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.

When big planes start flying regularly out of a largely vacant airport, people notice. That's the case at the Wilmington Air Park where, for a few months now, four Boeing 767s have been taking off daily.

University of Cincinnati graduate Eliot Gomez, now doing research in Sweden at  Linköping University, has demonstrated with other scientists the world's first electronic plant. In the future this technology could possibly power small electronic devices or delay blooming if there was a frost.

Here's how he put "wires" into a rose while being careful not to clog the plant or kill it:

Thirty-six years after eleven people were crushed to death while trying to gain entrance to the Who concert at the old Riverfront Coliseum, they are being remembered with a marker on the plaza level between the U.S. Bank Arena and Great American Ball Park.

A special ceremony is planned Thursday at 7:00 p.m. to dedicate the tall, black memorial.

Chances are good you'll find a quadcopter, commonly known as a "drone," underneath your Christmas tree this year. The Federal Aviation Administration predicts 1 million people will get them as gifts.

Tuesday is the last day parents, administrators and the public can participate in a survey for Cincinnati Public Schools. The district wants guidance on things like the budget, the curriculum and the "Whole Child" and "My Tomorrow" initiatives, according to spokeswoman Janet Walsh.

International conservationists, desperate to save endangered species, have turned to technology in the hope it will make a difference  before it's too late.

According to the 2015 Ohio Retail Holiday Forecast, prepared by the UC Economics Center, Cincinnati will have the biggest increase in Ohio holiday retail sales from 2014 to 2015 at 5.6 percent.

For the state, University of Cincinnati economists predict an average increase of 4.2 percent in November and December. The national average is 3.7 percent.

To the non-scientist, the Sunburst Diving Beetle doesn't look any different than your average beetle. But put it under a microscope and examine the complexity of its eyes. You will see bifocal eyes-six sets of them.

It's something new everyday for employees of the Skirball Museum on the campus of Hebrew Union College as they unbox 1,500 to 3,000 ancient and modern art pieces donated by the now closed B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C.

The collection acquired in May, 2015 is more than quadrupling the size of the museum's holdings, making it one of the largest and most important Jewish museums in the Midwest.

Dozens of attorneys representing four states, and the lawsuits against them, have converged in Washington D.C. to argue whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in two of those states and whether they should be recognized in the other two.

Officials running the Wilmington Air Park say they have reason to be optimistic as they ramp up marketing efforts to fill the still mostly vacant space. In June it will be three years since the Clinton County Port Authority has taken donation of 1,500 acres, two fully functioning commercial runways, 150 acres of tarmac and 3-million square feet of building space. Thousands of jobs vanished when DHL shut down domestic operations there. Now the Wilmington Air Park is starting an aggressive marketing campaign with a new website and plans for ad placement and trade show visits.

A Cincinnati company has pleaded guilty in what will be the state’s first criminal antitrust convictions in 30 years. According to Attorney General Mike DeWine, Quattro Inc, a seller of traffic control devices, wasn’t playing by the rules. Court documents say the company worked with a co-conspirator to submit prearranged quotes to ODOT and at other times submitted multiple quotes from itself and related companies. “Quattro would tell its direct competitor or co-conspirator what prices to quote to ODOT for specific products.

Scores of suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested in a raid on a southwest Ohio poultry plant.

Authorities say the Koch Foods facility in Fairfield has been under investigation for two years. Special Agent Brian Moskowitz with U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement says it's the plant's "pattern and practice" to hire undocumented workers.

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