Johnstown Fiber Optic Survey

This survey is meant to gauge interest by our residents and businesses as to the need for fiber optic access in the Village. Fiber-optic internet lines transfer data using modulated light instead of electricity, which gives them much higher bandwidth capacity, since they’re not bound by the physical limitations of electricity conducting through metal. FiberContinue reading “Johnstown Fiber Optic Survey”

Village Council Passes Strengthened Disorderly Conduct and Peace Disturbance Legislation

At their June 2, 2020 meeting, Johnstown Village Council unanimously passed legislation that updates Section 509.03 Disorderly Conduct and creates Section 509.031 Disturbing the Peace. The update, prepared by the Chief of Police in conjunction with the Village Law Director, is in direct response to resident complaints about loud and obnoxious vehicles traveling through theContinue reading “Village Council Passes Strengthened Disorderly Conduct and Peace Disturbance Legislation”


CHAMBER TO COORDINATE $100,000 FACEBOOK SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Facebook New Albany Data Center, launched to help support small businesses battling through the current economic challenges. Facebook has provided the Chamber with $100,000, to be distributed as grants to localContinue reading “MAY 16, 2020 COMMUNITY UPDATE”


2020 CENSUS IS IMPORTANT!! A real-life example of why the 2020 Census is important:The federal legislature is currently debating H.R. 6467 which disperses $250,000,000,000 to local governments based on POPULATION. If our residents don’t respond to the 2020 Census, we could loose out on future funding. Please fill out your census here: https://my2020census.gov Our current response rateContinue reading “MAY 5, 2020 COMMUNITY UPDATE”


The Village has been informed the closing of US 62 (W. Coshocton Street) has been postponed until June 27. The 60-day closure is scheduled to be reopened on August 27, dependent on weather.


Help your community while getting paid. Jobs for the 2020 Census include both field and office positions throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. A single application allows you to be considered for several positions, including census taker, recruiting assistant, office clerk, and supervisory staff. This is a perfect opportunity for anyone currently furloughed or unemployed due toContinue reading “CENSUS JOBS AVAILABLE – $16.50/Hour”

Village Offices and Buildings Are Closed Until May 4th.

Village Manager Jim Lenner has announced that the closing of Village buildings and offices will be extended for another month. This coincides with Governor DeWine’s decision to keep Ohio’s schools closed through Friday May 1st because of the COVID-19 emergency. Village Offices will be closed to the public until Monday May 4th pending any newContinue reading “Village Offices and Buildings Are Closed Until May 4th.”

Licking County Job and Family Services is offering limited COVID-19 Emergency Services for Licking County residents impacted by COVID-19

Licking County Job and Family Services is offering emergency assistance for families impacted by the COVID-19 virus.  Families who have experienced unexpected expenses and/or job loss or due to the COVID-19 virus may apply.  Licking County JFS is committed to the delivery of services to our community. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we areContinue reading “Licking County Job and Family Services is offering limited COVID-19 Emergency Services for Licking County residents impacted by COVID-19”

Essential Service Workers

Thank you to the pharmacy employees at CVS Pharmacy and Kroger who continue to fulfill prescriptions to those in need, to the line workers at TECH Tire Repairs for making repair kits for our transportation system vehicles, to the folks restocking shelves at Kroger making sure we have proper supplies, to the Johnstown, Ohio PoliceContinue reading “Essential Service Workers”

Village Appoints Police Chief

March 17, 2020 – Johnstown Village Manager has appointed Ibrahim “Abe” Haroon as the Police Chief of the Village of Johnstown overseeing all facets of the police department. Chief Haroon began his career in law enforcement in 2005. His past experience includes working for the Licking County Sheriff’s Office (2005-2007) as a deputy sheriff andContinue reading “Village Appoints Police Chief”


PRIMARY ELECTION DAY UPDATE: We wish to share with residents that the Primary Election is proceeding as scheduled on Tuesday, March 17. This evening a Franklin County Judge ruled against Governor DeWine’s request for a delay. We advise that you double check local news sources in the morning for confirmation before heading to your pollingContinue reading “PRIMARY ELECTION DAY UPDATE”

COVID-19 Report

March 16, 2020 | 12:00pm – We are aware of a potential COVID-19 case in the area and are in contact with the Licking County Health Department (LCHD) who are investigating the report. At this time, the LCHD reports that there are no confirmed cased in Licking County. We’ll update you as needed when facts are determined. Continue reading “COVID-19 Report”

March 12, 2020 Community Update

COVID-19 Update In order to help slow the spread of the corona virus, the Village is asking all our residents to call the Village office (740-967-3177) with questions or concerns instead of coming to the office. You can also email any general questions to info@johnstownohio.org or a staff member using the following style: firstinitiallastname@johnstownohio.org.–> PleaseContinue reading “March 12, 2020 Community Update”

Village Action to COVID-19

The Village administration has been monitoring the spread of COVID-19. We were in an education/awareness phase and now moving to prevention. I want to share with you what our plans are regarding COVID-19 prevention and continued education. First, our goals throughout this health crisis are to: Protect employees and their families from infection or spread ofContinue reading “Village Action to COVID-19”

3.6.2020 Community Update

Catch up on what happened at the last council meeting, see what we have planned for Arbor Day and why the 2020 Census is important.

3.1.2020 Community Update

Johnstown Pointe Transitional Care Facility Approved COMMUNITY NOTES: Village Council meets Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30pm. Click here for agenda. March 17th is Election Day. Village Council will meet one day later on March 18th at 6:30pm. The Johnstown Youth Athletic Association has extended baseball sign ups to March 7. If you haven’t signed upContinue reading “3.1.2020 Community Update”

Growth of a Community

I continue to receive messages that go a little something like this …”My family and I moved to Johnstown three years ago for the small town charm. Please stop all this development because it’s ruining what we love about the community.” Just a few of my thoughts… 1. No one can stop development. People haveContinue reading “Growth of a Community”

2.10.2020 Council Recap and Community Update

LEGISLATION FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2020  ORDINANCE 01-2020 was approved. This appropriated unused engineering and inspection fees from 2019.   ORDINANCE 02-2020 was introduced. This legislation is our new annexation policy. Any property that is annexed will be zoned RR-3 which allows agricultural uses as well as residential single family homes as 1 unit per 3 acres.  Continue reading “2.10.2020 Council Recap and Community Update”

2.18.2020 Council Recap and Community Update

LEGISLATION UPDATE ORDINANCE 02-2020 was approved. This legislation is our new annexation policy. Any property that is annexed will be zoned RR-3 which allows agricultural uses as well as residential single family homes as 1 unit per 3 acres.   ORDINANCE 03-2020 was approved. This legislation authorizes salary adjustments for the police department as well asContinue reading “2.18.2020 Council Recap and Community Update”

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