Broome County Mourns Johnny Hart

BINGHAMTON, NY - Broome County Executive Barbara J. Fiala says Broome County is doing its part to show its respect and appreciation for the life and works of Johnny Hart. The B.C. and Wizard of Id cartoonist died this week and is being remembered for his many contributions to our local community.

“He was such a prolific cartoonist and a wonderful humanitarian,” said Executive Fiala. “Through his donation of the “Thor” logo for our BC Transit System and the “Hartley” logo for our parks system, Johnny Hart has given Broome County a priceless gift and we will be forever indebted to him for his generosity.”

This week, black ribbons were placed on the exterior of the BC Transit buses to honor Johnny Hart's memory. Black ribbons were also placed on the entrance signs to Broome County Parks including, Otsiningo, Cole, Dorchester, Grippen, Roundtop, Greenwood and Finch Hollow.