Johnstown residents interested in serving on the Johnstown Village Council should write a letter of interest to village manager Judy Edwards by Thursday, Jan. 28.

Council positions open

Johnstown residents interested in serving on the Johnstown Village Council should write a letter of interest to village manager Judy Edwards by Thursday, Jan. 28.

Only written submissions will be considered for the position.

Letters can be sent to Edwards via e-mail at jedwards@villageofjohnstown.org or to Johnstown Village Offices, 599 S. Main Street, Johnstown OH 43031.

Groundhog Breakfast slated

The Licking County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 54th annual Groundhog Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 29.

The breakfast line will open at 6 a.m., and will be followed by several activities including live entertainment, an economic forecast by humorist Pat Jeffries and a speech from the keynote speaker, James E. Rutrough, vice chairman and chief administrative officer of State Farm Mutual.

State Farm is also the official corporate sponsor of the event, in celebration of the 50th year of its Granville office.

The event will be held at the Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College campus in Adena Hall. Admission for an individual is $35, while a corporate seating arrangement, which accommodates eight people costs $280. Registration is required; the deadline is Monday, Jan. 25.

Cookie orders accepted through Jan. 29

Johnstown area Girl Scouts from Ohio's Heartland Council are taking orders through Friday, Jan. 29, for eight varieties of cookies available only from Girl Scouts.

Those who are not contacted by a Girl Scout may call 800-621-7042 to find a nearby cookie sale booth. Cookies will be delivered starting Feb. 22.

In addition to door-to-door sales, girls will hold booth sales at various locations throughout the Johnstown area beginning Feb. 26.

This year's cookie lineup includes Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Cremes and Dulce De Leche, all at $3 a box. The new cookie this year is Thank U Berry Munch, a crisp cookie filled with cranberries and white fudge chips.

Dog license deadline approaches

The last day to purchase a new dog license without being charged a $10 late penalty is Sunday, Jan. 31.

The Licking County auditor has 15 neighborhood dog licensing locations. To find the licensing stations, visit the animal shelter's Web site at www.lcounty.com or call (740) 349-6563. Dog tags also are available through the mail.

Individual dog tags are $10 each.

Ohio law requires county dog wardens to enforce dog license laws, according to a news release from the Licking County Department of Animal Control.

From Monday, Jan. 25, through Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Granville Inn will donate 25 percent of its food sales from lunch and dinner to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

Proceeds will be divided among the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund, Healing Art Missions and Catholic Relief Services.

For more information or for dining reservations, call the Granville Inn at (740) 587-3333 or visit www.granvilleinn.com.