Welcome to the Official Web Page for the City of Wellston, Ohio

Thanksgiving Closing

Wellston city offices will be closed on Thursday November 28th and Friday November 29th, 2019 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Garbage pickup will be as follows:

  • Wednesday and Thursday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday November 27th
  • Friday and Monday’s trash will be picked up on Monday December 2nd

Please set your garbage out early on the designated pickup days because the trucks will be running on an early schedule. Thank you!

A Boil Order has been issued for East 10th Street from South Rhode Island Avenue to Wellston Park Road. This includes any other city water customers in the area with low water pressure or discolored water.

Effective November 14, 2019   8:30 am

Cancelled November 15th, 2019  11:00 am

2020 US Census

The 2020 United States Census is coming and we need to be ready. It is absolutely essential that we have a complete and accurate count.

Appalachian Ohio is disproportionately dependent on Federal and state funding, much of which is distributed using data that comes from the Census Bureau. Over $33 Billion dollars in Federal funding comes back to Ohio through 55 different programs. Furthermore, the state matching share for many of these programs is determined by formulas that include per-capita income. This is calculated by taking the state’s total income and dividing it by our total population. The lower the per-capita income, the lower the matching share.

An under-count on population will cost us significant amounts of money. Each uncounted person in Ohio costs about $1,200 in increased matching grant money.

One of the concerns that has been expressed about participation in the Census is a mistrust of government and a reluctance to share information. Census information is highly confidential and is not shared with anyone under penalty of law.

Please review the links from the Census Bureau about ways to make sure the contact you have is legitimate and not some type of scam.

Know Your City Ward

Here’s a map to show boundaries for voting wards.  Each ward has an elected council person, plus there are three “at large” council positions.  All voting in the city of Wellston occurs at the Jackson-Vinton Community Action Building (the old Central School) at 118 South New York Avenue.  Polls are set up in the gymnasium.city wards