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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Many parents were set on edge in 2018 as cases of what would become known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) began coming to light. Symptoms include rapid onset of muscle weakness and paralysis, leading to concerning headlines about a mysterious "polio-like" disease.

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Hamilton County officials say COVID-19 numbers are still plateauing but warn people should continue to be diligent about face coverings, hand washing and social distancing. Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman says the data shows declines following Ohio's mask mandate, which is seen as a positive result of the order.

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Hamilton County Commission President Denise Driehaus is referring to the most recent setback with development of a music venue at The Banks as the "newest wrinkle." At issue is whether the county or Cincinnati should develop the park space on lot 23 next to the music venue site.

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UPDATED Aug. 11.

The Ohio State University Extension is offering free seeds to encourage a new crop of "victory gardens."

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Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society says its facility is at capacity, with dozens of "amazing dogs available for adoption." The society assumed operations of the former SPCA-run shelter in Northside on Aug. 1.

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Members of several FC Cincinnati supporters groups got to see inside the team's under-construction stadium in the West End Wednesday. The fans were invited to help install the first row of the section known as "The Bailey."

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Updated Aug. 5, 2020

Less than three weeks after approving a levy request for the November ballot, Great Parks of Hamilton County commissioners have repealed that decision. A special meeting was held Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m.

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More than two decades before this month's announcements from a Cincinnati-area high school and the Washington D.C. NFL team, Miami University's Board of Trustees voted to drop a controversial, race-based nickname and mascot. The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University are taking a moment now to talk about that decision.

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A summer reading program in Richmond, Indiana, says it was able to reach nearly 80 children this summer despite limitations created by the coronavirus pandemic. Every Child Can Read's Third Grade Academy helps rising fourth graders improve their reading skills.

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Fourth grade is when Ohio students learn about state history, usually focused on just that - history. Now a curriculum developed by Miami University and the Myaamia Center focusing on the modern-day culture and imagery of the Miami Nation is being added.

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Central State University is launching a technology education program and will serve as a regional hub for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the Midwest.

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A few months later than usual, the Cincinnati Museum Center Friday welcomed guests back with the annual fountain ceremony.

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On the heels of completing a new master plan, and with work still going on at the individual park planning level, the Board of Park Commissioners for Great Parks of Hamilton County is approving a levy request for the November ballot.

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Hamilton County commissioners are declaring racism a public health crisis. The three-member board approved the resolution Thursday unanimously.

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Kroger, one of the nation's largest grocery chains, will soon begin requiring customers and staff to wear face coverings in its more than 2,700 locations nationwide. The grocer, headquartered in Cincinnati, says the mask requirement will go into effect July 22.

Hamilton County's commission president and health commissioner are urging people to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and "double down" on safety precautions.

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The 32nd annual Black Family Reunion is going virtual in August with organizers planning a series of online concerts and events.

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The Federal Reserve last month issued an order for Reserve Banks to ration their coin inventories. The move came as the COVID-19 pandemic "significantly disrupted" normal coin supply chains and circulation.

MUNAE, Guatemala / Courtesy of Cincinnati Museum Center

Discoveries over the past few decades have changed our understanding of the Maya civilization. An exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center explores hundreds of years of culture and innovation.

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Work continues on creating an 8-foot tall bronze statue honoring the "Cincinnati Cobra," Ezzard Charles. Like everything else this year, it seems, progress is delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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