Tana Weingartner

Reporter

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. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.

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Homelessness
4:15 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Pilot program aims to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness

Members of the DiverseCity Youth Chorus rehearse before performing at the community forum Tuesday.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati-area groups are working together to test a federal pilot program aimed at reducing the number of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Meredith Hicks with Lighthouse Youth Services explains why the region is one of just two in the country chosen to try out new strategies targeting this vulnerable population.

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Lois Rosenthal
12:04 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Arts patron Lois Rosenthal has died

Richard and Lois Rosenthal
Credit University of Cincinnati

If you've ever visited the Cincinnati Art Museum and noticed you didn't have to pay admission, you have Lois and Richard Rosenthal to thank.

Lois Rosenthal died peacefully Sunday at the age of 75, according to an obituary in the New York Times.

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Public Safety
12:40 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Drug trafficking route disrupted but problems persist

Law enforcement from Cincinnati, Hamilton County and Indiana discuss the latest bust in which 14 people were arrested for trafficking heroin and cocaine.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Law enforcement from Hamilton and Dearborn counties are celebrating a big drug bust but say there's still a lot that must be done to curb the explosion of heroin use in the tri-state.

Authorities seized 25 pounds of heroin and 18 pounds of cocaine as it was being transported through Indiana from Chicago en route to Cincinnati.

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Education
4:39 am
Fri July 18, 2014

UC earns special designation from National Security Agency

Credit Lisa Ventre / UC Photographic Services

It's not exactly 'spy school' as some headlines are claiming but the University of Cincinnati is being recognized by the National Security Agency.

Four of the school's programs are now designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. UC is one of just 13 schools in the country to receive the designation.

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Public Safety
1:04 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

New truck hits roads to make them safer

Cpl. Pete Prybal holds a wheel scale he's pulled from the special rack in the back of his customized F-350 patrol truck.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Thanks to a partnership with the Hamilton County Engineer, the Sheriff's office has a new tool for cracking down on overweight loads on county roads. A Ford F-350 has been converted and customized to carry specialized equipment for inspecting Commercial Vehicles.

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