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Paige Pfleger


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.

Lynn Timmons, brother of James Timmons, at a press conference with a lawyer from the firm Leeseberg & Valentine.
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Families involved in lawsuits against Mount Carmel Health System and fired doctor William Husel rejected a settlement offer from the hospital, calling it "unreasonable, offensive, and disrespectful."

Gov. Mike DeWine announces the Columbus Crossroads project will move forward, at a press conference April 15, 2019.
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On the roof a parking garage at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Gov. Mike DeWine assured a crowd that the Columbus Crossroads reconstruction project would move forward.

KIPP Columbus High School
Kathleen Baldwin Architecture

A Columbus high school is one of 100 schools nationwide to win the Amazon Future Engineer Robotics Grant.

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Deepa Halaharvi is a morning person.

"Eat, read, pray, and get ready to go to work," she says, laughing. "And usually I’m out the door around 6:15 or 6:30."

Cleveland Avenue is considered a hot spot for sex work.
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Advocates say referrals to a Franklin County specialty docket for people arrested for sex work were down 50 percent in 2018, at least in part because of the suspension and eventual disbandment of the Columbus Division of Police's Vice Unit.

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

Despite the expanded availability of an overdose antidote, Ohio still has one of the highest rates of opioid overdose deaths in the country.

But what happens to someone after they overdose and survive? A new research project from Miami University seeks to answer just that question.

Olentangy Liberty High School

Two Olentangy Liberty High School employees have been placed on leave after controversial postings on Facebook.

Justice Harley (left) and Dkeama Alexis (right) protested for the release of Masonique Saunders outside of the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office.
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A small group of activists protested at Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office Monday, demanding the release of Masonique Saunders.

The campus of Mount Carmel West in Columbus on Jan. 30, 2019.
Gabe Rosenberg / WOSU

Mount Carmel Health System says the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid cleared its pharmaceutical services of deficiencies but identified further problems with the hospital's "physical environment."

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A typical phone call usually doesn't cost much, if anything. But in jails and prisons, inmates must pay to use phones to stay in touch with loved ones and their lawyers. These prices can vary dramatically based on where someone is incarcerated.

Columbus Public Health on Parsons Ave.
City of Columbus

Columbus City Council will vote Monday night to authorize the Columbus Public Health Department to put money towards medical interpreters. 

Emily Ramach inside Terrasana, the first medical marijuana dispensary in Columbus.
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Emily Ramach guides a tour through Terrasana – the first medical marijuana dispensary in Columbus.

Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
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As of Jan. 1, 2019, hospitals are required to post price lists online for everything from medications to procedures. The mandate from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to increase price transparency and help patients make more informed choices.

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to approve a resolution continuing a youth mental health initiative.

Experts often blame illicit fentanyl for skyrocketing overdose deaths among illegal drug users. Now a series of deaths at an Ohio hospital is raising questions about oversight in prescribing pharmaceutical fentanyl.