Andy Chow

Statehouse Reporter

Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.

 

Andy gained his in-depth knowledge of Statehouse issues while working for Hannah News Service, an online-based news and research publication. He also participated in the Legislative Service Commission's Fellowship program as a production assistant for "The Ohio Channel."

 

Andy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting at Otterbein University and took part in the Washington Semester program through American University in Washington, D.C.

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ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Mike DeWine wants to reduce the amount of standardized testing in Ohio. That’s one of several goals DeWine laid out in his new education plan.

In his plan for Ohio’s education system, DeWine wants to prepare students for college or for the job they want.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

The only statewide issue on the fall ballot would reduce criminal sentencing for drug offenses. While Ohio’s chief justice believes Issue 1 would doom local drug courts, supporters are contradicting that.

Stephen Johnson Grove, a criminal justice reform advocate, says Issue 1 would steer non-violent drug offenders away from prison and into treatment.

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A study shows the country is on the verge of a doctor shortage, but one lawmaker in Ohio says she has a plan to fill the gap. The new bill is just the latest attempt to expand the authority of advance practice nurses.

Republican Representative Theresa Gavarone wants to allow advanced practice registered nurses, or APRNs, to independently take care of patients without “mandatory collaboration agreements” with doctors.

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Andy Chow / Statehouse

First Energy Solutions blames the current energy market for its decision to shutter its Ohio coal plant in Ohio within the next four years.  Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports it seems to be the final chapter in First Energy’s struggle to keep its coal plants operational.

After years of seeking subsidies and so-called bailouts, the utility will be closing the Sammis plant in Jefferson County.

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ANDY CHOW / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A judge has granted Attorney General Mike DeWine permission to carry forward with his lawsuit against ECOT and the companies owned by its founder, IQ Innovations and Altair Learning Management. He is taking a few different routes to get the money.

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