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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The state’s top law enforcement official is warning that Ohio shoppers could find themselves duped out of lots of money this year if they’re not careful.

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A coalition made of up mostly smaller family farmers says farmers receive only 19 cents of every dollar Ohioans spend on their Thanksgiving meals this year.

A former top aide to Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and another of her employees could face criminal charges because of the findings in an investigation into how they spent time on the job.

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A new report from the University of Cincinnati estimates Ohioans will be spending 4.2% more this holiday season than last.

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Lawmakers including Gov. John Kasich and all but two of Ohio’s Congressional delegation have raised concerns and voted against Syrian refugees being resettled in the US and Ohio right now.

Some Ohio lawmakers want Secretary of State Jon Husted to investigate why nearly 900 absentee ballots in Summit County were received but not counted.

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Backers of the failed Issue 3 campaign that would have legalized marijuana for personal and medical use in Ohio say they plan to come back to the ballot in 2016. But in an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, ResponsibleOhio’s Ian James says the plan his group intends to put on the ballot next year will be based on free market principles.

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It’s the Great American Smokeout Day, when the American Cancer Society urges smokers to quit cold turkey.  Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles says anti-smoking advocates are considering how the indoor smoking ban has impacted the state.

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There’s bipartisan support for two companion bills in the legislature that would get rid of management training for cosmetologists. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports the plan has lawmakers, salon owners and cosmetologists splitting hairs over what should be required of future hair stylists in the Buckeye State.

There’s a big change for fans who plan to go to the Horseshoe to cheer the Buckeyes on this Saturday. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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Gov. John Kasich is asking the federal government to stop sending Syrian refugees to Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles has details.

A Republican lawmaker wants to ban schools from charging pay to participate fees schools charge for sports and music programs. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports he’s hoping to get ideas from the public.

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger has formally signed off on recently passed legislation that designates November 10th each year as “Armed Services, Peace Officer, First Responder and Dual Service Recognition Day” in the Buckeye State.

A Democratic lawmaker who suffers from multiple sclerosis says Ohioans are growing impatient waiting for medical marijuana. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

A new study shows inmates in Ohio’s local jails often rack up thousands of dollars in fees while they are in those lockups. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, the study shows those fees make it harder for ex-offenders to become productive citizens.

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Some evangelical church leaders throughout the state are the latest to oppose Issue 3, the proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

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People who want medical marijuana in Ohio say they are ready to vote for Issue 3, even if they don’t particularly like all of the aspects of the plan. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles explains why.

Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor and safety leaders throughout the state are taking part in a campaign called “5 to Drive” that tells parents to talk to their young drivers about five safe driving practices.

A new poll shows Issue 3, the proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio, is the one that will drive Ohioans to the polls in November. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

A political action committee has been organized for Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Conservative Christian churches throughout Ohio will soon be getting guides to distribute to members suggesting how to vote on statewide ballot issues. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would allow for deer sanctuaries to house injured deer that can no longer survive in the wild. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, there’s a story behind this bill.

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