Lawrenceburg Students Quarantined, College Football Fades And More Top Stories

Aug 14, 2020

Shortly after schools in Indiana reopened, a student at Lawrenceburg's Central Elementary tested positive for COVID-19, forcing a quarantine for all students exposed to the virus.

Schools across the Hoosier State have already reported at least 100 confirmed cases since reopening last week.

Indianapolis Star reporter Arika Herron joins us to talk about it.

In Ohio, Republican Secretary of State Frank Larose catches the ire of Democrats by ordering only one dropbox per county for Election Day ballots.

Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau reporter Andy Chow is here to discuss.

An analysis of 29,000 loans from 410 lenders found that banks racked up $99 million in fees for local small business relief loans, and the State of Ohio lifted its fraud suspension for 19,000 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance recipients, but more than a quarter million are still on hold.

We're joined by WCPO reporter Dan Monk on those stories.

Learning for students during the pandemic has been disrupted, but one local woman has found a way forward for now: pandemic pods.

WVXU reporter and midday host Ann Thompson explains.

And it is looking like a no-go for the fall college football season.

The Athletic's Justin Williams offers that perspective from the local level.

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