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 familiar mantra of “don’t drink and drive” is heard all year, and especially during every holiday season. But driving under the influence of drugs is becoming more common.

Beware Of Shopping Scams

Nov 22, 2016
Ohio Attorney General's website

Shoppers throughout the state are looking for bargains. Scammers are looking for distracted shoppers.

Jo Ingles

Opponents of a bill that would ban local restrictions on pet stores say state lawmakers shouldn’t pass that legislation.

Jo Ingles

Another fight over abortion rights is looming at the Statehouse. Lawmakers are expected to take up two bills that restrict abortions during the upcoming lame duck session. That brought supporters of legal abortion out to protest to try to convince lawmakers to scrap those bills.

Ohio Senate website

A new session of the General Assembly starts in January, and that will mean some new leaders in the Ohio Senate.

Jo Ingles

Backers of a bill that would allow for expanded use of in-car breathalyzers for those convicted of drunk driving are hoping state senators will take action on the measure soon.

Karen Kasler

Republican President-Elect Donald Trump won more than the 270 electoral votes needed to put him in the White House. But backers of Democrat Hillary Clinton are questioning whether the Electoral College should change since she won more votes overall.

Ohio Legislature website

Ohio lawmakers are coming back into session next week. They are expected to tackle a long list of things during the next few weeks.

Karen Kasler

President elect Donald Trump has tapped an Ohioan to head his domestic transition team.

Thursday November 10, 2016
Andy Chow

Tuesday’s election has polarized many people. The chairs of the Ohio Republican and Democratic parties have differing views on why the polarization may be a good thing.

Election Night, November 2016
Jo Ingles

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss to Republican President-elect Donald Trump wasn’t the only blistering defeat for Ohio’s Democratic Party. The state Legislature, which was already Republican-dominated, became even redder. The leader of the Ohio Democratic Party talked about the loss and where the party goes from here.

Jo Ingles

As expected, U.S. Senator Rob Portman has been re-elected, defeating former Gov. Ted Strickland.

Andy Chow

A year and a half of stump speeches, debates and Twitter wars all come down to this, the last day of campaigning before Election Day. And the polls in Ohio are very tight between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The reporters of the Ohio Public Radio’s Statehouse News Bureau caught up with the Clinton and Trump campaigns to find out how they’re handling the last minute push.

Andy Chow

Many County Board of Elections officials say the early in-person voter turnout in this year’s election has been breaking records. The reporters of the Statehouse News Bureau talked to voters in two counties in Central Ohio - one run by Republicans and one dominated by Democrats. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Trade is one issue that leaves Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman and his Democratic challenger, former Gov. Ted Strickland, trading proverbial blows with one another. In the second of a three-part series breaking down the race issue-by-issue, here's how the candidates stand on trade.

Dan Konik

When Ohioans go to the polls Tuesday, they might encounter people there to monitor what is happening in polling places. Legal observers are trained and approved by elections officials. But there could be some people who show up on Election Day, saying they want to serve as observers.

Dan Konik

The Ohio Republican Party is taking issue with the Ohio Democratic Party over its slate card that has been sent to Ohio voters.

Statehouse News Bureau

The panel working on putting the state’s new medical marijuana law in place has come up with some rules for sites where marijuana would be grown in Ohio. And the number of proposed growing sites has upset activists who’ve had questions about the new law.  " title="<--break-->" class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content">


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Brad Ingles

As Ohio goes down to the home stretch a week before Election Day, two candidate surrogates came to Columbus to appeal to younger voters. President Obama and the son of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump are trying to turn the vote out this week.

Dan Konik

There are two million people living in the 32 counties that make up Appalachian Ohio. And the voters there could play a key role in determining the nation’s next president. In the final installment in the Statehouse News Bureau’s series featuring voices of voters, people in the heart of Appalachian Ohio talk about the issues and concerns that drive them this election year.

Karen Kasler

More than a million Ohioans have already cast ballots for this November’s presidential election.

Statehouse News Bureau

The state organization that oversees doctors in Ohio is advising them against recommending marijuana for patients right now, though the state medical board isn’t stopping them from doing that.

Karen Kasler

Women make up more than half of the voters in Ohio. Women’s issues and the way women are treated have dominated the talk through much of this year’s presidential campaign. In the latest installment in the Statehouse News Bureau’s series featuring voices of voters, women talk about the issues that are driving their decisions this year.

Jo Ingles

It is currently a felony to take a picture of your ballot in Ohio. Some lawmakers plan to sponsor a bill to allow voters to take those pictures if they want. But there’s a reason that law was put in place.

Dan Konik

This presidential race has been described by many voters as the nastiest campaign in modern day history. Some experts say negative political rhetoric is having on children during this election season.

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Ohio’s jobless rate ticked up slightly last month.

Jo Ingles

A federal court has ruled thousands of Ohioans who had been removed from the voter rolls must be allowed to vote in this election.

Statehouse News Bureau

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been talking a lot lately about voter fraud and the possibility of a rigged election. This is what the Republican who is in charge of Ohio’s voting system thinks about his party’s standard bearer’s assertions.

Jo Ingles

Former President Bill Clinton visited one of the most reliably red counties in Ohio this morning. He spent much of the time talking about unity.

Jo Ingles

President Obama will be campaigning in Cleveland later today. But last night, he was in Columbus where he spoke to Democrats attending the annual state party dinner. The President had a pretty tough message for Republicans - but tailored for the Democratic Party faithful.

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