Paige Pfleger

Reporter

Paige Pfleger is a reporter and audio producer from Detroit, Michigan. Before joining the staff of WOSU, Paige worked in the newsrooms of NPR, Vox, Michigan Radio, WHYY and The Tennessean.

She spent three years in Philadelphia covering health, science, and gender, and her work has appeared nationally in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Atlas Obscura and more. As a freelancer, Paige traveled to Puerto Rico to cover how the island’s agricultural community dealt with damage from Hurricane Maria.

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Mozaic, Ohio’s first standlone transgender and gender non-conforming health and community center, officially opens its doors Friday.

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The Ohio Department of Medicaid announced that Medicaid will begin covering more medications to help with drug withdrawal symptoms, beginning in January.

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A corn field, a stolen vehicle and a midnight car chase - that was the recipe leading to the capture of escaped inmate Cody Ray on Tuesday night.

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Columbus City Council approved an ordinance allowing the city to buy a 57-acre plot of land known as the "sheep farm" from The Ohio State University on Monday.

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Susan Perez walks down Scott Street in Franklinton with a baby on her hip and two toddlers following close behind.

“It's a drug house right now,” she says gesturing at a boarded up house a few doors down from hers.

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More than 100 community members crowded the Clark County Commissioners meeting Wednesday morning to protest a new limestone quarry in Springfield, Ohio.

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A national report released Monday shows Ohio has the 11th highest obesity rate in the country.

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Right now, Heartland High School doesn’t look like much — just a few rooms on the second floor of Broad Street Presbyterian Church on Columbus’ East Side.

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Local advocates rallied Thursday to protest the federal government's new restrictions on refugee admissions.

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The Ohio State University on Wednesday closed two parking garage rooftops for safety enhancements. The closures come about a week after a student died from falling from the Lane Avenue garage.

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With confirmation hearings delayed, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) offered a defense of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid a claim of sexual assault.

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The Transport Workers Union of America has announced the formation of a statewide coalition to stop autonomous buses from hitting Ohio’s streets.

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Consider two families: one in eastern Ohio’s Tuscarawas County, and another just a few miles away in Carroll County.

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Ohio ranks 35th in the nation for child poverty. According to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, about one in five Ohio children, or roughly 513,000, lived in poverty last year.

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Mayor Andrew Ginther is introducing regulations to keep electric scooter riders in the street rather than on city sidewalks.