Saturday, October 31 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The City of Nelsonville announces that Trick-Or-Treat; Beggar’s Night will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 5:30PM to 7:00PM.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to use caution and plan ahead. Decisions on whether to participate should be made by individuals, and parents/guardians.
Always follow current state public health orders and rules/regulations established by your local community and check the Ohio Public Health Advisory System to determine COVID-19 risk levels in Athens County before making decisions about Halloween activities.
To help ensure adults and children have a safe Halloween, the City of Nelsonville has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that will not cause safety hazards. It is strongly recommended that Ohioans exercise caution when deciding to participate in trick-or-treating and events that put them in close contact with people outside their households. To lower risk, consider safer, socially distant ways to celebrate.
- Do not hold large in-person Halloween parties. If holding smaller parties, limit attendance to 10 or fewer people and hold the event in an outdoor area where social distancing is possible. Avoid activities, such as bobbing for apples, that foster the spread of infection.
- Always wear a face covering and stay 6 feet away from people who are not from your household, whether trick-or- treating, passing out treats, or attending attractions or events. Stay home if you are sick. (NOTE: Face coverings should never be placed on children younger than 2 or anyone who cannot easily remove them.)
- Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy.
- Consider the people in your household who may be at greater risk of complications if COVID-19 is brought into the home, such as those with certain health conditions, women who are pregnant, or older family members.
- If taking your children trick-or-treating, limit the number of houses you visit and ask your children to stay as far from treat-givers as possible. For small children, consider holding the bag for them.
- Wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes when you arrive home. (NOTE: Never wipe unpackaged food with wipes.)
- Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.
- If your child is at greater risk of complications from COVID-19, contact your doctor before allowing participation in Halloween activities.
- For trick-or-treating, reach out to neighbors to discuss ways to ensure 6-foot social distancing, how candy can most safely be distributed, and the need for face coverings.
- Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/common container or set up a hand-sanitizing station. Consider placing treats on porch steps or a table in the driveway with a sign asking children to take only one. Or use other creative ways to distribute treats, such as using a candy “slide” made of PVC pipe, or hanging treats from a wall or fence.
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
- Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision.
- If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks.
- When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first.
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
- When They're on the Prowl, a responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you.
- Agree on a specific time children should return home.
- Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car.
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.
- Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.
- Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while driving in the Nelsonville area and watch for the children during this time period.
Public Square Closed: Friday, September 11
For 9-11 Memorial Service
The Nelsonville Fire Department will be closing the Nelsonville Public Square on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM for a 9-11 memorial service. The memorial service will start at 8:46 AM, the time American Airlines Flight 11, flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. Additional times will be commemorated at,
- 9:03 AM, When United Airlines Flight 175 flew into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
- 9:37 AM, When American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia.
- 10:03 AM, When United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Local emergency responders, along with the citizens they protect, will take time out of their work day to commemorate the terrorist attacks in New York City, and Washington, D.C., and the bravery of the passengers that went down with the plane in Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001. The commemoration ceremonies will honor the 2,507 civilians, 72 law enforcement officers, 343 firefighters, 10 emergency medical workers, and 55 military service personnel who lost their lives, or gave their lives saving others. Many first responders are still fighting for their lives, and others are losing their lives, because of their response to Ground Zero. Each year we lose a few more.
Everyone is encouraged to take a few minutes and acknowledge the loss to the country and the victim’s families…mark the day, and remember… so that WE WILL NEVER FORGET.
Rumpke Waste & Recycling Pickup Delayed for
Pleasantview Ave. and the odd side of Fort Street
The City of Nelsonville announces Rumpke Waste and Recycling was unable to complete trash pickup for Pleasantview Avenue and the odd side of Fort Street today Thursday, September 10, 2020. The missed areas will receive trash pickup service first thing Friday morning, September 11, 2020.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Rumpke Trash Pickup Holiday Schedule
Collection times for trash pickup can vary around the holidays. Click the link below to download a PDF of Rumpke's holiday schedule. This is also always available under the Community main menu item.
City Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day
Monday, September 7
The City of Nelsonville Government Offices will be closed Monday September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day.
The City Offices will be re-open on Tuesday September 8, 2020.
Rumpke Trash Pickup Time Change
Starting September 1st, pickup will be at 5:00 am
The City of Nelsonville announces that beginning September 1, 2020 Rumpke waste & recycling services will be starting trash and recycling pickup starting at 5:00 AM each day. To avoid missing your regular trash or recycling pickup, please make sure your trash and recyclables are on the curb prior to 5:00 AM on your pickup day.
To report an issue, residents can call the City at 740-753-1314 Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may leave a voice mail after regular business hours. You can also contact Rumpke waste & recycling services at 800-828-8171.