Ann Thompson

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 India, Japan, South Korea, Germany and Belgium as part of fellowships from the East-West Center and RIAS.

Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell says she is focused on the three Es -- enrolled, enlisted, employed -- as the district tries to prepare students for graduation and keep them in Cincinnati after commencement. It's hoped a variety of partnerships, including one with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, will further the goal.

A Tri-State emergency room nurse and her engineer husband are in the final stages of producing a potentially life-saving sensor and app. It would remind parents and caregivers there is a child in the backseat of a car, helping to prevent that child from potentially suffocating in the heat.

Regarding the homeless campers on Third Street who refuse to leave, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he has "obtained the assistance of Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters" and will be filing actions in both state and federal court.

Fourteen moving companies, which operated principally out of a business address in Hollywood, Fla., with a warehouse in West Chester, Ohio, are in trouble with the U.S. Justice Department.

The Black United Front, one of the parties to the Collaborative Agreement that tackles ongoing community-police issues, has gone to court. It wants the Citizen Complaint Authority to be able to force police to be interviewed during an investigation.

The Kilauea volcano has been erupting since May, after a 6.9 eruption caused an earthquake that swallowed roads and homes and sent ash spewing 30,000 feet into the air. Researchers hope to determine the stability of the ocean floor near the erupting volcano in Hawaii, and so they've put a dozen seismometers on the ocean bottom this summer, with plans to retreive them in September. 

 Updated: July 30, 9:25 a.m. 

Thousands of people are expected to watch the 4th annual "Dangerwheel" competition in Cincinnati's Pendleton neighborhood this weekend. Sixty-four teams go head-to-head as adults ride Big Wheel-type bikes down hills and over jumps.

The Cincinnati Music Festival, now in its 56th year, is expected to pump millions of dollars into the city's economy this weekend. The Cincinnati USA Visitor's & Convention Bureau estimates the 83,000 attendees, 80 percent of whom are from out of town, will spend $107 million.

Updated: 2:26 p.m.

Thursday Bird began testing its dock-free electric scooters in Cincinnati to the delight of many riders in Over-the-Rhine, Downtown and The Banks.

The Good Samaritan Western Ridge Ambulatory Campus is about to get a lot bigger.

Though the recent rain has helped the Ohio River avert a possible harmful algal bloom, a handful of Greater Cincinnati agencies continue to monitor the river for the presence of the toxic scum-like organism that can potentially kill fish and other wildlife.

Procter & Gamble says it plans to ramp up the number of robots it has to a total of 5,000 in the next five years. It now has 3,000, up from 1,000 in 2013. Managers say the reason for the robotic increase is due to advances in vision and gripping, as well as robots that can work alongside people.

The director of the Western & Southern Open says new seating in the south building of the Lindner Family Tennis Center is the first of its kind in the world for tennis. Andre Silva showed off the new construction Thursday, three weeks before the start of the tournament.

Updated: Thursday, 4:00 p.m.

Cincinnati officials are delaying a plan to clear a homeless camp under the highway ramp on Third Street at Plum.

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) will decide July 25 at 9 a.m. in a special meeting whether to put a sales tax levy on the Hamilton County ballot and in what amount.

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