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.

Backers of the so-called “heartbeat bill”, the legislation that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, are putting pressure on state lawmakers to pass it during the lame duck session. And the person behind the movement to pass that bill thinks lawmakers might be working behind the scenes on it.

Former Gov. George Voinovich passed away nearly six months ago. A public memorial service honoring his life will be held at the Statehouse Wednesday night. 

A decision by the Ohio Department of Health to order a Dayton area abortion clinic to shut down is drawing criticism and praise. Abortion opponents say it’s a step in the right direction but supporters of legal abortion say it is politically motivated over-reach by a state agency. 

The Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers shows women, who make up more than half of the U.S. population, hold only about 20% of the seats in Congress and the U.S. Senate, and only slightly more than that in state legislatures. This report takes a look at a program designed to encourage women to take the first step toward joining them and running for office.

As Ohio lawmakers consider passing a bill to downgrade the penalty for illegally carrying a concealed weapon on college campuses, one Ohio lawmaker is hoping for something stronger. He’s proposed legislation to take concealed-carry one step further.

One suspect is dead and nine victims have been taken to hospitals as a result of an incident at Ohio State University earlier today.

Holiday Happenings

Nov 23, 2016

The holiday season is the time friends and relatives often visit Ohioans. If you are wondering where to take them to see interesting sights and sounds of the season, here are some ideas for you.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead among Ohio voters has grown.

Ohio is used to getting a lot of attention when it comes to electing presidents. It’s been called a bellwether state. But is it?

The state’s top law enforcement official is urging communities throughout the state to take advantage of all of the programs available to help them fight the heroin epidemic that’s facing all parts of Ohio.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the process Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is using to remove voters from the rolls is illegal.

A new law meant to stop drug overdoses is going into effect Tuesday. It focuses on providing help for overdose victims.

A newly proposed ballot initiative filed with the Attorney General would begin the process of putting an issue on the ballot to ban all abortions in Ohio.

Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say state leaders need to do much more to deal with opioid abuse and deaths.

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