The inaugural meeting of First Monday Funding and Finance Facts will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the Johnstown-Monroe schools administrative offices.

The inaugural meeting of First Monday Funding and Finance Facts will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at the Johnstown-Monroe schools administrative offices.

Treasurer Tammy Woods told ThisWeek she will initially discuss an overview of the finances of the district and how various operations are funded.

Her goal of the informational meeting is to provide the public with a short, 30- to 45-minute forum to discuss school finance and to allow citizens to ask questions.

"It will be nothing drastic or overwhelming but for people who have questions," she said. "Its purpose is not an administrative advisory board and it's not rallying of the troops. This is an open invitation to anyone in the community who wants information about funding and finances of schools."


Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone who has information that will help law enforcement with the investigation of thefts of television sets at a Johnstown business.

The Licking County Sheriff's Office reports that between Nov. 19-20, television sets were stolen out of three RVs at Ron Potts' RVs on Johnstown Utica Road. The TVs are described as: a Jensen LTD TV valued at $1,319, a BTM TV valued at $2,552.64, and a TV valued at $1,995.22.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.

Johnstown Village Manager Judy Edwards and several Johnstown council members are planning to attend the Monroe Township trustee meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Monroe Township Meeting and Maintenance Building, 7621 Johnstown-Alexandria Road (state Route 37).

Edwards said she plans to discuss various issues with the trustees including the old town hall property.


Jason Grunewald, author of the Becket Chronicles, will be at the Mary E. Babcock Library in Johnstown beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Grunewald will discuss and explain his medieval books: "Finding Time," "Wolfe Trap," and "Crown of Content."

Books will be available for purchase following the program.

The library will also present Family Story Time beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Sessions will be offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. on Wednesdays through April 7.

Family Story Times include stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, poetry and crafts during a 30- to 45-minute session. Call the library at 740-967-2982 for more information.