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.

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office says his office is doing something it doesn’t normally do. It is asking the public for specific information in connection to the murders of eight Piketon residents a year ago.

Some state lawmakers have been questioning how much revenue is lost as a result of a recent tax break for small businesses. One Democratic representative says an analysis of that tax cut shows it's only helping a select few Ohioans. 

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Ohio's largest online charter school is making drastic job cuts to help pay the $60 million it owes the state

Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow spokesman Neil Clark says the cuts are needed to pay back 60 percent of the $100 million the school got from the state last year.

A group that wants a bill of victim rights in Ohio has submitted signatures to put the issue on the ballot this fall. 

Ohio's largest online charter school is making drastic cuts to help pay a $60 million-dollar debt to the state. Here's the latest in the battle between the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and the Ohio Department of Education.

A new analysis from the Associated Press shows Medicaid expansion accounted for 43 percent of total Ohio Medicaid spending on substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Advocates for the poor worry a proposed amendment in the state Senate budget that would end Medicaid expansion enrollment would be a disaster for Ohio’s opioid crisis.

A new analysis from the Associated Press showed Medicaid expansion accounted for 43 percent of total Ohio Medicaid spending on substance abuse and mental health treatment. Advocates for the poor worry a proposed amendment in the Senate budget to would Medicaid expansion enrollments would be a disaster for Ohio’s opioid crisis. 

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An income tax break for Ohio’s small businesses in recent years is under fire from Democrats and some Republicans. They say the current budget situation shows it’s time to end that tax cut.

Governor John Kasich is firmly rejecting those suggestions.

An income tax break for Ohio’s small businesses in recent years is under fire from Democrats and some Republicans. They say the current budget situation shows it’s time to end that tax cut.  Gov. John Kasich is firmly rejecting those suggestions.

Some of the officers that enforce liquor laws in Ohio are being trained to fight more than illegal serving or drinking. 

The state auditor is asking auditors from his office to review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints. 

Just days after Republican Senators unveiled their new two-year budget with some substantial cuts, Senate Democrats presented a plan of their own. And this one is drastically different than the one that’s likely to pass the GOP controlled Senate next week. 

A national political Republican pollster says it’s too early to predict what might happen in next year’s gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races. But he says his polling shows there’s a tremendous amount of restlessness among voters.

A national Republican pollster who is conducting focus groups in Columbus this week says the shooting at a Congressional baseball team practice near Washington D.C. shows the need for politicians to speak out. 

There was a silent yet visible demonstration at the Statehouse today as a bill that would ban an abortion procedure was introduced in committee. More than a dozen women dressed as characters from a well-known dystopian novel showed up as the Senate Judiciary Committee considered the legislation.

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The Senate has unveiled its version of the two-year state budget. It dedicates even more money for the state to fight the opioid epidemic and includes more money for most schools. But it also comes with spending cuts for state agencies and outright elimination of some programs.

The Senate has unveiled its version of the two-year state budget. It dedicates even more money for the state to fight the opioid epidemic and includes more money for most schools. But it also comes with spending cuts for state agencies and outright elimination of some programs. 

The Senate has unveiled its version of the two-year state budget. It dedicates even more money for the state to fight the opioid epidemic and includes more money for most schools. But it also comes with spending cuts for state agencies and outright elimination of some programs.

Ohio will be getting 700 new jobs. UnitedHealth Group will be adding those jobs at a new facility just north of Columbus.

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State lawmakers are considering a new bill to make some big changes at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

State lawmakers are considering a new bill to reform the Bureau of Workers' Compensation. It would make key changes to the program, like reducing extended injured worker benefits for retirees. And it would also change the name of the agency.

Close to 200 members of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees showed up at the protest.
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Unions representing retired school employees are putting pressure on Ohio lawmakers not to freeze or cut cost-of-living allowances in their pensions.

Members of unions representing retired school workers are taking action to make sure Ohio lawmakers don’t freeze or cut cost of living allowances in their pensions. 

A controversial abortion bill that Governor Kasich vetoed at the end of last year has been reintroduced in the Ohio legislature. 

The so called Christmas tree bill that was quickly passed at the end of last year has found many of its ornaments broken by a court decision.

The so called Christmas tree bill that was quickly passed at the end of last year has found many of its ornaments broken by a court decision. 

A bill to combat and prevent fraud against senior citizens is being considered by state lawmakers.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is expected to start his campaign for Ohio Governor soon after announcing his bid earlier this year.
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Attorney General Mike DeWine’s lawsuit against five drug companies is drawing mixed reactions from candidates for governor in 2018.

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s lawsuit against five drug companies is drawing mixed reactions from candidates for governor in 2018. Here's a look at what they are saying about this approach to fighting the state’s opioid crisis.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announces a law suit against five major drug companies.
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Ohio’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against five major drug companies that make opioids, saying they have contributed to the overdose crisis here. Ohio leads the nation in the number of opioid deaths, with more than 4000 in 2016.

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