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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You can now use your smartphone to check out that local hiking trail before you set out. Images of trails throughout 16 Hamilton County parks were captured in spring and summer last year and are now available on Google Maps.

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Hamilton County commissioners and the Bengals have a deal in place to cover some of what the county contractually owes the team. Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding Wednesday delaying a $2.67 million game day operations payment that was due in 2018.

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The University of Cincinnati's board of trustees voted Tuesday morning to rescind an honorary doctorate awarded to comedian Bill Cosby in 2001.

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The United Way of Greater Cincinnati is selecting a Wisconsin non-profit leader to be its next president and CEO.

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The University of Cincinnati's board of trustees votes Tuesday on whether to rescind an honorary degree award to Bill Cosby. The honor was bestowed in 2001 when Cosby served as the commencement speaker.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center's Children's Museum is alive again with the sound of little voices. It reopened Friday morning after closing in November as part of the Union Terminal restoration.

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The latest military vessel to bear Cincinnati's name is being christened Saturday morning in Mobile, Ala.

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The Joint Banks Steering Committee is recommending the Cincinnati Symphony (CSO) and Music and Event Management, Inc. (MEMI) develop a music venue at The Banks. The recommendation next goes to Hamilton County commissioners and Cincinnati City Council.

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Someone cut down a bunch of trees a few months ago at the north and southbound rest areas along I-71 near the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge. The remains lay scattered where they fell. Why were they taken down and why are they still there?

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May 1 is May Day, marked around the world with marches and protests for the rights of the working class.

Great Parks

Great Parks of Hamilton County is in the middle of an 18-month process to draft its first-ever comprehensive master plan, and it wants to hear your ideas and feedback.

Ohio Department of Transportation

The rest areas along Interstate 71 in Warren County near the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge are closing for reconstruction. They're scheduled to reopen in spring or summer 2019.

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Ohio Auditor Dave Yost confirms his office is conducting a review of overtime pay at the Cincinnati Police Department.

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Following Friday's historic meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea, Senator Rob Portman says he still doesn't trust the north's Kim Jong Un.

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Glance at an electric overhead highway sign board this weekend in Ohio and you'll likely see an amusing message encouraging you not to text and drive.

"Texting and driving is not 'wreck-amended'" will run in honor of National Distracted Driving Month this April, though it won't be the first time the state's signs have gotten a little clever. 

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The Cincinnati Archdiocese says nine men will take the final step toward priesthood this weekend, making it the largest class in nearly 40 years.

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A penguin at the Newport Aquarium is recovering well thanks to physical therapy for a hole in its spinal cord.

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A supporter of white nationalist Richard Spencer is dropping his lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati. The dismissal was filed in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

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The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati is considering whether the federal government should be allowed to proceed with deporting hundreds of Detroit-area Iraqis.

Cincinnati Museum Center

The Cincinnati Museum Center is unveiling "a display of Jurassic proportions" May 15 -- National Dinosaur Day -- at Rhinegeist Brewery that's "a spectacle 150 million years in the making."

Gee, what could it be?

LinkedIn

After two years, Cincinnati is finally set to have a new health commissioner.

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is out with its 2018 Civil Rights Report, suggesting "concrete evidence that Trump's Muslim ban resulted in increased anti-Muslim discrimination and violence across the United States in the past year."

Richmond Parks

Richmond, Indiana's once-popular Middlefork Reservoir is underutilized and aging. Earlham College environmental studies students are helping restore the area by creating a revitalization plan.

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The family of the Seven Hills School student who died last week after becoming trapped in his van is remembering their son as a "sweet and loving student."

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It's perhaps the biggest archeological find of the last century, some 8,000 terracotta statues buried in the Chinese countryside. China's terracotta warriors debut in Cincinnati Friday as Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China marches into the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble is buying Merck, a German consumer health business, for roughly €3.4 billion euro, or $4.2 billion.

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Five Cincinnati council members may have violated Ohio's Open Meetings Act. Attorney Chris Finney says copies of text messages related to City Manager Harry Black "demonstrates the need for our lawsuit and injunction to force compliance with the Open Meetings Act."

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The newest countywide heroin quick response team (QRT) is up and running. Team members made their first visits Tuesday using a donated Ford Explorer.

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The Roebling Suspension Bridge is now expected to reopen by May 1 rather than June, as previously announced. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says repairs are set to begin Wednesday.

FC Cincinnati

The Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority is authorizing preliminary terms for financing FC Cincinnati's proposed stadium in the West End.

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