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COVID Testing to be Conducted at Fairgrounds

The City of Wellston, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health and with the assistance of the Jackson County Health Department, will conduct a COVID testing event at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Ohio National Guard will provide the testing at no cost to those with or without symptoms. The test has no out-of-pocket costs to the patient and individuals of any age are able to access the test. Minors will need signed consent of a parent of guardian. Registration forms are available onsite—there is no need to make an appointment. Results will be available approximately 72 hours after the test has been conducted and delivered by the Jackson County Health Department.

Peddler’s License Available at City Building

This pink slip must be shown upon request and is available at the City Building. The cost is $10 and is good for one day.

It has came to the City’s attention that there have been multiple concerns arising to peddlers/solicitors in the area. According to the Wellston Code of Ordinances, a PEDDLER or SOLICITOR is a person or persons who commences to operate a store or other place in the city for the retail sale of agricultural products, goods, wares or merchandise or who, on the streets or traveling from place to place about the city, sells, bargains to sell or solicits orders for agricultural products, goods, wares or merchandise by retail, except for the following: (1) A person selling by sample only; (2) A person selling agricultural articles or products that the person himself or herself has grown; (3) A person selling manufactured articles or products that the person himself or herself has manufactured; (4) A person selling articles or products in a street fair approved by Council, including the Coal Festival, so long as the person is located in the fair area or Coal Festival area as such area is designated by City Council; and (5) A charitable or nonprofit organization.

All person(s) planning to solicit within the city limits are REQUIRED to obtain this license; failure to do so can result in a fine not to exceed $100. These are available at the Wellston City Building (Mayor’s Office or Police Department) at a cost of $10 per day. If a solicitor comes to your door and fails to show this pink permit upon request, please contact the Wellston Police Department at (740)384-2171.


13th Street is now OPEN from Ohio Avenue to Indiana Avenue (in front of Montgomery Trucking). We appreciate your patience in this matter.

Wellston Americanism Winners Honored

Two Wellston High School Sophomores were recently recognized by The American Legion for obtaining the highest grade in the Americanism and Government Program for District 8. State Representative Jason Stephens stopped by the City Building on Monday, February 8 to assist in congratulating Caitlin Bright and Josh Jackson for receiving this prestigious accolade.

Happy Retirement!

After fifteen years of exemplary service, the City of Wellston would like to congratulate Charlotte Patrick on her new found freedom. Charlotte has been a valuable asset over the years and will be dearly missed.

Trash Overages

Additional cans are available by calling the Water Department at (740) 384-2040 or online at cityofwellston.org.

Any garbage bags outside of the 95 gallon cans are subject to a $2 per bag fee; a 2nd can is $6 per month. Our garbage truck is tied into city billing by a handheld notebook computer.

They take snapshots of all excess garbage and that is added to the standard billing. In some cases it would be cost effective to have an extra can or even two if this is the standard weekly amount if trash.

Another way to reduce garbage is to take your boxes, etc. to the recycling bins at the Solid Waste Authority Building on South New Hampshire Avenue.


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