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Paige Pfleger

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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.

Janitorial workers rally in downtown Columbus on Sept. 16, 2019 to call for a higher minimum wage.
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Janitorial workers gathered in downtown Columbus on Monday afternoon to rally for a $15 minimum wage. 

The I-70/I-71 interchange will be getting a major redo in the coming years.
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Traffic deaths in the Central Ohio region have increased since 2013, according to a new report from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

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Columbus Police have identified an officer who shot a suspect Wednesday night on the city's Southeast side. The man, 18-year-old Tasjon Tyreek Osbourne, later died at a hospital. 

Kristofer Garrett was sentenced to death by a Franklin County jury on Wednesday.
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Kristofer Garrett, who was found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend and 4-year old daughter, was sentenced to death by a Franklin County jury on Wednesday.

Holmes Co., Ohio, is a patchwork of farmland. Modest houses perch on sloping hills and laundry hangs from clothes lines, flapping in the wind. There are horses and buggies – some driven by farmers in straw hats, others by women with their hair covered in bonnets, babies on their laps.

Holmes is one of the healthiest counties in Ohio. It’s also the least insured.

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It was April 1 at exactly noon when Crystal Logan got the phone call: Her daughter Jenea and her son Donell had been shot.

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The Catholic Diocese of Columbus has updated its list of clergy accused of sexual abuse of a minor, to include several priests who were accused while serving outside of Central Ohio.

Alisha Floyd and her son Chance were part of the Ohio Reformatory for Women's ABC Program.
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Thursday marks the grand opening of a new home for the Ohio Reformatory for Women's Achieving Baby Care Success program (ABC). 

West Park Avenue looks like an idyllic Columbus street: A-tree lined boulevard cuts through the middle, and every house has a porch and a small front yard.

But looking closer, it’s clear the neighborhood has been hit by the opioid crisis. A few houses are boarded up, and orange caps from syringes litter the sidewalk.

There are more than 35,000 Amish people living in Holmes County, Ohio.
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Holmes County is a patchwork of farmland. Modest houses perch on sloping hills and laundry hangs from clothes lines, flapping in the wind.

Ohio University

Ohio University received a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help increase health providers in areas hit hardest by the opioid crisis.

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Columbus Police confirmed a shooting occurred near the McDonald's on High Street near The Ohio State University campus after midnight Sunday. 

Boxes of tampons are displayed in a pharmacy, Monday, March 7, 2016, in New York.
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Columbus is expanding access to free tampons and pads to all municipal buildings. 

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

The Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center is trying a new pilot program to share patient information between emergency medical services and the hospital. 

Some of Columbus Police's new therapy dogs.
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Columbus Police are training five therapy dogs and police handlers to provide comfort to victims and witnesses of crime.

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