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Construction Nears Midpoint

Construction crews apply fresh asphalt on the roads and place pavers in a new roundabout as work on sewer overhauls and streetscape renovations on the south side of the square in downtown Newark nears completion. Photographed on November 12, 2015.  (Chris Russell/Dispatch Photo)

Downtown construction on the south side of the Licking County Courthouse Square is entering the home stretch, while the north side prepares for its experience dealing with torn up roads and sidewalks and underground utility work. But the timetable for completion of the…

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Barrel and Boar Opens Downtown

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For Alex Athan, his new downtown Newark restaurant is like coming home. Athan and his business partner Stan Riley opened Barrel and Boar at 5 N. Third St. on Tuesday, just around the corner from where Athan’s old family-owned restaurant, The Natoma, was…

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Canal Market Dedication Ceremony

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NEWARK – When the event page for the Canal Market District’s dedication ceremony went live, organizers were hoping the May 27 event would create some buzz. But they were stunned when after 48 hours, 320 people were already planning to attend. Over the past…

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Argyle Debuts Market District Lofts


NEWARK – Seven months of construction, two years of planning and nearly seven years of dreaming later, Liz Argyle can finally open the doors to her four loft apartments. From the day she bought the space for her photography studio,…

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First Round-a-bout opens

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NEWARK – The first roundabout opened in Newark on Wednesday, marking the end of the second phase of the downtown utility improvement project. Located at South Park Place and South Second Street, it is first of four roundabouts to be…

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