Ann Thompson

Reporter & Midday Host

With more than 20 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.


She has reported from Japan and South Korea, Germany and Belgium as part of fellowships from the East-West Center and RIAS.



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Biking
3:21 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

UC student creates a map for Cincinnati bikers

Nate Wessel at one of Cincinnati's new Red Bike kiosks.
Credit University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati graduate student Nate Wessel spent six months painstakingly mapping out bike paths in Greater Cincinnati and everything in between including bike shops, public transportation hubs, water fountains and grocery stores. He also has illustrated the changes in elevation.

The glossy new map is being distributed free at local coffee shops and bike stores around the city. It is also viewable online

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Water
6:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Keeping harmful algae blooms out of Cincinnati water

Wikipedia

Greater Cincinnati's Water Technology Innovation Cluster Confluence is putting on a private summit Wednesday to address ways of keeping harmful algae blooms out of the local water supply.

Just this August a toxic algal bloom in Lake Erie near the Toledo water intake prevented nearly 500,000 residents from getting their drinking water for three days.

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Recycling
4:01 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Saturday event takes the recyclables Rumpke won't

The One Stop Drop, organized by Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and the Oakley Recycles Project, is scheduled for Saturday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons.

Acceptable items include:

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Ebola
11:30 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Protecting yourself and others from Ebola

Wikimedia Commons

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued, new stronger quarantine protocols Thursday in an effort to help local health departments responding to suspected or confirmed Ebola cases in Ohio.

Currently there are no reported cases of Ebola in Ohio.

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Ebola
12:54 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Ebola infected Texas health care worker visited Akron

Ebola virus

Health Officials say the second Texas health care worker with Ebola visited family in Akron last week.

In a conference call with reporters, the Ohio Health Department's Dr. Mary DiOrio  said the department is working to identify whom she may have come in contact with between October 8 and October 13 and whether those people need to be quarantined.

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