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


The City of Wellston will be conducting spring clean-up for 2021 from May 3 through May 7 for residents inside the city limits.

Customers can set out trash on their normal trash day during that week. Fees for excessive garbage and large items will not apply during that week ONLY.

All furniture must still be wrapped and sealed in plastic before being picked up. All trash must be bagged or boxed and not to exceed 50 pounds; carpet and rugs must be cut into small pieces and bagged. Items that will not be taken are as follows:  tires; paint; building materials/shingles; hazardous materials; propane tanks; motor oil; and scrap metal.

How Big Is the Problem?

  • Some bigger cities have reported:
  • Increased maintenance- $20-30k/year/station
  • Increased electrical costs- $30k/year/station

*Seattle spends $500,000/year removing wipes from pump stations

Although Wellston is only a small fraction of the size of these larger municipalities, the problem is the same.


The very characteristic that makes wipes so attractive from a cleaning standpoint – wet strength – makes them a nightmare to clean up in the sewer system. Wipes retain their strength, attach to other wipes and catch on equipment in ropy chains. Wipes also form clumps that grow into hard masses creating blockages and damaging equipment. Sewers need to be cleaned with high pressure water jet equipment to break apart these obstructions, and pumps have to be pulled so messy clumps can be detangled and cut away.

Communities throughout the country are becoming increasingly frustrated as wipes create havoc in their sewer pipes, pumping and lift stations and wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Maintenance costs are rising due to increased labor to clean and remove the wipes. Some communities are switching to different style pumps but the wipes just travel further downstream and eventually have to be dealt with at the WWTP.


Street Light Out?

Call Mindy at the Mayor’s Office, (740) 384-2720, with an approximate address and she will dispatch the crews!

Support Letters NEEDED!

The City of Wellston is currently seeking grants to renovate Kelli Lambert Park. To be successful in this endeavor, public support is absolutely necessary. A wish list for the park includes: new equipment, new fencing, a picnic area, and surfacing.

This is where YOU come in!

The next step in obtaining these grants consists of gathering letters of support from citizens and community leaders. These letters will be used not only for the grant applications, but also for any fundraising efforts geared toward the Kelli Lambert Park Project, if any are needed.

These letters must include the name of the project (Kelli Lambert Park Project) and traditionally consist of three paragraphs—submissions should be kept to one page. Please DO NOT date your support letter. This campaign is open to everyone, not just Wellston residents. If you visit, have family in Wellston, or simply recognize the need for the Kelli Lambert Park Project, please send a support letter. Submissions MUST be turned in by Friday, April 16, 2021.

Letters can be dropped off at the Wellston Mayor’s Office or payment drop box, emailed to meisnaugle@cityofwellston.org, or mailed to the Wellston City Building, Attn: Mindy Eisnaugle, 203 East Broadway Street, Wellston, Ohio 45692. With questions, please call the Mayor’s Office at (740)384-2720.

Peddler’s Licenses

This pink slip must be shown upon request and is available at the City Building. The cost is $10 and is good for one day.

It has came to the City’s attention that there have been multiple concerns arising to peddlers/solicitors in the area. According to the Wellston Code of Ordinances, a PEDDLER or SOLICITOR is a person or persons who commences to operate a store or other place in the city for the retail sale of agricultural products, goods, wares or merchandise or who, on the streets or traveling from place to place about the city, sells, bargains to sell or solicits orders for agricultural products, goods, wares or merchandise by retail, except for the following: (1) A person selling by sample only; (2) A person selling agricultural articles or products that the person himself or herself has grown; (3) A person selling manufactured articles or products that the person himself or herself has manufactured; (4) A person selling articles or products in a street fair approved by Council, including the Coal Festival, so long as the person is located in the fair area or Coal Festival area as such area is designated by City Council; and (5) A charitable or nonprofit organization.

All person(s) planning to solicit within the city limits are REQUIRED to obtain this license; failure to do so can result in a fine not to exceed $100. These are available at the Wellston City Building (Mayor’s Office or Police Department) at a cost of $10 per day. If a solicitor comes to your door and fails to show this pink permit upon request, please contact the Wellston Police Department at (740)384-2171.


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.  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