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COVID-19 claims dedicated Heath athletic director Ellis Booth

Dave Weidig, Newark Advocate and WKYC |

Heath City Schools athletic director, Ellis Booth, has died from COVID-19 complications, Heath High School principal Kat Fields confirmed.

Booth had been in the hospital a little over a week, and had been in ICU for the past three or four days, Thomas said. The Licking County Health Department on Saturday reported 198 new COVID-19 cases, a record high coming a week after the Thanksgiving holiday.

“He was like a father figure. He was one hell of an AD, and one hell of a person,” Heath City Schools superintendent Trevor Thomas told the paper.

Heath City Schools is located just east of Columbus with an enrollment of around 1700 students.

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