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Police working to identify Johnstown Drive Thru robbery suspect

JOHNSTOWN INDEPENDENTMonday November 23, 2015 8:29 AMJohnstown police are asking for the community's help in identifying a man who robbed the Johnstown Drive Thru, 243 W. Coshocton St., at 8:37 p.m. Nov. 12.The unarmed man stole $1,400 from the business.According to police reports, a 6-foot tall, heavy-set man walked in and asked the cashier to give… Continue reading Police working to identify Johnstown Drive Thru robbery suspect

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Adopt-a-Child will continue through Dec. 12

This holiday season, Johnstown residents can once again "adopt" a child to buy presents for or sign up to see if they qualify to receive presents.The Johnstown-Northridge Adopt-a-Child program has been underway since September and will continue to accept new families and donated presents until Dec. 12.JOHNSTOWN INDEPENDENTMonday November 30Interested volunteers receive information about a child's gender and… Continue reading Adopt-a-Child will continue through Dec. 12

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Deficit shown in proposed budget delays council vote

JOHNSTOWN INDEPENDENTMonday December 7, 2015 11:19 AMJohnstown Village Council delayed a vote on a proposed 2016 budget that showed a negative balance in the General Fund at the regularly scheduled council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1.As proposed, the budget resulted in a negative balance of $60,873 in the general fund, so it could legally not be passed,… Continue reading Deficit shown in proposed budget delays council vote

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Local Waste Services granted contract for refuse-hauling

Monday November 23, 2015 3:36 PMThe new refuse hauler in the village of Johnstown will be Local Waste Services.The company was awarded the contract for the service after a unanimous vote by Johnstown Village council members during a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 17.In discussing potential trash providers, Mayor Sean Staneart said his favorite provider was Local… Continue reading Local Waste Services granted contract for refuse-hauling

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Suspects charged in CVS robbery

JOHNSTOWN INDEPENDENTMonday December 7, 2015 11:13 AMThe Johnstown Police Department in conjunction with the Licking County Drug Task Force and the Licking County Sheriff's Office arrested two people in connection with the robbery of the CVS pharmacy Nov. 23.The suspects have been formally charged with robbery and are being held in the Licking County Justice Center… Continue reading Suspects charged in CVS robbery

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Cooperrider is recognized for helping troubled individuals

Monday November 16, 2015 8:34 PM"I'm not any different than anyone else, other than the fact that I put on this uniform," said Chris Cooperrider, a full-time police officer for the Johnstown Police Department.Cooperrider came to Johnstown in April 1997, after attending high school in Heath and receiving an associate's degree at Central Ohio Technical… Continue reading Cooperrider is recognized for helping troubled individuals

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Candidates make final pitches to voters

JOHNSTOWN INDEPENDENTOCT. 27 FORUMMonday November 2, 2015 2:12 PMAt a meet-the-candidate forum Tuesday Oct. 27, four of the five Johnstown Village Council candidates explained to community members why they deserve one of the three open seats.Candidates Ben Lee, Lewis Main, incumbent Cheryl Robertson and Ryan Green attended the forum. Candidate Russell Sparks did not attend the… Continue reading Candidates make final pitches to voters

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5 candidates are running for 3 seats on Tuesday

JOHNSTOWN VILLAGE COUNCIL RACEMonday November 2, 2015 2:10 PMoters in the village of Johnstown will be electing members of the Village Council when they go to the polls to vote in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 3.Five people are running for three seats on Village Council.The candidates include incumbent Cheryl Robertson and challengers Ben Lee,… Continue reading 5 candidates are running for 3 seats on Tuesday

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Valentinos perfecting recipe(s) for food truck success

Monday October 26, 2015 12:41 PMClara Valentino of Johnstown quit her corporate marketing career to pursue her culinary dream by teaming up with her father to open up a food truck called Buster Mac's.Working together is nothing new for this father and daughter duo.Clara worked in his catering business for more than 10 years, sometimes… Continue reading Valentinos perfecting recipe(s) for food truck success

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Village Council candidates offer opinions about issues

Monday October 26, 2015 12:38 PMFive candidates -- Ryan Green, Ben Lee, Lewis Main, Russell Sparks and incumbent Councilwoman Cheryl Robertson -- are running for three seats on the Johnstown Village Council.Incumbent councilmen David Keck and Bob Orsini are not running. The general election is Nov. 3 and the council terms will start Jan. 1.Here's… Continue reading Village Council candidates offer opinions about issues