Tana Weingartner

Senior Editor / Reporter

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 and North Carolina are partnering again to put their "first in flight" rivalry to rest. Aviation non-profits and tourism officials from both states are launching a summer "Wright Route" road trip campaign.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are creating a Ring of Honor to celebrate and commemorate former players, coaches and others who played an important role in the team's history. The first two inductees are Paul Brown and Anthony Muñoz.

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With some of the highest risk age groups reaching 80% vaccinated, Hamilton County officials are urging everyone to stop waiting and get a COVID-19 shot now.

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Hamilton County saw a decrease in overall numbers of people experiencing homelessness in 2020. Strategies to End Homelessness CEO Kevin Finn says the number of people on the streets and in shelters dropped 12.5% from 2019.

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Hamilton County's new state-of-the-art Coroner's Office and Crime Lab is up and running. The 87,000-square-foot facility in Blue Ash replaces the outdated and cramped facility on Eden Ave. next to the UC Medical Center.

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Vice President Kamala Harris stuck largely to discussing public transportation during a roundtable Friday in Cincinnati. She met with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and several local transit and tourism officials at UC's 1819 Innovation Hub before making a quick trip to BlaCk Coffee Lounge in Downtown.

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The vice president makes her first trip to Cincinnati Friday since taking office. Kamala Harris will visit UC's 1819 Innovation Hub for a noontime roundtable.

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FC Cincinnati cuts the ribbon Saturday on the newly named TQL Stadium in the West End. Tech billionaire Meg Whitman is in town for the opening. She joined the ownership group in November 2019.

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President Joe Biden is nominating the executive director of Miami University's Myaamia Center to the National Council on the Humanities. Daryl Baldwin has been a driving force behind the center for decades and is a citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.

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A former campaign manager for U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot faces federal wire fraud and falsification of records charges for allegedly embezzling more than $1.4 million from Chabot's congressional campaign. Jamie Schwartz is expected to enter a guilty plea.

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The fight-or-flight response is a reaction to stress triggers that evolved as a survival mechanism for humans and animals. Now, researchers at the University of Cincinnati have identified one of the regulatory proteins that plays a roll in how the fight-or-flight response occurs.

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Some of the region's top business leaders are gathering this week to discuss inclusive capitalism and how other companies can adopt such practices. The heads of Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Cincinnati Children's are among the panelists for Tuesday's discussion.

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It's a story that captured the imaginations of millions of movie-goers, readers and historians alike: a special team of Allied forces during the end of World War II scouring Europe to find valuable pieces of art hidden or stolen by the Nazis.

Dubbed the "Monuments Men," their story - and art - is coming to the Cincinnati Art Museum this summer, and it's the only place to see it.

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The former head of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will face a general court-martial. Maj. Gen. William Cooley was removed from command Jan. 15, 2020, following allegations of sexual assault.

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FC Cincinnati on Wednesday announced the name of its soon-to-debut stadium in the West End: TQL Stadium, with the official naming rights going to Total Quality Logistics, an international freight transportation and logistics company based in Cincinnati.

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The site of the former estate of the late James N. Gamble in Westwood will become a park.

Great Parks of Hamilton County and the Greenacres Foundation have reached a deal on the 22 acres on Werk Road. A concept plan includes a nature trail, an urban ecology center and an education office, and a greenhouse and community garden.

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Hamilton County's infant mortality rate dropped in 2020 to its lowest number since record keeping began in 1968. Cradle Cincinnati reports Black infant deaths dropped below the national average for the first time in more than 25 years, too.

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The Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a look at the impact of Black tourism on the local economy. The first-ever Black Traveler Report is the subject of the first presentation in the VIBE Be Empowered Speaker Series.

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Update April 15, 2021

Since this story published on March 23, 2021, Sew Masks 4 Cincy founder Esther Kang now says it's time for the project to end.


Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young is under indictment for his part in the text messaging case involving four other city council members in 2018.

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Hamilton County officials are encouraging people to get COVID-19 vaccinations despite the recent Janssen Johnson & Johnson pause. Commission Vice President Alicia Reece worries the pause will increase vaccine hesitancy, especially among African Americans.

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Situated on the western edge of Butler County almost on the Indiana state line, Governor Bebb MetroPark is 262 acres of woods and meadow. Last fall, MetroParks of Butler County released a draft master plan. The announcement took neighbors and others by surprise, and they began pushing back.


Cincinnati and the family of Kyle Plush have reached an agreement, ending a wrongful death lawsuit in the death of the 16-year-old Seven Hills student.

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FEMA is now accepting applications for help paying for COVID-19 related funeral expenses. The agency is offering up to $9,000 for funeral costs for each person who has died from COVID-19 since Jan. 20, 2020.

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Soon-to-be college students have until May 1 to make a final decision about where to attend next year. Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., is getting creative to welcome potential students for one last campus visit as that deadline looms.

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A Cincinnati Good Friday tradition is back this year.

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An international biodiversity challenge is coming to Ohio in April and local parks are betting on Cincinnatians to beat the competition from Columbus and Cleveland. The City Nature Challenge pits cities against each other in a race to document the natural world.

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The Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown on Saturday. The week-long Jewish observance is a time to gather and remember family traditions, something many were unable to do in 2020 as Passover fell shortly after the coronavirus shutdowns.

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Hoxworth Blood Center and Community Blood Center are no longer collecting convalescent plasma from people who had COVID-19. Both agencies say there's plenty of the blood product available if needed, but it's largely been ruled out as a treatment for COVID-19 patients.

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Indiana's infant mortality rate is declining but remains higher than the national average. Students at Earlham College in Richmond are working on a simulation program aimed at helping health care providers and women improve those numbers.