Tana Weingartner

Reporter / Digital News Editor

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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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A judge says the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) can move forward with a vote on how the Cincinnati streetcar will be operated.

Michael Keating

The John A. Roebling Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic on Thursday, July 2, between 9 a.m. and 3 pm. for a lighting repair project. 

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The Ohio Development Services Agency is awarding $27.5 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to rehabilitate 33 buildings across the state. The money will be spread over 19 applicants. The agency estimates the funds will leverage approximately $279.4 million in private investments.

Cincinnati's NAACP branch is joining the fight against violence in the city. The group is launching a “change in attitude about violence” campaign. It's called “STAND UP FOR PEACE”.  

Provided / Cincinnati Police Department

Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim will be laid to rest Friday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. By early Thursday afternoon, hundreds of well wishers were lined up to pay their respects at a public visitation at the Cintas Center.

Cradle Cincinnati / Provided

Babies born to women who smoke during pregnancy are 44 percent more likely to die before their first birthday, according to Cradle Cincinnati. The group wants to do something about that.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Parks wants to ask voters in November for a 1 mill tax levy to fund capital improvements and operating costs.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It's been almost a year since Cincinnati was chosen as one of just two cities to pilot a federal LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.

During a site visit Wednesday, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Senior Advisor Jennifer Ho said Cincinnati is doing well and ready to move from planning to doing.

Provided / SORTA

Metro estimates it will cost $4 million to $4.7 million to operate Cincinnati's streetcar in its first year.

The estimates vary depending on whether the system is run by union SORTA (Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority) employees or a private contractor.

According to the SORTA report, the cheaper option of $4 million would be the private contractor.

Bunbury Music Festival is back this weekend for its fourth year. PromoWest Productions, which bought the festival last year, expects 20,000 to 30,000 fans will attend each day.

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