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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Public Safety
5:29 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

New report recommends changes for Sheriff's Court and Jail Division

Credit Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

UPDATE 5/15/14 : Greenwood & Streicher are expected to release one or two more reports says Michael Robison, Director of Media and Public Relations with the Sheriff's Office. The consulting group is also analyzing the department's Enforcement and Support Services divisions. Robison says it is uncertain when that/those reports will be ready.

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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says training, staffing and information technology remain key areas of concern for his department.

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Taste of Cincinnati
4:49 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Taste of Cincinnati marks 35th year

More than 250 food options greet visitors at the 35th annual Taste of Cincinnati.
Credit Taste of Cincinnati

Dubbed "the nation's longest running culinary arts festival," Taste of Cincinnati returns Memorial Day weekend for its 35th year.

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Vice President Pat Sheeran says the annual festival continues to grow.

"Last year we set a record for crowds," says Sheeran. "And if Mother Nature cooperates, we're going to do it again."

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Cincinnati Streetcar
11:47 am
Tue May 13, 2014

What should the streetcar logo look like?

Credit Provided / City of Cincinnati

Attention graphic designers and marketing firms: now's your chance to layout your vision for the Cincinnati Streetcar.

Metro has released a Request for Proposals for branding the streetcar including a logo and guidelines for how it should be used on everything "related to streetcar operations, including vehicles, signs, operators’ uniforms, website, and printed materials."

You'll need to work fast, the deadline for submissions is Friday, May 23.

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Cincinnati Archdiocese
4:35 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Catholic teacher contract won't be changed

There won’t be any changes to the Cincinnati Archdiocese teacher contract that has come under fire in recent weeks from groups who say it is anti-gay.

The contract now includes a clause prohibiting employees from publicly supporting causes that run counter to Catholic teachings.

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Education
2:46 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

West End school awarded $500,000 grant

Students at St. Joseph Catholic School in the West End practice singing and reciting the student pledge.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

St. Joseph Catholic School in the West End has something to cheer about. The school is receiving a half million dollar grant to implement a new blended-learning education model.

The plan uses technology to personalize each students learning, allowing them to move at their own pace in smaller groups.

Principal Dionne Partee says it will also free-up teachers to help students individually.

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