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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A special election next month in a Republican leaning Central Ohio congressional district is being closely watched. It’s the 12thdistrict – a seat formerly held by Pat Tiberi (TEA-berry)….and before that by Gov. John Kasich. The district has been solidly red for 40 years now. But there are signs the Democrat running to replace Tiberi in the special August election has a good shot of winning. Some are even saying this race captures the pulse of Ohio voters this November. 

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The Democrat running for governor in November has laid out his health care plan. 

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Ohio’s unemployment rate was up last month. It was 4.5% in June, compared with 4.3% in May – the lowest level since July 2001. But the number of employed Ohioans increased a bit too. 

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A convicted killer whose execution was delayed once because of a juror’s letter won’t be put to death. And Gov. John Kasich has also delayed the execution for another killer. 

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Mayors from the thirty largest cities in the state have laid out an agenda they’d like to see Ohio’s next governor and new legislature follow. 

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Ohio carried out its first execution of the year this morning, using a three-drug mixture to execute Robert Van Hook for the 1985 murder of a Cincinnati man after the two met at a nightclub. 

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Ohioans who want to learn new job skills will soon have the chance to do that through the state’s public libraries.

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A legendary Ohio Olympian will be honored tomorrow.

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The state’s largest farmers lobby group isn’t happy with Gov. John Kasich’s latest executive order that sets up new rules for protecting water quality in Lake Erie. 

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The Libertarian Party of Ohio has officially regained “minor party” status in the state. 

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A new clinic on Columbus’s north side is providing women’s health services including medication that causes abortions. Some, including anti-abortion advocates, are calling it an abortion clinic. But the organization that lobbies on behalf of abortion providers says it isn’t.

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A vehicle testing facility that’s three times as big as Disneyland is now under construction about an hour northwest of Columbus. 

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Parents of children in daycares throughout Ohio sometimes don’t know when those facilities have been found by the state to have engaged in unsafe behavior. But a bill that’s working its way through the state legislature is designed to change that. 

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A group that wants a constitutional amendment to change some regulatons on how Ohio kidney dialysis patients receive treatment submitted signatures to be on the fall ballot yesterday. But the proposal is already facing opposition.

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Protests against current immigration policies continue around the Statehouse. While the state doesn’t dictate that policy, activists say it has a lot to lose from it. 

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While many Ohioans are enjoying picnics, parades and fireworks, members of a group that wants to put a proposed ballot issue before voters this fall are working to meet the July 4 deadline. 

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A Republican state representative has been tapped to fill a judicial seat in Montgomery County. 

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Ohio’s top law enforcement official is offering two things to school districts statewide to enhance their safety plans for their buildings. The goal is to make schools safer if a school shooting occurs.

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There is something millions of Ohioans take for granted that hundreds of thousands of others dream about – broadband service. All of Ohio’s major cities have it and some communities even offer it free to residents. But in some parts of Ohio, it is limited, cost prohibitive or isn’t even available. The Legislature is considering two bills that are meant to provide broadband services to areas of the state that don’t have it. But even though they have bipartisan support, the bills appear to be stalled. 

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After more than a week of controversy over separating children from their parents who are illegally crossing the border from Mexico, President Trump is reportedly going to sign a temporary executive order that would keep families together. Earlier today, before that announcement, protestors crowded onto the sidewalk in front of an ICE office in Columbus. 

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Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Columbus tomorrow to tout the new federal tax reform plan but there will be attention on something else outside the venue.

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A new poll shows overall, nearly seven in ten Ohio voters surveyed say they are very or somewhat satisfied with the way things are going in Ohio right now. They also weighed in on issues like tariffs on Chinese products and immigration. 

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A new statewide poll shows the Ohio governor’s race is a tie right now. 

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The nation’s highest court has ruled Ohio can continue to maintain its voter rolls the way it currently is. 

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The Ohio House has passed controversial payday loan legislation meant to close loopholes those lenders use to charge high interest rates - as a reported probe into activities involving the former Speaker and payday lending lobbyists continues. 

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After two months of fighting, mostly by majority Republicans behind closed doors, the Ohio House has a new speaker. It was an unusual floor vote in that the majority couldn’t agree on a nominee. But the vote ends an impasse that stopped voting sessions in mid April when former speaker Cliff Rosenberger resigned amid an FBI inquiry. 

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The state’s medical marijuana program is not going to be ready for patients on the projected start date on September 8. And there's no clear idea on when it will begin.

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The Ohio House will meet for a full voting session again Wednesday. That hasn’t happened for nearly two months. But the House won’t be passing any new bills.

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Clergy members and advocates for the poor from around the state converged at the Statehouse earlier this afternoon for what’s being called a “die in.” 

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There’s now a clearer picture of who will be allowed to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio and where they can be located. 

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