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 News Headlines from Thursday, August 13, 2020


Bond has been set at $250,000 for a 42-year-old Newark man who allegedly stabbed another man in the lower body during an argument back in April. Kenneth Gainer has been charged with one count of felonious assault in connection with the incident that took place on Hickman Road in Newark. Gainer is due back in court next Thursday.


As of Wednesday, 1,253 people in Licking County have tested positive for COVID-19, 617 cases are classified as recovered and 51 people have died as a result of the virus, according to the Licking County Health Department.


There are calls for Ohio lawmakers to provide adequate support to ensure that schools can meet the challenges of educating during a pandemic. In June’s state budget cuts, Ohio schools lost an estimated $300 million in funding. Ohio Education Association President Scott DiMauro contends a new round of federal coronavirus relief is needed.

Scott DiMauro Pres. Ohio Education Association

DiMauro said some districts now face increased staffing costs, including the need for full-time nurses and additional paraprofessionals to assist with new safety protocols.


Wednesday, Buckeyes coach Ryan Day met with the media to discuss the cancellation of the upcoming season.

OSU Coach Ryan Day

Coach Day said the team is focused on getting the season started as soon as possible.


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded over $14 million in CARES Act funding to housing authorities in Ohio to help low-income families during the coronavirus pandemic. The Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority received more than $158,000.


The Granville Farmers Market has moved to a new location for the remainder of the season. The market will now be set up at the Raccoon Valley Park baseball fields off River Road. Market hours will be Saturday's from 8:30am-12:00pm. Because of the pandemic, the first hour will be for folks ages 60 and older.

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