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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The Hamilton County prosecutor's office will seek the death penalty in the case against the man accused of striking and killing Springdale Police Officer Kaia Grant.

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People familiar with the hugely popular public radio StoryCorps project understand the importance of preserving and sharing humanity's stories. The Cincinnati Museum Center is endeavoring to document for future generations life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The pomp and circumstance is missing from Memorial Day 2020. Gone - for now - are the color guards, parades and community gatherings to honor and remember the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military.

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FC Cincinnati is hiring another Dutchman to lead the Orange and Blue. Rumors had been flying the club was tapping Jaap Stam and Thursday it was made official.

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As the economy slowly reopens across the Tri-State, some people are itching to get out and others are firmly staying put. Many, however, fall into the space between - having to weigh the risks with things they need and things they want.

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Moving up three spots from last year, Cincinnati's parks rank fifth among the nation's largest 100 cities by the Trust for Public Land.

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It's unclear what Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Tuesday turnabout means for cities like Cincinnati.

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Updated May 18, 2020

The 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival is postponed until 2021. Organizers plan to stage the event July 22-24, 2021 with the same lineup.

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The first of more than a dozen fanfares commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops as commentary of the COVID-19 pandemic debuts Saturday. The Fanfare Project draws from Aaron Copland's iconic Fanfare for the Common Man, commissioned by the CSO in 1942.

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Cincinnati's pilot program allowing restaurants and bars to reopen with expanded outdoor areas gets a trial run this weekend as the first businesses prepare to welcome customers.

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Dental offices were among the first businesses allowed to resume operations in May after being asked to close for non-emergency services in March. Guidelines from the state Dental Board offer a roadmap but each office is figuring out what works best for them and what services they're comfortable providing.

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Summer camp directors across the Tri-State are in limbo. As the economy slowly reopens, they're anxiously awaiting directives from state leaders about how or if they'll be able to operate this summer.

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Unable to invite people to regular "Welcome Table" meals because of coronavirus, Wave Pool in Camp Washington is extending its Welcome Project to the frozen foods aisle.

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Buz Ecker wakes up each day as he has since mid-March, rising before his wife to spend about two hours with pen and paper. The 62-year-old UC Clermont English professor writes five letters per day, seven days per week to people he's never met living in area nursing homes.

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Updated May 7, 2020 at 10 a.m.

The Cincinnati Park Board approved a proposal to indefinitely close the driveway running through the Twin Lakes overlook area of Eden Park. The decision came Thursday, May 7.

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Cincinnati Children's is among four U.S. sites participating in a global clinical trial for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

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Updated May 6, 2020 10:25 a.m.

The Ohio Air National Guard is following its peers in Indiana and Kentucky by scheduling a series of flyovers across the state this week. The "flybys" are similar to those occurring in cities like New York and Washington D.C. by the famed Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration teams.

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Saying the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect operations, GE Aviation, headquartered in Evendale, said Monday it will cut its global workforce by as much as 25%, or about 13,000 jobs. This includes already announced cuts.

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Great Parks of Hamilton County is in the middle of a multi-year assessment of local watersheds in need of preservation or rehabilitation. Naturalists are inspecting more than 1,000 primary headwater streams throughout the Great Parks system.


Even as Ohio begins reopening some businesses, Butler County officials say cases of COVID-19 continue to increase.