Andy Chow

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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Wildlife, conservation and outdoor sporting groups are uniting to promote the importance of hunting on Ohio’s economy. The coalition wants to raise awareness about aspects of hunting that seem to fly under the radar.

Wildlife, conservation, and outdoor sporting groups are uniting to promote the importance of hunting on Ohio’s economy. The coalition wants to raise awareness about aspects of hunting that seem to fly under the radar.

A collection of farming and community groups, on the state and local level, gathered in Columbus to discuss how the agriculture industry can help in the fight against the opioid crisis. They say farmers can play an important role, especially in rural Ohio.

A new study from an environmental group says summer fun, as we know it, is changing -- that traditional summer activities, like going to the beach or even catching a ballgame, are under threat by climate change. 

Ohio’s slate of Republican candidates on the November ballot is about to get what the party feels is a helping hand from President Donald Trump. The Ohio Republican Party announced Trump will be the headliner at this year’s state dinner, two weeks after campaigning in the 12th Congressional special election for Troy Balderson. 

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Rich Cordray has unveiled a workforce development and job creation plan, saying that workers must come first if the state wants to thrive economically. His proposal also includes focusing on small businesses and investment in training. 

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Lawmakers are thinking about overriding Gov. John Kasich’s veto of a bill that aims to cut down on business regulation. Small businesses worry about what this veto could mean for future regulatory action.

Lawmakers are thinking about overriding Gov. John Kasich’s veto of a bill that aims to cut down on business regulation. Small businesses worry about what this veto could mean for future regulatory action.

Miners walk into the mobile health clinic as it makes a stop in Morgantown, West Virgina.
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A mobile health clinic is touring different coal towns in Ohio to help miners find out if they have black lung disease. The goal is to detect the disease early before it gets worse.

A mobile health clinic is touring different coal towns in Ohio to help miners find out if they have black lung disease. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the goal is to detect the disease early before it gets worse.

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Voters from around the state and around the nation were keeping a close eye on Tuesday’s special election for the 12th congressional District seat in Central Ohio – not only to see who would replace longtime Rep. Pat Tiberi, but to gauge where voters fall in the current political climate.

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during the Ohio State of the State address in the Fritsche Theater at Otterbein University in Westerville, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
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The state’s budget office is forecasting a surplus at the end of this fiscal year. Gov. John Kasich says he wants to take that extra money and adjust withholdings, resulting in more money in Ohioans’ paychecks.

The state’s budget office is forecasting a surplus at the end of this fiscal year. Gov. John Kasich says he wants to take that extra money and adjust withholdings, resulting in more money in Ohioans’ paychecks. 

The state is off to a better than expected fiscal year with revenues coming in slightly higher than estimates. The new fiscal year, however, is seeing the continuation of at least one downward trending revenue source.

Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), on the right, says she was unfairly screened by Ohio Statehouse security.
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An internal review of Ohio Statehouse security found no unprofessional conduct or bias during interactions with an African-American state lawmaker who was trying to enter the building. But she says the report glosses over the bigger issue.

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