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Jackson County Municipal Court Judge Mark Musick has announced that he will open the Wellston Municipal Court Division on Friday, June 23 from 1pm to 3pm on the second floor of the City Building.

This set time will be for assigned hearings pursuant to notices, as well as any walk-in business for those who would like to deal with outstanding warrant issues, operator’s license or vehicle registration blocks, overdue fines, failure to appear, and the like. The Judge, Court Administrator, Clerk, Probation Officer, Drug Court Representative, Social Service Officer, and Bailiff will all be present. With questions, contact the Jackson County Municipal Court at (740)286-2718.

Those taking advantage of this date are asked to use the Police Department entrance to be buzzed into the building. For those who are in need of the accessible entrance and/or the elevator, please call the Wellston Police Department non-emergency line for assistance at (740)384-2171.

Please take note- All Wellston City Offices will be CLOSED on this day. You MUST use the Police Department entrance. Go up the stairs to the porch and press the buzzer to gain access to the building. Once inside, take the stairs to the second floor. Again, call the Wellston Police Department for accessibility assistance.

Warmer weather is here and the golf carts and side-by-sides have been hitting the City streets. These vehicles MUST be inspected, titled, tagged, insured, and operated by a licensed driver.

Here are just a few pieces of information from Chapter 75: Bicycles, Motorcycles, and Off-Road Vehicles:

No person shall operate a golf cart or side-by-side on the streets within the City of Wellston unless the golf cart or side-by-side has been inspected by the Chief of Police or designee for compliance with the state’s statutory requirements that are applicable to motor vehicles…

While operating a golf cart or side-by-side on the streets within the city, the operator shall comply with any and all laws pertaining to motor vehicles including, without limitation, safety requirements and insurance requirements. The operator shall also have a valid driver’s license for the operation of motor vehicles in the state…

No person shall operate a golf cart or side-by-side upon any street in the city where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or greater…

Here is the complete legislation: https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/wellston/latest/wellston_oh/0-0-0-4691

For more information, call the Wellston Police Department non-emergency line at (740)384-2171.

Wellston City Offices will be closed on Monday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday, June 20th, along with the regular trash route.  Please have your garbage out the night before as the crew will be running a double route. Thanks for your advanced cooperation.

PLEASE REMEMBER! Garage/Yard Sale Signs are only allowed on the sale premises in the City of Wellston. Please save yourself the time and money; these signs will be removed from public property. Feel free to comment your Yard Sale information on the designated monthly post on the Wellston City Facebook Page. At this time, residents are not required to obtain a Yard Sale Permit Number.

Signs are not allowed in the following locations:
Utility Poles
Stop signs
Street signs
Planter strips (the area between the sidewalk and the curb)
City parks
Streets, medians, trees, and planter areas

Placing and not removing your signs after your sale is the same as littering. Signs in prohibited locations are a public nuisance and may result in a fine being imposed.

The Wellston Codified Ordinances state “A sign which advertises the sale of personal property, such as a garage, yard, porch or moving sale sign, provided such sign is located on the sale premises for a time period not greater than three consecutive days, and is not to be located in a public right-of-way nor affixed to any public utility pole or street tree. Such signs shall not be located in such a manner so as to create a safety or visibility hazard;”

For complete information visit: https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/wellston/latest/wellston_oh/0-0-0-12820

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Beginning the week of Monday, February 6, 2023, the City will move forward with new operating hours. The City Building, excluding the Wellston Police Department, will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. In addition, the building will no longer close for lunch. We hope these extended daily hours will enable residents to visit the City Building before or after work.

If your garbage pickup day is currently on

Monday, it will remain the same.

Tuesday, it will now be picked up on Monday.

Wednesday, it will remain the same.

Thursday, it will remain the same.

Friday, it will now be picked up on Tuesday.

Weekly Garbage Schedule

Just a few reminders:

  1. Garbage needs taken out the night before to ensure pickup.
  2. Large items will need to be scheduled for pickup by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 740-384-2040.
  3. For after-hour water, sewer, or street issues, please call WPD’s non-emergency line at 740-384-2171.

With any questions, feel free to call the Mayor’s Office at 740-384-2720.

New Trash Truck- New Rules

The new side-loading garbage truck is finally here!

Here are some tips for proper cart placement:

  1. Do not block. In order to keep cost down and our drivers safe, many if not most of our new truck uses an automated arm to collect the trash from the curb. It is very important that the carts are not blocked by vehicles or other obstructions that can prevent the truck’s arm from easily reaching the carts.
  2. Carts should open towards the street. Do not place your carts sideways or backwards at the curb. The lids should always open towards the street to prevent damage to the lid/cart. The arrows on the lid should always point toward the street as pictured below.


Whether you have one or multiple carts, you should always leave a minimum of 2-3 feet between the cart and other objects (additional carts, mailboxes, trees, etc.) Always ensure the carts are visible for the driver to see and service. The best placement for a cart is at the end of the driveway or on the grass within 2-3 feet from the road and any other objects.

Those living on a dead-end will no longer be able to put their cans at the end of the street as pictured below. Cans need to be accessible to the side arm. These cans should be placed on either side of the street.

According to Chapter 50.03, “…cans shall be kept water-tight, that all garbage must be bagged and fit into the can with the lid shut…” The two examples below will NOT be picked up in the future. These homeowners will most likely need to order a second trash can. New receptacles can be ordered by calling the Water Department at 740-384-2040. ADDITIONAL BAGS WILL NO LONGER BE PICKED UP AT ANY TIME; ALL BAGS MUST FIT INSIDE THE CAN WITH A CLOSED LID. The arm can actually spill these overflowing cans.

Large pick-up items, such as mattresses, furniture, etc., will need to be scheduled in advance for your regular trash day. At least 3 days notice should be given for large items. To schedule a large item pick-up, call the Water Department at 740-384-2040, or email ksperaw@cityofwellston.org or rcoffman@cityofwellston.org.


Did you know the city of Wellston offers Hyper-Reach notifications? Hyper-Reach messages are breaking alerts tailored to your street address, including road closures, boil alerts, etc. All landline phones are registered.

All residents should sign up for email, cell-phone, and/or email alerts through Hyper-Reach. Sign up using the link below to begin receiving Hyper-Reach Alerts!


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.city wards