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Good Friday April 19

Wellston City Offices will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday.  The garbage pickup for Good Friday will be picked up with Monday’s pickup on April 22, 2019.  Please have the garbage out EARLY on Monday morning.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Bill Shumate
Service Director

Spring Cemetery Notice

Winter blankets, all artificial flowers and wreaths should be removed from Ridgewood and Bundy Cemeteries by Monday April 1, 2019.  Please do not put any decorations back on the graves until the week of Memorial Day.

Thanks for your cooperation as the mowing season begins.

Bill Shumate, Safety & Service Director

Old Post Office Cafe

The City of Wellston has completed the initial process to start demolition of the ‘Old Post Office Cafe’. Work will begin at 7AM on Tuesday March 19th, 2019.

We completely understand the history and curiosity of this event, however safety *must* be our number one priority. Please avoid this site. Redirect your normal traffic route to avoid potential falling debris and traffic congestion.


The demolition site is the responsibility of the construction company. It is also their site to manage. Please flow their orders and direction. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank the public in advance.

Ryan Pelletier, Fire Chief

Pinwheel Planting

April is National Child Abuse Month. The Jackson County Department of Job and Family Services invites you to join us on Tuesday, April 2nd and/or Thursday, April 4th to raise awareness and honor the children in our communities.  Even if you are unable to attend one of these Pinwheel Plantings, we invite you and your organization to show your support by wearing blue on Wednesday, April 10th.

Don’t forget to snap a pic of your teams and share it on social media with the hashtag #OhioWearsBlue.  We look forward to seeing your photos and hope that you will be able to join us.

  • WELLSTON – City Building, April 4th at 11 am
  • JACKSON – Manpower Park, April 2nd at 11 am
  • COALTON – Village Square, April 4th at Noon
  • OAK HILL – Village Square, April 2nd at 12:30 pm

Notice of EPA Violation

Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5) Ohio EPA Violation regarding city drinking water.



The City of Wellston is required by law to publish this information.


City Help Lines

Water or sewer problems –

  • The Water Department phone is (740) 384-2040 and is answered weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Call Wellston Police at (740) 384-2171 nights, weekends, and holidays to request a utility crew call out.

Other city issues –

  • Potholes, street issues, or tall grass during the summer months? Call the city building at (740) 384-2720 weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

You may leave a message if there is no answer.

The city’s social media websites are normally one-way information portals to get the word out. We do not monitor social media sites around the clock and cannot respond to complaints or requests for service through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Trash and Waste


(a)   No person shall deposit or leave rubbish, garbage, waste, putrid substances, junk, waste, or other waste material on any public street or any other public property or in any pond or watercourse, nor shall any person who is the owner, occupant or person in possession of any property within the city, deposit, permit to remain, or permit any other person to deposit, on private property, any of such material. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.

(1)   WASTE MATERIAL. Any material which has been discarded or abandoned or any material no longer in use, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes junk, waste boxes, cartons, plastic or wood scraps or shavings, waste paper and paper products and other combustible materials or substances no longer in use or discarded or abandoned, metal or ceramic scraps or pieces of all types, glass and other noncombustible materials or substances no longer in use or discarded or abandoned, and machinery, appliances or equipment, or parts thereof, no longer in use or discarded or abandoned.

(2)   JUNK. Includes old or scrap copper, brass, rope, rags, batteries, paper and rubber. It also includes inoperable, partially dismantled or wrecked vehicles of any kind, whether motor vehicles, automobiles, motorcycles, emergency vehicles, public safety vehicles, school buses, bicycles, commercial tractors, agricultural tractors, house trailers, trucks, buses, trailers, semitrailers, railroad trains, railroad cars, watercraft or any other form of device for the transportation of persons or property, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, with respect to any automobile or other transportation device of any kind, the operation of which requires issuance of a license by the federal government or any agency thereof or by the state or any agency or political subdivision thereof, any such automobile or other transportation device shall be deemed to be junk unless a current valid license has been issued for the operation of such automobile or other transportation device, which license, if required by law, is displayed upon such automobile or other transportation device. The word also includes other automobiles or other transportation devices. The word also includes other old scrap and ferrous or nonferrous materials which are not held for sale or for remelting purposes by an establishment having facilities for processing such materials.

(b)   The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Director of Service and the Director of Public Safety or by either of them.

(c)   Whoever violates any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.


(a)   (1)   The owner, occupant or person in control of any lot or land within the city shall keep all yard areas free from the accumulation in the open of paper, bottles, cans, cartons, rubbish and other debris.

(2)   Operators of business establishments that sell food or other merchandise in containers that are customarily discarded on the premises or upon leaving the premises shall provide convenient and strategically located waste receptacles on their premises. Operators of business establishments shall maintain the cleanliness of the sidewalks and street areas in front of their establishments.

(b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.



(1)   “Litter” includes any “garbage,” “refuse,” and “rubbish” as defined herein and all other waste material which, if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.

(2)   “Garbage” includes any putrescible animal and vegetable waste resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.

(3)   “Refuse” includes any putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, tires, and solid market and industrial waste.

(4)   “Rubbish” includes any nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible waste, such as paper, bottles, wire, wrappings, parts of automobiles, furniture, cardboard, cans, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and any thing else of an unsightly or unsanitary nature.

(e)   Exceptions.  This does not apply to land being used under a municipal building or construction permit or license, a municipal permit or license, a conditional zoning permit or variance to operate a junk yard, scrap metal processing facility or similar businesses, or a permit or license issued pursuant to Ohio R. C. Chapter 3734, 4737.05 to 4737.12, or Chapter 6111.

(ORC 731.52)