Athens Co Emergency Warning Sirens will be tested Wed, 11/4 at 12 noon in Nelsonville, The Plains and New Marshfield

Siren Test

The outdoor emergency warning sirens in Nelsonville, The Plains and New Marshfield will be tested at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, with a one minute sounding of the sirens. Local residents are asked not to call local emergency agencies inquiring why the sirens are sounding.

The outdoor warning siren system is normally tested on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. The monthly test will be cancelled if severe weather is threatening. If severe weather cancels the test it will be postponed until the next month. There are three conditions that result in the warning sirens being activated in Athens County.
1) Severe Weather

a) When the National Weather Service initiates a Tornado Warning for an area that includes areas of Athens County.

b) When the National Weather Service initiates a Severe Thunderstorm Warning (winds 58+ mph, large hail, severe lightening and heavy rains), for an area that includes areas of Athens County.

2) When there is an actual enemy or terrorist attack against the United States has been detected and is threatening areas of Athens County and protective action should be taken immediately.
3) When a public safety emergency occurs the sirens will be used to alert the public of emergencies such as hazardous materials incidents and civil disturbances.

When the outdoor warning sirens are sounded for an emergency they will be activated for five minutes. When you hear the warning sirens you should do the following;

1. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 to ask why the sirens are sounding as this can overload the 9-1-1 emergency response system.

2. Remember, outdoor warning sirens are just that, out-door warning. The sirens are meant to be heard outside to signal you to go indoors and tune your radio or television station to the local Emergency Alert System (EAS) Station. As homes continue to become more energy efficient and sound proofing enhanced, outdoor warning sirens that once could be heard decades ago inside of a home can no longer be heard. That’s why other means of warning are in place.

3. Go immediately to a safe area in your home or building, if high winds, severe thunder and lightning are present.

4. If you are outside away from possible shelter, lie flat on the ground away from trees until the storm passes. If in a vehicle, get out and find a more substantial structure.

5. Carry a battery operated radio or NOAA all hazard alert radio to your safe area. You will know when the storm or emergency has passed and when it is clear to leave your safe area.

6. The Athens County SIRENS DO NOT identify specific types of storms or emergencies, therefore you should immediately seek shelter and tune to local television or radio for further information.

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Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous, November 2015 Crimes of the Month

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The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as November 2015 Crimes of the Month.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to two separate criminal acts which have occurred within the City of Athens.

The first incident pertains to a stolen vehicle which occurred between October 22nd, 2015 at 4:00 PM and October 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM. The owner stated his white 1998 four door Jeep Cherokee, bearing Ohio registration FEV-5749, was parked in the parking lot at 85 N. Court St. The owner stated the vehicle was locked and he had the only ignition key to it. When the owner returned to the vehicle at the aforementioned time, he noticed it was missing.

The last incident pertains to a robbery which occurred during the early morning hours of October 25th, 2015. The victim explained that he was walking on W. Union St and that was the last memory he could recall. When he awoke in front of the Smiling Skull, the victim was covered in blood and several of his personal belongings had been stolen. The victim required medical treatment as a result of the incident.

The Nelsonville Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to two separate criminal acts which have occurred within the City of Nelsonville.

The first incident pertains to a stolen vehicle which occurred between October 22nd, 2015 and October 23rd, 2015. The owner stated his silver 1992 four door Jeep Cherokee, bearing Ohio registration GEZ-4408, was parked in front of 283 Fort St. When the owner returned to the vehicle on the morning of October 23rd, it was no longer where he had parked it.

The last incident pertains to a theft which occurred on or about October 23rd, 2015. Tri-County Joint Vocational School, Carpentry Class is in the process of constructing a house at 756 Lake Hope Dr. When construction ended for the day, all of the power tools were secured in a tool trailer that was left on site. Over the weekend, the perpetrator(s) forcibly entered the box trailer and stole all of the power tools.

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 http://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.

Nelsonville Public Sq, W Columbus, Rocky Boot Way, Fayette St CLOSED 6AM Fri, 10/16 to 12 Noon, Sun, 10/18, avoid area

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville will be closing the following streets to vehicle traffic and parking starting at 6:00 AM Friday, October 16th through 12 Noon, Sunday, October 18th.

  • Nelsonville Public Square
  • West Columbus Street from September Street to Rocky Boot Way
  • Rocky Boot Way from Columbus Street to Canal Street
  • Fayette Street from Rocky Boot Way to Valkinburg Alley

These streets are being closed for the 19th Annual Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival being held in Nelsonville this weekend.  Please watch for increased pedestrian traffic and use alternate routes to avoid the area.

Nelsonville City offices closed, Mon, 10/12, for Columbus Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume Tue, 10/13

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The City of Nelsonville announces that all offices of the City will be closed, Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. The City of Nelsonville wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend and remember to drive safely if you are traveling.