Andy Chow


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Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.

Andy gained his in-depth knowledge of Statehouse issues while working for Hannah News Service, an online-based news and research publication. He also participated in the Legislative Service Commission’s Fellowship program as a production assistant for “The Ohio Channel.”

Andy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting at Otterbein University and took part in the Washington Semester program through American University in Washington, D.C.

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The Democratic candidates battling for the party’s nomination have made it clear that Ohio is the state to win in tomorrow’s next set of primaries. The huge push from both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to win Ohio included a big dinner in Columbus.

"The State of Ohio"

Throughout the Republican presidential town halls and debates, Gov. John Kasich has painted himself as a moderate in the race. A top Democrat in Ohio is disputing that picture but insists he's not doing so to give Donald Trump the upper hand in the state.


As President Barack Obama and the U.S. Senate face a Supreme Court nomination fight, one Ohioan says the need to fill the empty seat hits him on a personal level. 

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and other groups are suing Ohio’s top elections official, demanding he allow 17-year-olds to vote in the presidential primary. 

Bernie 2016

The auto industry bailout, fracking and job creation are some of the big issues the Democratic presidential candidates are battling over as they compete for votes in the Midwest primaries, including Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow talked to U.S. Senator and candidate Bernie Sanders about how he plans to win over Ohio voters.

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State officials are teaming up with business leaders to bring more fresh food to low-income and underserved areas. 

Higher education officials are pushing for stronger partnerships among colleges and universities to make costs more affordable for students.

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Hoping for a shift of momentum with the Midwest primaries, Gov. John Kasich is putting some new energy into his campaign with a heavyweight in both the political arena and the world of entertainment. 

Just months after state lawmakers passed a sweeping reform of Ohio’s charter school system, they could soon be considering a proposal that could weaken one of the measures. 

Natural gas closed at a 17-year price low today. And low prices have raised reservations from lawmakers about the nature of Ohio’s oil and gas industry. But one group is still calling for an increase to the drilling tax. 

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When a person is found guilty of violent charges such as rape or kidnapping, a judge can sentence that criminal to prison but can’t stop them from trying to contact the victim at the same time. A lawmaker wants to close that so-called loophole. 

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As voters in a dozen states cast their ballot for who they want as their presidential nominee, front runner Donald Trump made a big campaign stop in Ohio. 

In the wake of communities protesting police-involved shootings, the state is offering its help to improve relationships between local law enforcement and community groups. 

As people around the state continue to study the latest school report cards released by the Department of Education, there seems to be at least one area causing some confusion. 

Big oil and coal companies have been known for making major campaign contributions. Now an environmental group wants to beat those companies at their own game. 

A statewide teachers’ union is putting out an alert for educators to lookout for illegal grading schemes. 

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The fatal police shooting of a man in Cincinnati is adding fuel to the debate over imitation firearms. 

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Help is now available for farmers who need a hand cutting down on nutrients that run off of their land and into Lake Erie, which can create harmful algae. 

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A high-ranking state official is blasting as “inappropriate” a reported deal between the Ohio Department of Education and those involved in a school data scrubbing scandal. 

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Ohio leaders are hoping to score some help from a national group to cut down on the number of minors put behind bars. 

Statehouse News Bureau

It’s been about a year since leaders started publicly vying to become the next President of the United States. Now with early voting underway, the upcoming primary could be a big deal.   

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A group of lawmakers is looking into where Ohio is falling short when it comes to repairing roads and bridges, and how to bring in more money. 

Ohioans have until the end of the day Tuesday to register to vote in the state’s primary. 

Last year, frustrated parents spurred a movement by pulling their kids out of the annual standardized tests. That movement has prompted state education officials to release more information with this year’s school report cards. 


Gov. John Kasich is hitting the campaign trail hard after a second place finish in New Hampshire. Ohio lawmakers talked about how the presidential campaign might be impacting things on their end.

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The issue of oil and gas drilling has been one that usually divides state lawmakers along party lines. But there is one aspect that seems to have consensus with Republican and Democratic leaders.

The Supreme Court ruled to delay implementation of federal regulations that would cut down on carbon emissions and require more use of renewable energy. But Ohio environmental advocates are staying optimistic. 


While Donald Trump claimed the top spot in the New Hampshire primary, Gov. John Kasich generated a lot of buzz with his second place finish. 

A new study is providing more ammunition for opponents against the so-called coal plant bailout proposed by two electric utilities. 

Opponents of the so-called coal plant bailout proposed by two electric utilities are taking a big swing at the plan through a media blitz.