For the moment, the longtime Franklin County coroner’s office remains up and running on the edge of the Ohio State University campus, complete with its vintage lobby furniture and inefficient layout for death investigations.

About a year from now, though, Dr. Anahi Ortiz and her staff will move southwest of Downtown into a new office being built on Frank Road.

About seven months after a ceremonial groundbreaking, the $37 million project is taking shape — a welcome sight for county officials who perform autopsies.

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