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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Sen. Mitch McConnell made a swing through his home state Monday to talk about successes Kentucky is seeing in dealing with opioid addiction and treatment. The Senate majority leader, McConnell says the federal government is making money available and local groups are reaping the benefits.

A sold-out crowd of more than 32,000 people cheered, chanted and sang as FC Cincinnati took the field at home for the first time in Major League Soccer Sunday night. The final score was 3-nil to the home team.

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The drums will be banging and the flags will be waving Sunday as FC Cincinnati plays its first-ever home match in Major League Soccer.

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On the heals of successfully hosting the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, Cincinnati is being tapped a second time. According to the Venezuelan Football Federation, the U.S. men (USMNT) will play Venezuela June 9 in Cincinnati.

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Hamilton County is preparing to partner with several agencies to improve senior care. The programs are funded through the Senior Services Levy last approved by voters in 2017.

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Great Parks of Hamilton County grew by 158 acres last year, bringing its total acreage to 17,666. The park district says that makes it the county's largest land holder.

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The remains of a Navy sailor from Butler County stationed aboard the USS Oklahoma during World War II have been identified. Fireman Third Class Willard Irvin Lawson, 25, died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency reports.

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European-based artist Sophie Lindsey came to the states earlier this year on the hunt for the funniest joke in Cincinnati. As WVXU reported, she got the idea after reading an article calling Cincinnati the least funny city in America. Listeners demanded to know what she found, so we checked back in with her.

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Response to Thursday's "Gang of Five" texting lawsuit settlement included outrage that the city of Cincinnati will foot the $101,000 bill.

At least four of the Cincinnati council members involved say they intend to pay back their portion of the fine for breaking Ohio's Open Meetings Act.

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The Hamilton County Heroin Coalition is launching a pre-arrest diversion program aimed at getting people into treatment rather than going to jail.

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A target date is set for when a gorilla named "Ndume" will be transferred back to the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Superintendents from 17 Northern Kentucky school districts are speaking out in opposition to Kentucky House Bill 205, the "Scholarship Tax Credit" bill. The leaders say schools could lose millions of dollars if the bill is passed into law.

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The Hamilton County Heroin Coalition is out with its State Of the Heroin Crisis. The report highlights the group's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.

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Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco is looking forward to getting work underway on the new crime lab.

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After more than an hour of discussion and public comments, the Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board is recommending landmark designation status for the Terrace Plaza Hotel.

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The Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board meets Monday afternoon to consider designating the Terrace Plaza Hotel as a local landmark.

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Rising Sun Police Chief David Hewitt is being remembered for his deep love for his children and stepchildren and his passion for traditional bow hunting.

Hamilton County commissioners are considering an assistance program for certain Metropolitan Sewer District customers.

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Ohio has a lot of tourism trails - more than 65 celebrating everything from doughnuts to aviation and antiques - but the newest is perfect for Presidents' Day.


No criminal charges are being filed against the driver accused of hitting and killing a Colerain police officer last month. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says the incident was a "terrible tragedy" but not a criminal act.