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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Heroin apparently drove a Pleasant Plain, Ohio woman to traffic her 11-year-old daughter to her alleged drug dealer inside a Colerain Avenue apartment.

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Potholes can be punishing on your car and wallet. A new AAA survey estimates they cost drivers $6.4 billion per year. They also cost the transportation departments that have to repair the roads.

Cincinnati is in the process of filling 10,000 potholes in three weeks.

But what if work crews could repair potholes permanently? They can, according to Roger Filion, president of Kasi Infrared.

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Friday is a special day for Miami Township (Clermont County) Fire Chief Steve Kelly and the other 400,000 people adopted in Ohio between 1964 and 1996.

Until now their adoption records have been sealed, and even such drastic measures as petitioning the court couldn't get them opened.  March 20 is the first day adoptees can officially request their adoption records from the Ohio Department of Health, thanks to a change in Ohio law.

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The Cincinnati VA Hospital and its clinics are apparently in the clear when it comes to problematic wait times.

Director of Public Affairs Denise Kerr says, "The Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs notified our facility that we appropriately addressed flagged issues and were removed from the list of facilities that had issues related to the audit."

At one point last summer the Cincinnati VA had wait times of 45 days. That has now been reduced to 24 days for new primary care patients. In addition, there are new policies in place.

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Pete Rose has officially petitioned Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for reinstatement. Manfred said he will consider the request "on its merits."

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Seeing is believing for University of Cincinnati psychology graduate students who are using eye-tracking devices to study behavior.

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A panel charged with improving community-police relations following two high-profile shootings will soon start preparing recommendations for Governor John Kasich. The fourth and final hearing was held Monday night in Cincinnati

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Zachary Green, CEO of MN8 FoxFire, and a Wyoming volunteer firefighter, has found new uses for "glow-in-the-dark" technology and is marketing them nationally and internationally.

He uses photoluminescence technology to light up firefighter helmets, safety signs and floor markings that show a safe way out of a workspace when the electricity goes out.

Cincinnati is the fourth and final stop for the Ohio Task Force on Community Police Relations which has already held forums in Cleveland, Wilberforce and Toledo.

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YouTube advertisers are upset because ads for products like Secret, Bud Light and Aveeno aired right before ISIS propaganda and  jihadi-themed videos. CNN Money broke the story.

Secret deodorant is made by Procter & Gamble, and the company isn't happy.

In a statement, P&G said, "Our ads should not have appeared and we’re working with YouTube to understand how it happened and to avoid it happening again." Anheuser-Busch is also talking to YouTube.

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