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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Prisons
2:31 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Warren County Jail latest to add online video visitation

The Warren County Sheriff's Department has launched a new inmate video visitation program.
HomeWAV

Visiting an inmate at the Warren County Jail is now as easy as logging onto your computer.

The Sheriff's Department has contracted with the HomeWAV system to begin online inmate video visitation. "Video visitation is the wave of the future for correctional facilities," Sheriff Larry Sims said, "and Warren County is proud to offer it."

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University of Cincinnati
6:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

UC to sell "Green Bonds" to finance green building

UC's already-renovated Morgens Hall (Glass House) at the left. At the right is Scioto Hall, which will now be renovated as a twin to Morgens.
Lisa Ventre, University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati says it's the first public university in the United States to bring a Green Bond to market. The first-ever higher education green bond was offered by MIT in September.

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Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

NeuroSwitch gives voice to ALS patients

The NeuroSwitch helps people with ALS and quadriplegics communicate.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Tucked away inside the Milford City Building is a small technology company that is helping ALS patients and other people with the inability to move and communicate around the world.

Control Bionics is the combined venture of James Schorey and former CNN news anchor Peter Ford. Schorey designed the sensor used in the NeuroSwitch and Ford adapted it to people with only the slightest of movement.

How it works

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Economy
12:00 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Home Prices in Cincinnati, Dayton highest since 2008

Cincinnati and Dayton are among a handful of cities with double-digit increases in home prices since 2008 according to the RealtyTrac October 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report.

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Holiday sales
1:50 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Holiday retail sales to grow in Cincinnati but not in Dayton

A new study by the UC Economics Center projects a 5.1 percent increase in holiday sales (November and December) this year over last in Cincinnati. This is slightly higher than the estimated growth in Ohio of 4.5 percent.

Director of Research Dr. Michael Jones looked at:

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