A long-time Toronto Star columnist who is facing an assault charge has another court date scheduled in Bancroft.

The Bancroft OPP says 60-year-old Rosie DiManno was allegedly involved in a fight with another person on Finnegan Lane in Coe Hill in July.

DiManno was not in the court room this morning, but her representative has asked that another court date be scheduled for October 11th.

This will give lawyers for both sides time to speak to each other.

The October court date will find out if the issue can be resolved, or if it will go to trial.