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Columbia Gas Assistance

Having trouble paying your Columbia Gas bill? Please contact them to take advantage of payment plans and assistance before disconnections resume. Call 1-800-344-4077 or message them on Facebook or Twitter.

COVID-19 Utility Assistance

The city has received monies to assist utility customers that fell behind on their bill during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to a partnership formed with Community Action.

Community Action has been attempting to contact eligible customers by telephone. If you believe you are eligible and would like assistance, please call Community Action at (740) 384-3722.

Sign Up for Hyper-Reach

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!

https://signup.hyper-reach.com/hyper_reach/sign_up_page_2/?id=95724

2020 US Census

The 2020 United States Census is here. It is absolutely essential that we have a complete and accurate count. For the first time you can Respond on-line.  Please visit http://www.2020census.gov/

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