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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Courtesy of Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District

A team of volunteers is expected to help mussels in the East Fork of the Little Miami River find new homes Saturday. They're being relocated as work begins on removing the lowhead dam in Williamsburg.

Courtesy of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

In a surprise move, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has selected its next leader. Interim Director Paula Brehm-Heeger takes over the permanent position immediately.

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Cincinnati and surrounding fire departments honored those who died over the last year during the annual Greater Cincinnati Firefighters Memorial Service Thursday.

The Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority (The Port) and Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses are signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as the paperwork continues falling into place on FC Cincinnati's West End stadium.

Courtesy of Miami University

Miami University is celebrating the 50th anniversary this week of its campus in Luxembourg.

Courtesy of Ezz Fest

The West End is celebrating its heritage Saturday with a festival named for one of the community's most well known residents, Ezzard Charles.

Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Updated 2 p.m.

A Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy is hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being struck by a vehicle overnight, the department says. A suspect is in custody.

Courtesy Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services

The University of Cincinnati is officially launching its new 1819 Innovation Hub Friday. The former Sears building on Reading Road is now designed as a space for companies like Kroger and Procter & Gamble to interact and collaborate with students in a mutually beneficial way.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Two communities once linked by a thriving commercial trade are once again reunited now that ferry service between Rabbit Hash, Ky., and Rising Sun, Ind., has been restored. Rising Star Casino decided to build a new ferry in order to connect the two towns, and increase access to the Indiana gambling boat.

Courtesy of Kroger and Walgreens

Cincinnati-based Kroger and Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens are trying out a partnership placing Kroger brand items in Walgreens stores and making Kroger online orders available for pickup at some locations too. The program is being tested at 13 Walgreens stores in Northern Kentucky.

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Police officers and several civilians are being honored for their actions following last month's deadly shooting in the lobby of the Fifth Third Bank building on Fountain Square.

Courtesy of Kings Island

Updated 09/27/18 10:15 a.m.

Bye, bye birdie! Firehawk is thrilling its final visitors this fall. Kings Island announced Thursday the coaster, which opened in 2007, will close at the end of the season.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The fountain in front of the Cincinnati Museum Center has been delighting visitors young and old since Union Terminal opened in 1933. The cascading green fount got a facelift and a system upgrade as part of the restoration, and construction crews are debuting the geyser Thursday.

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Maribel Trujillo Diaz, the Butler County mother of four who was deported to her native Mexico in April 2017, is back in the United States.

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High atop the glass-fronted Cincinnati Museum Center sits a door few people ever get to see. It's marked "Door Number S-404."

Courtesy of FC Cincinnati

Soccer club FC Cincinnati broke ground Wednesday on its new training complex in Clermont County, simultaneously announcing Mercy Health is paying for the facility's naming rights.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The clock is ticking on getting the Union Terminal timepiece tick-tocking again. It was removed last year for cleaning and maintenance and is scheduled to be reinstalled beginning Monday.

Courtesy REDI Cincinnati

The head of REDI Cincinnati is stepping down. President and CEO Johnna Reeder has led the Regional Economic Development Initiative since its inception in 2014.

Courtesy Cincinnati Museum Center

Somewhat similar to the Tyrannosaurus, the Cincinnati Museum Center's new dinosaur, Torvosaurus, is the only one of its kind. Until the fossilized remains were found largely intact in 2013, researchers had only uncovered random bones.

Courtesy Hamilton NightGlow

Unlike most racers, the more than 450 runners preparing for this weekend's marathon in Hamilton don't have to get out of bed well before the sun comes up. At the 3rd annual Hamilton NightGlow Marathon, the running starts when the sun goes down, well, almost.

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