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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Cleveland Avenue stretches from downtown Columbus northward. It’s the main road through Linden, a high crime, low-income neighborhood. The sun sets as Brenda Troy and Donna Hitcho from New Salem Church walk down the street, looking for sex workers.

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It’s a balmy 27 degrees when I wander down to the Scioto River to hop into one of Ohio’s first self-driving shuttles. The green-and-white, six-person van stops at COSI, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Bicentennial Park and the Smart Columbus experience center – or at least, that’s the plan.

Columbus Police are responding to two officer involved shootings that occurred last week as part of a crack-down on armed robberies.

Paige Pfleger

Ohio opened its first in-patient mental health care unit specifically for the LGBTQ population on Monday.

Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson / U.S. Air Force

OhioHealth announced it will open three new health clinics in underserved areas around Columbus. 

Columbus City Council plans to settle a lawsuit over a 2017 police interaction.

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new study from Ohio State examined if mailing human papillomavirus, or HPV, tests to women increases screening rates. Screening women for HPV can help prevent cervical cancer.

Naloxone is an antidote that can help reverse drug overdoses.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Rates of drug overdose deaths continue to increase according to a new report from the CDC. Overdose deaths rose nearly 10 percent in 2017.

Alisha Floyd bounces her son Chance on her lap. He giggles and pulls her hair.

“He’s the fattest baby here,” she says, laughing.

Job seekers at one of two fulfillment centers in Central Ohio.
Esther Honig / WOSU

Unemployment in Ohio is down as many businesses look for seasonal workers. Employers across the region are raising wages and offering other incentives in order to attract holiday help.

Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Ohio State University students are looking for a new ritual to replace the Mirror Lake jump before the annual Ohio State-Michigan Game this weekend.

Paige Pfleger / WOSU

About 100 people crammed into a small clinic on Columbus' west side on Sunday to celebrate the grand opening of Ohio’s first Somali primary care center.

Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Alisha Floyd bounces her son Chance on her lap. He giggles and pulls her hair.

“He’s the fattest baby here,” she says, laughing.

A group of former Ohio State students detail their stories of sexual abuse by Richard Strauss, a longtime sports doctor, before the Ohio State Board of Trustees on November 16.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Accusers of now-deceased Ohio State athletic doctor Richard Strauss spoke to the university’s trustees on Friday, one day after an outside law firm updated trustees on the status of an independent investigation into Strauss.

The Ohio State University

Investigators say that 150 people have come forward with first-hand accounts of sexual abuse by longtime Ohio State sports doctor Richard Strauss.

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