Tana Weingartner

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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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Music
10:59 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Summer music festivals attract big name acts

Credit buckleupfestival.com

Two large music festivals are attracting some big name bands to Cincinnati this summer.

The newly created Buckle Up Music Festival released its line-up Tuesday. Headliners include: Alabama, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, and The Band Perry.

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Mike DeWine
2:18 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine hospitalized but doing fine, aide says

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Credit Ohio Attorney General website

UPDATE 11:00 3/8/14:  DeWine out of the hospital and on his way home to Cedarville said spokeswoman Lisa Hackley.  Here is the full release:

"Attorney General Mike DeWine left The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati this morning after staying overnight for observation following a bout of vertigo.  He is feeling much better and is on his way home to Cedarville.

"Mike and Fran would like to extend their thanks to the caring staff at The Christ Hospital, and to all who expressed their good wishes.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:46 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

County to hire outside counsel in sewer district fight

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are retaining outside legal counsel in their fight with the City of Cincinnati over the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).

The city and county disagree over who gets to set policy for MSD - the county which owns it, or the city which operates it.

Commissioners voted 2-1 with lone Democrat Todd Portune dissenting.

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Winter Weather
4:08 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Snow in large supply; salt, not so much

A Hamilton County plow driver loads his truck with salt before heading out to clear roads in mid-February.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

"Pretty lean." That's how Engineer Ted Hubbard describes Hamilton County's road salt supplies.

"The problem isn't that we don't have material on order," says Hubbard. "The problem is the suppliers are having difficulty getting it to us in the quantities that we ordered... We're getting it in but it's coming in very slowly."

Hubbard says the county has already gone through more than 22,000 tons of salt and that doesn't include the most recent storm. As of Monday afternoon the county had just below 3000 tons on hand.

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University of Cincinnati
11:04 am
Mon March 3, 2014

UC launching safety ambassadors

Credit University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is stepping up efforts to improve safety around its main campus.

Block By Block Safety Ambassadors will fan out in neighborhoods surrounding University Heights. The idea is to improve safety and security in high foot-traffic areas. Crime around the UC campus has been making students and neighbors increasingly uneasy during the past year.

In a release the university says:

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