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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning for the new Coconis Furniture store in Heath.

President Randy Coconis

President Randy Coconis said the new Heath store compliments their other stores in Zanesville and South Zanesville. The new Coconis Furniture store is located at 2005 Hebron Road.


Donít forget to turn the clock back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night as Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday. It's also the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.


You can expect some cold temperatures this weekend across central Ohio and that includes Licking County. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch that begins late Saturday night and runs until 10:00 a.m. Sunday. If possible bring your plants indoors and disconnect any hoses from the outdoor faucets.


Beginning Monday, November 3 Ohio 657 south of Smoketown Rd. just north of Newark will be closed for culvert replacements. The road will close Monday at 6:30 a.m. and reopen Friday, November 7 at 5:00 p.m., weather permitting.


Numerous Licking County fire departments battled a garage fire Thursday on Ohio 13 near Cooper Road. A Licking County 911 dispatcher said the first calls came Thursday around 8:30 a.m. and crews had the blaze contained in less than 40 minutes. The fire forced the closure of the southbound lane of SR 13 for more than an hour. No injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.


Muskingum County officials have been fielding reports of a man impersonating a deputy and trying to pull people over in the county. The car has been described as possibly being an old surplus police car, and the man is using a smaller red/blue flashing light on the dash, not a full size lightbar. If you think you are being stopped by an unmarked car or a detective car, do not stop until you are at an area that is public, with people around. Call 911 on your cell phone before you stop your car and ask if someone is trying to stop you and pull you over.


Three men, Rick Black, Mark Van Buren and James Snedden Jr. are running for one seat on the Licking County Board of Commissioners. Black, a Republican, is a current Union Township trustee.

Rick Black

Van Buren, a Democrat, is a former commissioner and current Harrison Township trustee.

Mark Van Buren

Snedden is running as a Libertarian.

James Snedden

Next Tuesday's winner will be replacing Republican Doug Smith who is retiring at the end of the year.


Over 20 employers will be on hand for a Seasonal Job Fair Monday, November 3 at Ohio Means Jobs Licking County located at 998 East Main Street in Newark.

Windy Murphy with Ohio Means Jobs Licking County

Windy Murphy said Monday's Job Fair will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m.


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