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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Courtesy of FDA

Hamilton County officials are putting out a call for personal protective equipment (PPE) donations.

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Nursing homes and senior living communities are looking for ways to keep their residents connected while most are being quarantined for their health.

Courtesy of Center for Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment organizations are continuing to serve their clients while navigating the coronavirus pandemic.

Scott Kissell / Miami University

Updated: March 18, 12:30 p.m.

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Tri-State, many local universities started out canceling in-person classes. Now, at least one is postponing its graduation ceremony. 

Courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Many organizations from museums to science centers, zoos and more are offering virtual tours, visits and lessons online during closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Former Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday.

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Updated March 23, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Blood donation centers remain open during Ohio's statewide stay-at-home order. Ohioans are permitted to go to donation sites.

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As Ohio and the nation accelerate efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Cincinnati-area hospitals are detailing their preparations.

Courtesy of Meals on Wheels of Southwest OH & Northern KY

Following other organizations in looking for healthy volunteers to meet demand, Meals on Wheels says it's ordering food supplies and needs help with deliveries.

Courtesy of FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati will not face DC United Saturday at Nippert Stadium. Major League Soccer Thursday announced it is suspending the 2020 season.

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Ronny Salerno / WVXU

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley Wednesday declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus situation. The declaration gives the city the ability to take certain actions without going through the normal processes. It does not necessarily require other entities to take actions.

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A community summit reviewed general coronavirus information on Tuesday, best practices and recommendations for how businesses, schools, agencies and the community should prepare for COVID-19.

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Workers are carefully unpacking and arranging centuries-old artifacts at the Cincinnati Museum Center ahead of Friday's opening of Maya: The Exhibition.

Courtesy of University of Findlay's Mazza Museum

A new exhibit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center tells the story of the Underground Railroad through children's storybook illustrations.

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Michael Conroy / AP

Updated 5:18 p.m.

Health officials have announced the first coronavirus cases in Indiana and Kentucky. 

Senior Airman Bobby Cummings / U.S. Air Force photo

The National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton is dusting off some if its less-frequently displayed artifacts this weekend. Secrets Revealed highlights some of the most exciting pieces of the museum's storage "closet."

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Eels of varying sizes - from worm-like to five feet in length - are plunging the depths of the Newport Aquarium. Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels opens Friday with five shipwreck-themed zones.

Courtyesy of Green Township Fire & EMS Facebook

Firefighters and EMS professionals in Hamilton County now have access to a tool designed to make it easier to get information as they're headed to a scene.


As of March 3, 2020, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana, and the risk to people locally remains low. That's the lead message from local health officials.

Courtesy of Xavier University

The Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J. is announcing his retirement after 20 years at the helm of Xavier University. Graham will officially step down June 30, 2021.