Andy Chow

Statehouse Reporter

Andy Chow is a general assignment state government reporter who focuses on environmental, energy, agriculture, and education-related issues. He started his journalism career as an associate producer with ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus before becoming a producer with WBNS 10TV.


Andy gained his in-depth knowledge of Statehouse issues while working for Hannah News Service, an online-based news and research publication. He also participated in the Legislative Service Commission's Fellowship program as a production assistant for "The Ohio Channel."


Andy earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting at Otterbein University and took part in the Washington Semester program through American University in Washington, D.C.

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Last year, Ohio scrapped the problematic standardized tests known as PARCC, but they’re still causing some issues for state officials. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

The education department is going to release its school district report cards in two installments. Some information will come out in the coming week and the rest will come out at the end of February.

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  The group that keeps tabs on Ohio’s prisons for state lawmakers says there are fewer young people behind bars. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

The Correction Institution Inspection Committee said the number of teenagers sent to Ohio’s adult prisons took a huge dip to its lowest numbers in 15 years.

The group’s executive director, Joanna Saul, says this represents an important institutional shift.

A Democratic U.S. Senate contender is calling on Gov. John Kasich to put his money where his mouth is when it comes to keeping guns away from potential terrorists. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.


Last month, Gov. John Kasich said the country should ban people on the “No Fly List” from getting guns, but said that should be done cautiously. The list is a subgroup of people who the feds are screening as potential terrorists. 

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Utilities, energy officials and environmental advocates are all debating a landmark proposition that would set the stage for the future of energy in Ohio. And as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, for the average consumer, this could mean paying hundreds of dollars more on electric bills.

Who should be paying to keep inefficient power plants that don’t do very well in the market afloat: The utility company or its customers?

That’s the question these proposals, known as power purchase agreements, come down to.

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The state is using an interactive exhibit to show people, first-hand, the dangers of texting while driving. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.


The sounds of a distracted driving simulation fill the halls of the Ohio Statehouse. “Look out, you’re gonna get me killed.”