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    Johnstown's Sydney Roehrenbeck (left) and McKenna Thrash share their disappointment after the Johnnies' 4-1 loss to host Hartley in a Division II district semifinal Oct. 22.

    Semifinal loss

    The Johnnies close the regular season Oct. 31 at home against Licking Heights.
Collective-bargaining ballot measure

Sides differ on police staffing, scheduling

As a vote on Johnstown's collective-bargaining issue approaches, the root of the problem is thought by many to be a disconnect between village leaders and the Johnstown Police Department.

Many county voters will see three levies on Nov. 4 ballot

Election Day will be eventful for Licking County voters as many will cast their ballots for three county levies: children services, senior citizens and the county library.
Cat's Meow Village

Collectibles help remind former Johnstown residents of home

Wendy Evans likes to reminisce, especially if someone brings up her hometown of Johnstown.

Therapy horse Rocky's road leads to nearby farm

Rocky might not look like a therapist, with his big brown eyes and long blond hair, but the 12-year-old horse has been helping PBJ Connections of Pataskala diagnose children's mental-health issues for the past four years.
Police beat

Woman found unconscious after apparent heroin overdose

Medics were dispatched to a home in southeast Johnstown on Oct. 17 after an 18-year-old Johnstown woman was found unconscious and apparently had overdosed on heroin.
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