Jo Ingles

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television 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 Ohio Public Radio/TV News 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 ONN’s “Capitol Square”. Jo also writes for respected publications such as Columbus Monthly and the 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 Correspondent’s Association, a board member for the Ohio Legislative Correspondent’s 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.

Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he thinks the voting system could be rigged. And recently, the FBI raised questions about integrity of the voting systems in Arizona and Illinois.

The Ohio Democratic Party is appealing a federal court decision that cancels the so-called "Golden Week", when voters can register and cast ballots at the same time.

There are calls for the President of the Ohio State Medical Board to step down over comments he’s made about a pending case.

Changes in the rules involving preschool funding in Ohio have caught the attention of a state lawmaker.

Wednesday at 4pm is the deadline for submitting petition signatures for independent presidential candidates for the fall ballot in Ohio. The Libertarian Party of Ohio submitted their ticket's paperwork yesterday. But the party is using an unusual strategy to do that.

Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is expected to file petitions tomorrow to have his name put on the ballot – but not as a Libertarian.

There have been some key endorsements in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race during the past couple of days.

The lawsuit to keep Ohio from removing voters from its rolls continues in court tomorrow.

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Some top Ohio Democrats say they want to make sure messages at the Republican National Convention  they claim are false, are corrected.

As more Ohio cities purchase body cameras for their police departments, questions are being raised about whether material recorded on them should be available to the public.

Advocates for the poor in Ohio are calling on Gov. John Kasich to take action now to get more federal money for food programs.

A federal court has ruled Secretary of State Jon Husted can continue to remove voters from Ohio’s voter rolls.

A state agency that most Ohioans use is finally allowing a user friendly feature that was adopted long ago by most businesses.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Texas law that required doctors performing abortions in the Lone Star state to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and required abortion clinics to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles takes a look at how that ruling affects Ohio.

The likely Democratic presidential nominee, former Secretary of State, New York Senator and first lady was in Columbus today, talking about business and economics.

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a bill that would have required voters to post a cash bond if they want a court to order polling places to stay open late on Election Day.

A new Ohio law will give immunity to people who rescue pets and kids from hot cars.

Attorney General Mike DeWine is answering a question that has been asked of him many times in recent months. DeWine says he’s running for governor in 2018.

The state is appealing a decision handed down by a federal judge this week that would have restored the week when Ohioans could both register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day.

After nearly twenty years of trying, backers of a bill to allow medical marijuana in the Buckeye state are celebrating a historic vote by the Ohio Legislature, and is headed to the governor.

The Ohio law that prevents someone from registering to vote and casting a ballot at the same time has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. The so called “golden week” has been reinstated for now.

A federal judge has stopped Ohio from implementing a new law that would defund Planned Parenthood.

After more than twenty years of repeated attempts, the Ohio House has overwhelmingly approved a historic bill that would allow regulated medical marijuana in the Buckeye State.

Gov. John Kasich is done. He’s announcing he will suspend his campaign for the Republican nomination for President later this afternoon.

A former candidate for the U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary in March is urging his followers to vote for the winner of that election.

One conservative state lawmaker says he’s considering working up legislation that would ban gender neutral bathrooms.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans to phase out farming at its ten prisons throughout the state. Some of that food is produced through a partnership with foodbanks.

Just one day after the Ohio House announced it would be pursuing a bill to allow limited medical marijuana, yet another group got approval to start circulating its petitions to put its issue on the fall ballot.

After months of testimony, the Ohio House’s task force studying medical marijuana has made its recommendations. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, a bill will be introduced later this week that would allow a path for medical marijuana use in the Buckeye state.

Gov. John Kasich called for more income tax cuts in his State of the State speech in Marietta last night. And he’s also telling Ohio lawmakers he wants them to pass a congressional redistricting plan. Ohio Public Radio’s Andy Chow and Jo Ingles reports. 

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