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 Antioch College

The Coretta Scott King Center for Cultural and Intellectual Freedom in Yellow Springs is hosting a three-day "Bootcamp for Activism" as part of the center's mission advancing the work of social justice.

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A suspected serial rapist is in custody thanks to Cincinnati police running his DNA through a genealogy website. The DNA matched a family member, leading police to arrest the suspect some two decades after the crimes.

Asa Featherstone / Contemporary Arts Center

The Contemporary Arts Center's (CAC) "This Time Tomorrow" festival is back for another year and is adding an extra day. The performance festival will span five days, April 22-26.

Courtesy of Osprey Initiative

Despite vast improvements in water quality, the Mill Creek still gets a bad rap. A pilot program launching this week aims to remove additional trash from the waterway as one way to improve public perception.

James Gathany / CDC

The Ohio Dept. of Health is investigating another potential case of novel coronavirus. The agency reiterates the risk to Ohioans of contracting the disease remains low and there are no confirmed cases in the state.

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John Minchillo / AP

Pete Rose is once again asking to be reinstated, a move necessary to be considered for Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame. The former Reds player is petitioning baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to have his name taken off the ineligible list.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

After tossing purple - and biodegradable - confetti in the air, the dirt began flying as donors and ballet leaders ceremonially broke ground on the Cincinnati Ballet's new dance center.

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Mark Von Holden / Invision, AP

Janet Jackson returns to Cincinnati this summer to headline the annual Cincinnati Music Festival at Paul Brown Stadium.

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Beginning Saturday you'll need to use 10-digit dialing if you're making calls within the 937 area code. The change makes way for the new 326 area code, launching March 8.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Two Miami University students do not have the novel coronavirus, the Ohio Health Department confirmed Sunday night.

Dayton, Ohio shooting victim memorial
John Minchillo / AP

It's been almost six months since shootings took place just hours apart in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Tex., that together left 31 people dead and dozens wounded. The University of Dayton is marking Tuesday, Feb. 4, with a forum on gun violence.

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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Updated 12 p.m.

The oldest living animal ever born at the Cincinnati Zoo turned 50 Friday. "Samantha" is the sixth oldest of the more than 360 gorillas in North America.

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Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank is getting a new crop of volunteers: inmates from the Hamilton County Justice Center. Under a partnership, female inmates can get their sentences reduced by participating in work details with the diaper bank.

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Kin Cheung / AP

Updated 3:15 p.m.

The Butler County Health Department says two Miami University students are being monitored for the coronavirus. The students had recently traveled to China.

Courtesy of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is commemorating this year's 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with an exhibit documenting Ohio's role in the women's suffrage movement.

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Miami University plans to eliminate 40 staff jobs in July.

Courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Despite high hopes based on her denning behaviors, the Cincinnati Zoo confirmed early this month the polar bear named "Anana" is not pregnant. Now, the agency that oversees the polar bear Species Survival Plan is recommending a new mate.

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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Updated: 3:44 p.m.

When you're the darling of Cincinnati a simple sheet cake just won't do. Fiona the hippo turns three on Friday and she celebrated a day early with a tiered confection combining all her favorite treats.

Ron Pack

When it comes to a particular type of stroke, new research suggests younger black or Latino people may experience better outcomes than whites.

Courtesy of Norwood City Schools

A Norwood Middle School teacher is in the running to be named the 2020 Teacher of the Year. Leila Kubesch was named Ohio's Teacher of the Year in October, putting her in the running for the national title bestowed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

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