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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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is introducing legislation in the Senate that would create a national network of African American burial grounds with a goal of helping fund maintenance and preservation efforts.

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Despite the threat of inclement weather approaching, Monday dawned sunny and warm as people gathered in Eden Park on Veterans Day to honor those who served.

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After sifting through hundreds of suggestions and putting the final two options to a vote of the people, the Cincinnati Zoo's baby bearcat now has a name.

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Communities United For Action (CUFA) says the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) isn't doing enough protect people from sewer overflows and expensive bills. The agency is hosting a public meeting Saturday with EPA officials to give people an opportunity to voice their concerns.

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The Newport Aquarium is capping its 20th anniversary celebration by adding an extensive new exhibit featuring a sunken shipwreck.

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The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, still riding the wave of this summer's World Cup win, plays in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday. It's the first match under new head coach Vlatko Andonovski.

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A brand familiar to almost everyone in the Tri-State is getting a new look.

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The "Piano Man" himself is next summer's headliner at Great American Ball Park. Billy Joel will make his first solo stadium performance in Cincinnati on Sept. 11, 2020.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is seeking feedback as it updates Access Ohio 2045. That's ODOT's long term transportation plan that guides policies and strategies.

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A Cincinnati Children's researcher is one of this year's Allen Distinguished Investigators, receiving a $1.5 million, three-year grant from the foundation of Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen.

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The Hamilton County Justice Center is trying something new to reduce illegal drug trade within the jail.

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The Cincinnati Ballet is releasing plans for its new location in Walnut Hills near Eden Park next to the Baldwin Building on Gilbert Ave. Designs call for a 57,000-square-foot building with eight studios.

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Fifty-five years ago this summer, hundreds of student volunteers trained at Western College in Oxford (now part of Miami University) before heading south for the Mississippi Summer Project to register voters and set up Freedom Schools. Miami University and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are partnering to mark the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer with "Freedom 55," a mini conference exploring history and the future.

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UC Health will spend $221 million to remodel and update its Clifton facilities. The five-year plan will extend across the 14-acre campus.

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Cincinnati Christian University says it is working with other schools to help students transfer. This comes as the university announces it will close at the end of the fall term.

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A field in Eden Park below Mirror Lake will get a facelift starting in the spring. What was once a water reservoir will be renovated to include picnic areas, a children's play area, a wetland and a walking loop that will wind throughout the park.

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The Poor People's Campaign was in Northern Kentucky Friday kicking off a swing through the Bluegrass state. The group is advocating on issues such as workers' rights, healthcare, poverty, economic inequality and systemic racism.

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A change is coming to a popular PBS show with local connections. Cincinnati Observatory Astronomer Dean Regas and Kika Silva Pla Planetarium Director James Albury are stepping down from their hosting duties on Star Gazers.

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Officers in Cincinnati Police District 3 have already been trying out new body-worn cameras from Axon Enterprise, Inc. The department Tuesday announced it is getting more than 1,000 Axon Body 3 next generation cameras. Axon says Cincinnati is the first major city agency to use the cameras.

U.S. Department of Energy

A former Cold War-era nuclear weapons research site in Miamisburg is now fully in local hands.

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