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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 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.

There's one fewer candidate in the race for state treasurer. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Environmental bill debated

Mar 23, 2006

A proposal that would change some pollution control requirements for some Ohio businesses will soon be considered by the state senate. And as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, some lawyers are split on the fairness of the bill

Hungry Ohioans on the increase

Mar 6, 2006

A comprehensive new study shows more Ohioans are going hungry now than anytime in recent memory. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Hundreds of defendents in Ohio will likely have to be re-sentenced now that the Ohio Supreme court has ruled the state's sentencing law is unconstitutional.

Prosecutors have filed a 53-count indictment against the coin dealer at the heart of the state's investment scandal. The charges filed against Tom Noe in Toledo includes theft, money laundering and forgery. Noe turned himself over to authorites at the Lucas County Courthouse Monday morning. He handled a 50 million dollar investment in rare coins for the state's injured workers fund. His attorney has acknowledged a shortfall of up to 13 mllion dollars, while the state attorney general has accused Noe of stealing up to six mllion.

There's a proposal in the Ohio legislature that's aimed at preventing groups from protesting at funerals of Ohio troops who've been killed in the war in Iraq. As Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, an Iraqi war veteran is sponsoring the plan.

Wanted Sex Offender Surrenders

Jan 10, 2006

Lloyd Fleming is now in the custody of the Warren County Sheriff's office. His surrender comes just a day after he was labeled as one the state's most wanted sex offenders by the Secretary of State's office. Fleming and four other men are featured on a Web site that shows pictures and information about sexual predators who have committed offenses against children but have not registered their whereabouts with authorities as required by law. The hope is that people who visit the Web site might recognize these wanted criminals and will provide tips to police.