Note From AEP – Buildings Must be Ready to Accept Power

Your Home Must Be Ready to Accept Restored Service from AEP Ohio.

Your facilities must be in safe working condition before restoration can be completed.

As AEP Ohio continues to restore electric service to the more than 660,000 customers who were left without electricity by Friday’s windstorm, company officials are reminding customers that some repairs to the customers’ premises cannot be performed by AEP Ohio employees.

In instances where the storm has damaged customer’s wiring or equipment, the customer needs to contact a qualified electrician to ensure that their home can accept AEP Ohio’s service when crews arrive to make repairs.

In an overhead electric system, the connection between AEP Ohio and the customer is made at the weatherhead. The weatherhead is attached atop the metal conduit (pipe) or cable that rises from the meter box and typically continues above the roof’s edge for a couple of feet or so to provide safe clearance. With underground service, the customer’s responsibility starts at the meter box. The weatherhead, riser pipe and meter box, together, comprise the “electric service entrance.” The property owner owns the electric service entrance, and the wiring inside it, as well as the breaker or fuse box on the inside.

“AEP Ohio is responsible for the facilities and equipment up to the service entrance,” said Pablo Vegas, AEP Ohio’s president and chief operating officer. “We are not authorized to make repairs to the weatherhead or meter base if they are damaged. So we’re urging customers to make arrangements for any necessary repairs to their facilities to avoid any additional delays in getting their service restored.” Vegas noted that in all instances, the customer is responsible for the structure’s electrical wiring. The electric meter itself is AEP Ohio’s property.

If the service entrance is damaged or pulled away from the house, customers will need to call an electrician to have repairs made before electric service can be restored by AEP Ohio employees. In an effort to speed restoration efforts, some local municipalities will not require an inspection by local officials prior to service restoration.

For more information regarding customer responsibility for damages to their homes’ electric service drop, view the Outages & Problems section of or click this link

AEP Ohio appreciates its customers’ understanding and patience as the repair crews continue their restoration work throughout the State of Ohio.



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Mink Street/Kyber Run Circle Rezoning Hearing Scheduled for July 11th

The Village of Johnstown Planning & Zoning Commission will consider a zoning map amendment for three properties located near the intersection of Mink Street and Kyber Run Circle (.703 acres) from residential (UR-1) to  multi-family residential (AR-1) at their meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at 599 S. Main Street.

Within thirty days after the conclusion of the public hearing a recommendation will be made by the Commission to Council.

Kyber Run Project Narrative

Kyber Run Illustrative Plan

Jersey Street Traffic Signals Are on Flash

The traffic lights at Jersey/Williams Streets and Jersey/Oregon Streets have been changed to flashing signals for the summer and will return to standard operation the week of August 13, 2012 for the start of  school on August 20, 2012.

Police vs Fire Charity Softball Game Scheduled

Come Cheer on Your Local Safety Forces and Raise Money for Cancer Research!

Location: JHS Baseball Field

Date: July 28th at 11:00 am

Tickets: $5.00 donation (all proceeds benefit Relay for Life)

Contact: Any Johnstown Police or Monroe Township Fire staff

Police vs Fire Charity Softball Game


Shape Your Transportation Plan – ODOT Survey Now Open

The Ohio Department of Transportation is currently completing the statewide long range transportation plan titled “Access Ohio 2040.”  As a part of the public involvement process, ODOT is inviting area transportation stakeholders to complete the Customer Preferences Survey at . Anyone who drives, takes the bus, rides a bike, or walks is a transportation stakeholder. The survey will take about 10 minutes.

Public Notice – Advance Auto Parts Sign Variance

The Village of Johnstown Planning & Zoning Commission will consider a variance request to construct a man door on the rear wall of a building as required in Section 1155.04 and to construct a wall sign greater than the allowed size buy 25 square feet as required in Section 1171.03 of the zoning ordinance at their regular meeting Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at 599 S. Main Street. The property is located at 751 West Coshocton Street (Auditor PIN # 03151650714021003000).

For Information Contact:
Jim Lenner, Village Manager at or 967-3177

Click Here to View Proposed Wall and Monument Sign

Zoning Information Available Online

The Village has partnered with the Licking County Area Transportation Study and the City of Newark to post zoning, transportation, parks, recreation, parcel, economic development and other important information via an online mapping system. You can access this the website at

Save Money Filling Up Your Swimming Pool

Did you know you can save money filling up your swimming pool? Contact Jean Moyer (967-5951) to discuss the details of this program or to set up a time to have our Service Department monitor the amount of water you use to fill your swimming pool. It will save you money by not paying the sewer portion of the bill.

Technical Rubber Company Inc. receives $100K grant

Via Newark Advocate May 22, 2012
COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Controlling Board approved on Monday a $100,000 Rapid Outreach Grant for Technical Rubber Company Inc. in Johnstown.
Technical Rubber, manufacturer of tire repairs and associated products, committed to create 29 full-time jobs, according to State Rep. Jay Hottinger, R-Newark, a member of the controlling board.

The company also distributes tools and accessories such as wheel weights and valve stems used in relation to the tire business.

“Technical Rubber Company is such an important employer of the community,” Hottinger stated in a news release. “I believe this investment will enable the business to continue to grow and provide quality jobs to the village of Johnstown and Licking County.”

Rapid Outreach Grants are used to acquire machinery and equipment, acquire or construct buildings, improve infrastructure, invest in fixed assets, and more, according to Hottinger.

Prescription Drug Disposal – Saturday May 19th

The Licking County office of Home Instead Senior Care and Central Ohio Geriatrics have scheduled Operation Medicine Cabinet for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to help community members dispose of expired or no-longer-used medications.

The event will be at two locations:

» The front lot of Granville Middle School, 210 New Burg St., Granville

» 701 Hebron Road, Heath (in front of Best Buy)

Anyone can simply drive up to the location where Licking County Sheriff’s deputies will be on hand to oversee the drop-off of medications into a locked container. After the event, the medications collected will be safely disposed.

For more information about the Operation Medicine Cabinet, call Amy Huddleston at (740) 321-3330. To learn more about Home Instead Senior Care, visit