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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Board of Elections
4:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Will Hamilton County election board move?

Hamilton County Commissioners could vote Wednesday morning on whether to accept the offer of the former Mercy Mt. Airy hospital.

Catholic Health Partners is offering to give it to the county for use as a new crime lab but that plan's in limbo over a proposal to move the Board of Elections there as well.

The elections board is split on the idea. Those in favor say it makes financial sense. Those opposed say moving the board out of downtown will restrict access to early voting.

The county leases the board's current downtown location.

Brr, it's cold
4:34 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Cold isn't keeping everyone indoors

A group of mostly UC students plays a game of pick-up hockey in Eden Park.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Another Polar Vortex is sweeping across the region forcing many indoors but there are still some adventurous souls braving the cold.

Nathan Cramer normally plays in-line hockey but earlier this year he invested in a pair of hockey skates.

"I got my own ice skates this year," said Cramer. "I bought them knowing it was going to get cold enough and there'd be some free ice to play on."

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Hamilton County Commission
1:29 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Commission weighing Mt. Airy hospital offer

Hamilton County Commissioners continue to weigh an offer to turn the former Mercy Mount Airy hospital into a new crime lab.

Catholic Health Partners is willing to give the facility to the county for free and the county coroner says the cost to renovate the old hospital would be a lot less than building a whole new crime lab. To make the deal cost effective, however, the county wants to move the Board of Elections out there as well.

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Judge Tracie Hunter
11:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Judge Hunter enters not guilty plea

Judge Tracie Hunter (second from right) is arraigned Friday on nine felony indictments.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter was in court Friday but standing on the other side of the bench.

Hunter entered a not guilty plea on nine felony counts including theft in office, tampering with evidence, forgery and misuse of a county credit card.

She was released on her own recognizance. Her next court date is a status report update between the judge and attorneys for both sides on March 4.

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Hazardous waste
11:49 am
Thu January 16, 2014

WV chemical spill has passed; intakes being reopened

Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) plans to reopen its water intakes along the Ohio River Thursday at 2 p.m. The utility reports water samples indicate the chemical from the Elk River spill in West Virginia has passed through the area.

“Our water quality team has not detected the chemical in the Ohio River water since 4:00 a.m. this morning,” said Tony Parrott, Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District.

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