Jo Ingles

Statehouse Reporter

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. Jo started her career in Louisville, Kentucky in the mid 80’s when she helped produce a televised presidential debate for ABC News, worked for a creative services company and served as a general assignment report for a commercial radio station. In 1989, she returned back to her native Ohio to work at the WOSU Stations in Columbus where she began a long resume in public radio.

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”, WOSU Radio’s “All Sides with Ann Fisher” and other radio and television shows throughout the state. 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 is also the media adviser for the Ohio Wesleyan University, “Transcript” newspaper. She also teaches radio productions courses there. She lives in southern Delaware County with her husband, Roger, and two children.

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Voters in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District are getting inundated with political mailers. However, there’s one type of mail that some voters say has crossed the line.

Voters in the congressional district Republican Pat Tiberi previously occupied have been flooded with mailers nearly every day for the past month.

But when Delaware resident Beth Cerda went to her mailbox and saw letters addressed to her adult children that listed their voting records, she was "furious."

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The latest campaign fundraising numbers for statewide candidates in 2018 are in, and there is good news for both Republicans and Democrats.

Campaign filings at the end of July show Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray raised $2.7 million. Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine raised about $2.4 million.

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Voting rights groups say they are getting reports of misinformation and misleading text messages.

Mike Brickner with the group All Voting is Local said some voters in the 12th Congressional District are getting misleading messages in the days leading up to Tuesday’s special election.

“They’ve received anonymous text messages into their phones saying their polling place has changed, causing them to kind of go into a panic,” he said.

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Gov. John Kasich is using an unusual procedure that will allow a gun bill to become law without his signature.

Kasich will not sign a bill that waives the concealed carry license fee and training mandate for active members of the armed forces or for honorably discharged or retired veterans. But it will become law without his signature once it is filed with the Secretary of State’s office. 

Kasich spokesman Jon Keeling said it’s the first time the governor has used this procedure to pass a law.

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The Democrat who wants to be Ohio’s next governor says the state needs to repair its roads and bridges, make sure all of the state has access to broadband internet, and invest in public transportation.

Richard Cordray says he wants the state to issue a bond package to allow it to borrow money to make improvements to roads, bridges, broadband internet and public transit. But he emphasizes that effort won’t involve a tax hike.