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Paramedics Scott Widener (left) and Mike Warnimont (right) prepare the mobile stroke unit for the day.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Paramedic Scott Widener crouches in the back of an outfitted ambulance.

“I am six foot and I’m duckin',” he says, laughing.

Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
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Ohio Health is raising its minimum wage from $12 an hour to $15.

Inmates With Mental Illness

Apr 26, 2019
This Jan. 8, 2001. file photo shows the Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) in Youngstown, Ohio, the state's highest security prison.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

More than half of all inmates in the U.S. suffer from some kind of mental illness. 

But managing mental health treatments in prisons remains a challenge across the country, including Ohio, where the problems are exacerbated by overcrowding and a shortage of mental health professionals.

Today on All Sides, the quality of care for inmates with mental illness.

Nationwide Children's Hospital announced it will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour in July. The change will be fully implemented by 2020.

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

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

Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Circleville relies on Berger Health System. For residents of this Pickaway County city, Berger Hospital is the only one within about 20 miles. And like many rural hospitals, it’s on the brink of closure—that is, unless locals vote to save it.