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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Retail
6:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

The job of selling Kenwood Collection

Developers are pitching Kenwood Collection at a convention this week in Las Vegas.
Phillips Edison

Developers of the newly named Kenwood Collection are in Las Vegas this week for the International Council of Shopping Center's Global Retail Real Estate Convention. There, David Birdsall, senior vice president of Strategic Investment Funds for Phillips Edison, hopes to find retailers for this new development.

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Retirement living
9:58 am
Fri May 17, 2013

China moves into the retirement business with Greater Cincinnati advice

Carol Silver Elliott (right) will be the only American to speak at a retirement industry conference in Shanghai, China this week.
Credit provided


The CEO of Cedar Village Retirement Community in Mason, Carol Silver Elliott, is the only U.S. representative at the China Aging Industry Summit Forum this week in Shanghai.


The Deerfield Township woman was invited to give an overview of aging services in the U.S, in part because she serves on two national boards.


She'll talk about:

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Brains to boost battery power

A lithium-ion battery

The rush is on for a better battery that will be smaller, hold more power, and charge faster. The Department of Energy announced a new partnership with this challenge: Invent batteries that are five times more powerful and one fifth the price in just five years. The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research or JCESR will gather brain power from five national labs, five universities and industry. Ann Thompson, in "Focus on Technology," reports on what kind of battery you can expect in electronic devices and cars and when.

City budget cuts
12:45 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Health Department says budget cuts will increase rats and bed bugs

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) is putting the public on notice that proposed budget cuts will have a direct effect on services. A meeting is scheduled for May 28 to discuss the layoff of 18 employees and what the cuts will mean.


CHD Spokesman Rocky Merz says over the last five years the department has had to eliminate more than 100 positions. The latest cuts come from a city budget proposal to cut 9% of the CHD's budget.


Fewer rat trapping and bed bug inspections

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Vote fraud investigation
11:35 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Hamilton County elections board sends two more voting cases to prosecutor

The Hamilton County Board of Elections debates possible illegal voting.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The Hamilton County Board of Elections is referring two people to the prosecutor's office for possible illegal voting, but the bigger question appears to be whether more than three dozen people who each voted a provisional ballot and absentee ballot are in the wrong.
 

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