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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.

A memorial in front of Shady Lane Elementary School pays tribute to two teens shot, one fatally, on Wednesday evening.
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Bonnie, 73, was enjoying a quiet Wednesday night on her porch. Across the street, a couple of teenagers gathered near the playground at Shady Lane Elementary School.

“I seen a black car pull up in the gravel, and the kids started walking toward it, and I went ahead and started to step in the house, and as I got one foot inside...the house I heard five fire crackers,” Bonnie says.

Ohio State swim cap in pool.
Ohio State Buckeyes Swiming and Diving

A former Ohio State University diving coach pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of sexual battery involving an underage diver.

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Columbus Police say a teenager is responsible for a shooting that killed a boy and injured a girl near an East Side elementary school Wednesday evening.

Uptown Westerville
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The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is cutting ties with a Westerville nursing home that’s been the subject of complaints about neglect. 

Reporter Paige Pfleger holds up a letter from the Ohio Department of Taxation that threatened to withold her tax returns if she didn't complete an ID quiz.
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Submitting your income tax returns in Ohio doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get a refund right away. Sometimes, in order to get your money, there's a quiz standing in your way. I should know.

A banner at the Mount Carmel West campus in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
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Mount Carmel Health System filed a motion to pause the civil cases against fired doctor William Husel, the ICU doctor accused of giving high doses of pain medication to dozens of patients.

An Ohio advocacy group began distributing placards to improve communication between law enforcement and deaf or hard-of-hearing drivers. 

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Columbus City Council will introduce the capital improvement budget, which they developed with community input, at its meeting Monday night.

Protesters gather at the Franklin County Courthouse on May 9, 2019, to protest charges against teenager Masonique Saunders.
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Masonique Saunders has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery in the case of Julius Ervin Tate, Jr., her boyfriend who was fatally shot by Columbus Police in December 2018.

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron)
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Tuesday marks the first-ever meeting of the Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus.

Julie Callahan shows a picture of her family, including her son Jackson, who is non-verbal autistic. She says relinquishing custody was the last option left.
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In Ohio, parents of children with severe mental health issues sometimes face an excruciating decision: To get their child costly care, they must sign over custody to the state. Now those parents are fighting for change, and a chunk of Gov. Mike Dewine’s budget.

The Ohio State University

Columbus is growing at a rapid rate: By 2050, the city is predicted to have a population of 3 million people. City leaders and others formed a public-private partnership to study how they can best prepare the city for that growth.

Mount Carmel St. Ann's in Westerville.
Mount Carmel Health System

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services accepted a corrective plan from Mount Carmel St. Ann's to address problems with the physical environment of the hospital facility.

The campus of Mount Carmel West in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
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Mount Carmel Health System settled three wrongful death lawsuits with families of patients given "excessive" doses of pain medication by now-fired doctor William Husel.

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New research from The Ohio State University examined how kids are using texting to report abuse to crisis hotlines.

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