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.

There’s a bill in the state legislature that’s meant to give local school districts more control over curriculum.

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Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators have introduced a bipartisan bill they say will help combat the opioid abuse problems in the Buckeye State.

Both of Ohio’s U.S. Senators have introduced a bipartisan bill they say will help combat the opioid abuse problems in the Buckeye State. 

A former northeast Ohio public school teacher and principal is speaking out about disturbing things he’s witnessed in the past. His stories as a liberator at a concentration camp in World War Two led the state’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust.

The U.S. Marine Corp Band performs on the Ohio Statehouse lawn.
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The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment from Washington D.C. performed at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday.

The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment from Washington D.C. performed at the Ohio Statehouse today. This unit, 8th and I, is the oldest military post in the country. It doesn’t often perform outside the nation’s capital. This special appearance of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Platoon, the Marine Corps Color Band and the Color Sergeant of the Marine Corps honored the widow of former Senator and astronaut hero John Glenn.

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A special military band will be playing at the Statehouse Tuesday. The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment from Washington D.C. will perform around noon.

A special military band will be playing at the Statehouse tomorrow. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment from Washington D.C. will perform around noon.

During the past week, two more candidates officially launched their campaigns for governor in 2018.

That means there are now expected to be four Democrats and four Republicans running for governor. There’s a lot of interest in the top job, but what about the other races for next year’s election?

During the past week, two more candidates officially launched their campaigns for governor in 2018.

That means there are now expected to be four Democrats and four Republicans running for governor. There’s a lot of interest in the top job, but what about the other races for next year’s election?

When Secretary of State Jon Husted entered the race last weekend, he joined a crowded Republican field officially seeking the nomination to run for governor next year.

Nurses from around the state rallied at the Statehouse to draw attention to a bill that isn’t getting much traction so far in the legislature. It would mandate patient-to-nurse ratios for hospitals and nursing homes. 

During the past week, two more candidates officially launched their campaigns for governor in 2018. Two Republican candidates have launched their campaigns, with two more expected soon. Another four are running in the Democratic primary. And yet no Democrat has officially announced their intent to run for a down ticket race. So why does it seem all of these candidates want to be governor? 

There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that’s meant to help people who live in food deserts - urban areas where they can’t readily access fresh foods. The legislation would allow residents in those areas to raise small animals for food. But some lawmakers think it’s in bad taste.

An estimated $43 billion was spent last year on tourism in Ohio. And the state’s tourism department is hoping to increase that number even higher this year. 

Police say too many drivers aren't obeying the law that says motorists must move over one lane for police officers who have stopped on the side of the road. So, they are backing a bill that would increase penalties for failing to comply with it.

There’s a new drug on the streets in three states, including Ohio. And the state’s top law enforcement official says it is already causing overdoses. 

State lawmakers are considering a new bill that would ban a procedure commonly used in second-trimester abortions.

The state’s top government watchdog says an Ohio Department of Transportation district manager should not have aided a vendor submitting a bid for work with the agency. 

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More than one thousand students, parents, and leaders from private schools rallied at the Statehouse to thank lawmakers for money in the budget that helps low-income families pay for tuition.

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The leader of Ohio’s Association of Foodbanks says funding for foodbanks has traditionally been considered a non-partisan effort. She’s disappointed in the budget passed by the House.

The leader of Ohio’s Association of Foodbanks says funding for foodbanks has traditionally been considered a non-partisan effort. She’s disappointed in the budget passed by the House.

Lisa Hamler Fugitt says the House did the unthinkable and cut foodbank funding by $1 million.

The leader of Ohio’s Association of Foodbanks says she’s disappointed in the budget passed by the House. 

More than one thousand students, parents, and leaders from private schools rallied at the Statehouse to thank lawmakers for money in the budget that helps low-income families pay for tuition. 

Gov. John Kasich has pushed back execution dates for nine Ohio death row inmates. 

The Ohio House stripped the 65-cents per pack tobacco tax proposed by Gov. John Kasich as well as the plans that would match other forms of tobacco to tax levels that equal cigarettes. 

Two years after winning a reform of the way Statehouse lawmakers’ districts are drawn, advocates for congressional redistricting in Ohio have taken the first step to putting that issue before voters.

The League of Women Voters, Common Cause Ohio and the Ohio Environmental Council have collected 1,000 petition signatures to ask voters to change the way Congressional district maps are drawn.

The part of Gov. John Kasich’s budget that would have required teachers to spend time shadowing business leaders in order to renew their licenses has been scrapped.

Two years after winning a reform of the way Statehouse lawmakers’ districts are drawn, advocates for congressional redistricting in Ohio have taken the first step to putting that issue before voters. 

The part of Gov. John Kasich’s budget that would have required teachers to spend time shadowing business leaders in order to renew their licenses has been scrapped. 

Rep Ryan Smith presents a poster identifying how opioid dollars will be spent..
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The Ohio House’s version of the two year budget adds more than $170 million to fight Ohio’s opioid crisis and adds $80 million for the state’s K-12 schools.

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