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.

Ways to Connect

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Meals on Wheels of Southwest OH & Northern KY, formerly known as Wesley Community Services, is testing a phone outreach effort. Professional social workers will test a phone bank Saturday March 28. The agency is utilizing tech tools created by a company that would normally be doing phone banking and get-out-the-vote election efforts for campaigns.

Courtesy of Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio

The message from the Butler County General Health District and county leaders is simple: If you're over 65, "stay the heck at home."

Courtesy of Zoom

Unemployment numbers released Thursday were staggering. "A record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country," NPR reported.

Courtesy of Cincinnati Museum Center

The Washington National Cathedral in the nation's capital made an unusual donation this week. It found more than 5,000 surgical masks tucked away in its crypt, stockpiled from a health scare around 2006.

homemade masks
SewMasks4Cincy / Instagram

Social media feeds are filling up with images of small, pleated squares of fabric with elastic ear pieces. People around the country are taking to their sewing machines to provide much-needed face masks for the medical community.

Sarah Ramsey

Metro is adjusting bus service to meet a decrease in ridership caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Shelters working with those experiencing homelessness say they need help. While Cincinnati has a space for those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, advocates say they need to get people out of group shelters for safety and to prevent further spread.

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Animal shelters are doing what they can to take care of their populations while closing their doors to the public and limiting volunteers. Employees are still allowed to care for animals as they're considered "essential" under Ohio's stay-at-home order.

Courtesy of Terri Lane / Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Girls Scouts of Western Ohio is asking businesses to help them unload excess cookie stock from local troops. The annual sale season was cut short by several weeks, leaving roughly 300,000 packages of cookies unsold.

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A woman in her 60s is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Clermont County. The county's public health agency made the announcement Friday evening.

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While many people are focused on COVID-19, Thursday night's storms are a reminder that spring in Ohio can mean severe weather.

Courtesy of FDA

Hamilton County officials are putting out a call for personal protective equipment (PPE) donations.

Courtesy of Maple Knoll Communities

Nursing homes and senior living communities are looking for ways to keep their residents connected while most are being quarantined for their health.

Courtesy of Center for Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment organizations are continuing to serve their clients while navigating the coronavirus pandemic.

Scott Kissell / Miami University

Updated: March 18, 12:30 p.m.

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Tri-State, many local universities started out canceling in-person classes. Now, at least one is postponing its graduation ceremony. 

Courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Many organizations from museums to science centers, zoos and more are offering virtual tours, visits and lessons online during closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Former Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday.

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Updated March 23, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Blood donation centers remain open during Ohio's statewide stay-at-home order. Ohioans are permitted to go to donation sites.

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As Ohio and the nation accelerate efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Cincinnati-area hospitals are detailing their preparations.

Courtesy of Meals on Wheels of Southwest OH & Northern KY

Following other organizations in looking for healthy volunteers to meet demand, Meals on Wheels says it's ordering food supplies and needs help with deliveries.