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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Hamilton County police and prosecutors are starting to make progress in identifying heroin dealers and charging them with the overdose deaths or near deaths of their users.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Two of the newest employees at Cincinnati Children's Hospital are dogs.

State of Ohio

University of Dayton researchers are developing computer software that will automatically detect threats or damage to oil and gas pipelines, thanks in part to the support of one of the nation's largest utilities.

WCPO

During a Thursday news conference, the attorneys of former Cincinnati VA Medical Center acting Chief of Staff Barbara Temeck, announced the Drug Enforcement Agency will not investigate their client for possible criminal prosecution involving pain pills she prescribed to her boss's wife.

In addition, her attorneys said she would file a whistleblower complaint over the retaliation of current and former staff.

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University of Cincinnati student Christopher Steward felt a little uneasy as he walked out of his polling place Tuesday at Little Sisters of the Poor. He's unsure of the country's direction and has been talking to his friends about it.

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As opioid abuse skyrockets out of control, University of Cincinnati Health researchers are trying to zero in on fresh alternatives for the estimated 100 million people who suffer from chronic pain.

Principal investigator of a $1.95 million federal grant, Jun-Ming Zhang, MD, is studying the roles of the  nervous system and immune system in preclinical models of back and neuropathic pain.

Jim Harris

Jim Harris, adventure photographer and writer, still has a "pretty good limp" but according to doctors and rehabilitation specialists has made an incredible recovery since fracturing his vertebrae while in Chile to traverse an ice cap.

Our news partner, WCPO, followed his journey from Chile to rehab in Cincinnati early on.

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Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), based at the Wilmington Air Park, has reached agreement to operate an air cargo network for an Amazon subsidiary, but it's unclear if all the planes Amazon is leasing will continue to fly out of Wilmington.

Since last summer ATSG has been working with Amazon Fulfillment Services to customize an air cargo network. Under the deal Amazon will lease 20 Boeing 767 aircraft and be able to acquire 20 percent of ATSG's common share stock.

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Redevelopment of underutilized Hamilton County industrial sites could result in an economic impact of $12 billion. The UC Economics Center prepared the report commissioned by the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority  and TechSolve.

MLB.com

Reds General Manager Dick Williams didn't take the traditional career path to running a professional baseball team. For years he was an investment banker and venture capitalist. In the ten years Williams has worked for the Reds he's taken a closer look at what baseball calls sabermetrics. (SABR-Society for American Baseball Research)

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