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 News Headlines from Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Bond has been set at $150,000 for a 33-year-old Newark man accused of starting a weekend house fire in Newark Township. Aaron Miller has been charged with aggravated arson in connection with the early Saturday morning fire at home in the 300 block of Roberts Avenue. Miller does have a previous arson conviction. His case will next be heard by a grand jury for possible indictment.


197 people in Licking County have tested positive for COVID-19, 102 cases are classified as recovered and ten people have died as a result of the virus, according to the Licking County Health Department.


BMV locations across Ohio were very busy Tuesday after they reopened their doors following a two-month mandated shutdown. If you need to go to the BMV, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted has an important reminder.

Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted

Lt. Gov. Husted also said that many things can be done online, by going to www.bmv.ohio.gov.


Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday the formation of new Congregate Care Unified Response Teams to test residents and staff members in Ohio's nursing homes. The teams, which will include medically-trained members of the Ohio National Guard, will begin testing residents and staff within nursing homes. In addition, they will begin the testing of all residents and staff members in the states eight developmental centers.


Ohioans headed to their local gym or fitness center Tuesday as those businesses were allowed to reopen if they met state guidelines. Charlie Smith, owner Elite Performance in Newark, has a message for everyone who heads back to the gyms.

Charlie Smith Owner Elite Performance

As with most other businesses gyms and fitness centers must keep 6 feet of distance between people, employees must wear masks when feasible and there must be frequent cleaning of the facility and equipment.


The Licking County League has announced the winners of The 2020 Kelly C. Miller Scholarship. The female winner is Emma Garee of Northridge High School. She plans to attend Wright State University. The male winner is Jacob Ischy of Watkins Memorial High School. He plans to attend Baylor University. The award is named after Kelly C. Miller, who was a longtime football, basketball, and softball official who also served as the Commissioner of the Licking County League.

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