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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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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bioLOGIC
4:00 am
Mon February 11, 2013

bioLOGIC is bigger and open for business

bioLOGIC is a life science incubator in Covington.
WVXU

A Covington life sciences incubator is expanding and area developers are looking forward to it attracting more related companies.


When bioLOGIC moves in its newest start-up companies in March, the old dance hall, turned lab and office space, will triple its size. Managing Director Keith Schneider shows off the bigger conference room.

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Anna Louise Inn
4:15 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Cincinnati is next stop in Anna Louise Inn decision

Anna Louise Inn
WVXU

Both the Anna Louise Inn and the company suing it are claiming victory in an appeals court ruling Friday.

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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Growing life science companies

BioLOGIC, a life sciences accelerator in Covington
Ann Thompson WVXU

BioLOGIC, Covington's life sciences accelerator, is expanding. Not only do city leaders hope to fill the space but they are counting on the bright ideas and talented workforce to help lure other life science companies to the area. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."


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