Athens Co Rd 1A, Happy Hollow Rd, CLOSED Brady Rd to Buchtel limits Mon, 8/22/16, 8AM to 5PM please avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 1A, Happy Hollow Road, from Township Road 291, Brady Road to the Buchtel Village limits Monday, August 22nd.  The roadway will be closed from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM for roadway repaving.  Please avoid this area during these times.

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Buchtel water outage Wilson Ave, Stephenson St, Fork St, Happy Hollow Rd, boil order until further notice for these areas

Buchtel Boil Order

The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department announces that crews are making repairs to a water line break. Buchtel customers on Wilson Avenue, Stephenson Street, Fork Street and Happy Hollow Road will experience a water outage until the line is repaired. A boil order will be in effect until further notice for these areas.

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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HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO FRI, 8/12, 1PM TO 8PM TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HEAT, CHECK ON ELDERLY

Heat Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1PM THIS AFTERNOON FRIDAY, 8/12 UNTIL 8PM THIS EVENING.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES – UP TO 102 DUE TO TEMPERATURES AROUND 90 AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S.
  • TIMING – 1PM TO 8PM. MID TO LATE AFTERNOON WILL BE THE HOTTEST TIME PERIOD.
  • IMPACTS – HEAT STROKE, HEAT EXHAUSTION AND OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES CAN QUICKLY OCCUR IF YOU SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME OUTDOORS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT OF THE SUN AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK, THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 9-1-1.

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Mosquito Prevention Starts at Home, Simple Steps to Help Prevent Mosquitos

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You can protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases during the summer and fall by avoiding getting bitten by mosquitoes.

Your Home

Prevent mosquitoes from entering your home by making sure your window and door screens are in good repair and are tightly attached.

Your Yard

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in still water. Reduce mosquito breeding places in your yard by emptying, covering, or treating any items that hold water. More tips:

  • Empty or treat any items that hold water, such as flower pots, birdbaths, swimming pool covers, buckets, cans, and barrels.
  • Clean rain gutters, leaves in downspouts, and pooled water on flat roofs.
  • Remove unused tires and other items that could collect water.
  • Remove containers that may hold water in places that are hard to see, such as under bushes, porches, decks, or stairs.

Protect Yourself and Your Family

Mosquito species found in Southeast Ohio are most active in the early evening and nighttime.

  • Consider wearing long-sleeve shirts, loose pants, and socks if you spend time outdoors during peak mosquito biting times.
  • If you are outdoors during peak mosquito biting times, apply a thin coat of insect repellent containing DEET or Picaridin to clothing and exposed skin. Read the instructions on the label carefully before using the product.
  • When outdoors, cover your baby stroller or playpen with netting.

DEET and Repellents

Adults and children (age two months and older) should use repellant with 25% to 30% DEET. Repellents with DEET should never be used on children under two months of age. After returning indoors, wash off repellent with soap and water. If repellent is applied to clothing, wash the clothes before wearing again.

Alternatives to DEET include Picaridin (a chemical repellent) and oil of lemon eucalyptus (a plant-based repellent).

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), insect repellents containing DEET or Picaridin work better than other products. Studies have shown that oil of lemon eucalyptus, also known as PMD, works as well as low concentrations of DEET.

Picaridin should not be used on children under two months old and oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under age 3.

When using repellent on a child, apply it to your own hands and then rub it on your child. Avoid your child’s eyes and mouth, and use it sparingly around the ears. Remember to keep repellents out of reach of children.

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Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous, August 2016 Crimes of the Month

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The following incidents have been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as August 2016 Crimes of the Month.

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

On July 11, 2016, near 4:00 AM, Broney’s Alumni Grill, located at 7 W. Carpenter St., and Red Brick Tavern, located at 14 N. Court St, were illegally entered. A large-framed black male, who was captured on a video surveillance, forcibly entered the establishments and stole various items. (See attached image)

On or about July 26, 2016, several businesses in Athens received counterfeit $100 bills as payment for merchandise. A witness advised the black male passing the counterfeit bills spoke with a distinctive accent. (See attached image)

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 outdoor emergency warning sirens TEST Wed 8/3, 12noon Nelsonville, The Plains, New Marshfield

Siren Test

The outdoor emergency warning sirens in Nelsonville, The Plains and New Marshfield will be tested at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 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
    • When the National Weather Service initiates a Tornado Warning for an area that includes areas of Athens County.
    • 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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The Athens County Sheriff’s Office has found Haley Bedsole age 9 of Chauncey. Thank you for your assistance.

Haley Bedsole Found

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office has found Haley Bedsole age 9 of Chauncey. Thank you for your assistance.

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Missing 9yr old female Chauncey, Ohio

Haley Bedsole Found

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing juvenile. Haley Bedsole age 9 of Chauncey has been missing since 12:00 PM Thursday, 7/28.  Haley was last seen on Elm Street in Chauncey.

Haley’s description;

9 year old white female, with brown hair in a pony tail. She is 4 feet tall, and weighs 82 pounds.  She was wearing a dark colored zip up hoodie and shorts.  She was carrying a multi-color backpack and a duffle bag.

Any person having information on Haley Bedsole should call the Athens County Sheriff’s Office at 740-593-6633 or 9-1-1.

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E 4th St The Plains CLOSING at 8AM Fri, 7/29 between 56 and 76 for water and sewer line work, lease avoid this area

ACWS Road Closed

The Plains Water and Sewer District will be CLOSING East 4th Street in The Plains at 8:00AM Friday, July 29th between the addresses of 56 and 76 for water and sewer line work in the area. The roadway will be closed until repairs are complete. Please avoid this area.

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EMA-G290/291 Basic Public Information Officer Series, February 15 – 17, 2017, Glouster, Ohio

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EMA-G290/291 Basic Public Information Officer Series

Hosted by the Athens County EMA, 911& PIO Network and

Provided by the Ohio EMA Training and Exercise Branch

February 15 – 17, 2017

Course Description:

This “Free” training course is the Basic Public Information Officer Series. It uses interactive presentation and practical applications to convey information and engage the participants in learning. The Basic Public Information Officer (PIO) Course is designed to prepare participants to function as full or part-time PIOs. Additionally, this training is a prerequisite and foundation for more advanced training that takes participants from the awareness level to the mastery level in their public information careers. This training will equip participants with the basic skills such as oral and written communications, and understanding and working with the media, and basic tools and techniques needed to perform effectively.

This is an “Elective” course in the Advanced Professional Series (APS) program.

  • Course Date: February 15 – 17, 2017
  • Application deadline: February 8, 2017
  • Time of Course: Registration: 8:45 – 9:00 AM
  • Course time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Daily
  • Location: Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action 3 Cardaras Drive Glouster, Ohio 45732

 

Who Should Attend? The primary audience for this training is individuals who have public information responsibilities as their main job or as an auxiliary function at the state, tribal, or local level of government. Also, Emergency management personnel, including fire, law enforcement, public health, voluntary organizations active in disasters, and others who have either full or part-time responsibilities for public information in their communities or departments.

Enrollment: Students must enroll via the Department of Public Safety Training Campus website: https://trainingcampus.dps.ohio.gov/cm/cm710/pstc/pstc.html. Students experiencing difficulty enrolling should call Ohio EMA Training at (614) 799-3666 / 3824 for assistance with registration. Course registration will generally close 10 working days prior to the course start date. You can check your enrollment / approval status via the Department of Public Safety Training Campus website.

Lodging & Per Diem Information: Lodging, Meals, Per Diem and all other travel expenses are the responsibility of the student or the parent organization.

The FY 2016/2017 Ohio EMA Training Catalog at http://ema.ohio.gov/Training.aspx provides additional information.

State Point of Contact: Susan Traylor, State Training Coordinator, Ohio Emergency Management Agency, (614) 799-3666, sctraylor@dps.ohio.gov

Course Flyer PDF:

G-290-G291 Basic Public Information Officer – Athens – Feb 2017

 

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