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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Center for Community Solutions
Jo Ingles

A study released in 2016 showed rural areas are disproportionately poor, uneducated and pay high relative costs for crime and disability because of the loss of good jobs, local businesses and opioid abuse. But there’s an idea being floated to establish a special state fund for those rural counties. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s roads were safer during this Christmas and New Year holidays than last year. 

Karen Kasler

It’s the last call for some alcohol in Ohio because certain items are being discounted for sale and will not be restocked.

Jo Ingles

There's some good news for Ohio’s minimum wage workers. Their pay goes up by 15 cents an hour starting today January 1st. 

Jo Ingles

Ohio Department of Health statistics show the number of abortions in Ohio was at an all-time low. But that didn’t keep the legislature from passing more abortion legislation.

Jo Ingles and Rich Blue

For the next seven months, a few groups will be circulating petitions, trying to get enough valid signatures to put specific issues on the 2018 general ballot. 

Jo Ingles

Tax departments throughout the state are fielding questions from taxpayers about the pre-payment of local tax bills. Some are considering paying taxes by the end of 2017 so they can still deduct them from their taxes under new tax rules going into effect. 

Daniel Konik

This was a budget year, and there was a looming deficit lawmakers had to deal with. That took up a lot of lawmakers' time, but they passed other laws affecting baseball, sales tax breaks and workers' compensation.

Jo Ingles

The state says the cold weather is especially dangerous for older Ohioans.

Dan Konik

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a case next month that tests the constitutionality of death penalty sentencing. 

The State of Ohio - Ohio Public Television

A new study shows the graduation rates of Ohio’s traditional public schools are much better than those of charter schools. 

Jo Ingles

Gov. John Kasich has signed 15 bills into law before leaving for a holiday break. 

Ohiochannel.org

Ohio lawmakers have increased spending to fight the opioid crisis, but one state legislator thinks more needs to be done. 

Dan Konik

One of the companies recently awarded one of 12 large growing licenses from the state’s medical marijuana regulators has broken ground in Yellow Springs. The planned 50,000 foot greenhouse is set to be in operation by June. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s top elections official is asking state leaders to include money in the upcoming capital budget to buy new voting machines.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Commission website

Ohio’s leaders continue to ask questions about the process used for awarding licenses for the state’s new medical marijuana program. 

Ohio Legislature

The Ohio Senate has passed another abortion ban – this one aimed at a specific prenatal diagnosis. 

Jo Ingles

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would release low-level drug offenders from jail and direct money to treatment instead have cleared one hurdle. 

Karen Kasler

State Auditor Dave Yost is sounding a warning about the financial stress on Ohio’s counties and cities, saying their fiscal health is slightly worse than it was a year ago. 

Investor behind marijuana plan
Jo Ingles

Some of the people who brought a marijuana legalization plan to the ballot two years ago want to try to put a different one before voters next year. 

ResponsibleOhio backer
Jo Ingles

Another issue to legalize marijuana might be heading to the Ohio ballot next year. The effort will be announced Monday.

Ohio Supreme Court

As expected, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill has submitted his resignation. But it’s not effective immediately.

Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill says he intends to resign from the bench to run for governor.  As Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, O’Neill says he’ll make his resignation from the court formal tomorrow morning.

Ohio Supreme Court

After saying he'd leave the race for the Democratic nomination for governor if Richard Cordray runs, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill now says he's staying in the race.

Statehouse News Bureau

State Auditor Dave Yost says questions about past drug convictions of a consultant who played a key role in Ohio’s new medical marijuana program, set to begin operation in September, need to be addressed now. And he says it’s time for an investigation.

Daniel Konik

When opioid addicts try to put their lives back together, it is often difficult to get the housing, jobs, continuing treatment and personal connections they need to stay clean and be successful.  And there's a lot being done on the local level to help drug abusers get on the right track.

Kabir Bhatia

The entry of Richard Cordray into the Democratic primary for governor raises questions about what Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill will do now. O’Neill, who last month came under fire for his controversial Facebook posts outlining his personal sex life, is waiting to see what Cordray does before deciding on whether to run. 

One of the lawmakers who sat on the state panel that approved the state’s medical marijuana program wants to put it on hold until questions about it can be answered. 

Dan Konik

In a move that surprised virtually no political watcher, former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Richard Cordray has announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor. 

Dan Konik

A long-awaited announcement from a potential Democratic candidate for governor is happening tomorrow. Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Richard Cordray has scheduled an event to talk to reporters near Columbus.

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