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: Our current response rateContinue reading “MAY 5, 2020 COMMUNITY UPDATE”


The Village of Johnstown will follow the guidelines and policies enacted by Governor DeWine and Health Commissioner Acton. At this time, we have not issued any orders pursuant to our Village Emergency Declaration. We do not believe we will have to issue Village-specific policies based on current information.  Today, April 27, 2020, Governor DeWine announcedContinue reading “APRIL 27, 2020 COMMUNITY UPDATE”


SCHOOL BUILDINGS TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR Governor DeWine announced that students will continue to go to school remotely for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. At this time, no decisions have been made regarding whether or not schools will reopen in the fall. VILLAGE TO BEGIN VIRTUAL MEETINGS OurContinue reading “APRIL 20, 2020 COMMUNITY UPDATE”

Federal Response to Reopening States

President Trump on Thursday announced new guidelines for reopening states as soon as May 1 now that the coronavirus appears to be peaking in the US, but he left the decision up to each state’s governor while recommending criteria that would have to be met for each to gradually reopen. Under the guidelines, states willContinue reading “Federal Response to Reopening States”

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.”

March 28, 2020 Community Update

Beginning Wednesday, April 1, US 62 (W. Coshocton Street) will be reduced to one lane. This will last for one month.  The road will be closed begining the first week of May to all traffic (except for home access). The closure will be from Williams Street to the Post Office and last 60 days. TaxContinue reading “March 28, 2020 Community Update”

Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund

Right now, we are living through extraordinary and challenging days, and all of us here in Licking County are struggling to figure out what comes next. If you have the means, please join me in donating to the Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund, to help preserve the health and safety our community. Together we canContinue reading “Licking County COVID-19 Relief Fund”

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”