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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Cincinnati Zoo
1:57 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Baby giraffe makes Zoo debut

Big sister "Lulu" nuzzles her baby sister, "Nasha."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Cincinnati Zoo's newest giraffe made her public debut Thursday. Nasha roamed the yard with mother, Tessa; sister, Lulu; and two other female giraffes.

There are five giraffe species. The ones here are Maasai Giraffe.

Once Nasha is weaned and matured she'll be considered for breeding programs at other zoos. Lulu will be moved to The Wilds in southeastern Ohio this fall.

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Dayton
3:50 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Flyers' NCAA run a PR boon for Dayton

Credit Provided / University of Dayton

The Dayton Flyers' Men's NCAA basketball tournament run brought in more than just good press for the University of Dayton.

A study commissioned by two Dayton City Commissioners finds the team's unexpected success generated increased publicity for the city as well.

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The Banks
12:38 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Next phase of Banks project officially underway

The first concrete pillar is poured for Phase IIA of the Banks.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Work is officially underway on the next phase of the Banks project.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commission President Chris Monzel poured the first concrete pillar for expansion west of the Freedom Center.

Monzel calls the project a major economic driver for the region.

"We could yield a return on investment as high as 7-to-1," says Monzel. "To me that's a smart investment. That is a great ROI that will contribute to continue to strengthen our county  and our city."

Dayton
1:51 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Suspect in custody following shooting at Dayton VA Medical Center

UPDATE:

Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl says the suspect is 59-year-old Neil Moore, a former VA housekeeping employee. The victim is 61-year-old Paul Burnside. He is a VA employee. The shooting took place in a basement break room at the VAMC as Burnside struggled with Moore. It is uncertain if the two knew each other.

A gun, described as a revolver by the FBI, has been found in the suspect's vehicle and is believed to be the weapon in question.

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Transportation
4:00 am
Sun May 4, 2014

It's finally warm but winter driving is topic of convention in Cincinnati this week

Credit Mark Heyne / WVXU News

The weather has finally turned warmer but snow and ice will be lead topics for convention-goers in Cincinnati this week.

The North American Snow Conference is being held here May 4-7.

Past president of the American Public Works Association Diane Watkins says 2,000-2,500 people, a record high, are participating. She says best practices for snow and ice clearing are at the top of the agenda.

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