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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Procter & Gamble / Provided

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


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.

Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

If you want to know your community's strategy for dealing with a hazardous situation, Hamilton County has a plan for that.

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The University of Cincinnati marks its bicentennial in 2019 and celebratory planning is already underway.

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New signage, vegetation and lighting are greeting birds and visitors alike at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's renovated Wings of the World exhibit. The bird house reopens Saturday after a six-month renovation.

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Cincinnati's annual infant mortality report indicates Hamilton County rates continue to improve, but still remain high.

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Taft IT High School is launching what Cincinnati Public Schools believes is the first-in-the-country cybersecurity certificate program.


A high school English teacher is Cincinnati's new poet laureate, pending confirmation by Cincinnati City Council. Manuel Iris is a teacher, coach and the Coordinator of Hispanic Outreach at DePaul Cristo Rey.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson is leading a national boycott of Cincinnati-based Kroger following the company's decision to close two stores in predominantly black Memphis neighborhoods and a third in Clarksdale, Miss. He elaborated on the boycott Tuesday while standing outside the former Walnut Hills Kroger, which was closed last year when the University Plaza Kroger opened in Corryville.

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No one in Kentucky is more than one person removed from the opioid epidemic, according to state health officials meeting Monday with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams. The visit comes just days after Adams' call for more people to carry the overdose reversal drug naloxone.


Author Wil Haygood is Miami University's 2018 convocation speaker, and incoming students will be the first to get copies of his upcoming book "Tigerland: The Miracle on East Broad Street."

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Construction is nearly ready to begin on the final two phases of the Licking River Greenway Trail.

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The family of one of Dayton's most beloved authors is leaving nearly half a million dollars to further the cause of writing. Erma Bombeck's husband, Bill, died in January, leaving $230,000 to the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop and $230,000 to The Bombeck Family Learning Center at the University of Dayton, the school announced Thursday.

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The first thing you notice as the bucket truck lowers you over the side of the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge is just how quiet it is only a few feet below the side of the bridge. The second thing you notice is just how high up you really are.

Colerain Fire

Family and friends of two Colerain Township firefighters who died while battling a fire April 4, 2008, gathered Wednesday morning to remember and honor the fallen, Captain Robin Broxterman and Fire Fighter Brian Schira. They laid a wreath in honor of the pair at a memorial outside Station 102.

ODOT Region 8

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) plans to spend $2.35 billion on roads and bridges this year. That includes replacing more than 5,600 miles of pavement.

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Updated Tuesday, April 3, 9:16 a.m.

The day's temp may have been low, but spirits were high at the 2018 Findlay Market Opening Day parade Monday. 


A Cincinnati writer is the winner of the 2018 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. Emily Skaja's book of poems, Brute, is the winning entry and will be published by Graywolf Press next year.

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Miami University's Myaamia Center is hosting its eighth biennial Myaamiaki Conference Friday. It focuses on research, language and other topics related to the Miami Tribe, from which the university draws its name.

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If roads seem particularly riddled with potholes this spring, that's thanks to the weather this winter.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects a final consultant's report on damage to the Roebling Suspension Bridge next week. Until then, the bridge remains closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

United Bid

Cincinnati is one of 23 cities included in the USA/Canada/Mexico United Bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, and on Monday, the 530-page "bid book" was released to the public, detailing all that each city has to offer. Here's what Cincinnati highlights: 

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The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is rolling out a vision to make it easier to get to work, school, health care, and where you need to be.

Cara Owsley / Pool

The University of Cincinnati has reached an agreement with former police officer Ray Tensing, ending the grievance he filed with the police union over his firing in 2015.

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The Cincinnati Zoo's baby aardvark is ready to meet the public. Three-month-old Winsol - so named because he was born on the Winter Solstice - is now on view in the Night Hunters habitat.

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The numbers are in, and they aren't good.

Marian Spencer Hall
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The University of Cincinnati is formally dedicating its newest residence hall Monday afternoon. Marian Spencer Hall honors one of Cincinnati's most well-known civil rights activists.