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Christmas Treats and Parade Road Closures

Beginning this evening, Friday, December 2nd, 1st Street between Ohio Avenue and Railroad will be closed in preparation for Christmas Treats on Wellston Streets. This closure will remain in effect for the duration of the event.

In addition, between the hours of 12:30 and 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 3rd, the Christmas Parade will effects the following streets: Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed from 6th Street to A Street; 2nd Street will be closed from Pennsylvania Avenue to Ohio Avenue; Ohio Avenue will be closed from 2nd Street to Broadway Street; and Broadway will be closed from Railroad to New York. Please choose an alternate route during the parade.

Please drive safe, watch for pedestrians, and have fun this weekend!


Time for the Firefighters for Kids Toy Drive!

Offices to be CLOSED for Training

The City Building will be CLOSED for training on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 6th and 7th. Utility payments will only be accepted online or by using the drop box on those days.

Office workers will be checking voicemails and emails during breaks.

For Utility Billing, Water, and/or Garbage: ksperaw@cityofwellston.org or rcoffman@cityofwellston.org

For Accounts Payable/Billing: klong@cityofwellston.org or mriley@cityofwellston.org

For Code Enforcement or Rental Inspections: jbevard@cityofwellston.org

Everything else: meisnaugle@cityofwellston.org

All other City Services will proceed as normal on those days. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

New Trash Truck- New Rules

The new side-loading garbage truck is finally here!

Here are some tips for proper cart placement:

  1. Do not block. In order to keep cost down and our drivers safe, many if not most of our new truck uses an automated arm to collect the trash from the curb. It is very important that the carts are not blocked by vehicles or other obstructions that can prevent the truck’s arm from easily reaching the carts.
  2. Carts should open towards the street. Do not place your carts sideways or backwards at the curb. The lids should always open towards the street to prevent damage to the lid/cart. The arrows on the lid should always point toward the street as pictured below.


Whether you have one or multiple carts, you should always leave a minimum of 2-3 feet between the cart and other objects (additional carts, mailboxes, trees, etc.) Always ensure the carts are visible for the driver to see and service. The best placement for a cart is at the end of the driveway or on the grass within 2-3 feet from the road and any other objects.

Those living on a dead-end will no longer be able to put their cans at the end of the street as pictured below. Cans need to be accessible to the side arm. These cans should be placed on either side of the street.

According to Chapter 50.03, “…cans shall be kept water-tight, that all garbage must be bagged and fit into the can with the lid shut…” The two examples below will NOT be picked up in the future. These homeowners will most likely need to order a second trash can. New receptacles can be ordered by calling the Water Department at 740-384-2040. ADDITIONAL BAGS WILL NO LONGER BE PICKED UP AT ANY TIME; ALL BAGS MUST FIT INSIDE THE CAN WITH A CLOSED LID. The arm can actually spill these overflowing cans.

Large pick-up items, such as mattresses, furniture, etc., will need to be scheduled in advance for your regular trash day. At least 3 days notice should be given for large items. To schedule a large item pick-up, call the Water Department at 740-384-2040, or email ksperaw@cityofwellston.org or rcoffman@cityofwellston.org.


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!


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