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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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
4:21 am
Thu July 17, 2014

WPAFB to install new base commander

Col. John Devillier
Credit Provided / USAF

The new head of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base takes command Thursday.

Col. John Devillier will be installed as commander of the 88th Air Base Wing during a 10 a.m. ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. He replaces Col. Cassie Barlow who is retiring.

Until now Devillier served as Commander of Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. He also previously commanded the 466th Air Expeditionary Group in Afghanistan.

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Housing
3:34 am
Thu July 17, 2014

RealtyTrac: Foreclosure starts up in Indiana and Ohio

Foreclosures are down nationwide for the first half of 2014, when compared to the same time last year. But foreclosure starts are up in Ohio and Indiana. Indiana saw a 65 percent increase while Ohio went up 17 percent.

The numbers come from RealtyTrac's mid-year foreclosure report.

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Sports
4:18 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Miami U hockey coach named to Team USA

The 2013-2014 Miami Redhawks club ice hockey team celebrates winning the ACHA championship.
http://www.muwomenshockey.com

Miami University's Women's Ice Hockey head Coach Scott Hicks has been named to help lead Team USA.

Hicks will serve as an assistant coach for the Women’s National University Team. The team will compete at the 2015 Winter World University Games in Spain. The games run Feb. 4-14 in Granada.

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Transportation
2:50 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Metro CEO resigns

Terry Garcia Crews
Credit Cincinnati Metro / Provided

The board that operates Cincinnati's Metro system is looking for a new leader.

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority says CEO and General Manager Terry Garcia Crews is resigning effective immediately.

In a release, the board says Crews is returning to a career in transit industry consulting. Crews was hired in November 2010.

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Cincinnati Parks
12:37 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Donation will create rose garden and tree grove at Smale Riverfront Park

Several generations of the Gardner family gather to announce the rose garden and tree grove to honor Jim and Joan Gardner.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Gardner Family Foundation is donating $2.3 million to develop a portion of Smale Riverfront Park. The money will be used to create a rose garden and nearly two acre tree grove.

Peggy Johns says the Gardner Family Grove and Rose Garden is a tribute to her late father Jim.

"My father loved Cincinnati," says Johns. "Roses were a passion for him all his life. My grandfather Gardner was a prize rose grower... and my dad learned how to take care of the roses growing up, that was his chore."

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