Welcome to the official website of the Village of Thurston in Walnut Township, Fairfield County, Ohio.  Thurston is located 1 mile east of the intersection of Routes 37 and 256.  Our current population is 604 (2020 Census). Click here for a map.

The Village Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 1 pm.

Special Meetings to Discuss Planning and Growth in the Village of Thurston
The public is encouraged to attend!
Saturday, March 18th, 2023 - 10am
Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 - after 7:00 committee meetings
Saturday, April 15th, 2023 - 10am
Saturday, May 20th, 2023 - 10am

Thurston Sanitation Service Rate Increase

In the Summer of 2022 the Village Council requested proposals for village sanitation services.  It had been five years since the last contract and rates, due to obvious expenses, have increased.  Council was able to extend the former rates by two years by exercising a two-year option.  However, that option expired and a new contract was required.  Two companies bid on the contract and were within a dollar of each other.  Council chose to continue with Local Waste for continuity of service and no interruption of billing cycles.  The rate increase feels significant because the original rate from five years ago was so low.  Current rates are now within the norm for sanitation pickup across the county.  If you have questions, please feel free to call the office.

Carly Sparrow, Village Administrator/Water Dept


Thurston Income Tax Non-Filer Letters and Subpoena Letters

The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) mailed Administrative Subpoena letters to taxpayers that did not respond to the Non-Filing Income Tax Notice that was sent before the Subpoena was issued. Taxpayers can simply send RITA the documents listed on the letter via:

e-file returns or exemptions at:

Attn: Compliance Department 198
Regional Income Tax Agency
PO BOX 470538
Broadview Heights, OH 44147-0538


More details about Administrative Subpoena’s can be found at https://www.ritaohio.com/Individuals/Home/SubpoenaNotice

The 2021 Consumer Confidence Report for our water system is available for review.  Please click here.

2023 Meeting Schedule

Thurston Village Council will meet on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The Safety Committee and Service Committee will meet on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The Finance Committee and Records Committee will meet as necessary.  Meetings will be posted at least 24 hours in advance.

All meetings will be held at the Village Municipal Building, 2215 Main St., Thurston
Village residents are encouraged to attend all meetings!!

Village Officials


Term Expires
Mayor Mary Boring 12/31/2023
Fiscal Officer Aaron Reedy  
Council Robert Ortman 12/31/2023
Council Steve Martin 12/31/2025
Council Pauline Whited 12/31/2025
Council Scott Whited 12/31/2025
Council OPEN 12/31/2025
Council Logan Matos  12/31/2023
Village Secretary Carly Sparrow  
Solicitor Brian Zetts  
Village Administrator Carly Sparrow  

Please be advised that e-mail is NOT checked daily and will be answered as soon as possible.  The village has no full-time employees.

Walnut Creek Sewer District Trustees (from Thurston) Term Expires
Bev Reese 12/31/2024
Scott Whited 12/31/2025
Logan Matos 12/31/2023

To report a water emergency after hours, or check on any current water system issues, please call the office and dial extension 205.  If any messages are left on this extension, only emergencies will be responded to in a timely manner.

To sign up for e-mail alerts about water issues/and important Village information, please click HERE, and send an e-mail to clerk@thurstonohio.com.  You'll be added to a mailing list that will receive updates as we have them.

Thurston Post Office Complaints

This office has received several complaints regarding mail service at the Thurston Post Office.  If you wish to make complaints about mail service, please contact Jake Kidd 740-862-4620 between 8am - noon or e-mail jacob.l.kidd@usps.gov.