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.

Television stations throughout Ohio are pulling an ad for Republican Senator Mike DeWine that accuse his opponent, Democratic Congressman Sherrod Brown, of failing to pay taxes. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Testimony Begins in Noe Trial

Oct 16, 2006

The trial started today for a coin dealer accused of bilking the state out of millions of dollars. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Environmentalists say Ohio is allowing polluters to damage the health of many residents, particularly the state's poorest and minorities. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, the environmentalists say a special commission is needed to clear the air.

Ohio's Attorney General is the state's top lawyer .tackling everything from consumer issues to the death penalty. But as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, both of the major candidates for that office are talking about protecting children lately.

It appears Ohioans will have the opportunity to vote on two issues this fall that would reform laws on smoking in public places.

But the question is what effect confusion over semantics and politics will play when Ohioans cast their ballots. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has more on the story.

A new survey shows the way Ohioans feel about the war in Iraq depends highly on their political party affiliation. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Pastors Oppose Gambling Issue

Sep 27, 2006

It's not everyday that pastors of evangelical churches gather with clergy from more liberal denominations to campaign against one particular issue. But Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, that's exactly what's been happening at the Ohio Statehouse.

Two groups with different ideas on regulating smoking in Ohio are continuing to maneuver to put their own proposals on the statewide ballot.

The group that wants to overturn smoking bans is facing a hearing at the Ohio Secretary of State's office Thursday over a technicality. Meanwhile, a group that wants to ban smoking in all public places statewide is being told it needs more signatures.

Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has agreed to plead guilty to charges including making false statements and conspiracy to commit fraud. The Republican has been under scrutiny because of his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and announced this summer that he would not seek re-election.

Ney has released a statement saying he's made serious mistakes and is sorry for the pain he has caused. Ney becomes the first member of Congress to plead guilty in the corruption probe linked to lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Blackwell Strickland plans for BWC

Sep 14, 2006

Candidates for Ohio Governor from the two major parties agree on one thing.....there are problems at the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation that need to be fixed. But the candidates have very different ideas on how to fix them.