Month: April, 2013

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Scheduled for April 27, 2013

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 
Scheduled for April 27, 2013 
10AM-2PM 

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is spearheading a nationwide Drug Take-Back event for Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Called the “National Take-Back Day”, this event provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.

The Village of Johnstown Police Department and several organizations throughout Licking County are helping to coordinate this effort. There will be several collection sites throughout Licking County on the day of this event including the Johnstown Municipal Building (599 S. Main Street). Other locations include:

Pataskala-Pataskala Police Department, 430 S. Main St.

Newark-Kohl’s Parking Lot, 1041 Mount Vernon Rd.

Heath-Best Buy Parking Lot, 701 Hebron Rd. 

Medicines play an important role in treating certain health conditions and diseases, but they must be disposed of with care to avoid harming the environment. The Village of Johnstown supports efforts to ensure the safe and secure disposal of unused, unwanted, or expired medications.

  • Do not flush medications down the toilet or drain
  • Do not throw medications away in the trash

Instead, the public should take advantage of pharmaceutical “take-back” programs.

Controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter medications will be collected. Liquid products and creams in its containers will be accepted. Sharps and syringes will not be accepted due to the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

This program is absolutely anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made by law enforcement personnel present. Participants should remove any personal information from bottles or packages that contain pills/capsules and liquids and place the bottles or packages into the disposal box.

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Johnstown Firemen’s Parade – June 22, 2013

The Johnstown Firemen’s Parade is June 22, 2013 at noon. The parade will be combined with the Bicentennial Parade for one big parade. For entry into the parade, call Rod Bemiller (967-6394), Johnny Johnson (967-7771) or Josh Harrison (967-2976).

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Descendants’ help sought in replacing deteriorating markers at Bigelow Cemetery

By SCOTT RAWDONThisWeek Community News

Monday April 1, 2013 2:40 PM

Bigelow Cemetery needs the community’s help.

Johnstown American Legion Post 254 has been trying to replace stone markers for the veterans laid to rest in Bigelow Cemetery.

“It’s a matter of normal wear and tear,” said Terry Priest, of the Johnstown Historical Society. “(The markers) are so old.”

He said the military would replace aging marker stones for veterans “at a good price,” but the veterans’ families must sign for the new markers.

Priest said descendants are sought for specific veterans within the cemetery. The veterans of the American Revolution include Elijah Adams (1756-1843), Oliver Bigelow (1759-1817), Benjamin DeWolf (1763-1846), Caleb Hill (1756-1842), Abel Jewett (1760-1821), John Jacob Martin (1744-1845), Thomas Perkins (1762-1837), Moses Scovell (1762-1836) and Thomas Scovell (unknown).

The veterans of the War of 1812 include Claudius Brittell (1794-1862), David Buston (1769-1843), Joseph Evans (1783-1863), Daniel Gardner (1790-1842), Stephen D. Grove (1795-1858), Israel Harding (1773-1816), Emmanuel Hoover (1780-1826), Samuel Hoover (1759-1842) and David Scovell (1788-1871).

Veterans of the Civil War include John S. Cummins (1848-1864), Samuel A. DeWolf (1812-1864) and Isreal H. Scovell (1828-1906).

Priest said it’s necessary that descendants of those specific veterans make requests. He said descendants (or anyone who knows one) should email hgalbraith@roadrunner.comor call 740-967-7655.

“This bicentennial project is waiting for your help,” Priest said.

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Planning & Zoning Commission Cancelled for April 3rd

There will be no Planning & Zoning Commission on April 3rd. The next meeting will be April 17th in Village Council chambers.

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US 62 Drainage Repair Delayed for April 3rd and 4th

Work on US 62 scheduled for April 3rd and 4th had been postponed due to contractor availability. We will post once a date has been determined.

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US 62 Traffic Delay Expected – April 3 & 4

Traffic will be delayed Wednesday and Thursday (April 3 & 4) from the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm along US 62. Crews will be repairing/installing new storm sewers at Kasson St/US 62 and Meadow Lane/US 62. This repair/installation is in anticipation of the ODOT repaving project so that we do not tear up new pavement to make repairs.

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