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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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."

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Cincinnati Parks has reopened Eden Park's Twin Lakes to vehicular traffic after concerns were raised about the "unintended impacts" of its closure. 

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Cincinnati's Juneteenth festival is going virtual this year. Juneteenth is the nationwide commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration is awarding the first grants to this region since the ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky earned a Marine Highway designation.

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The city of Montgomery isn't letting COVID-19 steal all its summer fun. Fourth of July parade organizers are turning the annual event upside down this year.

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World Blood Donor Day is this Sunday, June 14. Community Blood Center and Hoxworth both are encouraging people to donate.

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Public defenders in Northern Kentucky took to the streets of Newport and Covington Monday to protest the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans at the hands of police. Campbell County's Sheena Baylon says as public defenders they fight every day for the indigent, downtrodden and to give a voice to the voiceless.

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Hamilton County Clerk of Courts expects evictions will skyrocket as the pandemic continues.

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The Cincinnati Black United Front and the Ohio Justice & Policy Center are adding their support to those calling for systemic changes following the killing of George Floyd and other injustices. It's a fight members of the CBUF know well and have been fighting for 20 years.

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Some Over-the-Rhine businesses are open and others remain closed as the coronavirus pandemic and protests over the police killing of George Floyd continue.

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UC and Ohio State students led a protest and march Wednesday around UC's campus. They're calling for police reforms and systemic changes in the way African Americans and other people of color are treated by the justice system and society.

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The number of people visiting Great Parks of Hamilton County is up but revenues remain down.

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A fifth day of protests calling for police reforms continued Tuesday in Cincinnati. A mid-day gathering outside the Hamilton County Courthouse was smaller than previous events. People stood peacefully holding signs and listening as crowd members took turns speaking.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center is making cuts in response to financial losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum is cutting 50 full-time and 125 part-time employees who've been furloughed since mid-March.

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Cincinnati is extending a weekend curfew implemented as protests continue with more planned Sunday and Monday. A citywide curfew will now begin at 9 p.m., running through at least Tuesday morning.

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The University of Cincinnati is furloughing 360 employees for the summer.

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Duke Energy Ohio says residential power bills will go down about 3.6% starting June 1.

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The Hamilton County prosecutor's office will seek the death penalty in the case against the man accused of striking and killing Springdale Police Officer Kaia Grant.

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People familiar with the hugely popular public radio StoryCorps project understand the importance of preserving and sharing humanity's stories. The Cincinnati Museum Center is endeavoring to document for future generations life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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