The Plains, Roy Ave CLOSED, Pepper LN to South Street, 8AM to 4PM, Fri, 8/18/17, please avoid this area

ACWS Road Closed

The Plains Water and Sewer District will be CLOSING Roy Avenue between Pepper Lane and South Street in The Plains at 8:00AM until 4:00 PM tomorrow, Friday, August 18th. The roadway is being closed for water line utility work in the area. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Rd 76, Ladd Ridge Rd CLOSED, Meadowbrook Rd to Wood Rd, Sun, 8/13/17, 8AM until Mon, 8/14/17, 4PM, avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be CLOSING Athens County Road 76, Ladd Ridge Road between Meadowbrook Road and Wood Road near 1835 Ladd Ridge Road in Alexander Township, Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM until Monday, August 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM.  The roadway is being closed for utility work. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Rd 15, Wood Rd CLOSED, 200ft West of Sandusky Rd Tue, 8/8/17, 8AM to 4:30PM, please avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be CLOSING Athens County Road 15, Wood Road approximately 200 feet West of Township Road 44, Sandusky Road in Alexander Township, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.  The roadway is being closed for utility work. Please avoid this area.

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Bern Twp Trustees CLOSING Marietta Run Road, Wed, 8/2/17 to Fri, 8/4/17, for road repairs, please avoid this area

Road Closed

The Bern Township Trustees have CLOSED Marietta Run Road, Bern Township Road 196, Wednesday, 8/2/2017 through Friday, 8/4/2017. The roadway is being closed for road repairs.  Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Rd 15, Wood Rd CLOSED, 200ft West of Sandusky Rd Wed, 8/2/17, 8AM to 4:30PM, please avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be CLOSING Athens County Road 15, Wood Road approximately 200 feet West of Township Road 44, Sandusky Road in Alexander Township, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.  The roadway is being closed for utility work. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren TEST Nelsonville, The Plains, New Marshfield, 12noon Wed, 8/2/17

Siren Test

The outdoor emergency warning sirens in Nelsonville, The Plains and New Marshfield will be tested at 12 noon on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, with a one minute sounding of the sirens. 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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ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH 8PM, THU, 7/27/17 THROUGH 8PM, FRI, 7/28/17, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County from 8PM, Thursday, 7/27/17 through 8PM, Friday, 7/28/17.

Rounds of showers and thunderstorms with very heavy rain are expected through Friday. This rainfall, coupled with rain that has already fallen, could produce flash flooding, especially along small streams, creeks, low spots and poor drainage areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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All Athens County Department of Jobs and Family Services offices will be CLOSED Fri, 7/28/17, will reopen Mon, 7/31/17

ACDJFS Logo Closed

The Athens County Department of Jobs and Family Services will be holding a staff development day on Friday, July 28, 2017. All Athens County Department of Jobs and Family Services offices will be closed for the day so that all staff may attend the development day.  These locations include the following;

  • ACDJFS Main Offices 13183 State Route 13, Millfield
  • OhioMeansJobs – Athens County / The Work Station 70 North Plains Road, Suite C, The Plains
  • Denver White Building 184 North Lancaster Street, Athens

Normal hours will resume at all locations on Monday, July 31, 2017. For any questions please call 740-593-5046 or 1-800-436-8933.

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Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous August 2017, Crimes of the Month

AC crime solvers

The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as August, 2017 Crimes of the Month.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to the location of Joseph E. Papineau.  

Mr. Papineau is being sought for his involvement in multiple criminal acts within the City and the County.  He currently has three separate warrants for his arrest from three different law enforcement agencies. The arrest warrants stem from charges involving receiving stolen property, possession of cocaine, and a traffic offense.

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 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. Postings can also be viewed 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.

Joseph Papineau

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Athens Co Flash Flood Watch Until 12 Midnight, Sun, 7/23/17, Watch for changing weather conditions!

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County until 12 Midnight, Sunday, 7/23/17.

Additional rounds of thunderstorms with very heavy rain may result in flash flooding, especially along small streams and in poor drainage areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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