The Plains BOIL ORDER, Clinton St, North of Pine St including apartments at 14 Pine St until further notice

Boil Order The PlainsThe Plains Water and Sewer Department announces that they are working on a water line repair on North Clinton Street in The Plains. Once the repair is completed a boil order will be in effect for Clinton Street North of Pine Street including the apartments at 14 Pine Street until further notice.

Boil orders are put into place because 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 15, Wood Rd CLOSED, Pearlwood Rd to Sams Rd, Wed, 3/8/17 8AM to 3PM, please avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing Athens County Road 15, Wood Road from Athens County Road 97 Pearlwood Road to Township Road 51, Sams Road in Alexander Township, Wednesday, March 8th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  The roadway is being closed for culvert replacement.  Please avoid this area.

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No Outdoor Open Burning in Ohio March, April and May 6AM to 6PM!!

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Ohio Revised Code 1503.18: Ohio DNR Forestry prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April & May between 6am and 6pm. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.

NEVER to be burned at any time or any place in Ohio:

  • Food waste
  • Dead animals
  • Materials containing rubber, grease, asphalt, or made from petroleum

Other Restrictions:

  • Fires must be more than 1000 feet from neighbor’s inhabited building
  • No burning when air pollution alert, warning, or emergency is in effect
  • Fire/smoke cannot obscure visibility on roadway, railways, or airfields
  • No waste generated off the premises may be burned
  • No burning within village or city limits or restricted areas

Contact Ohio EPA: (614) 644-2270 or Ohio EPA Open Burning or fire department before starting a fire.

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Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as a March, 2017 Crime of the Month

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

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a criminal act which occurred within the City.   

On January 19, 2017 at 1:56 AM, members of the Athens Police Department responded to 20 Brown Ave. on what the caller had described as an explosion. Upon arrival on scene, it was determined the explosion was actually the discharging of a firearm.  A resident had been shot while he was inside the residence.  First aid was administered until Athens County Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived.  The resident was transported to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and was later transferred.

The Nelsonville Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a criminal act which occurred within the City.

On January 11, 2017 at approximately 8:10 PM, the Nelsonville Police Department responded to 65 Crihfield Dr. apartment B for an active burglary and the suspect was pointing a firearm at the resident. Prior to the officers arrival, the suspect, who is described as a white male in his mid-thirties, fled the scene in a red “sports car.”

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your information pertaining to criminal acts which occurred within the County.

On October 28, 2016 at approximately 10:10 AM, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Hocking Valley Bank in Coolville for a bank robbery that had just occurred. The suspect, who had already fled the area on foot, was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a Carhartt jacket and a white-billed hat.

On November 12, 2016 at approximately 11:30 PM, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to 9 Roy Ave, The Plains for an aggravated burglary that had just occurred. The elderly resident advised the suspect had forcibly entered the residence and left a short time later with some of the resident’s personal belongings.

On December 26, 2016 at approximately 7:20 PM, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to 4226 Old St Rt 56 in New Marshfield for an aggravated burglary which had just occurred. The victim explained to deputies a male subject, 5’08’ to 5’10” with a stocky build, wearing a mask, knocked on his door.  Upon answering the door, the male pointed a gun at him and ordered the victim to give him his valuables.  After being given money and car keys, the male fled from the scene on foot.

The Ohio University Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a criminal act which occurred on campus.

On February 5, 2017 at approximately 4:00 AM, a female student was walking to her dormitory on South Green when an unknown male approached her. The male was described as white, 5’06”, having an average build, short hair, and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, khaki pants, and sperry-type shoes.  The victim estimated the male to be in his late twenties.  The male followed the victim into Armbruster House, which is located at 129 South Green Dr., and then sexually assaulted her.

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.

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Athens Co Roads CLOSED Due To Flooding, 3/2/17, 9:00AM, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS!

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads;

  • Co Rd 1-Kimberly/Carbondale Rd
  • CR 10 – Baker Road
  • Co Rd 17-Fisher Rd
  • CR 18 – Potter Road
  • Co Rd 31-Oakdale Rd
  • Co Rd 33B-Diamond Brick Road (at the landfill)
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Road
  • Co Rd 68-Johnson Run Rd
  • Co Rd 15-Wood Rd
  • Co Rd 109-Beebe Rd
  • Co Rd 94-Kuhns Rd
  • Co Rd 20-Strouds Run Rd
  • Co Rd 27-Jacksonville Rd
  • Co Rd 81-Fox Lake Rd
  • Co Rd 32-Congress Run Rd
  • Co Rd 58-Frost Rd
  • Co Rd 100-Rhoric Rd
  • Co Rd 93-Truetown Rd
  • Co Rd 2-Connett Rd
  • Co Rd 24-Harmony Rd
  • Co Rd 49-Joy Rd
  • Co Rd 4-Glen Ebon
  • Co Rd 19-Hebbardsville Rd
  • CR 24 – South Canaan Road (from Harmony to River Road)
  • CR 37 – East/West Kasler Creek Roads
  • CR 58 – Frost Road
  • CR 59 – Four Mile Creek Road
  • CR 93 – Truetown Road/Main Street
  • CR 109 – Beebe Road

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! Please avoid these areas.

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Many Athens Co Roads CLOSED Due To Flooding, 3/1/17, 4:00PM, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS!

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads;

  • Co Rd 1-Kimberly/Carbondale Rd
  • CR 10 – Baker Road
  • Co Rd 17-Fisher Rd
  • CR 18 – Potter Road
  • Co Rd 31-Oakdale Rd
  • Co Rd 33B-Diamond Brick Road (at the landfill)
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Road
  • Co Rd 38-Sand Rock Rd
  • Co Rd 68-Johnson Run Rd
  • Co Rd 15-Wood Rd
  • Co Rd 109-Beebe Rd
  • Co Rd 94A-Miners Run Rd
  • Co Rd 94-Kuhns Rd
  • Co Rd 20-Strouds Run Rd
  • Co Rd 27-Jacksonville Rd
  • Co Rd 81-Fox Lake Rd
  • Co Rd 32-Congress Run Rd
  • Co Rd 58-Frost Rd
  • Co Rd 100-Rhoric Rd
  • Co Rd 93-Truetown Rd
  • Co Rd 2-Connett Rd
  • Co Rd 24-Harmony Rd
  • Co Rd 49-Joy Rd
  • Co Rd 4-Glen Ebon
  • Co Rd 19-Hebbardsville Rd
  • Athens TWP Rd 242 – Luhrig Rd
  • Athens TWP Rd 31 – Ervin Rd, at CO RD 19 Intersection

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! Please avoid these areas.

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Many Athens Co Roads CLOSED Due To Flooding, 3/1/17, 3:45PM, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS!

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads;

  • Co Rd 1-Kimberly/Carbondale Rd
  • CR 10 – Baker Road
  • Co Rd 17-Fisher Rd
  • CR 18 – Potter Road
  • Co Rd 31-Oakdale Rd
  • Co Rd 33B-Diamond Brick Road (at the landfill)
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Road
  • Co Rd 38-Sand Rock Rd
  • Co Rd 68-Johnson Run Rd
  • Co Rd 15-Wood Rd
  • Co Rd 109-Beebe Rd
  • Co Rd 94A-Miners Run Rd
  • Co Rd 94-Kuhns Rd
  • Co Rd 20-Strouds Run Rd
  • Co Rd 27-Jacksonville Rd
  • Co Rd 81-Fox Lake Rd
  • Co Rd 32-Congress Run Rd
  • Co Rd 58-Frost Rd
  • Co Rd 100-Rhoric Rd
  • Co Rd 93-Truetown Rd
  • Co Rd 2-Connett Rd
  • Co Rd 24-Harmony Rd
  • Co Rd 49-Joy Rd
  • Athens TWP Rd 242 – Luhrig Rd
  • Athens TWP Rd 31 – Ervin Rd, at CO RD 19 Intersection

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! Please avoid these areas.

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Flood Warning for NW Athens Co until 2PM, Wed, 3/1/17, seek shelter if threatened!

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Northwestern Athens County until 200 PM.

At 1101 AM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain has ended, however streams and creeks will continue to rise as runoff enters the waterways. Many small streams and creeks are either at bank full or have overflowed their banks and it will still take several hours for the water to recede.  Continue to use caution when traveling and be aware of ongoing road closures due to high water.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Murray City and Trimble.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report Severe Weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, #NWSRLX.

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Many Athens Co Roads CLOSED Due To Flooding, 3/1/17, 10:45AM, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS!

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads;

  • Co Rd 1-Kimberly/Carbondale Rd
  • CR 10 – Baker Road
  • Co Rd 17-Fisher Rd
  • CR 18 – Potter Road
  • Co Rd 31-Oakdale Rd
  • Co Rd 33B-Diamond Brick Road (at the landfill)
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Road
  • Co Rd 38-Sand Rock Rd
  • Co Rd 68-Johnson Run Rd
  • Kimberly Rd, from SR691 to Co Rd 2, tree in roadway
  • Co Rd 15-Wood Rd
  • Co Rd 109-Beebe Rd
  • Co Rd 94A-Miners Run Rd
  • Co Rd 94-Kuhns Rd
  • Co Rd 20-Strouds Run Rd
  • Co Rd 27-Jacksonville Rd
  • Co Rd 81-Fox Lake Rd
  • Co Rd 32-Congress Run Rd
  • Co Rd 58-Frost Rd
  • Athens TWP Rd 242, Luhrig Rd
  • Athens TWP Rd 31, Ervin Rd, at CO RD 19 Intersection

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! Please avoid these areas.

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Many Athens Co Roads CLOSED Due To Flooding, 3/1/17, 9AM, DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATERS!

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads;

  • Co Rd 1-Kimberly/Carbondale Rd
  • CR 10 – Baker Road
  • Co Rd 17-Fisher Rd
  • CR 18 – Potter Road
  • Co Rd 31-Oakdale Rd
  • Co Rd 33B-Diamond Brick Road (at the landfill)
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Road
  • Co Rd 38-Sand Rock Rd
  • Co Rd 68-Johnson Run Rd
  • Kimberly Rd, from SR691 to Co Rd 2, tree in roadway

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! Please avoid these areas.

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