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 News Headlines from Friday, August 14, 2020


According to the updated Ohio Public Health Alert System, Licking County continues to be classified as a Level Three (Red) county because it meets the CDC's definition of "high-incident" and has met two of the indicators: new COVID-19 cases increase and non-congregate cases.


As of Thursday, 1,273 people in Licking County have tested positive for COVID-19, 658 cases are classified as recovered and 51 people have died as a result of the virus, according to the Licking County Health Department.


Thursday, Governor Mike DeWine said he will lay out his plans for high school sports next Tuesday.

Governor Mike DeWine

Gov. DeWine did say there will be fan restrictions for fall sports.


John Fisher, director Licking County Job and Family Services says they have implemented several programs to help families and individuals overcome financial obstacles during the pandemic.

John Fisher Director Licking County Job and Family Services

Fisher said they can provide financial assistance to income eligible individuals and families. For more information contact Licking County Job and Family Services at 740-670-8706.


Ohioans filed almost 21,000 initial jobless claims last week, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. This was 253,246 fewer than the peak earlier this year. Over the last 21 weeks, ODJFS has distributed more than $5.9 billion in unemployment compensation payments to more than 778,000 Ohioans.


The Village of Alexandria is mourning the loss of former Mayor Richard Hammond who died last Saturday at the age of 73. In addition to serving as mayor and village administrator, Hammond took an active role in beautifying Parkers Park. He served as either a member of the park board or a volunteer groundskeeper until the day he died. Friends are planning to place a memorial at the park in his honor.

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