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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Hamilton County prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Cincinnati police officer following a shooting last week in Avondale.

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The Democratic National Committee announced Friday where in Ohio it plans to hold the next Democratic presidential debate.

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John James Audubon is famous for his seminal work Birds of America. In Cincinnati, the naturalist, painter and ornithologist is heralded as the first employee of the Western Museum Society, which would later become the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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The group tasked with renovating Music Hall says additional soundproofing measures will be needed to ensure noise from the future FC Cincinnati stadium won't affect performances.

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Coney Island will begin removing its amusement rides when the park closes for the summer Sept. 21.

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A few Cincinnati firefighters took a break from their normal routine Monday to visit the Cincinnati Zoo's elephants. Members of Ladder Co. 32 used their hoses to bathe elephants Schottzie, Jati and Mai Thai.

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Relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas are hampered by the sheer devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Entire communities are gone and roadways disappeared, making it difficult for responders to even know where to look or go.

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Hamilton County is giving the go-ahead for a new and improved SkyStar Wheel at The Banks.

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UC Health says it is investigating an email phishing incident that may have compromised some patient information.

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The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is confirming three reports of severe pulmonary illness are likely caused by vaping and it is investigating 11 more suspected cases. That's up from six suspected cases the agency reported less than two weeks ago.

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Hamilton County commissioners are reviewing the county administrator's recommended 2020 budget. The proposed document includes a financial plan for the next five years.

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Don't worry if you receive an emergency text message Wednesday morning because - as we like to say on the radio - "This is only a test."

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Summer isn't technically over, but Kings Island is already preparing for its annual scare-fest, Halloween Haunt.

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A gorilla named "Jomo" is getting along well despite being diagnosed with a neurological disorder earlier this year.

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A mainstay at University of Cincinnati sporting events, "Lucy the Bearcat" is retreating to private life. The Cincinnati Zoo says Lucy is retiring from her duties as a living representation of the school's mascot.

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The Verdin Company is taking its mobile bell foundry back in time this weekend. The Cincinnati company known for its bells and clocks is casting a bell at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts to crown the Mayflower II.

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The Cincinnati Zoo says it is progressing methodically as it re-integrates a gorilla that spent the last nearly 30 years in California.

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Large, crowded events like this weekend's Riverfest can be difficult to navigate for first responders. Thanks to some training from Cincinnati Police and guidance from other area fire departments, Cincinnati is launching an EMS Mountain Bike Unit. Captain Kevin Uhl says the squad aims to reach people faster during special events.

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Ginkgo biloba is known to have antioxidant properties, but could it offer therapeutic benefits for people with Type 2 diabetes?

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The year 1619 is getting a lot of mentions lately, in large part because of the massive The 1619 Project undertaken by The New York Times. August marks 400 years since slavery began in America.