Nelsonville Trick or Treat
The City of Nelsonville announces that Trick-Or-Treat; Beggar’s Night will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 5:30PM to 8:00PM.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to use caution and plan ahead. Decisions on whether to participate should be made by individuals, and parents/guardians.
Always follow current state public health orders and rules/regulations established by your local community and check the Ohio Public Health Advisory System to determine COVID-19 risk levels in Athens County before making decisions about Halloween activities.
To help ensure adults and children have a safe Halloween, the City of Nelsonville has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that will not cause safety hazards. It is strongly recommended that Ohioans exercise caution when deciding to participate in trick-or-treating and events that put them in close contact with people outside their households. To lower risk, consider safer, socially distant ways to celebrate.
Do not hold large in-person Halloween parties. If holding smaller parties, limit attendance to 10 or fewer people and hold the event in an outdoor area where social distancing is possible. Avoid activities, such as bobbing for apples, that foster the spread of infection.
Always wear a face covering and stay 6 feet away from people who are not from your household, whether trick-or- treating, passing out treats, or attending attractions or events. Stay home if you are sick. (NOTE: Face coverings should never be placed on children younger than 2 or anyone who cannot easily remove them.)
- Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy.
- Consider the people in your household who may be at greater risk of complications if COVID-19 is brought into the home, such as those with certain health conditions, women who are pregnant, or older family members.
- If taking your children trick-or-treating, limit the number of houses you visit and ask your children to stay as far from treat-givers as possible. For small children, consider holding the bag for them.
- Wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes when you arrive home. (NOTE: Never wipe unpackaged food with wipes.)
- Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
- If your child is at greater risk of complications from COVID-19, contact your doctor before allowing participation in Halloween activities.
- For trick-or-treating, reach out to neighbors to discuss ways to ensure 6-foot social distancing, how candy can most safely be distributed, and the need for face coverings.
- Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/common container or set up a hand-sanitizing station. Consider placing treats on porch steps or a table in the driveway with a sign asking children to take only one. Or use other creative ways to distribute treats, such as using a candy “slide” made of PVC pipe, or hanging treats from a wall or fence.
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
- Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision.
- If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks.
- When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first.
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
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- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
- Agree on a specific time children should return home.
- Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car.
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.
- Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.
- Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while driving in the Nelsonville area and watch for the children during this time period.
Offices CLOSED in Observance of Labor Day
Monday, September 6th
The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed on Monday, August 6, 2021 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. City offices will re-open for business on Tuesday, August 7, 2021 for regular business hours.
Seeking Trick-or-Treat Community Input
The City of Nelsonville is looking for community input on the City’s upcoming 2021Trick-or-Treat date. Nelsonville residents can take an anonymous (2) two question online survey to give their input on this issue. Nelsonville residents can go to https://tinyurl.com/4x2vupua, to complete the survey. A scannable QR code has also been provided so that the survey can be accessed on your cellphone.
The City of Nelsonville will use the input received to schedule the 2021 Nelsonville Trick-or-Treat. The online survey will be available until 12 noon, Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Aquatic Center Closed for 2021 Season
The City of Nelsonville announces that the city’s aquatic center will close for the remainder of the 2021 season due to staffing shortages.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but this closure is necessary for the safety of everyone. Thank you for your patience and cooperation, and all your support this summer.
Nelsonville Equipment Silent Auction
September 2nd through 17th at Noon
1993 Chevrolet Astro Van
Starting bid $275.00
- All bids start September 2, 2021 and end September 17, 2021, 12:00 pm
- All bids can be submitted by email to email@example.com or by dropping off bids at the water payment drop box located at 211 Lake Hope Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
All bids must include the following information:
- Full name
- Contact information (phone number and address)
- Item being bid on
- Bid amount
Contact 740-753-1314 if you have questions
City Offices Closed
Wednesday, August 11
The City of Nelsonville announces that all City offices will be closed Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to honor Nelsonville Police Officer Scott Dawley and allow City employees to attend his funeral.
City offices will re-open for business on Thursday, August 12, 2021 for regular business hours.
Nelsonville Police Officer Scott Dawley
Funeral Service and Procession Route
Funeral services for Nelsonville Police Officer Scott Dawley will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Nelsonville-York High School, 2 Buckeye Drive, Nelsonville, Ohio. Once funeral services are complete, a funeral procession will leave from the Nelsonville-York High School and end at the Carbon Hill Cemetery where Officer Dawley where graveside services will take place.
For all who wish to pay their respects along the funeral procession route, the planned route is as follows:
Leaving Nelsonville-York High School, the procession will turn onto 12th Street then turn right onto State Route 78. The procession will follow State Route 78 to East Canal Street and turn right onto East Canal Street.
The procession will proceed along East Canal Street and into West Canal Street to Madison Street and then turn right onto Madison Street.
The procession will follow Madison Street into State Route 278 North to Carbon Hill.
As The procession enters Carbon Hill it will turn right onto Hawk Street. The procession will follow Hawk Street to the Carbon Hill Cemetery.
Nelsonville Aquatic Center
Important Upcoming Dates
- August 18-20
- Parade of The Hills Festival
- Special hours 11:00AM - 4:00PM
- Saturday August 21, Parade Day: CLOSED
- Sunday, August 22
- Back to School Bash: 1st 100 kids FREE!
- Starting August 23
- CLOSED weekdays
- OPEN weekends 11:00AM - 6:00PM
- Monday, September 6
- Labor Day
- Nelsonville Aquatic Center's last day open for 2021
- August 18-20
Obituary: Scott Russell Dawley
October 09, 1977 - August 03, 2021
Scott Russell Dawley, 43, of Carbon Hill, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in the line of duty, in Nelsonville, Ohio. He was born October 9, 1977, in Logan, son of the late Ella Catherine “Kitty” Nelson Dawley and Edward “Russ” Dawley of Nelsonville. Scott was married to his best friend and the love of his life, Marissa A. Vegeto Dawley, who survives.
Scott was employed for the City of Nelsonville Police Department for seven years and was a former member of the Masons.
In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by his children, Taylor, Bryanna, Ashton, Paige, Ava, Evan and Keira; brother, Don Dawley of Buchtel; grandfather, Edward “Jim” Dawley of Nelsonville and several other aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members.
Scott was preceded in death by his mother and his grandparents, Ossie and Ruth Runyon Nelson and Audrey Dawley.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Nelsonville-York High School, 2 Buckeye Dr., Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery, Carbon Hill. Friends may call at the Nelsonville-York High School on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Arrangements are by Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, 46 Fayette St., Nelsonville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Nelsonville Home and Savings Bank, c/o Officer Scott Dawley Memorial Fund, 9 W. Washington St., Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.
Nelsonville Police Department mourns the death of Officer Scott Dawley
who died Tue, 8/3/21 while responding to a call
The Nelsonville Police Department is mourning the death of one of our own. Officer Scott Dawley, died Tuesday, August 3, 2021in a three-vehicle collision while responding to a call.
At around 2:26 pm, Tuesday, August 3, officer Dawley and several other officers were responding to a report of shots fired on the east side of Nelsonville. While on route, Dawley and others were travelling eastbound on Canal Street, when he was involved in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Canal Street and Rocky Boots Way by the Rocky Boots outlet store.
Dawley suffered serious injuries due to the crash, and first responders started CPR on him at the scene. He was transported by Athens County EMS to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and was pronounced dead at the emergency room. One driver in another vehicle was transported by MedFlight to a Columbus hospital for emergency medical attention, and the driver of the third vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol crash investigation team is handling the investigation of the incident.
Scott Fitch, Nelsonville Police Chief, said “This is a tragic event, and I can't even begin to express how sorry I am for Scott Dawley and his family,” and asked for privacy for Dawley’s family.
Scott Frank, Nelsonville City Manager, said “This has been a terrible year for Nelsonville with this incident and the May death of a Firefighter. We have become even more keenly aware of the dangers of our public safety professionals must endure, but we all have hoped they would continue to be looked over and protected. While another tragedy has stricken our City, I would like to ask the community to be respectful to the Dawley family and allow them to have privacy in this tragic time, and keep the Nelsonville police officers, especially officer Dawley in their thoughts and prayers.”
As additional details, including funeral arrangements, become available they will be posted.