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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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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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Council passes on pursuing income tax from minors

Monday October 26, 2015 12:35 PMJohnstown Village Council members chose not to act on an ordinance that would pursue income taxes on those younger than 18 years old during the body's regular meeting Oct. 20.Village Finance Director Dana Steffan said most communities do not tax minors however the idea was still worth bringing up to… Continue reading Council passes on pursuing income tax from minors

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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

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Sixth annual book sale is Oct. 8-10

Monday October 5, 2015 11:40 AMIf you're looking to donate some old books and stock up on new ones, stop by the Mary E. Babcock Library sixth annual book sale on Oct. 8-10.The Friends of the Library group is currently accepting donations of gently used books in good condition, until Oct. 2 at the library,… Continue reading Sixth annual book sale is Oct. 8-10

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School district wants lower water-sewer fees from village

Sunday September 6, 2015 8:51 PMMembers of the Johnstown-Monroe Local School District Board of Education and Johnstown Village Council members were at odds over water and sewer fees at the regularly scheduled Village Council meeting Tuesday evening, Sept. 1.The lively discussion centered around water and sewer tap fees and capacity charges relative to the school building construction… Continue reading School district wants lower water-sewer fees from village