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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Duke Energy
12:00 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Local hearings begin Tuesday for proposed Duke rate hikes

The first of four public hearings over a proposed Duke Energy increase begins tonight.

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Tricorder
4:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Take charge of your health with a tricorder-like device

UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld, center, tests the sweat-sensor communication with a smart phone. At right is student Daniel Rose. At left is Dan's brother, Roger Rose.
Dottie Stover, University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati researchers are developing a Star Trek-like tricorder device to help you monitor your own health.


The tricorder, known for its ability in part to diagnose disease, isn't so futuristic anymore.


Diamond Select Toys simulates the sound of the Star Trek device. "Captain, we're picking up very light tricorder readings."

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Star Trek-like Tricorder in the works

UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld, center, tests the sweat-sensor communication with a smart phone. At right is student Daniel Rose. At left is Dan's brother, Roger Rose.
Dottie Stover, University of Cincinnati

The first step in developing a Tricorder device may only be a few years away. UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld is testing his band-aid like patch. With just a few drops of sweat, it will monitor health and diagnose disease on people and in the lab using artificial skin that mimics sweat. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."

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Scrubbing
4:52 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

CPS says it won't lose any money over scrubbing

CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan says it was a "business rule error" and the district will comply.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

The Cincinnati Public School District says it will not lose millions of dollars after violating, what it calls a business rule, in a state scrubbing investigation.


At a news conference CPS called the accusations a misinterpretation of the constantly changing requirements from the Ohio Department of Education. To make their point, school officials displayed a binder containing 500 pages on how to report attendance data. Teachers Union President Julie Sellers pointed out an omission from the ODE on its own website.

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Education
5:13 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Report finds school districts scrubbed data

Auditor Dave Yost
Credit Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

A new audit released by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost has identified more cases of school districts that are believed to have scrubbed data on state reports.

Four new school districts are identified in this audit: Canton City Schools, Cincinnati Public Schools, Northridge Local Schools, and Winton Woods City Schools.  Those districts, along with five previously named: Campbell, Cleveland, Marion, Toledo and Columbus, are thought to have fudged data to look better on state reports. 

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