Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Athens County, which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM, Monday, 8/18/2018.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES, 100 to 102 due to temperatures in the lower to mid-90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.
  • TIMING, Midday to early evening.
  • IMPACTS, The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

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.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

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.


Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NW Athens County until 4:30PM, please seek shelter if threatened by storm!

The National Weather Service in has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Athens County until 4:30PM.

At 3:55PM, a severe thunderstorm was located over Buchtel, or near Nelsonville, moving south at 10 mph.

  •  HAZARD, 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
  • SOURCE, Radar indicated.
  • IMPACT, Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble and The Plains.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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.

Nelsonville M.E. St and Terrace St limited access Wed, 6/13/18, 7:30AM to 5PM, please avoid this area

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville announces that M.E. Street and Terrace Street will have limited access on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 7:30AM to 5:00PM. The limited access is due to R&R Pipeline performing gas line repair and replacement.  The City of Nelsonville apologizes for any inconvenience this project may cause.  Please drive safely.

SR78 CLOSED Burr Oak Blvd to SR691 at US33 overpass, 6/4/18 to 6/29/18, please avoid this area

ODOT Road Closed

The Ohio Department of Transportation will be closing State Route 78 from Burr Oak Boulevard to State Route 691 at US Route 33 overpass from June 4, 2018 until June 29, 2018. The roadway is being closed to install 5 new box culverts for wildlife preservation.  The detour for the closure is Burr Oak Boulevard to East Canal Street to State Route 691.  Please avoid this area.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous June 2018, Crimes of the Month

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The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as the June, 2018 Crime of the Month.

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is requesting your information pertaining to a crime which occurred in the County. On February 15, 2018 at approximately 3:40 AM, P.A.’s Sure Stop, located at 8942 United Ln. Athens, was forcibly entered. After gaining entry into the business, three males quickly gathered a large amount of cigarettes and then fled the scene with them.  Area convenience stores/gas stations have suffered similar break-ins in the past and the same items (cartons of cigarettes) are stolen in large quantities.  Residents are asked if they see individuals sitting in vehicles or loitering in the early morning hours near these types of businesses, to call the appropriate law enforcement agency as soon as possible.  The board is offering a $2000 reward for information on this crime.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to a crime which occurred in the City.

Between March 29 at 6:00 PM and March 30, 2018 at 6:00 PM, unknown individuals forcibly entered a building located at 1 Deere Dr, Athens and stole three motorcycles. The motorcycles are described as a green Honda 350 4×4 quad-runner, a red Artic Cat 250 4×4 quad-runner, and a Yamaha 100 motorcycle.  The board is offering a $2000 reward for information on this crime.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a cash reward for information on the above crime if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible. *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited up 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.  You may also visit our website at or 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.

5/30/18, 7:30PM, Nelsonville Pleasantview Ave CLOSED, Fort St to Woodlane Dr until further notice due tree on roadway

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville announces that Pleasantview Avenue has been closed from Fort Street to Woodlane Drive, until further notice.  The roadway has been closed due a large tree and electrical lines being knocked down by a thunderstorm.  Nelsonville and American Electric Power crews are on the working to remove the debris.  Officials estimate that it could take 4 to 6 hours to reopen the roadway.

Please avoid this area and follow the directions of public safety crews on scene.