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

Wellston City Offices will be closed Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday, June 1st, along with the regular trash route.  Please have the garbage out early as the crews will be running double routes. Thanks for your advanced cooperation.

Ridgewood Cemetery will be closed on Wednesday, May 12 for a chip seal project. This work may possibly extend to Thursday morning.

What is Chip Seal?

Chip sealing is a widely used, cost-efficient alternative to traditional asphalt that treats four times as much roadway for the same cost. Chip seal also:

  • Extends road life by five to seven years.
  • Reduces the need to seal cracks.
  • Provides more skid resistance.

The City of Wellston would like to apologize for any inconvenience and thanks the community for its advanced patience in this matter.

This is a friendly reminder that your municipal tax returns are due May 17th. Visit RITAOhio.com to find everything you need to file your municipal taxes online with the Regional Income Tax Agency through MyAccount or FastFile.

You can view and/or pay your bill online. Visit cityofwellston.org, click on “Utility Payments” at the top right side of the screen. Click “Pay Now,” then add your account number or follow the prompts for help. The City Clerk can be reached at 740-384-2040.

The City of Wellston would like to offer many thanks to the folks from the Wellston American Legion Post 371 for their generous donation of $5,000. These funds are aimed for the Kelli Lambert Park Project. Donations are being accepted and can be made payable to: The City of Wellston; memo: Kelli Lambert Park Project. Pictured (from the left) are: Safety/Service Director Anthony Brenner; WPD Chief John Robinson; Legion Post 371 Commander Robin L. Johnson; Legion Post 371 Finance Officer Andy Holzapfel; and Administrative Assistant Mindy Eisnaugle.

Lynley Carey was named as the new Fourth Ward City Councilwoman by members of the Jackson County Republican Party’s Northern Caucus during the Monday, April 26th meeting. Carey is a graduate of Wellston High School and went to Ohio University for her bachelor’s degree. She resides in Wellston with her husband, John, and two sons Justin and Jordan. She has 24 years of public school teaching experience and also has two master’s degrees. Carey currently serves as the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College.

Wellston has retained its city-status!  In order to be considered a city, an incorporated municipality must have a population greater than 5,000; smaller municipalities are villages. Wellston’s count came in at 5,507– up 15 people from the last Census taken in 2010.

Jobs are everywhere right now, but what about a career? WPD offers great pay and benefits! If you meet the minimum qualifications, please attend the Civil Service Exam. See dates below for dates of examination.

*The Civil Service Commission will meet on Tuesday, April 6, 4:00 at City Council Chambers.


93.15  CUTTING REQUIRED.   (A)   Any person owning or having charge of land (this would include any owner, company or lending institution) within the city shall keep the property free and clear of all grass, noxious weeds, and rank vegetation, and shall cut all of such on the lots owned or controlled by him or her at least four times in every year, two weeks before Memorial Day in May, two weeks before Independence Day on July 4th, two weeks before the end of July and two weeks before Labor day.

For more information, please visit the link above.

Home Relief Grants

Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc. is offering assistance through the Home Relief Programs. If you have been impacted by COVID by a loss of job, reduced hours, loss of wages, diagnosed with COVID, under quarantine, or have experienced any undue hardship related to COVID, you may be eligible.

The Home Relief Grants are available to help those who have been impacted by COVID, including the following: rent, mortgage, utilities, water, trash, and/or internet.

Four grants are available with different income guidelines. Call to see if you qualify– call (740)384-3722 Ext. 27 for Tonya or Ext. 25 for Tammy to schedule an appointment.

Emergency Healthcare Assistance

If you are uninsured or under-insured, a resident of Jackson or Vinton County, and have a household income of less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guildelines, you may qualify for up to $400 in Emergency Healthcare Assistance. Assistance includes: help with non-narcotic prescription medications, dental services, eye exams and/or glasses, seeing a medical specialist, getting an x-ray, and blood work/labs.

Contact the Jackson-Vinton Community Action, Inc. Health Service Office to see if you qualify– call (740)384-5119 Ext. 35 for Kay Hayes or toll free at (800)686-4339.