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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Hamilton County Commission
4:01 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Why can't anyone put a sales tax issue on the ballot?

Supporters of the so-called "icon tax" wanted commissioners to approve a sales tax to repair Union Terminal and Music Hall. Commissioners vote 2-1 in favor of a proposal to only fund repairs at Union Terminal.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Last week Hamilton County Commissioners decided not to put on the November ballot a requested quarter cent sales tax to repair Music Hall and Union Terminal. The move prompted a procedural question for some listeners, so I went looking for an answer.

Any time I report on a possible county sales or property tax, two questions tend to come up.

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Dayton
4:46 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Task force to review state of historic Dayton Arcade

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is appointing a task force to consider the future of a Gem City landmark.

Dayton's Arcade is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but has been empty since the 1990's. The once glittering building has fallen into disrepair following years of neglect.

In a release, Whaley's office says the task force will review and assess the Arcade for redevelopment along with nine surrounding buildings.

Sports
3:31 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Cyclones name new head coach

New Cyclones head coach Matt Macdonald.
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The Cincinnati Cyclones have a new head coach. The team says Niagara Falls, Ontario native Matt Macdonald will be the 8th head coach in club history.

He takes over for Ben Simon who left earlier this month to become Assistant Coach with the Toronto Marlies.

Macdonald spent parts of three seasons with the Cyclones before joining the coaching staff in 2012. He was also part of the team that won Cincinnati's first-ever Kelly Cup title in 2008.

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Transportation
12:18 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Bike share installation begins

Cincinnati's Bike Share program is dubbed "Red Bike."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Installation is underway for Cincinnati's newest transportation option, bike sharing. The first bike share station is going up on the southeast corner of Fountain Square.

Cincinnati's program, Red Bike, is so named because of the bright red color of all the bikes. The bikes should be available for rental in September. Crews are building 35 stations with 260 bikes in Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and Uptown. A second phase reaching into Northern Kentucky could possibly launch next year.

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Public Safety
3:23 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Lawsuit aims to change Hamilton County Taser policies

Gary Roell
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The family of a man who died after being Tased by Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies is suing the county. The federal civil rights and wrongful death suit alleges deputies acted unreasonably.

Attorney Al Gerhardstein says Gary Roell, Sr. was experiencing a mental health emergency when he was Tased six times.

"This case has aspects of failure to train, failure to have proper policies for encountering mentally ill citizens, as well as improper Taser use," says Gerhardstein.

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