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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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. 

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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.

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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.

National Institutes of Health

Cincinnati Children's is part of a national study just getting underway to create an avian flu vaccine.

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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It's been four years since an oil pipeline in Colerain Township ruptured, spewing thousands of gallons of crude down a hillside creek at Oak Glen Nature Preserve. In 2016, the focus shifted from cleaning the site, to restoration. That process is nearing completion.

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Tri-State students braved frigid temperatures and a pop-up snow squall to walk out of class Wednesday as part of a national effort to protest gun violence and remember the 17 victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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A trial date is set in a white nationalist's lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati. U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott is scheduled to hear the case March 18, 2019.

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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Updated March 9, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.

Nine of 12 individuals charged in U.S. District Court in Ohio in a narcotics and money laundering scheme are in custody following a year-long FBI investigation. More than 40 others are charged in San Diego, Columbus, Lexington, Kansas and Washington in a case with ties to the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel.

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The newest exhibit at the Newport Aquarium opens Friday. "Ring of Fire: World of the Octopus" features a giant Pacific octopus, hundreds of moon jellyfish, and Japanese spider crabs.

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A local company that teaches youth etiquette classes is branching out to adults. Queen City Etiquette owner Dina Schmid says demand is increasing for business people to brush up on their manners, especially at the dining table.

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Javier del Real

Former Cincinnati Symphony Music Director Jesús López-Cobos has died. He was 78.

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Blind and visually impaired students from around Ohio are in Cincinnati Friday competing to see how well they know braille.

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Lisa Britton / UC Creative Services

Updated March 2 at 12:43 p.m.

NASA is approving a UC student project for launch. The space agency announced its decision Friday.

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Eight steel beams weighing 12,000 pounds each are being installed to structurally secure expansion joints as part of the restoration and renovation underway at Union Terminal.

Hamilton County commissioners may ask the county prosecutor to investigate steps the board can take to curb gun violence.

Jeff Sabo / Miami University

Updated 2 p.m.

Miami University fraternities have until Feb. 23 to initiate new members, then their governing body is shutting things down.

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