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.

U.S. House of Representatives

Cincinnati-area congressman Brad Wenstrup was the first doctor on the scene this Wednesday morning to treat House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.  Scalise and four others were wounded after a gunman opened fire during baseball practice including Republican congressmen and staffers. Wenstrup is a former army surgeon.

After the gunman was shot by Capitol Hill police, Wenstrup ran out to the field to treat Scalise. He says the experience reminded him of his days as a combat surgeon in Iraq.

photo of UBER's OTTO autonomous truck
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Ohio is continuing to try to position itself as the epicenter of the self-driving industry. The Ohio Department of Transportation's Matt Bruning says the state has two smart corridors with two more in the works. He says technology companies like Ohio's variable climate and scenery.

"Alarming" is how Miami University officials describe the hospitalization of 21 students this weekend for alcohol abuse.

The ambulance runs started when a self-imposed moratorium by sororities and fraternities on alcohol events expired Thursday following  "rush," or the recruitment of new pledges.

University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says President Gregory Crawford had about 50-55 sorority and fraternity presidents at his home Friday to talk about the problem. He has also asked student leaders, faculty and staff for input about what else to do.