9/13/18, 1:40PM, Nelsonville boil order, Eastern end of Walnut St from Burr Oak Blvd to Poplar St until further notice

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for the Eastern end of Walnut Street from Burr Oak Boulevard to Poplar Street 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 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.

ATHENS CO FLOOD WATCH, 8PM, SAT 9/8/18 TO 8PM, MON 9/10/18, BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF FLOODING DEVELOPS

Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Athens County in effect from 8:00PM, Saturday 9/8/18 until 8:00PM, Monday 9/10/18.

  • Rain, heavy at times, moving into the area tonight, and then persisting into Monday. Thunderstorms are also possible.
  • Runoff from the heavy rain is likely to flood urban and other poor drainage areas. Streams may come out of their banks, resulting in water over roads and into buildings. In time, there will also be rises on mainstem rivers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

9/7/18, 2:45PM, Nelsonville BOIL ORDER, West Franklin St, from Madison St to Adams St until further notice

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for West Franklin Street, from Madison Street to Adams Street 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 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 Judiciary Committee meeting Wed, 9/12/18, 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Committee Meeting

The City of Nelsonville Judiciary Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 7:00PM in council chambers at City Hall.  The meeting is being held to discuss;

  1. City Council Rules
  2. Robert’s Rules of Order
  3. Creation of a City Council Handbook
  4. City Law Director contract

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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

AC crime solvers

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

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

On July 28, 2018, between noon and 1:30 PM, three unknown black males entered Wal-Mart, which is located at 929 E. State St., using a stolen credit card, and purchased a large amount of gift cards. After leaving Wal-Mart in Athens, the three travelled to Logan, Ohio and again repeated this activity in the Wal-Mart store there.  One of the males was apprehended in Logan, Ohio while the other two absconded.  Law Enforcement is seeking to identify the other two individuals involved in this offense. Please see the attached photographs.  The board is offering a $2000 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 www.crimesolversofathens.org 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.

Crime Solvers 082018