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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Statehouse News Bureau

Governor and GOP presidential contender John Kasich is calling on President Obama to leave Cuba in light of the terrorism this morning in Brussels, Belgium.

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A former leader of the Columbus Dispatch newspaper has been appointed to a top post in Republican State Auditor Dave Yost’s office. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Andy Chow

Ohioans who voted for Gov. John Kasich in the presidential primary because they thought it would hurt business mogul Donald Trump’s chances of winning the GOP nomination might not be happy with this story. Political analysts are saying a vote for Kasich could actually end up helping Trump win the nomination outright.

Statehouse News Bureau

The leader of one of the state’s most influential lobby groups has been named to a post in Ohio’s Secretary of State’s office.

Andy Chow

Gov. John Kasich has won his first primary, here in his home state. But it’s not plausible that he’ll be able to get enough delegates to win the nomination outright. And his win makes it more difficult for the other two candidates in the race to win the nomination. So what does that mean for the future of the party as the campaigns journey toward the convention this summer in Cleveland?

Jo Ingles

Former Gov. Ted Strickland won a big victory last night as nearly two thirds of Democratic voters chose him to be their candidate for U.S. Senate.

Jo Ingles

The head of Ohio’s Democratic Party says he believes the number of Ohioans who will now be affiliated with the party will shrink because some crossed over to vote a Republican ticket to participate in the GOP’s presidential primary. But David Pepper doesn’t think that crossover vote will hurt Democrats in the long run.

Statehouse News Bureau

Backers of a ballot proposal planned for this fall that would allow Ohioans to vote on legalizing medical marijuana have reworked an important part of the process.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says turnout has been heavy throughout the state, especially in suburban areas. Husted says there has been more interest in the Republican races.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio's Secretary of State reports there has been heavy voter turnout today and a few problems.

Jo Ingles

Ohio’s Auditor has been looking into citizen complaints about government agencies that have not complied with requests for public information. He's now calling out some agencies for that. 

Jo Ingles

Ohioans will go to the polls to vote in the presidential primaries next week. But some students at an Ohio university have already voted in a mock convention – and were introduced to the Republican presidential candidates in an unusual way.

Jo Ingles

Ohioans will go to the polls to vote in the presidential primaries next week. But some students at an Ohio university have already voted in a mock convention – and were introduced to the Republican presidential candidates in an unusual way.

Jo Ingles

Lawyers for the major lobbying arm of the pharmaceutical industry who oppose a drug price cap proposal that could be on this November’s ballot want the Ohio Supreme Court to take a look at petitions that have been filed to put the issue before voters.

Karen Kasler

In the past, 17 year olds who will be 18 by the fall election have been able to vote partisan ballots for candidates in the Ohio primary. A Democratic state representative who’s been critical of the Republican Secretary of State says they’re not able to this year.  But his office says that isn’t true. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Mark Urycki, WCPN, Cleveland

A conservative think tank is sounding off on some requests made to state lawmakers for the capital budget as “ridiculous” attempts to get taxpayer dollars.

State of Ohio, Ohio Public Television

While many are wondering about the future of the Republican Party if Donald Trump wins the nomination, one of Ohio’s Tea Party leaders is warning GOP leaders against back room brokering at the Republican National Convention this summer.

Joshua Lim and Jo Ingles

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie introduced Republican frontrunner Donald Trump at a rally in Columbus Tuesday. Here's what Christie told the crowd that gathered at an airport hangar near Port Columbus.

Jo Ingles

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump emphasized the need for trade laws to be tougher at his rally in Columbus. That is the kind of message that appeals to one specific group of voters – so called, "Reagan Democrats".

Joshua Lim and Jo Ingles

South Carolina Pastor Mark Burns gave a prayer and made some comments before the Donald Trump rally in Columbus on Super Tuesday. The rally was held at a hangar near Port Columbus.

Andy Chow

Ohio’s Republican Auditor has released a Facebook post saying he will not support his party's current presidential frontrunner. 

State of Ohio, Ohio Public Television

Some Democrats and critics of the state's school district grade cards say they should have never been released this year since the test used to formula those grades has since been scrapped. But not everyone agrees.

Karen Kasler

Report cards are out for Ohio’s schools – and they show a big drop in the number of “A” grades on student performance on statewide tests. Some critics say they show serious problems with those tests.

Karen Kasler

Recent polls show Gov. John Kasich has an uphill battle ahead of him going into the 13 Republican presidential primaries on Super Tuesday. Some party leaders are pressuring Kasich to drop out of the presidential race now, but Kasich is saying he has a path to victory, especially if he wins the Ohio primary on March 15. Can he? The answer isn’t easy.

Karen Kasler

All of the female members of the Ohio Senate – Republicans and Democrats – are backing a bill that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.

The State of Ohio

Ohio Senate President Keith Faber says he doesn’t believe Gov. John Kasich cannot win the presidency, even as a new Quinnipiac Poll shows Kasich would lose to reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump in Ohio if the election was held today.

Statehouse News Bureau

A new poll conducted for the Marijuana Policy Project shows three of four Ohio voters surveyed support amending the state constitution to allow medical marijuana.

Jo Ingles

One of the Democrats running for U.S. Senate is promising to push for a tax break for middle income Ohioans if he beats Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman in November.

Jo Ingles

One of the most controversial bills passed by the Ohio Legislature recently is still awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s signature.

Karen Kasler

A group that supports reproductive and gender equity is taking its message to the Ohio Statehouse.

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