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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Weather
5:56 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Set your alarm: Total lunar eclipse should be visible early Wednesday

Wednesday's total lunar eclipse will leave the moon shrouded in orange.
Credit Dean Regas / Cincinnati Observatory

Early risers are in for a treat Wednesday morning. A total lunar eclipse begins at 5:15 am.  The Cincinnati Observatory's Dean Regas says that's when the shadow of the earth will being moving across the moon creating an orange tint that some refer to as a 'blood moon.'

The moon should be fully eclipsed by 6:30 am and will set around 7:30 am.

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Same-sex marriage
11:33 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Cincinnati's domestic partner registry up and running

Ethan Fletcher (left) and Andrew Hickam (center) have their paperwork notarized as they become the first couple to sign up for Cincinnati's domestic partner registry.
Credit Tana Weingartner / Instagram.com/917WVXU

Cincinnati's domestic partner registry is officially taking names.

It's designed to give unmarried couples a legal record of their relationship, making it easier for others, like employers or hospitals, to grant benefits and privileges typically available only to families or married couples.

Councilmember Chris Seelbach spearheaded the project and says it's a "very simple way to hopefully help more people be recognized as couples in the City of Cincinnati and in turn leverage health care for one another through their private employer."

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Politics
3:15 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

The state of Northern Kentucky tops discussion at 'Eggs 'N Issues'

From left: Judges/Executive Gary Moore, Steve Arlinghaus, Steve Pendery & Northern Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Trey Grayson.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Northern Kentucky's three judges executive discussed the state of the region Tuesday morning during the Northern Kentucky Chamber's annual Eggs and Issues forum.

Steve Arlinghaus, Gary Moore and Steve Pendery all said their counties are on good financial footing in this election year. Moore highlighted 13 consecutive quarters of payroll tax revenue increases in Boone County.

Major topics included workforce issues, the airport board, and areas of regional cooperation.

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Government
3:37 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Should county prosecutor and Cincinnati solicitor offices combine some functions?

As Hamilton County works on the 2015 budget, Commissioner Greg Hartmann is floating an idea he thinks could save money. He'd like to combine the city and county prosecutor offices.

"The city prosecutor's office makes absolutely no sense to me," says Hartmann. "It's an obvious overlap. When I was a county prosecutor I walked into that courtroom on my first day in municipal court and there was another city prosecutor in the same courtroom prosecuting the same crimes that just happened to have been committed in the city limits."

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Politics
4:13 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

McConnell talks heroin and Brent Spence during NKy stop

Senator Mitch McConnell

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell made a stop in the commonwealth Thursday. He spoke at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District's annual meeting.

Much of his speech focused on why he should be re-elected this November, but he began by addressing the region's heroin epidemic.

"It's the scourge of our rather affluent society," says McConnell, "but I think continuing to double down and cooperate at all levels of government is absolutely essential."

McConnell says Northern Kentucky remains the epicenter of the epidemic.

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