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.

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. 

The state is being sued over the way Secretary of State Jon Husted for the way he’s purging voters from Ohio’s voter rolls.

One of the groups that wants to put a medical marijuana plan on the Ohio ballot is one step closer to that goal now.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled all but one opponents of recently expanded gambling do not have standing to challenge the constitutionality of casino and racino betting in court.

The leader of one of the state’s most influential lobby groups has been named to a post in Ohio’s Secretary of State’s office.

Former Gov. Ted Strickland won a big victory last night as nearly two thirds of Democratic voters chose him to be their candidate for U.S. Senate.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump emphasized the need for trade laws to be tougher at his rally in Columbus. That is the kind of message that appeals to one specific group of voters – so called, "Reagan Democrats".

There was an outburst in the Ohio House after it voted 59-32 to pass a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill now awaits Governor Kasich’s signature.

A lot of questions are being raised about two bills in the Ohio Legislature that deal with the disposal of aborted fetal remains.

Some Ohioans are already voting in the March primary.

The state Department of Health has been answering questions from the public about a virus that poses a potential danger to pregnant women.

The U.S. Supreme Court is blocking North Dakota from enforcing a strict ban on abortion that’s very similar to a bill proposed in Ohio.

The federal government is proposing new guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. Some state leaders are encouraging Ohioans to voice support for those changes now.

The Ohio Republican Party’s governing body has voted to endorse Governor John Kasich in his bid for president.

Plans to legalize marijuana in Ohio went up in smoke in 2015. But the failed ballot issue from this November is not the end of the story.

2015 In Review: Bills The Ohio Legislature Passed

Dec 28, 2015

Ohio lawmakers passed their fair share of far reaching and controversial bills in 2105. And the budget was perhaps the most far reaching measure passed last year.

It will be a few years yet before Ohioans see how a constitutional change in the way Statehouse lawmakers districts are drawn plays out in the future. And as our "2015 in Review" series explains, more changes might be on the way.  

Bill Would Require Burial Or Cremation Of Fetal Remains

Dec 15, 2015

State lawmakers are introducing new legislation that would require women who have abortions or miscarriages to designate arrangements for burial or cremation of fetuses. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s four month investigation into the activities of Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio clears the organization of wrongdoing in one way but opens up questions about another practice.

Some Ohio cities already have police body cameras and others are considering getting them. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, some state legislators want to make sure all cities have the same rules for using police body cameras.

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