Tana Weingartner

Reporter / Digital News Editor

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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A Cincinnati man is facing 20 to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking heroin laced with carfentanil. Phillip Watkins was charged with selling tainted heroin and attempting to murder a witness he thought was going to testify against him.

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A study involving more than 50,000 women could lead to new ways to prevent the leading cause of death worldwide for children under five years old.

Normally, the worst damage from a hurricane comes in the "eyewall" area to the front right of the eye. But Irma is so big and powerful that the damage zone could be extensive regardless of exactly where its center tracks. The hurricane force winds extend outward up to 50 miles from the center of the storm. It's already killed at least nine people and left Barbuda almost uninhabitable

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Police officers from around Cincinnati are preparing to open their homes to the families of officers affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Online retail giant Amazon is planning a fulfillment center in Monroe that's expected to create 1,000 jobs if the deal moves forward.

Kathy Newton / Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

There's just no stopping the phenomenon that is Fiona the baby hippo. The Fiona Show debuts on Facebook's new Watch platform Tuesday around noon.

Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Medical professionals who help people dealing with chronic pain are gathering in Cincinnati this weekend. It will be the first meeting of the Ohio Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

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A 17th century collection of William Shakespeare's original works is the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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Boone and Kenton counties plan to sue three of the country's largest wholesale drug distributors. Fiscal courts in both counties say AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation are a big reason for Northern Kentucky's opioid epidemic.

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Several NAACP branches and the Butler County Democratic Party are planning a candlelight vigil Friday night to remember the victims in Charlottesville.

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FC Cincinnati's dramatic Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup run has come to an end. The New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer (MLS) defeated the home side 3-2 in overtime Tuesday night in the Open Cup semi-finals.

FC Cincinnati started the scoring with a goal by Corben Bone in the 31st minute. Captain Austin Berry notched a second in the 62nd minute.

The Red Bulls came alive after that scoring two goals and forcing the game into overtime. Bradley Wright Phillips scored the game winner for New York in the 101st minute.

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Miami University is awarding an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) to 99-year-old Lilavati Bansal for her vast collection of writings.

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The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's new $17 million theater in Over-the-Rhine is ready for its debut.

Cincinnati Public Schools

The new superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools says an online tool for reporting bullying should be ready to go by Labor Day.

FC Cincinnati

Nippert Stadium will be packed next Tuesday night when FC Cincinnati takes on the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer in the semi-finals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

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