Johnson Petroleum earns governor’s honor

Johnson Petroleum received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award on Wednesday, April 11, at the Indiana Statehouse for its contributions to Huntington.

State Rep. Dan Leonard, R-Huntington, noted that Johnson Petroleum operates six convenience stores, one full-service truck wash with fuel bays and one Quik Lube.

For 90 years, the family-owned business has served a variety of sectors.

“While the Johnsons’ business certainly contributes to our local economic growth, its dedication to our community is just as impressive,” said Leonard. “President Ryan Johnson has coached youth sports teams, serves on the 4-H board and is a Kiwanian.

“His father, Ralph, has served on the boards of our community’s economic development corporation, the chamber of commerce, Huntington University and two banks. They are involved citizens who care about their hometown.”

The Governor’s Century and Half Century Awards honor Indiana businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. To learn more, visit