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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Provided / Kentucky Film Commission

Kentucky is upping the ante in its quest to attract more movies.

Governor Steve Beshear signed House Bill 340 into law this month, increasing the income tax credit from 20 percent to 30 percent; and giving added incentives for filming in certain counties and for using Kentucky labor.

Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo has produced what's believed to be the first non-human offspring using "glass" sperm. They are kittens named Elsa and Vito.

The Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) harvested domestic cat sperm and preserved it in ultra-rapid freezing liquid nitrogen to form "glass" rather than ice crystals. This process is called vitrification.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Police say they are seeing a rise in violent crime on the streets of Cincinnati and because of that are taking aggressive, but focused measures to combat it.

Friday began with the arrest of 13 people on Cincinnati's West Side. After a 2:00 news conference there were still another 13 left to go, according to District Three Commander Dan Gerard who is working with CIRV, the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence.

Dottie Stover / University of Cincinnati

A University of Cincinnati researcher, studying the safety of hookah steam stones, has found residues of toxic metals in simulated smoking scenarios.

High-Tech Shark Tank

May 11, 2015
Ann Thompson / WVXU

As part of the University of Cincinnati's Research Week, a friendly little "Shark Tank" competition brought out the brilliant and innovative scientists from UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Provided / Butler County Sheriff

The U.S. Justice Department says a federal grand jury has indicted Christopher Cornell on an additional charge for "attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization."

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati Union Bethel is on the verge of opening a new Anna Louise Inn in Mt. Auburn.

The opening comes two years after agreeing  to sell its downtown location housing low-income women to Western & Southern Financial Group for $4 million.

Sinclair

Sinclair Community College is in the midst of a $5 million capital project to expand its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) education and testing, and in the process is helping Greater Dayton make a name for itself in the drone industry.

Miami University

Miami University President David Hodge is retiring. In a note to students, faculty and staff Friday  he writes:

Provided / City Gospel Mission

Recovering addict Mark Hudson looks back on the day when alcohol controlled his life. "I was merely existing. For the previous four years I was just getting up everyday going to work, coming home, no routine. I wasn't giving back. I was just taking."

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