Volunteer helps unload a food truck at St. Stephens Community House in South Linden.
St. Stephens Community House

Columbus Food Pantries Prepare To Serve More Families As Unemployment Benefits Drop

Many families have struggled economically during the coronavirus pandemic, and some Columbus food pantries expect demand to rise even more through the fall if federal unemployment benefits are not restored.

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Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, left, watches as Cleveland Indians' Delino DeShields bats in the fifth inning in a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 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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Tap water
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Due to a power outage, the Columbus Department of Public Utilities has issued a second boil alert this week for certain customers of the Dublin Road Water Plant.

Restaurants and businesses on Grandview Avenue on May 14, 2020.
David Holm / WOSU

More than half of the state’s restaurants and bars could be out of business soon, according to a survey by the Ohio Restaurant Association. Owners of those establishments say the state's COVID-19 restrictions are hurting their businesses, and fear it will get worse.

Gov. Mike DeWine says work will continue over the weekend to get guidelines in place for high school sports – and he says he’ll announce them on Tuesday. But he had a preview of what to expect.

Spiritus Tattoo, a tattoo parlor in Clintonville, is closed as a non-essential business. A sign posted on the storefront window cautions would-be criminals that all valuables have been removed.
Cindy Gaillard / WOSU

Ohio has released for payment around a fifth of the 270,000 jobless claims placed on hold during a fraud investigation. For self-employed workers and independent contractors, it was yet another roadblock to getting compensation during the pandemic.

Volunteer helps unload a food truck at St. Stephens Community House in South Linden.
St. Stephens Community House

Many families have struggled economically during the coronavirus pandemic, and some Columbus food pantries expect demand to rise even more through the fall if federal unemployment benefits are not restored.

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) called racism a public health crisis while releasing a report from a task force created to look into how COVID-19 is hitting people of color disproportionately.

Gov. Mike DeWine says while urban areas are trending down, Ohio's rural counties are starting to see more community spread.

Ohio State's campus was left mostly empty in April after the school sent students home during the pandemic.
David Holm / WOSU

Ohio State move-in is happening right now, but the highways might not be as clogged as Central Ohioans remember from previous years. The school is spreading the event over 12 days instead of the usual weekend.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. Ohio State University professor Wendy Smooth joins the show.

This week Letters From Home asks "Have you contracted COVID-19?"
WOSU Public Media

WOSU’s Letters from Home is collecting stories from our day-to-day lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to hear reflections and thoughts from all Ohioans.

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Snollygoster is WOSU's new politics podcast. Every week, we'll take an in-depth and seriously irreverent look at Ohio politics, plus talk to the people behind the news.
All Sides With Ann Fisher is a two-hour, daily public-affairs show designed to over time touch upon all sides of the issues and events that shape life in central Ohio.

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