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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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Democrats have both a presidential primary and a contest for the party’s nomination for US Senate on the March 15 ballot – and they used the first day of early, in person voting to promote those primaries.

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Residents in many cities throughout Ohio are clearing their sidewalks to comply with local laws. Some Statehouse lawmakers have a bill that would allow townships to make laws to also require sidewalks to be shoveled.

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Gov. John Kasich signed a few bills over the weekend but not the controversial one that would defund Planned Parenthood.

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There have been eight presidents from Ohio, seven of whom were born here. A Cleveland area attorney says it’s time the Buckeye State have a Presidential Center to celebrate them.

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The Ohio Senate passed a bill this week that would grant immunity to anyone who forcibly enters a car to rescue a dog or a child. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles explains.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld got an endorsement that could be a boost in his campaign. He’s getting a little help from former Gov. Dick Celeste.

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The controversial bill that would change the way fetal remains are handled in Ohio needs some clarification, according to a conservative group.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.