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 declaring racism a public health crisis. The three-member board approved the resolution Thursday unanimously.

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Kroger, one of the nation's largest grocery chains, will soon begin requiring customers and staff to wear face coverings in its more than 2,700 locations nationwide. The grocer, headquartered in Cincinnati, says the mask requirement will go into effect July 22.

Hamilton County's commission president and health commissioner are urging people to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and "double down" on safety precautions.

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The 32nd annual Black Family Reunion is going virtual in August with organizers planning a series of online concerts and events.

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The Federal Reserve last month issued an order for Reserve Banks to ration their coin inventories. The move came as the COVID-19 pandemic "significantly disrupted" normal coin supply chains and circulation.

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Discoveries over the past few decades have changed our understanding of the Maya civilization. An exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center explores hundreds of years of culture and innovation.

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Work continues on creating an 8-foot tall bronze statue honoring the "Cincinnati Cobra," Ezzard Charles. Like everything else this year, it seems, progress is delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The coronavirus pandemic continues to disproportionately affect the ability of individuals supported by LADD to safely move about the community.

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International soccer's governing body, FIFA, holds a workshop Tuesday with the 17 U.S. cities vying to host matches during the 2026 World Cup being jointly hosted by the United States, Mexico and Canada. Cincinnati is among the cities being considered for one of the 10 U.S. slots.

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The Hamilton County Small Business Development Center is seeing so many clients it had to bring on four new business counselors, doubling its counseling staff.

Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office

A Hamilton County sheriff's deputy is under arrest and charged with one count of assault for kicking an inmate in the head during an incident June 9.

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Kings Island is opening for its 49th season with a brand new giga coaster, Orion, and a slew of new safety precautions as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

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Central State University in Wilberforce has installed Jack Thomas, Ph.D., as its ninth president. His selection was announced in February following a nationwide search and his tenure begins July 1.

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Some seven million people in the U.S. have experienced a stroke, leaving around 66% unable to independently move around. A researcher with the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute is studying how walking backward on a treadmill could lead to vast quality of life improvements for stroke survivors.

A typical Fourth of July usually has lots of flags, fireworks and parades. But this year is anything but typical as the pandemic has benched marching bands, banned floats, and sidelined spectators.

In Montgomery, Ohio — a small suburban Cincinnati community of about 10,000 where lawns are lush green and American flags abound — the annual Fourth of July parade is a long tradition. So when the pandemic threatened to cancel the annual parade, they decided to retool it.

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The Cincinnati Public Schools Board has decided on a plan for returning to school in the fall. The board considered five models and heard feedback from parents, teachers and the community, including 6,200 survey responses.

Becca Russo / Cradle Cincinnati

The number of babies in Hamilton County dying before their first birthdays remained relatively the same in 2019 compared to data from the previous five years. However, the county is making progress in decreasing the Black infant mortality rate.


Hamilton County public health officials are reminding people not to relax when it comes to taking precautions against the spread of the coronavirus. A spike in positive COVID-19 cases identified last week continues to rise.

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The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to remove the name of former Reds owner Marge Schott from two campus facilities.

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Hamilton County commissioners are honoring Juneteenth with a proclamation and by recommitting "ourselves to defending the self-evident truth, boldly declared by our Founding Fathers, that all people are created equal."