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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Courtesy of the Black American Tree Project

The Black American Tree Project (BATP) is the brainchild of Danyetta Najoli and Freda Epum, and now it's getting a cash infusion allowing the program to reach more people across Ohio.

Courtesy of KYTC

The first replacement steel stringer beams for the Brent Spence (I-75/71) Bridge were expected to arrive Wednesday. Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray says they were ordered right away in case they'd be needed.

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Courtesy of The Banks Public Partnership

Hamilton County homeowners will likely get a smaller stadium property tax rebate next year. Thanks to the pandemic's effects on the economy, county administrators are recommending the rebate be funded at $5 million.

Courtesy of IFC Films

Since at least 1912, Cincinnatians have been adopting families in need by answering their letters to Santa.


Cincinnati Children's and UC Health are partnering to test a potential new cancer therapy that could drastically reduce the time it takes to receive radiation.

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Jason Whitman / WVXU

Hamilton County is joining others around the state in issuing a stay at home advisory to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Airbnb is cracking down on what neighbors across Cincinnati call "party houses." The online house sharing company says it's suspending or pulling 23 listings that received complaints or otherwise violated policies on parties and events.

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Jason Whitman / WVXU

A judge in Hamilton County Thursday dismissed charges against 35 people arrested during Black Lives Matter protests in Cincinnati between May 29 and June 1.

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Hans Pennink / AP

Hamilton County Emergency Management says it's in the process of installing cold storage facilities for COVID-19 vaccines. EMA Director Nick Crossley says the facilities will be able to handle both the regular and extreme cold storage requirements of the two vaccines expected to be ready by year's end.

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Updated Nov. 19

Hamilton County commissioners approved the following CARES Act adjustments on Nov. 19.

Hamilton County has about $10-12 million left to spend by the end of the year from its federal CARES Act allotment. It may use some of that to give an extra injection of funding to help cover COVID-19 related costs.

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Two Cincinnati council members are proposing legislation aimed at addressing corruption at City Hall. Council members Betsy Sundermann and Greg Landsman introduced their proposals just an hour apart Monday morning.

Brent Spence Bridge

Updated Saturday Nov. 14 at 8:20 p.m.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says, in consultation with the U.S. Coast Guard, that the Ohio River beneath the Brent Spence Bridge is re-open Saturday night following Friday's closure. That was done as a precaution at the request of inspectors who wished to see the results of lab testing on the bridge's steel.


The Brent Spence Bridge is quiet Thursday as it remains closed following a Wednesday morning crash and fire that burned intensely at extreme temperatures. The span, which carries more than 160,000 vehicles - twice its intended load - is expected to stay shut down for weeks and possibly longer.

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Aaron Doster / AP

The Cincinnati Reds' Trevor Bauer is the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner. Bauer is the first-ever Cincinnati Reds player to earn the title.

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Courtesy of The River City News

Updated: 6:52 p.m.

A fiery crash involving two semi trucks has forced the closure of the Brent Spence Bridge connecting Covington to Cincinnati via I-71/75, in both directions. One of the trucks was carrying a chemical called potassium hydroxide which investigators believe contributed to the heat and duration of the fire.

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Courtesy of Hamilton County

Updated Nov. 19

Budget hearings are set for Dec. 3 at 1:15 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Both will be held virtually.

Hamilton County commissioners are reviewing the 2021 proposed budget. County administrators outlined the proposal Tuesday.

Courtesy of Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children's isn't going to let the coronavirus play Grinch this upcoming holiday season. The hospital is asking people who would normally drop off toys for patients to choose from pre-made gift packages.

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hamilton County is looking at ways to boost messaging about COVID-19 precautions as infection numbers remain high.

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Jessica Hill / AP

Cincinnati Children's is looking for around 500 people to participate in a Phase 3 clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine in development by AstraZeneca.

Courtesy of the candidates

The Hamilton County Board of Commission remains in Democratic hands after Tuesday's unofficial vote totals.