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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pot bust
1:34 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Pot bust believed to be Butler County's largest

The Butler County Sheriff's Department shows off it's recent pot haul

Two people are jailed following a huge seizure of marijuana in Butler County. Sgt. Monte Mayer said it is believed to be the largest in county history. Police confiscated 900 pounds of pot worth $1.1 million. Mayer says the bust happened Tuesday night.


The Sheriff's Department believes the shipment originated in Mexico.  The Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce intercepted the shipment and made a "controlled delivery" of the shipment to an empty storefront in 4700 of Industry Drive in Fairfield.

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Politics
1:54 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Chabot and Wenstrup will work to get the budget under control

Congressman Steve Chabot at the Hamilton County Republican watch party
WVXU

First district Congressman Steve Chabot has been re-elected for a ninth term. He says he's willing to work with President Obama, if Mr. Obama is willing to work with Congress.


"We need to do what's right for the country and it's a whole lot better if you have a President working together. The President wasn't particularly interested in working with a Republican Congress recently in the last couple of years and hopefully that will change."

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Politics
2:56 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Spotty problems, heavy turnout, voters happy to make a difference

Credit wvxu

About 100 voters at the Evanston Recreation Center were inconvenienced this morning when a worker failed to unlock the doors. Hamilton County Board of Elections chairman Tim Burke, who went to the scene himself when he heard about the problem, said an employee had forgotten to open the doors.  It was 7:15 a.m. when somebody came with a key. The poll workers were locked out too, so it took them a little while to set up even after the doors were opened.

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Mock Election
12:04 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Seven Hills students design an election system from scratch

Jen Faber and her class talk about their mock election
WVXU

The results are in, in one of the largest high school mock elections in the country. More than 50,000 ballots were cast in the "Votes" project, including students from Cincinnati's Seven Hills School.


The teenagers in Jen Faber's American History class planned this election from scratch.


"The students designed this election in that they chose to do registration. They created an electoral college system."

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Local News
9:10 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Obama: "We've come too far to turn back now"

President Obama speaks to a crowd of 15,000 at UC (including 2,000 in an overflow area)

Electing Mitt Romney would be a return to policies that have failed in the past and “crashed our economy,’’ President Obama told a full house crowd of 13,500 at the University of Cincinnati’s Fifth Third Arena Sunday night.

The highly charged-up crowd, that was entertained before and after the president’s speech by legendary recording artist Stevie Wonder, roared its approval when Obama appealed to them to help him win the election that takes place on Tuesday and appears now to be too close to call.

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