The Plains Water and Sewer, CLOSING E 4th St, The Plains, Fri 9/4, 8AM to 4PM, SR682 to Grant AVE, avoid this area!

Road Closed

The Plains Water and Sewer District will be closing East 4th Street in The Plains between South Plains Road, (State Route 682) and Grant Avenue on Friday, September 4, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM to perform service water line repairs in the area. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Emergency Warning Sirens will be tested Wed, 9/2 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, September 2, 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
    1. When the National Weather Service initiates a Tornado Warning for an area that includes areas of Athens County.
    2.  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, September 2015 Crimes of the Month

AC crime solvers

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

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

The first incident pertains to a breaking and entering which occurred on July 22nd, 2015 at approximately 3:40 AM. The perpetrator forcibly entered Courtside Pizza located at 85 N. Court St. Once inside the business, the perpetrator stole money from a variety of locations. The perpetrator is described as a white male in his early to mid-twenties, approximately 6’00” tall, weighing 160#, and wearing dark clothing and a ball cap. (Picture provided)

Courtside Pizza suspectCourtside Pizza suspect (2)

The next incident also pertains to a breaking and entering which occurred between 11:00 AM on August 1st to 7:30 AM on August 3rd, 2015. Between these dates and times, the perpetrator(s) forcibly entered TSI Housing located at 36 S. Court St. Once inside the business, the perpetrator(s) rummaged through offices and storage areas looking for valuables. The perpetrator(s) were able to get away with money and two laptops.

The final incident actually pertains to an on-going series of residential burglaries and thefts from motor vehicles. Since the early part of June, 2015, Athens’ residents have experienced thirty-nine burglaries and twenty-six thefts from motor vehicles. While committing the thefts from motor vehicles, the perpetrators are preying on unlocked vehicles and taking any items of value. The residential burglaries are being committed at all times of the day and night and these perpetrators appear to be focusing on money, jewelry, and electronics.

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 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.

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Athens Co Rd 36, Hooper Ridge Rd, CLOSED, Fleming Rd to Albert Keirns Rd, today Fri, 8/28, 8AM to 3:30PM, avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 36, Hooper Ridge Road, between County Road 35, Fleming Road and Township Road 341, Albert Keirns Road in Ames Township, today Friday, August 28th from 8 AM to 3:30 PM. The roadway is being closed for culvert replacements. Please avoid this area.

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Coolville BOIL ORDER, Bryan,Wilson,Jackson St,Putnam Dr,Meadow LN,Wines, Johnson Aly,Arcadia Nursing Center until 12PM Tue,8/18

Boil Order Coolville

The Coolville Water Department announces a boil order for Bryan Street, Wilson Street, Jackson Street, Putnam Drive, Meadow Lane, Wines Alley, Johnson Alley and Arcadia Nursing Center until 12 PM Tuesday, August 18, 2015. 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 recommend 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.
  • Water for bathing doesn’t need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.
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Athens Co Rd 96, Greens Run Rd CLOSED, SR685 to Taylor Rdg Rd, Thu,8/13, Mon,8/17, Tue,8/18, 8AM to 3:30PM, avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 96, Greens Run Road, between State Route 685 and County Road 67, Taylor Ridge Road in Trimble Township, today Thursday, August 13th, Monday, August 17th and Tuesday, August 18th from 8 AM to 3:30 PM each day. The roadway is being closed for multiple culvert replacements. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Rd 48, New England Rd, closure ½ mile S of Sand Rock Rd delayed until Wed, 8/12, 8AM, approx 3 wks, avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed Delayed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office closing of County Road 48, New England Road, ½ mile South of County Road 38, Sand Rock Road in Bern Township, has been delayed until Wednesday, August 12th, at 8 AM and will last for approximately 3 weeks. The roadway is being closed for a slip repair. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Rd 48, New England Rd CLOSED, ½ mile South of Sand Rock Rd, Mon, 8/10, at 8AM for approx 3 wks, avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 48, New England Road, ½ mile South of County Road 38, Sand Rock Road in Bern Township, today Monday, August 10th, at 8 AM for approximately 3 weeks. The roadway is being closed for a slip repair. Please avoid this area.

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The Coolville Water Department announces a 72 hour boil for the entire Village of Coolville until 1PM Sun, 8/9/5.

Boil Order Coolville

The Coolville Water Department announces a 72 hour boil for the entire Village of Coolville until 1PM Sunday, August 9, 2015. 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 recommend 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.
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Athens Co Rd 42, Mill School Rd CLOSED, N Rodehaver Rd to S Rodehaver Rd, Wed, 8/5, 8AM for approx 2wks, avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 42, Mill School Road between County Road 24, North Rodehaver Road and County Road 57, South Rodehaver Road in Carthage Township, Wednesday, August 5th, at 8 AM for approximately 2 weeks. The roadway is being closed for a slip repair. Please avoid this area.

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