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Another Warren County business owner charged with violating non-essential business order

BLAIRSTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – A Blairstown Township business owner was charged Friday for allegedly violating Governor Phil Murphy’s executive order 107 that non-essential retail and entertainment centers to close, acting Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer said.

The Blairstown Township Police Department charged Joyce Billings, 59, the owner of Past Time Pub located at 25 Main Street, with obstruction of the administration of law which is a disorderly persons offense, Pfeiffer said.

Billings was released pending a future court date.

The Washington Township Police Department charged David Merring, 62, the owner of Rock and Roll Billiards located at 432 Route 31, on Thursday with obstruction of the administration of law for also allegedly violating Murphy’s executive order 107, Pfeiffer said.

A disorderly person offense carries a potential penalty of fines, probation, or up to 180 days in county jail.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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