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

Summer Employment

The City of Wellston is now accepting applications for summer employment. You may stop by the mayors office to obtain an application. You may also click on the following link:https://cityofwellston.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/city-of-wellston-application-fill-in-blank.pdf

You must be able to provide a copy of a valid drivers license with your application.

City Offices to be CLOSED

The City of Wellston will be closed briefly on Friday February 21st, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 1:00. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Scenic Highway CLOSED

Scenic Highway is closed at the second bridge from St.Rt. 349 till further notice

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.