you still use them
  • Cash – yes, even loose change/coins
  • Your keys – it actually happens!

Car smash-and-grabs happen out of sight, so try to keep your car highly visible:

  • Park near other people. Go for busy lots where there’s plenty of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
  • If you’ll be away from your car after dark, park in a well-lit area or near a lamppost.
  • Choose a lot with an attendant over one without.

Discourage thieves with anti-theft measures. By making your car a harder target you make it less desirable. So:

  • Always lock your doors and roll up your windows when you park.
  • Activate your security system if you have one.
  • Consider window tinting (if permitted by local laws), since it makes casing your car more difficult.
  • Use after-market measures, like mechanisms that lock the steering wheel to protect your car and alert thieves that you’ve taken extra security measures.
  • Don’t use the console or glove box as mobile lock boxes. These are obvious to thieves, too.

Theft is often a crime of opportunity. If thief breaks into your car and realizes they have the opportunity to steal your vehicle as well as your valuables, you face a much larger loss. Here are five things you should always do for car theft protection:

  • Always lock your vehicle (even while driving)
  • When parked, leave all windows – including the sunroof – closed
  • Know where you’re going and plan routes that avoid high crime areas whenever possible
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • Never leave your car unattended if it’s running

Everyone should always be alert and report any suspicious activity, “If you see something, say something” and contact the police!

Athens Co Flooding Road Closure 11/15/18, 2:15PM, Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

November 15, 2018 – 2:15PM

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads and State routes by the Athens County Engineer’s Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation;

  • CR 10 – Baker Rd, SR681 to Factory Road, CLOSED
  • CR 10 – Baker Rd, Marion Johnson Road and Brown Road, CLOSED
  • CR 17 – Fisher Rd, Intersection of McGrath Road, CLOSED
  • CR 27 – Jacksonville Rd, Chapman Road to Wemer Road, CLOSED
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Rd, SR690 to Pete Smith Road, CLOSED
  • CR 42 – Fossil Rock Rd, Jeffers Road to Ruth Road, CLOSED
  • CR 42 – Mill School Rd, Intersection of Rodehaver Road, CLOSED
  • CR 100 – Rhoric Rd, Salem Road to Stone Road, CLOSED
  • SR 56 – Between Vinton Co. line and Athens corporation limit, CLOSED
  • SR 356 – SR681 to SR56, CLOSED
  • SR 377 – SR550 to Morgan County line, RESTRICTED
  • SR 681 – SR356 to US 50, CLOSED

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!  Please avoid these areas.