Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith answers questions during a news conference on Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbus.
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Ohio State Athletics Announces Budget Cuts Due To $107 Million Deficit

The Ohio State University athletics department expects a $107 million deficit as a result of COVID-19. On Wednesday, the department announced spending reductions including cutting jobs and sports operating budgets, football game day expenses, and facility operations.

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Just 6,000 spectators were allowed in the stands for the Cleveland Browns-Cincinnati Bengals game on Sept. 17, 2020 in Cleveland.
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Coronavirus In Ohio: Live Coverage

WOSU is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Ohio. Find the most recent news and information below.

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A drug trafficking bust in Marion County led to 43 arrests on Wednesday morning.

Parents and other caregivers of children who are learning at home while schools are closed – even for part of the week – can receive weekly cash benefits, regardless of whether they would normally qualify for unemployment.

That’s according to guidance released at the end of August from the U.S. Department of Labor about who is eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The program, part of the federal government’s COVID-19 relief plan, is aimed at those affected by the virus who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. 

Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith answers questions during a news conference on Dec. 4, 2018, in Columbus.
Jay LaPrete / AP

The Ohio State University athletics department expects a $107 million deficit as a result of COVID-19. On Wednesday, the department announced spending reductions including cutting jobs and sports operating budgets, football game day expenses, and facility operations.

Protesters on the sidewalk of the Ohio Statehouse face Columbus Police officers, who stood in the middle of High Street, on June 1, 2020.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

An Ohio board is developing a statewide standard for police departments to follow when dealing with mass protests.

Updated at 11:01 a.m. ET

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, a two-day event honoring a justice who was both a cultural and legal icon.

As Ginsburg's casket arrived at the high court, former law clerks lined the Supreme Court steps. Supreme Court police officers served as pallbearers. Then the justice's family, close friends and members of the court held a brief ceremony in the court's Great Hall.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has been called a hypocrite in recent days for not doing what he called for in 2016 – holding off on confirmations for a U.S. Supreme Court justice replacement in a presidential election year.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who urged confirmation in 2016, has changed his position too. But they both say things are different now.

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Ohio State University officials say three students were slashed with a box cutter near the Columbus campus early Wednesday morning.

Dr. Richard Strauss
Associated Press

A court reviewer says Ohio State University violated state public records law by intentionally withholding old documents from one of the men alleging decades-old sexual misconduct by a school doctor.

A delegation visiting Republican presidential candidate William McKinley in Canton, Ohio, October 1896.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden has begun making a few cautious forays back onto the campaign trail. But generally, even as President Donald Trump holds events in Ohio and around the country, Biden remains close to his Delaware home – pushed by the pandemic into a kind of virtual front-porch campaign.

A walk-off, 5-3 win over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night clinched a playoff berth for the Cleveland Indians. Jose Ramírez hit the winning three-run homer that set off a wild celebration at home plate as the Indians reached the postseason for the fourth time in five years.

WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto says this unusual pandemic-shortened season has been filled with many ups and downs for the Tribe. 

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