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

Wellston City Offices will be closed Tuesday, December 24th, and Wednesday, December 25th, in observance of the Christmas holidays.

  • Garbage pickup for December 24th will be Monday December 23rd along with regular Tuesday’s trash.
  • Garbage pickup for December 25th will be Thursday December 26thalong with Thursday’s trash.

In observance of New Year’s Day, trash will be picked up on Thursday, January 2nd, along with Thursday’s normal route.

Please have the garbage out early as they will be running double routes.

Water Bill Assistance

If you are a low income resident of Jackson or Vinton County and need help with water, please contact Jackson-Vinton Community Action at (740) 384-3722.

The Water Bill Assistance Program has been extended until December 31, 2019.

This program is for residents who are in disconnect or have received a water shut off notice and need assistance to prevent this from happening. The maximum benefit a household can receive is up to $200. Any additional cost will need to be paid by the customer before the assistance can be approved.

For more information on what you’ll need to provide, and to set up a face-to-face appointment, call Jackson-Vinton Community Action at (740) 384-3722. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm.

JVCA is an equal opportunity employer and provider of services.

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