Due to planned AEP power outage Athens Co Courthouse & Annex buildings will not open until 9AM, Wed, 11/30/16

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Due to a planned power outage by AEP, the Athens County Courthouse & Annex buildings will not open until 9:00 am tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 30th.

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Buchtel boil order CANCELED for Marietta, N Akron, Euclid, Water, Franklin, N and S Oakley, Duncan, SR78 Marietta to County line

Buchtel Boil Order Canceled

The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department has canceled the boil order for customers on Marietta Avenue, North Akron Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Water Street, Franklin Street, North and South Oakley, Duncan and State Route 78 from Marietta Avenue to the County line. The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department would like to thank Buchtel residents for their time and patience during this incident.

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Buchtel water outage, boil order Marietta, N Akron, Euclid, Water, Franklin, N and S Oakley, Duncan, SR78 Marietta to County line

Buchtel Boil Order

The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department announces that crews are making repairs to a major water line break. Buchtel customers will experience a water outage until the line is repaired On Marietta Avenue, North Akron Avenue, Euclid Avenue, Water Street, Franklin Street, North and South Oakley, Duncan and State Route 78 from Marietta Avenue to the County line. 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 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.
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Athens Co Rd 27, Jacksonville Rd CLOSED, Chapman Rd to Wemer Rd Tue, 11/14/16, 8AM to 2PM, please avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing Athens County Road 27, Jacksonville Road from Township Road 583, Chapman Road to Township Road 333, Wemer Road in Dover Township, Tuesday, November 14th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The roadway is being closed for culvert replacement.  Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Rd 73, Wolfe Bennett Rd CLOSED, SEORJ to 15875 Wolfe Bennett Rd Fri, 11/11 and Mon, 11/14, 7:30AM to 5:30PM

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing Athens County Road 73, Wolfe Bennett Road from the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to 15875 Wolfe Bennett Road in York Township, Friday, November 11th and Monday, November 14th from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily.  The roadway is being closed for a paving project and will be open to local traffic, but drivers should expect delays.  Please avoid this area.

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Tuesday, 11/8/16 is Election Day across the United States, Get Out and Vote Ohio Polls open 6:30AM to 7:30PM

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is Election Day across the United States. Every vote counts, so do not forget to take the time to vote and exercise your right as an American Citizen!

Election Day Voting Hours:

6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Ervin Rd, Athens Twp Rd 31 CLOSED Tue, 11/8, 8AM to 3PM, from address 6670 to 6665, please avoid this area

Road Closed Barricade

The Athens Township Trustees will be CLOSING Ervin Road, Athens Township Road 31 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The roadway will be closed between the addresses of 6670 and 6665 Ervin Road. The roadway will remain open for local and emergency vehicle traffic.  The roadway is being closed for a culvert replacement.  Please avoid this area.

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Time change 2016: It’s time to fall back 1 hour, 2AM Sun, 11/6, end daylight saving time!

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It’s time to change the clocks again.

Most in the U.S. adjust their clocks backward and forward by an hour twice a year — in the spring and then in the fall.

The time to “fall back” is upon us and to end daylight saving time. Clocks will be adjusted from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.

Sunrise and sunset will be about an hour earlier starting on Sunday than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Daylight saving time will return on March 12, 2017 and time will spring forward 1 hour.

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Athens Co Rd 73, Wolfe Bennett Rd CLOSED SEOR Jail to 15875 Wolfe Bennett Rd, Thu 11/3, Fri 11/4, 8AM to 6PM, avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing Athens County Road 73, Wolfe Bennett Road from the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to 15875 Wolfe Bennett Road in York Township, Thursday, November 3rd and Friday, November 4th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily.  The roadway will be open to local traffic, but drivers should expect delays.  Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co outdoor emergency warning siren TEST Nelsonville, The Plains, New Marshfield, 12noon Wed, 10/2/16

Siren Test

The outdoor emergency warning sirens in Nelsonville, The Plains and New Marshfield will be tested at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 2, 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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