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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fur coats
Courtesy Hamilton County Online Public Auction

Hamilton County's online public auction site has all the usual government surplus items you'd expect: desks, chairs, a few cars from the sheriff's auto auction. And, right now, 19 fur coats.

rockwell reimagined
Courtesy of Piqua Arts Council

Norman Rockwell's iconic paintings depict daily life in America in the early to mid 20th century. His work was hugely popular, traveled the country, raised funds during wartime and is still easily recognizable today.

john ruthven
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

John Ruthven's paintings have been displayed and treasured by collectors around the world. For his art and dedication to nature, Great Parks of Hamilton County is honoring Ruthven with its Conservation Award.

mental health apps

There are tens of thousands of mental health mobile apps, with new ones coming and going every day. Miami University researchers looked at studies about those apps - and hundreds of apps themselves - to learn whether they're helping or hurting people.

mitch mcconnell
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

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.

soccer fans
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

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.

USA soccer
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

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.

senior care

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.

Courtesy of Great Parks

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.

sailor willard lawson
Courtesy of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

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.

joke wall
Courtesy of Sophie Lindsey

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.

greg landsman
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

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.

stop drugs
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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.

Courtesy of The Gorilla Foundation

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

kentucky school superintendents
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

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.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

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.

Provided / Hamilton County

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

Boston Public Library / Creative Commons

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.

terrace plaza hotel
Wikimedia Commons

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