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Jo Ingles

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.

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” and ONN’s “Capitol Square”. 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 also works as the Media Adviser for the Ohio Wesleyan University Transcript newspaper and OWU radio.

Lawmakers couldn't get the votes to overturn Gov. John Kasich's veto of a bill banning abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected.  But Kasich signed another bill that bans a procedure commonly after 12 weeks gestation. And these were not the only abortion bills lawmakers considered this year.

Thousands of Ohioans have already received the paperwork they need to access medical marijuana and are ready to get it when it becomes available. 

After months of delays, patients could be able to get legal medical marijuana in Ohio in a matter of days. 

The so-called “Heartbeat Bill”, which Gov. John Kasich promises to veto, had been likely to come up for a vote today in an Ohio House committee. But there were too many questions about the controversial bill that would ban abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected for it to proceed to a vote. 

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A bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations in Ohio for criminal and civil case involving rape and sexual abuse is getting a little help from a nationally known attorney.

The bill would not affect past victims of sexual abuse, like those who have filed suit against Ohio State University but would affect future cases after it passes.

Retailers throughout Ohio are gearing up for the holiday shopping season. The industry expects consumers will be buying more this year than last.

The roads are is expected to be busy this Thanksgiving holiday. The number of travelers on Ohio’s roads is expected to be the highest in more than a decade.

Many Pike County residents were relieved when authorities arrested six people in connection with the killing of eight members of the Rhoden family in 2016. But the question now is how that local officials will be able to afford to prosecute those cases. A bill is being proposed to help in those cases.

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