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Brisk preseason jog

Temperatures climbed into the 20s Wednesday but still were below normal for this time of year.
Felony charges

Heath accused of unlawful interest in public contract

Johnstown-Monroe High School principal Michael Heath has been indicted by a Morrow County grand jury, accused of illegally authorizing a contract for his wife while he was director of Edison's Tomorrow Center Community School a few years ago.
Interchange construction

Cherry Valley-Route 16 project should begin later this year

It's been a long time coming, but construction is scheduled to begin later this year on the Cherry Valley Road and state Route 16 interchange project following final approval Feb. 26 from Ohio's Transportation Review Advisory Council.

Salt supplies still in good shape, despite snowfall

The salt supply in Johnstown and surrounding areas appears to be in good shape thus far this winter.
Calamity hours

No makeup days needed yet for J-M, Northridge students

Johnstown-Monroe and Northridge school district families need not cancel their spring-break plans to make up snow days.

Coming up

Central Ohio Bluegrass Association, performance featuring Grassahol, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 14 at New Covenant Community Church, 8408 Johnstown-Utica Road, Johnstown. A bluegrass jam, featuring food, is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m., with the band playing from 7 to 8 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for COBA members, $10 non-members. Children under age 15 are admitted free. For more information, call Joseph Gardina at 614-795-0355.

Free screening of 'Ragamuffin' slated

A free screening of the movie Ragamuffin, based on the life of Christian artist Rich Mullins, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Trinity Life Center in Pickerington.

Newark Elks event to raise money for Honor Flight

The Newark Elks Lodge 391 will host an event featuring the personal account of a first responder on Sept. 11, 2001, to raise funds for Honor Flight Columbus, a program that helps send World War II and Korean War veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C.
Charge: Illegally authorized contract

Johnstown principal Heath indicted in Morrow County

Johnstown-Monroe High School principal Michael Heath has been indicted by a Morrow County grand jury, accused of illegally authorizing a contract for his wife while he was director of Edison's Tomorrow Center Community School in 2011.

Coming up

Licking County Genealogy Society, 2 p.m. March 1 in Meeting Room A, first floor, Licking County Library-Main, 101 W. Main St., Newark. In addition to a general meeting, Cindy Thompson will present "Our Ellis Island Ancestors." The meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 740-349-5510.

College notes

Kolt McDaniel of Johnstown graduated from Wilmington College at its winter commencement. He received a bachelor's degree in education and English.

LCL champions

Johnstown won 48-40 to clinch the outright LCL championship and the team's first league title in nine years.

Tax refund will cost village $175,000

Johnstown's finance director position has been a revolving door for several years, culminating in two months without a director in 2014, just as the village's 2015 budget was being planned.
Johnstown-Monroe access

Chambers Way will lead to new high school

An access road leading to the future Johnstown-Monroe High School has been named Chambers Way in recognition of a family and its business, Tech International.

Historical society seeks feedback

The Licking County Historical Society is developing a strategic plan, which includes gathering information from community members regarding their perception of the society, its value to residents and what direction it should take to be a vital part of the community.
Police beat

Johnstown: Citations issued for pot, paraphernalia possession

A pair of incidents involving marijuana top this week's police reports.

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