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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Politics
8:35 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Heartbeat Bill Reintroduced

A controversial abortion bill that failed in the last general assembly is back again. The heartbeat bill, the legislation that would ban abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected, has been re-introduced.

Janet Folger Porter, the head of a group that pushed the heartbeat bill last time around, had this to say to reporters at the Ohio Statehouse.

"Just suffice it to say, did you really think we were going to give up, really?" says Folger Porter.

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Politics
7:04 am
Mon August 12, 2013

New Electronic Election Bill Would Allow Online Voter Registration

If you want to register to vote in Ohio, you need to go to your local election board to do that. But a bill by Republican State Senator Frank LaRose would allow Ohioans to register to vote online.  It would also give voters the opportunity to request an absentee ballot online.  And it would use technology to improve the exchange of voter data among states and state agencies.  Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says this is a good bill.

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The Economy & Business
7:04 am
Thu August 8, 2013

State and Local Health Programs Deal With Questions About Future Federal Funding

The federal sequestration is having a negative impact on Ohio’s public health programs. But Dr. Ted Wymyslo says it’s hard, at this point, to know exactly how much money programs are losing. He says the department has been waiting since early March to learn specifics about the cuts that will be put in place because the federal government has decided to cut back on program funding.

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Politics
7:04 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Steps Being Taken To Put Recreational Marijuana Issue On 2014 Ballot

Backers of a plan to allow voters to approve a constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana use and allow production of hemp have taken the first step to put it on the ballot.  Tonya Davis with Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis says the proposal would de-criminalize recreational use of marijuana in Ohio. 

"We just believe that they need to stop wasting our tax dollars on arresting and harassing and tearing up families for something that is safer than aspirin”

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Politics
5:35 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

What Recent Federal Court Ruling Means for the Future of Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban

A federal court has ruled in favor of a gay couple who wants their marriage in another state recognized here in Ohio.

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