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News Headlines from Thursday, November 26, 2020


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Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted issued a proclamation declaring Thanksgiving Day 2020 as a Day of Prayer, Gratitude, and Remembrance. The proclamation recognizes the resilience and determination of Ohioans who are taking necessary steps to emerge from this crisis, care for their fellow citizens, and support Ohio's healthcare workers. The proclamation also encourages Ohioans to pause and acknowledge those currently suffering from COVID-19 and those who are grieving the deaths of loved ones who have died because of the virus. 


Thanksgiving means a big holiday feast and Brittany Ward dietitian with Licking Memorial Hospital has some simple suggestions to cut back on the calories.

Brittany Ward Dietitian with LMH

Ward said using smaller plates is another way to keep from overeating.


As of  Wednesday, 4,126 people in Licking County have tested positive for COVID-19, 3,682 cases are classified as recovered and closed.  69 people have died as a result of the virus, according to the Licking County Health Department.


Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with the Governor's Office, recommends that schools restrict attendance to only the parents of the participants, or eliminate all spectators, for their winter sports competitions through the end of the year. Schools will determine the process for how parents will attend athletic contests, such as how many are permitted and where they will be placed to watch the contest.


The Dawes Arboretum is hosting the Turkey Trail Challenge the day after Thanksgiving.

Abbie Wilson Director of Education Dawes Arboretum

Abbie Wilson, Director of Education, said the Turkey Trail Challenge is free for Dawes Arboretum members. Admission for non-members is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 5 to 15 and free for children younger than five. You need to purchase a ticket in advance. Go to www.dawesarb.org to purchase tickets or for more information.


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