Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio)

Jo Ingles is an award-winning journalist who began her career in Louisville, Kentucky in the mid 80’s. Through the years, she’s worked in both radio and television as a reporter and production assistant. She’s assisted in the production of a presidential debate for ABC Television news, reported for a major commercial radio station in Louisville, and then came back to her native Ohio to begin working at the WOSU Stations in Columbus Ohio in 1989 to begin a long resume of work in public radio.

After working for more than a decade as a general assignment reporter at WOSU-AM, Jo was hired by the Ohio Public Radio/TV News Bureau where she’s worked for the past 11 years. She’s covered everything from tax hikes to Supreme Court proceedings to educational policies. Jo lives in southern Delaware county with her husband Roger and two children.

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:04 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Attorney General Forms Special Unit To Deal With Heroin Epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has formed a unit of his office to deal with what he says is a heroin epidemic in Ohio.

“Frankly we have to fight this epidemic at the grass roots level, community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, village by village, township by township, city by city," says DeWine.  "Communities have to get mad and simply say enough is enough. New information our office has recently collected suggests that, at a minimum, eleven people die each week in Ohio because of heroin. "

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Governor Grants Clemency To Death Row Inmate For Unusual Reason

Governor Kasich has granted a stay of execution to a condemned child killer from Northeast Ohio. The execution was supposed to take place Thursday.

Death row inmate Ronald Phillips wants to donate his organs to two members of his family and wants the rest of his organs to be given to strangers after he dies.  The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections denied that request.  But Governor Kasich is granting a stay of execution to give medical experts time to determine whether Phillips’ non vital organs or tissues can be donated. 

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The Economy & Business
7:35 am
Wed November 13, 2013

State Lawmaker Wants Retailers To Pay More To Employees Working On Thanksgiving

The day after Thanksgiving has traditionally been the start of the holiday shopping season. But this year, many retailers plan to open their doors with special sales on Thanksgiving itself. One Democratic State lawmaker says mandating employees work on that day is not right. Democrat Mike Foley explains he is introducing a bill that would require employers to pay much more to workers who work during that time.

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Politics
7:35 am
Wed October 30, 2013

New Gun Bill Would Change Ohio’s Lethal Force Test

Ohio lawmakers are taking up a bill that would change gun laws in Ohio. Some are calling this Ohio’s Stand Your Ground bill. But backers of this legislation say that’s not a good way to portray it.

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Politics
8:04 am
Thu October 24, 2013

New Bill at Statehouse Aims to Simplify Local Taxes

Republican lawmakers in the Ohio legislature are sponsoring a bill that they say would simplify municipal tax structures throughout the state. Representative Cheryl Grossman says this bill is necessary because local taxes are too complicated.

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