May 2016

Construction Nears Midpoint

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

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

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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