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 News Headlines from Monday, October 26, 2020


The Licking County Sheriff's Office is investigating recent vehicle break-ins in Etna Township. According to deputies, the break-ins have occurred during the overnight hours, in various areas of Etna Township. The suspects stole multiple items. If you have any information contact the Licking County Sheriff's Office at 740-670-5555.


As of  Sunday, 2,054 people in Licking County have tested positive for COVID-19, 1,369 cases are classified as recovered and 58 people have died as a result of the virus, according to the Licking County Health Department.


Enrollment at OSU-Newark for the autumn semester is 2,873 a 2.4 percent drop from the prior year. This decline in the midst of a pandemic comes after six consecutive years of rising figures, including record-breaking totals in 2018 and again in 2019. The university did achieve an all-time high percentage of minority students at 34 percent.


The Midland Theatre is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 5 to help offset their losses due to the pandemic.

Nancy Anderson Exec. Dir. Midland Theatre

Executive Director Nancy Anderson said the fundraiser features the music of Peter Larson as well as an auction. Ticket is $100. To purchase a ticket or for more information visit www.midlandtheatre.org.


The 2020 Census count is officially over. However, advocacy organizations in Ohio say they still have work to do to ensure all Ohio families are properly accounted for.

Tracy Nájera Executive Director Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio

Tracy Nájera, executive director Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio said despite numerous challenges, including the pandemic – Ohio managed to surpass its 2010 Census response rate. The 2020 count was cut short by two weeks when it ended Oct. 16 after a Supreme Court ruling.


Coming off their big win over Nebraska, Ohio State has moved up to #3 in this week's AP Top 25 poll. Clemson, and Alabama round out the top three. Buckeyes are on the road Saturday taking on Penn State.

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