Nelsonville Mill Street repaving Mon, 11/1/21 to Wed, 10/10/21, no on street parking, avoid area, use alternate route

The City of Nelsonville announces that crews will start preparing Mill Street for repaving on Monday, November 1, 2021, so it can be paved on November 9 and 10, 2021. No on street parking will be permitted during this time. In an effort to maintain traffic to residents, crews will be working in sections by removing 120 feet of roadway and base at a time followed by repaving. Please avoid this area and use an alternate route.

Nelsonville Food Cupboard fund raiser event 10/30/21, 12PM until 3PM, at the Nelsonville Elks Lodge, Hunger is not a choice

The Nelsonville Food Cupboard is a food pantry serving all residents of Athens County. The Cupboard is an IRS 501-c-3 charity, and your gifts are tax deductible. The pantry serves approximately 350 individuals each month.

The Nelsonville Food Cupboard is holding a fund raiser event on October 30, 2021from 12:00PM until 3:00PM. The event will be held at the Nelsonville Elks Lodge. Face masks are required to be worn for entry.

The fundraiser will be a silent auction, with a live auction and a lucky ticket (Chinese) auction.

Remember, “Hunger is not a choice”.

Nelsonville Trick-Or-Treat; Beggar’s Night, Sun, 10/31/21, 5:30PM to 8PM, amid COVID19 pandemic, use caution, plan ahead

The City of Nelsonville announces that Trick-Or-Treat; Beggar’s Night will be held on Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 5:30PM to 8:00PM.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to use caution and plan ahead. Decisions on whether to participate should be made by individuals, and parents/guardians.

Always follow current state public health orders and rules/regulations established by your local community and check the Ohio Public Health Advisory System to determine COVID-19 risk levels in Athens County before making decisions about Halloween activities.

To help ensure adults and children have a safe Halloween, the City of Nelsonville has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that will not cause safety hazards. It is strongly recommended that Ohioans exercise caution when deciding to participate in trick-or-treating and events that put them in close contact with people outside their households. To lower risk, consider safer, socially distant ways to celebrate.

  • Do not hold large in-person Halloween parties. If holding smaller parties, limit attendance to 10 or fewer people and hold the event in an outdoor area where social distancing is possible. Avoid activities, such as bobbing for apples, that foster the spread of infection.
  • Always wear a face covering and stay 6 feet away from people who are not from your household, whether trick-or- treating, passing out treats, or attending attractions or events. Stay home if you are sick. (NOTE: Face coverings should never be placed on children younger than 2 or anyone who cannot easily remove them.)
  • Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy.
  • Consider the people in your household who may be at greater risk of complications if COVID-19 is brought into the home, such as those with certain health conditions, women who are pregnant, or older family members.
  • If taking your children trick-or-treating, limit the number of houses you visit and ask your children to stay as far from treat-givers as possible. For small children, consider holding the bag for them.
  • Wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes when you arrive home. (NOTE: Never wipe unpackaged food with wipes.)
  • Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
  • If your child is at greater risk of complications from COVID-19, contact your doctor before allowing participation in Halloween activities.
  • For trick-or-treating, reach out to neighbors to discuss ways to ensure 6-foot social distancing, how candy can most safely be distributed, and the need for face coverings.
  • Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/common container or set up a hand-sanitizing station. Consider placing treats on porch steps or a table in the driveway with a sign asking children to take only one. Or use other creative ways to distribute treats, such as using a candy “slide” made of PVC pipe, or hanging treats from a wall or fence.
  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
  • Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision.
  • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks.
  • When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first.
  • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
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  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
  • Agree on a specific time children should return home.
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while driving in the Nelsonville area and watch for the children during this time period.

Nelsonville Auditor’s Office experiencing telephone outage, please call 740-753-1314 until the problem is repaired

The Nelsonville Auditor’s Office is currently experiencing a telephone outage. Telephone service providers are working on the problem, but do not have an estimated repair time. If you need to speak with the auditor’s office while we are having this outage, please call 740-753-1314 until the problem is repaired. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Public Notice Effective Wed, 11/10/21, Changes to the Nelsonville Police Department and Nelsonville Mayors Court

Public Notice

Effective Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Changes to the Nelsonville Police Department and Nelsonville Mayors Court

Jessica – Police Department and Mayors Court Clerk

Located at the Nelsonville Police Department (Front Office)

Address: 211 Lake Hope Dr Nelsonville Ohio 45764

Email Address:

Direct Office Number: (740) 300-2146

Per Policy, all public record requests will require a 72-hour advanced notice

Offices Hours for ALL Police Department and Mayors Court Clerk Related Duties

Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 3:00PM

Office Hours for the below listed dates ONLY 12:00PM to 8:00PM

November 10th             November 24th            December 15th            December 29th


Nelsonville Finance Committee meeting Mon, 11/1/21, 7PM at City Hall, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

The City of Nelsonville Finance Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 7:00PM at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss City finances and the 2022 City budget.

Citizens comments may be made in person or Emailed to by 1PM, Monday, November 1, 2021. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

CHANGE, Nelsonville City Council special meeting Wed, 10/27/21, 8:00PM, public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelsonville City Council Special Meeting Date Changed

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 8:00 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to consider adoption of a resolution to apply for an emergency grant to repair a sanitary sewer lift station and appropriate the city’s share of 30 thousand dollars for the repair and phase 3 of the sewer collection system.

The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at The public is invited and encouraged to attend.