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Full slate on tap for Fourth festivities

Johnstown American Legion Post 254 is planning a "fireworks extravaganza" to put some sizzle into the holiday weekend, with festivities beginning at 7 p.m. today, July 3, at the practice field behind Johnstown-Monroe High School.

Miss Johnstown pageant returns to Opera House

Seven young women will compete to represent their village Wednesday, July 6, in the 2016 Miss Johnstown pageant at the Opera House on the town square.
Police beat

Johnstown: Man arrested for possession

Johnstown police recently arrested a man on drug related charges, after drug activity was reported in the parking lot of a local business.

Fireman's Festival slated July 6

The Johnstown Fire Department Association's 41st annual Fireman's Festival will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in downtown Johnstown.

Bouncing back

Clayton Bullard (91), a 2014 Johnstown-Monroe High School graduate, underwent surgery in December to repair a torn labrum and fractured scapula in his left shoulder. He expects to be fully recovered entering his junior year at Urbana University. Go to for the story.

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Johnstown leaders: Income-tax hike needed for long-term expectations

Johnstown voters might be asked to approve an income-tax increase in November.
State's new medical-marijuana law

Apeks' Joseph sees 'real opportunities' despite obstacles

After five years of quiet but rapid growth making equipment for the marijuana industry in other states, Apeks Supercritical is ready to ramp up business in Ohio.

Licking County Humane Society marks 50 years

Licking County Humane Society officials are celebrating 50 years serving people and pets in the area.

Going once, going twice, sold!

Auctioneer Mike Mooney displays a U.S. Route 62 sign for Johnstown's surplus auction June 11.

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Agriculture day

Northridge elementary students ended their school year with an agriculture day May 13 at Northridge Primary School in Alexandria, with grades K-3 participating in a seven-station rotation day.

College notes

* Mathew Scott of Alexandria was named to the dean's list for the spring 2016 semester at Denison University.

Village to revisit sidewalk seating policies

Johnstown leaders soon might review the village's policy regarding outside seating areas on public sidewalks.

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