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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Statewide News
7:35 am
Wed July 17, 2013

The Fight To Extend Court Ruling To Keep Some Voting Rules In Place

Attorneys representing homeless Ohioans and others who have traditionally encountered identification problems while voting are asking a federal court to keep a ruling on the books for future elections. Ohio lawmakers had once considered a bill that would require Ohioans to have a valid driver’s license or state issued photo I-d to vote. But that plan didn’t go anywhere, in part because advocates for the poor insisted their clients don’t have that kind of i-d and forcing them to get it just to vote would amount to a poll tax. There are several forms of identification that can be used.

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Education
7:04 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Former Ohio Chancellor to Head Hillel

Ohio’s Former Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents is taking a new job. Eric Fingerhut has been named the President and CEO of the Hillel Foundation, an organization that helps Jewish college aged students. Fingerhut says he’s excited about this new possibility.

"I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to bring together the two passions of my life – education and my connection to the Jewish world," says Fingerhut.  Nothing would make me happier than for this to be the job that  spend the rest of my professional career in and make a difference everyday."

Politics
8:35 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Statehouse Rally Urges Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid rally participants.
Credit Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Hundreds of advocates for low income Ohioans packed into the Statehouse on Tuesday for a rally to urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid.  It’s the latest in an ongoing fight between Republican legislative leaders who don’t want to expand Medicaid and Governor Kasich, who backs the idea.   But Democratic State Representative Mike Foley says the Governor needs to do more to get majority lawmakers to pass Medicaid expansion now.

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Politics
8:35 am
Tue July 9, 2013

One of Ohio’s Top Republicans Wants To Overturn Gay Marriage Ban In Ohio

One of Ohio’s former top Republican office holders is supporting the effort to overturn Ohio’s ban on gay marriage.

Republican Jim Petro is well known in Ohio politics.  He’s served as Ohio’s Attorney General, State Auditor, Chancellor of Ohio Regents, and a state lawmaker.  Now he’s taking a stand in a hot button political issue.  Petro is working with the group that wants to put an issue on the ballot next year that would allow Ohioans to vote to overturn the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage.

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Politics
8:34 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Ohio Abortion Debate Will Continue Past Budget Issues

Ohio’s budget was a big victory for Ohio Right to Life as five bills it supported were attached to the state’s new two year fiscal plan. But NARAL Pro Choice Ohio says the fight isn’t over.

Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonadakis is pretty pleased now that Republican Governor John Kasich has signed a budget that includes five anti abortion amendments.

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