Jo Ingles

Journalist/Producer

Contact Jo Ingles at jingles@statehousenews.org.

Jo Ingles covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.

After working for more than a decade at WOSU-AM, Jo was hired by the Bureau in 1999. Her work has been featured on national networks such as National Public Radio, Marketplace, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium and the BBC. She is often a guest on radio talk shows heard on Ohio’s public radio stations. In addition, she’s a regular guest on WOSU-TV’s “Columbus on the Record” and WBNS-TV's "Face the State". Jo also writes for respected publications such as Columbus Monthly and Reuters News Service.

She has won many awards for her work across all of those platforms. She is currently the president of the Ohio Radio and TV Correspondents Association, a board member for the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association and a board member for the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters. Jo also works as the Media Adviser for the Ohio Wesleyan University Transcript newspaper and OWU radio.

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Dan Konik

Gov. John Kasich heads to Washington D.C. later this week to meet with President Trump. And one of the things they are likely to talk about is what will become of the Medicaid expansion part of the Affordable Care Act. 

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A group that wants to put a proposed constitutional amendment to help crime victims on the statewide ballot this fall is forging ahead with its effort. 

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Some Ohio lawmakers are pushing a bill that they say would save consumers, and in particular women, about $4 million a year. 

Dan Konik

There’s another indication a controversial bill nicknamed the “pastor protection act” might be on its way to becoming law. 

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Hospital nurses sometimes complain they have too many patients under their care at one time to be able to give all of them the high-quality care they deserve. The nurses are hoping Ohio lawmakers will provide the cure for that problem.

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Some Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say they plan to fight the proposed tax reforms outlined in Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget. 

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It’s a case of déjà vu’ in the Ohio Legislature, which has the strongest Republican majority in half a century. Some abortion bills that were proposed but didn’t pass before are being re-introduced.

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A new study shows Ohio ranks in the bottom five of all 50 states in college affordability, and that just over 4 in 10 Ohioans have a post-secondary degree. The author of the report also says if the state doesn’t do more to fix the problem soon, Ohio will fall further behind economically. 

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A group that wants to put an issue to provide more rights for crime victims on this fall’s ballot is one step closer to doing that. 

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There’s a bill in the legislature that would add the photos of food stamp recipients to their electronic benefit transfer or EBT cards. The idea behind the legislation is to stop food stamp fraud. 

Jo Ingles

One day after a plan proposed by a Republican to would crack down on sanctuary cities was unveiled, statehouse Democrats came out with a plan of their own. 

Jo Ingles

The fight over how the state should deal with immigration issues has Republicans and Democrats at the Statehouse backing competing bills. And there are the signs the fight will be nasty. 

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Dan Konik

Ohio's library system is considered one of the best and best-funded in the nation. But while Gov. John Kasich is calling for libraries to provide online job training and education, there's no money included in his budget to do that. In fact, the state’s public library fund faces a $7 million cut in the first of two years under the Governor’s plan.

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A new report from a nonprofit group that tracks human trafficking says the crime is on the rise here in Ohio and nationally. 

Jo Ingles

Some of the state’s top Republican officeholders who are likely to run for higher positions in 2018 are weighing in on challenges they think the state faces right now. 

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Dan Konik

Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators are taking issue with President Trump’s executive order on immigration that left many, including some permanent residents with green cards, stranded in airports over the weekend. 

Jo Ingles

Some parts of Governor John Kasich’s proposed two-year budget are not new. He says he realizes lawmakers might, once again, scrap those ideas but he says he will continue to push them.

Jo Ingles

Two Pike County men have been arrested on drug charges in a federal, state and local investigation. One of those charged is related to the eight members of the Rhoden family who were murdered last year. 

Statehouse News Bureau

President Donald Trump says he thinks millions of illegal votes were cast in the November election though there hasn’t been any confirmation of that. So he is calling for a major investigation to look into votes, particularly those in California and New York. But Ohio’s top elections chief says he’s certain there isn’t widespread voter fraud here.

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A group representing crime victims in Ohio says more needs to be done to make sure families who suffer from crime are treated fairly. And this group wants Ohio voters to take action to ensure equal rights for crime victims this fall by passing something that’s been passed in five other states.

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The election for statewide office holders won’t happen for a couple of years. That’s not stopping one candidate from announcing his candidacy now.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against members of the committee that nominated the Libertarian presidential ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld to last fall’s ballot, where they were listed as independent candidates. 

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Jo Ingles

President Trump’s inauguration isn’t the only thing attracting people to the nation’s capital. A nationwide march for women’s rights will be held there tomorrow. Some of those who plan to participate got a little taste of what is to come when they participated in a march in downtown Columbus this past weekend.

Ohio Department of Health website

The Ohio Department of Health reports the flu is widespread throughout the state.

Statehouse News Bureau

The Republican U.S. Senator from Ohio says he’s already talked to President Elect Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, who's controversial to some activists. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Though Republicans are working to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Ohio's Republican U.S. Senator says there’s no reason for those who depend on it to worry. 

Jo Ingles

An estimated two thousand people marched through downtown Columbus in a preview of the Women’s March on Washington this weekend after President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Jo Ingles

As the fight over the Affordable Care Act takes place in Washington D.C., the consequences are being weighed here in Ohio. 

Jo Ingles

Gov. John Kasich has been warning for months now that tax revenues coming into the state are below expectations and that the upcoming two-year state budget will be tighter than in the past. His recent speeches have taken on a new theme.

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More than 15,000 Ohioans have texted a free crisis line when they have faced mental crisis within the past three years. The state and local behavioral health boards are hoping to make more people aware of that program. 

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