Tana Weingartner

Reporter / Digital Journalist

Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Most recently, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and a regional Murrow Award. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.

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Job and Family Services is hardest hit among Hamilton County agencies by the partial government shutdown. Other groups and programs that rely on federal grants could start feeling the effects if the shutdown - already the longest in history - persists.

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The new Esperanza Latino Center of Northern Kentucky in Covington aims to make it easier for the Latino community to connect with outreach and educational services.


Surrounded by law enforcement from around the country, the Colerain Police Department, friends and family laid Officer Dale Woods to rest Monday. He died Jan. 7 after being struck by a pickup truck while on duty Jan. 4.

Despite some last minute deal-making, FC Cincinnati held onto its No. 1 pick in Friday's Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The team's first MLS college draft selection is Frankie Amaya, a midfielder from UCLA.

Courtesy of The Gorilla Foundation

The Cincinnati Zoo is moving ahead with its lawsuit seeking the return of a 37-year-old gorilla from The Gorilla Foundation in California. The zoo filed additional court documents late Thursday in federal court in San Francisco.

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Hamilton County's Engineer says the county is ready for Saturday's expected snowfall. Ted Hubbard says there's plenty of road salt on hand.

Hamilton County commissioners got some good news Thursday as bids to build the new crime lab came in for less than expected.

The Cincinnati Zoo and The Gorilla Foundation both say they're not allowed to comment on Monday's mediation. However, the zoo says it intends to file a response to the foundation's position on Thursday.

Democrat Stephanie Summerow Dumas was sworn-in Tuesday as the third member of the Hamilton County Board of Commission. She is believed to be the first African-American woman to serve as a county commissioner in Ohio.

Photo by Ron Blunt

While some may view it as that weird thing that happens in the desert, Burning Man continues to thrive as an experiment in community each summer in Nevada, and the art that comes out of it can be radical and push boundaries.

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State of Kentucky / AP

New Kentucky driver's licenses pull into Northern Kentucky in late March. Campbell, Kenton and Pendleton counties will be the first locally to offer the new IDs.

Courtesy of The Gorilla Foundation

Cincinnati Zoo officials are in San Francisco Monday for a court-ordered mediation with California-based The Gorilla Foundation.

Damian Dovarganes / AP

A study comparing the effectiveness of 3D versus 2D mammography is enrolling participants in Greater Cincinnati.

Courtesy of Community Blood Center

Blood centers across the state are looking to replenish supplies after the holidays and find new donors. Thanks to a House bill signed into law last year, January is officially Blood Donor Awareness Month in Ohio - part of the national push to increase donations.

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(Original publication date: Nov. 13, 2018)

More than two years after the gruesome incident, four people are under arrest for the murders of eight people in Pike County.

National Park Service

The William Howard Taft National Historic Site was closed as usual on New Year's Day, but the doors weren't unlocked Wednesday morning and callers hear the following message: "Due to the lack in federal appropriation, William Howard Taft National Historic Site is closed."

Courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

After her precarious entrance into the world, the Cincinnati Zoo is celebrating another "Fiona" milestone: Cincinnati's beloved hippo now weighs in at 1,000 pounds.

Courtesy of Duke Energy

Plans are moving ahead once again on a proposed natural gas pipeline to run through Hamilton County. A hearing is set for March 21, 2019, at UC Blue Ash.

Courtesy of Northern Kentucky University

The former president and CEO of REDI Cincinnati is announcing her plans for the future. Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer is taking over as interim dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University.

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The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency is conducting additional monitoring Monday and Tuesday in the Winton Terrace and Spring Grove Village neighborhoods. The move follows complaints from community members and a subsequent report in the media.