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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Cincinnati's Greenwich House Gallery says it is the only location in the Western Hemisphere to host "'The Unveiling,' a groundbreaking Indian art exhibit."

The exhibit opens Friday October 2 in O'Bryonville.

Forty collectible pieces painted by Sandip Roy, Shubashish Mondal, C.H. Gandi, and others include abstracts, oils, pastels, architectural images, and scenic landscapes.

Mylah's Facebook page

Six-year-old Mylah Bryant has a blood disease (aplastic anemia) that required chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Not only did doctors discuss making her well, they asked her parents if they wanted to preserve tissue so she could reproduce years later without the damaging effects of chemotherapy.

Solarizing Cincinnati

Sep 25, 2015

City leaders and environmental groups are leading an effort to "Solarize Cincy" by offering rebates for residents of Cincinnati.

Details of "Solarize Cincy" are scheduled to be announced Tuesday at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Provided / Cincinnati State

Update 5:38 p.m.: Cincinnati State says Provost Monica Posey will serve as interim president.

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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil is quick to brag on Deputy Tony Lipps and other members of the department who use their talents to de-stress.

"The message today (Tuesday) is in short, we're humanizing the badge but we're also letting other people in general understand that it is positive to have outlets," Neil said while taking the media on a tour of Lipps' newly rented Mt. Auburn art studio.

PSA Airlines

Dayton International Airport says PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of the former US Airways and now part of American Airlines, will break ground Thursday on a $14 million expansion at the airport. The expansion is a new 69,000 square foot hangar that will house aircraft and act as an engine parts storage facility for the regional carrier. Earlier this year PSA finished building a 7,500 square foot operations control center.

Wikipedia Commons / Steve Jurvetson derivative work: Mariordo

Just as Uber and Google ramp up testing for driverless cars on public streets, Mercedes-Benz and BMW announced at the Frankfort Auto Show they will develop autonomous cars. Other car manufacturers are already doing research in the robot car market, projected to be worth $42 billion by 2025.

Miami University

Shortly after the discovery of Homo naledi (a new ancestor of humans), Miami University says its anthropology students can hold precise plastic replicas of some of the fossils.

University of Dayton

Cenntro Motors, a Nevada-based company that develops all-electric commercial vehicles, has donated two electric trucks to the University of Dayton.

The two vehicles, unveiled Friday morning, will be plugged into service later this month to deliver mail and to be part of the university's parking services fleet.

City of Dayton

Update 4:10 p.m.:  Media reports say Price left because of "personal reasons." No other details are available.

Original Post: Dayton City Manager Warren Price, who has held that job since January, has announced he will step down Wednesday. Assistant City Manager Shelley Dickstein has been appointed Interim City Manager. No reason for the departure was given in a city news release.  A news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday.