Ruth Krumm, director of the Johnstown Northridge Food pantry, told The Independent Wednesday that canned meat and vegetables are needed to restock shelves.

Ruth Krumm, director of the Johnstown Northridge Food pantry, told The Independent Wednesday that canned meat and vegetables are needed to restock shelves.

"Since January, we've helped 185 families," she said. "I gave out 14 boxes of food Tuesday and 158 boxes since January."

Other needed items are soup crackers jelly, and spaghetti sauce.

"I'd like to thank the community for all their help," Krumm said. "They have been so great."

The pantry is located at the Johnstown Independent Baptist Church, 7397 Johnstown-Alexandria Road.

Krumm can be reached by calling 740-924-2835.

Joel Penton, a member of the 2002 National Championship Ohio State Buckeyes, will be bringing the message today (March 29) during worship service at Faith Fellowship Church.

After graduating from OSU, Penton said he felt a call on his life to full-time ministry. Today he serves on the staff of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and travels the country, speaking to children and adults.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Services are held at Northridge High School, 6066 Johnstown-Utica Road, six miles east of Johnstown.

The Alexandria Public Library is asking for designs -- by teens -- for a logo for its Teen Summer Reading Program, called "Create."

Any teen in grades 6-12 may enter a design. The winning design will include the artist's name and will be used on all posters, bookmarks and T-shirts.

The word "create" must be included in the design.

Any medium that can be scanned is acceptable. The design should be submitted on an 8-1/2 by 11 inch page. The library must receive all entries by Monday, March 30.

There will be prizes for first place and runner-up.

Questions can be directed to Stephanie Stephens at 924-3561.

Kindergartner registration for the Johnstown-Monroe Local School District will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3 at Searfoss Elementary, 85 W. Douglas Street.

For more information, call Searfoss at 740-967-5456.

The Presbyterian Church of Johnstown, 81 S Main St., is offering Meatless Spaghetti Dinners from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday through the Lenten Season and ending April 10.

Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, and bread, and the cost is $5. The dinners will be available on a to-go/take-out basis.

While not necessary, orders can be placed during the week. The Church office is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 740-967-7541. Any questions can be addressed to the Church office.

A community information meeting concerning the Northridge school levy will be held at the Croton Church of Christ Family Life Center on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Johnstown's Adams Middle School will welcome the Internet Crimes Enforcement Team (ICE TEAM) from the Westerville Police Department on Tuesday, March 31, to discuss internet safety with students and their parents.

The department has taken a proactive approach to internet safety and in 2004 created this program. The team is responsible for arresting, to date, about 60 Internet predators.

Parents are welcome to attend without their children, but students must be accompanied by their parent(s) or guardian if they plan to attend.

In their presentation, detectives will share a variety of techniques used by online predators. They will show video and audio clips and will share other important information for parents and children to protect themselves.

Although not graphic, some of the sexually natured content presented and discussed may be disturbing to some individuals.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the gym at Adams Middle School.

Johnstown's American Legion Post 254 will sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the Johnstown Recreation Center.

The Egg Hunt starts at 1 p.m. sharp for children ages 1-10.

"It's a free, fun day for kids in the Johnstown and Northridge school districts," said Don Jakeway, of the post.

Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. For further information, call Jakeway at 967-6466.

The Northridge High School Class of 1989 will hold its 20th class reunion Aug. 1 at the Cherry Valley Lodge.

Early-bird registration runs through April 31. Anne Whittle Thomas said the committee is still looking for classmates.

Members of the class, or those who know the current contact information for classmates, are asked to go to the link on the home page of NHS at

Classmates can send payment for the reunion to Amy Adams-Ward, P.O. Box 404, Powell 43065.

The Newark Walmart has awarded a $1,000 Community Grant to the Parker Park Community Center Project in Alexandria.

Members of Parker Park Board of Trustees and the publicly-steered Community Center Development Committee said they were surprised when Walmart gave park board chair Naomi Compton opportunity to apply for the grant.

The $1,000 grant will be used to help complete phase one of the Community Center Project. The grant will be used toward an architectural design by JBA Architects of Newark.

Walmart also donated $1,000 in 2008 toward the upcoming Mill Race and Hemlock Trails/Old Mill Race Scenic Overlook project.

More information about the Parker Park Community Center Project is available by calling to 740-924-4855 or via e-mail at

The Mary E. Babcock Library, Inc. is offering a "Veterans Walk" commemorative brick opportunity.

Anyone who wants to memorialize and celebrate a veteran can purchase a commemorative brick to be permanently installed in the library's walkway at a price of $100. The offer is good through June 30.

Bricks are four by eight inches and will offer three lines of up to 20 characters per line. Wording can include names, dates, branch of service, war served and honors.

Orders received by April 1 will be installed by Memorial Day and placed in the "Veterans Walkway."

For more information, call 967-0063.