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.

A former top official at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation pleaded guilty today to state and federal charges of taking bribes.

Prosecutors say 59-year-old Terrence Gasper authorized government investment opportunities at the agency in exchange for college tuition for his son and stays at a Florida condominium.

He also took $25,000 from Toledo-area coin dealer Tom Noe, who pleaded guilty last month to making illegal campaign contributions to President Bush's re-election campaign.

State and federal prosecutors have charged the former chief financial officer of Ohio's troubled insurance fund for injured workers with racketeering and money laundering.

The charges allege that Terry Gasper traded investment opportunities at the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for money, college tuition and stays at a Florida condominium.

Prosecutors say Gasper received $25,000 from coin dealer Tom Noe as a bribe in return for receiving investment business from the bureau.

Noe Pleads Guilty

May 31, 2006

Former GOP fundraiser Tom Noe has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he illegally funneled donations to President Bush's re-election campaign.

Tom Noe, from Toledo, says he decided to plead guilty to --quote -- "spare my family and many dear friends" the ordeal of a trial. Prosecutors say Noe gave $45,000 to 24 friends and associates, who then made campaign contributions in their own names. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges in October. Noe also faces state charges of stealing from a $50-million coin investment that he managed for the state workers' compensation fund.

A newly passed bill that's meant to crack down on predatory lenders is on its way to Governor Taft. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Major federal bust in Ohio

May 22, 2006

Seven former executives of a suburban Columbus company have been indicted for a total of 60 major crimes in what authorities are calling the largest fraud scheme ever uncovered in a private, non - traded company

Election brings mixed reviews

May 5, 2006

Elections officials in Ohio are calling Tuesday's primary election a success. But as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, a post mortem on the elections shows there's room for improvement.

Voter turnout predicted

Apr 27, 2006

The Ohio Secretary of State's office says only a quarter of the state's registered voters are expected to show up at the polls on primary election day. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

A new bill in the Ohio legislature would place additional oversight and regulation on dog breeders. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, the goal of the legislation is to stop puppy mills

A government watchdog group has released a report showing the sources of cash received by candidates. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports

The state Supreme Court has ruled that the governor may keep secret some records he uses for decision-making. In a five-to-two ruling, the high court says Governor Taft doesn't have the sweeping ability to keep all communications to and from his cabinet directors under wraps. But the justices say members of the public may gain access to those documents only if they can show a special need that outweighs the governor's right to confidentiality.