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 commissioners are considering several options about how to proceed with dog warden and humane enforcement operations. The program review began earlier this year after complaints from animal advocates.

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A new study suggests girls who reach puberty at earlier ages may be at greater risk for migraine headaches. Vincent Martin, M.D., with UC's College of Medicine presented the findings at the American Headache Society's annual meeting.

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A prestigious handbell choir from Gotha, Germany, is touring southwest and central Ohio this July. The choir hails from a church where theologian Martin Luther - a leader in the Protestant Reformation - preached not once but four times; a church where Johann Pachelbel - yes, the Pachelbel famous for his "Canon in D" - was once the municipal organist.

However, the choir wouldn't exist if not for a church in Dayton, Ohio, and its brave choir members who stealthily drove the instruments behind the Iron Curtain.

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One of the oldest chapters of the National Writing Project turns 40 this year. The Ohio Writing Project housed at Miami University is devoted to improving the teaching of writing and learning.

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The gorilla at the center of a heated court battle is making his first forays into his new habitat in Cincinnati.

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Thomas More University is officially back in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, NAIA. The school made the jump to the Mid-South Conference from NCAA Division III Monday.

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The Cincinnati Zoo says "Jomo," a 27-year-old silverback gorilla has a degenerative spinal cord condition. The zoo made the announcement Friday on Facebook saying the condition "unfortunately has no medical or surgical cure."

The Cincinnati Museum Center is marking the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I with an exposition featuring images not displayed since 1919.

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Cincinnati's princess is turning into a queen. "Fiona" the hippo's tusks are starting to grow in.

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The company building a fleet of combat ships for the U.S. military reports the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) has been delivered to the Navy.

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The Cincinnati Zoo is naming its baby male giraffe "Fennessy" in celebration of conservationists Julian and Stephanie Fennessy. The announcement comes on World Giraffe Day, which they founded.


A Dayton man is being sentenced to 15 years in prison and 25 years of supervised release for attempting to join the Islamic State, or ISIS.

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The historic command module that took the Apollo 11 crew to the moon and back in July 1969 is coming to Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Museum Center will be the fifth and final stop for Columbia and the Smithsonian's traveling exhibition "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission."

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The gorilla at the center of a dispute between the Cincinnati Zoo and the California-based The Gorilla Foundation is back in the Queen City. Ndume is a 37-year-old silverback. 

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The Cincinnati Zoo will retest its elephants for a potentially deadly virus following the deaths of two African elephants at the Indianapolis Zoo in March.

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Cincinnati native Rose Lavelle scored twice in her first start at the Women's World Cup in France Tuesday. 

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Updated June 12

Testing results find the air quality in and around Spring Grove Village and Winton Terrace "meets air quality standards that are protective of human health," according to the Ohio EPA and the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency.

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ArtsWave is launching an 18-month celebration of the centennial of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. The "Power of Her" initiative is slated to include hundreds of arts events and performances.

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The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (USMNT) lost to the Venezuelan national team on Sunday, 3-0, in the team's first-ever game in Cincinnati.

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Updated June 8 at 9 a.m.

Winton Lake at Winton Woods is now open to recreation, including boating and fishing.

"As cleanup efforts wind down, isolated portions of the lake may be closed temporarily through next week," Great Parks says in a statement. "Guests should obey posted signs."