Inmate disturbance at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail contained and is being cleaned up at this time

The City of Nelsonville public safety forces are currently working with the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail staff to quell a mass inmate disturbance at the facility. The disturbance is contained to the facility and is being cleaned up at this time. There is no danger to the public. Please do not call the facility or local public safety agencies with questions regarding the incident. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Nelsonville performing crack sealing Fri, 9/17/21, to Thu, 9/23/21, Columbus St, Rocky Boot Way, Fayette St, 7AM-3:30PM

The City of Nelsonville announces that street crews will be performing street crack sealing on Friday, September 17, 2021, through Thursday, September 23, 2021, on the following streets.

  • Friday, September 17, 2021 – South side of Columbus Street from the Public Square to Jefferson Street, the west bound lane will remain open to traffic. Rocky Boot Way will also be closed to Columbus Street.
  • Monday, September 20, 2021 – North side of Columbus Street from the Public Square to Jefferson Street, the east bound lane will remain open to traffic.
  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – Rocky Boot Way.
  • Thursday, September 23, 2021 – Fayette Street.

All sealing work will take place between the hours of 7:00AM and 3:30PM. Streets will reopen as the sealing product dries, which could be up to 16 hours depending on weather conditions. On street parking is not permitted while sealing work is being performed. Motorists are asked to please avoid this area and use an alternate route.

Nelsonville Trick-Or-Treat; Beggar’s Night, Sat, 10/30/21, 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 Saturday, October 30, 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.
  • When They’re on the Prowl.
  • 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 boil order for Pine Grove Dr and N Pine Grove Dr, until further notice, unless notified otherwise

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for Pine Grove Drive and North Pine Grove Drive. The reason for this Boil Order was to repair a leak on the mainline.

When a boil order is in effect, we ask those affected to boil their drinking and cooking water for three minutes before being consumed.

This Boil Order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise.

Nelsonville 2021Trick-or-Treat date anonymous online survey,, until 12 noon, Wed, 9/15/21

The City of Nelsonville is looking for community input on the City’s upcoming 2021Trick-or-Treat date. Nelsonville residents can take an anonymous (2) two question online survey to give their input on this issue. Nelsonville residents can go to, to complete the survey. A scannable QR code has also been provided so that the survey can be accessed on your cellphone. The survey can also be accessed at the City’s website

The City of Nelsonville will use the input received to schedule the 2021 Nelsonville Trick-or-Treat. The online survey will be available until 12 noon, Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Nelsonville City Council regular meeting Mon, 9/13/21, 7PM in Council Chambers at City Hall, public encouraged to attend

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 7:00PM in Council Chambers at City Hall.

Citizens comments and business and organizational comments may be made in person or Emailed to by 1PM, Monday, September 13, 2021. The meeting may be streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel ( The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Nelsonville City Council Special Meeting, Wed, 9/8/2021 Recording at

The Nelsonville City Council held a special meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 8:00 PM. The purpose of the meeting was to consider adoption of a resolution for the removal of councilmember Gregory Smith.

The meeting was streamed on the City of Nelsonville YouTube channel at,

Nelsonville Equipment Silent Auction ends 9/17/21, 12PM, 93 Chevy Astro Van, starting bid $275, current high bid $558

City of Nelsonville Equipment Silent Auction

  1. All bids start September 2, 2021 and end September 17, 2021, 12:00 pm
  2. All bids can be submitted by email to or by dropping off bids at the water payment drop box located at 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

All bids must include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Contact information (phone number and address)
  • Item being bid on
  • Bid amount

Contact 740-753-1314 if you have questions

1993 Chevrolet Astro Van

138607.8 miles

Starting bid $275.00

The current high bid is $558.00 – 9/8/2021