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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After Ohio State suspended all male fraternities in November for alarming allegations of student conduct violations, several have since been granted permission to resume their activities. But the suspensions have cast a long shadow over sorority and fraternity recruitment week.

Esther Honig

During the Tuesday morning commute,  the temperature hovered around -3 degrees outside Linden Transit Center on Cleveland Avenue. The holidays are over, and for many that means it's back to work. 

For some commuters, a new bus line launched on January 1 has made getting there a little easier.

Esther Honig

The Franklin County treasurer's office has seen an unusual amount of traffic in the last two weeks, and that has a lot to do with the recent Republican tax overhaul.

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Though the shops along Sullivant Ave. have all closed their doors for the night, a young woman walks alone down the alley behind the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She’s petite and wears lipstick, a tweed coat and blue jeans torn at the knee.

City of Columbus

Columbus city officials have announced the developer for a 20 acre project on the Scioto Peninsula. Buckingham Companies, based in Indianapolis, will spearhead a massive construction project that will alter the Franklinton neighborhood.

Esther Honig

This weekend marks the end of an era near the Arena District, as three popular bars on Park Street close their doors after nearly a decade in operation. The owner plans to demolish the buildings to make way for an upscale boutique hotel.

Esther Honig / WOSU

Dozens of graduate students at The Ohio State University joined 50 other schools across the country in protest on Wednesday. Their target was the House version of the GOP tax plan - specifically, a provision that would tax the tuition wavers that graduate student receive in exchange for working at the university.

Esther Honig

Singing the alma mater "Carmen Ohio," Ohio State University students and faculty gathered at the Ohio Union on Tuesday to commemorate the anniversary of last year's car-and-knife attack on campus.

Esther Honig

At Stew's Barber Shop on Sullivant Avenue, Armando McKnight is giving a client a cut.

“Right now, I'm giving him a line-up,” McKnight says. “This is like detailing a car. The cut is done and now I'm just perfecting the edges.”

Esther Honig, WOSU News

While trying to choke back tears, former Army Sergeant James Powers recalled a tough transition from the military to civilian life.

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