Tana Weingartner

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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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Economic Development
2:58 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Hotel and apartments coming as Newport Levee expands

Artist rendering of building view from the river.
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The big empty parking lot just east of Newport on the Levee is finally scheduled for development. Capital Investment Group broke ground Thursday on an $80 million apartment building and hotel. The project will be called Aqua on the Levee.

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Hamilton County Commission
3:12 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Hamilton County Commissioners debate 2015 budget

Hamilton County Commissioners (L-R) Todd Portune, Chris Monzel, and Greg Hartmann.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

When Hamilton County Commissioners pass a 2015 budget next week, it will likely look a lot like the one put forward Wednesday by the Republican majority. The consensus plan between Greg Hartmann and Chris Monzel sets spending at $202 million, slightly above this year.

Monzel says the plan is balanced.

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Cancer Research
11:47 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Lauren Hill basketball game raises more than $58,000

Hill and a friend high-five after the check presentation Tuesday at MSJ.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

After appearing in a wheel chair last week, Lauren Hill stood on her own Tuesday before a crowd of students at Mount Saint Joseph University. She came to thank them for turning out for her first collegiate basketball game and raising funds for The Cure Starts Now Foundation.

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Hamilton County Commission
3:30 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Bengals scoreboard to cost about $10 million

The Cincinnati Bengals are a step closer to getting that new scoreboard. Hamilton County is reviewing bids to replace the scoreboard and control room.

County finance specialist Erica Riehl expects the total will be about $10 million based on bids the county received.

The county is required to pay for the upgrade, however, under a bargain struck last year, the Bengals are chipping in $2.5 million.

The contract will likely be awarded by the end of the year.

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Same-sex marriage
12:05 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Request to hear Ohio gay marriage case sent to Supreme Court

A man prays outside the federal court house in Cincinnati earlier this year while attorneys argued same-sex marriage bans inside.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Attorneys for two of the plaintiffs in Ohio's same-sex marriage court battle are officially asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue.

Last week, a 6th Circuit appeals panel upheld lower court rulings related to same-sex marriage bans in Ohio and three other states.

Attorney Al Gerhardstein argues there's now sufficient cause for the high court to hear the case despite its decision not to hear a gay marriage ban case earlier this year..

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