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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There was an outburst in the Ohio House after it voted 59-32 to pass a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill now awaits Governor Kasich’s signature.

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Ohio has its first confirmed case of someone infected with the Zika virus.

Jo Ingles

A lot of questions are being raised about two bills in the Ohio Legislature that deal with the disposal of aborted fetal remains.

The Ohio Channel

There’s a bill in the legislature that would change the way police dogs are treated when their human partners retire from duty.

Jo Ingles

Ohio lawmakers will now have a plan before them that would lower the price on prescription drugs purchased by the state. And if lawmakers don’t pass it, Ohio voters could have the opportunity.

Jo Ingles

A proposal that would change the courses cosmetology schools offer is making its way through the state legislature.

MyOhioVotes.com

Some Ohioans are already voting in the March primary.

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The state Department of Health has been answering questions from the public about a virus that poses a potential danger to pregnant women.

Jo Ingles

The underdog Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate wants cities throughout Ohio to determine their own gun laws. He’s proposing changing the state’s constitution to allow home rule on gun control.

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Abortion is once again a front burner issue at the Ohio Statehouse right now. Lawmakers are taking action to defund Planned Parenthood and increase requirements for abortion providers.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is blocking North Dakota from enforcing a strict ban on abortion that’s very similar to a bill proposed in Ohio.

Jo Ingles

An Ohio House committee will be considering a bill tomorrow that would allow online voter registration.

Ohio’s legislative leaders have a task force and are holding public meetings to study the possibility of allowing some sort of medical marijuana here.  But regardless of what they do, a national group plans to put a medical marijuana plan before voters this fall.

The state's unemployment rate ticked up slightly last month to 4.7%.

Jo Ingles

It’s been 43 years since the landmark Roe vs Wade US Supreme Court decision legalized abortion. Yet it remains a contentious issue in the Ohio legislature.

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With lawmakers in the Ohio House forming a task force to deal with medicinal marijuana, two State senators who have different perspectives on medical pot are trying a different approach to see what Ohioans think about the issue.

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The Knox County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man with a long criminal history in the killing of a police officer in a small north central Ohio village.

Jo Ingles

Some long time advocates of medical marijuana are questioning why they were not included in the Ohio House’s new task force to study the subject.

Jo Ingles

Ohio lawmakers who have been signaling they want to consider medical marijuana legalization have taken an unexpected step.

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The flags are half-staff at the Statehouse today.

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Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate P.G. Sittenfeld says his opponent, former Gov. Ted Strickland, isn’t being honest when it comes to his position on gun control.

ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

A bill that would make it illegal for pet owners to tie up their animals outside during extreme cold has been languishing in the Ohio legislature.

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The Powerball jackpot is up to $1.5 billion dollars for the big drawing Wednesday night.

Jo Ingles

The federal government is proposing new guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. Some state leaders are encouraging Ohioans to voice support for those changes now.

The Ohio Republican Party’s governing body has voted to endorse Governor John Kasich in his bid for president.

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A group backing an HIV/AIDS drug price ballot issue that was rejected by the Secretary of State is pushing back.

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A proposal being pushed by the group that tried to legalize marijuana on the ballot last fall could now be considered by state lawmakers.

Jo Ingles

The Secretary of State’s office is telling backers of a drug price ballot issue that there are problems with their petitions. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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The Secretary of State’s office is telling backers of a drug price ballot issue that there are problems with their petitions.

Andy Chow

Once again, abortion was one of the most hotly contested issues at the Statehouse this past year. And as explained in our continuing series “2015 in Review,” there are signs the issue will be back at the top of the legislative agenda in 2016.

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