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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The deadline to register for a chance at 2015 Lumenocity tickets is Saturday. Registration closes at 10 p.m. on May 16. This is the event's third year.

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Cincinnati is adding markers to Central Parkway warning drivers they may be in a parking lane. When the city added protected bike lanes, parking lanes were moved further into the street, causing some confusion for drivers about whether a lane is for driving or parking.

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There are more fountains for kids to play in, and adults to enjoy, at Smale Riverfront Park. Cincinnati Parks cut the ribbon Tuesday on the Susan and Joe Pichler Family Fountains on the plaza next to Carol Ann's Carousel. There are water curtains, stair fountains, and a 'Splash and Play' area.

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AC Hotels by Marriott will soon be coming to the Banks. County and city officials are expected to sign off on the project by the end of the month.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Security lines will be longer for military and civilians who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Events at the National Museum of the United States Air Force have also been canceled. Bases across the U.S. are stepping up security measures in response to an increased threat level.

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Dayton's bike sharing program is officially open for business. "Link" launched Tuesday at noon. There are 225 green bicycles spread across 24 stations throughout downtown Dayton.

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It's Flying Pig Marathon weekend in Cincinnati. Runners of all kinds are preparing for everything from the the full marathon to fun runs and 5Ks.

Events begin Friday evening. The marathon begins around 6:30 Sunday morning.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Remember that C-shaped arrow in Washington Park? Well, it's out of here.

Artist Philip Short loaded it up on a small trailer Wednesday afternoon and began the drive back to North Carolina.

But not without answering a few questions from WVXU listeners.

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All the wooden characters are in place. They bob evenly, up and down, as the carousel spins. It won't be long until children's voices will bounce off the glass walls surrounding Carol Ann's Carousel at Smale Riverfront Park.

Installation is complete and crews are finishing the carousel building and surrounding grounds. A ribbon cutting is set for May 16.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It sprung up in early April... a big, orange C-shaped arrow sitting in the  middle of Washington Park. People walk by and take pictures of it, or selfies with it. There's a lid on the end of the arrow, but no sign explaining its existence.

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