Esther Honig

News Reporter

Esther Honig joined WOSU in early 2016. Born in San Francisco, Esther got her start in public radio while attending Mills College in Oakland, California. Before reporting for WOSU, she worked with member station KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri. Her radio reporting has been featured on  NPR, the BBC and PRI’s The World.  

A fluent Spanish-speaker and avid rock climber, Esther is always in search of a good story.

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In 2011, Maureen Sweeney was working as a registered nurse in labor and delivery at a Cleveland-area hospital. She helped hundreds of women, many minors in their early teens, deliver their children.


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On a fall morning, Gary Jones takes a walk in his wooded property in Licking County. Like many people, long walks helps him to clear his head.

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A home in Madison Township exploded early Monday morning, killing one person and seriously injuring another. According to local residents, the explosion did not come without warning.

Health News Florida

If you plan on purchasing your medical insurance for next year from the Affordable Care Act's exchanges, be prepared for some significant changes.  

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A report commissioned by the Trump administration makes over 50 recommendations for federal government to battle the opioid epidemic. Columbus City Council president Zach Klein, though, says he's skeptical the administration will provide the necessary financial resources to carry out the recommendations.  

Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

As Columbus sees its 111th homicide this year — already more than the total number of homicides in 2016 — Mayor Andrew Ginther announced he would expand existing efforts to reduce gun violence in the city.

Elizabeth Brown

On Monday, Columbus City Council voted to provide $185,000 to the Columbus Families Together Fund, aimed at supporting immigrants facing deportation. Council members say the goal is to prevent the separation of Central Ohio families if one or more members are living in the U.S. without proper residential status.

Columbus Police

After Columbus Police officer Joseph Bogard was temporarily relieved of duty for inappropriate comments, his punishment was a written reprimand by the Chief of Police. Now, Bogard has returned to work.

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In the middle of an ongoing investigation by the FBI, the Ohio Department of Medicaid has revoked privileges from an Ohio chain of for-profit addiction treatment centers called Braking Point.

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Opioid-related deaths have been a primary concern among state officials for years, but the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio has spotted a recent rise in the number of deaths related to Methamphetamine and cocaine. 

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