Tana Weingartner

Reporter / Digital Journalist

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, and a regional Murrow Award. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.

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Christmas is over and your once glorious evergreen seems to have lost its luster and is dropping pine needles on the floor.

It's time to cart your fir or spruce off for recycling.

Per our news partners at WCPO, a hospital security officer is receiving care for a gunshot wound after an incident near University Hospital.

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Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard is tired of 'doom and gloom' stories about nature. He's dedicating himself to focusing on optimistic ones in 2018 on his show The 90-Second Naturalist.

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A mixed-use "town center" style development is on its way to the Northern Kentucky University campus. The school says St. Elizabeth will occupy a 70,000 square foot professional building at U.S. 27 and Nunn Drive. The development will also include restaurants, retail space, apartments and a hotel.

Updated: Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis denies reports he's planning to leave the team. He spoke after Sunday's game about news reports he planned to exit at the end of the season.

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Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel in Anderson Township is a church on the move. Literally. North American Properties President and CEO Tom Williams is donating his family's chapel to Xavier University. Crews are moving the 22-seat chapel to Xavier's campus Sunday.

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All eyes were on the Alabama senate race this week. But there was also a legal battle over whether to keep digital ballot images or delete them.

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Cincinnati's mayor says he has a enough votes on council to get the ball rolling on more local money to replace an important piece of infrastructure.

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The Ohio First District Court of Appeals is finally ruling on a case brought by local media against Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz. News outlets including WVXU sued for documents related to the second Ray Tensing trial earlier this year, and access to the courtroom.

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The University of Cincinnati's Board of Trustees is approving a recommendation to name UC's new dorm in honor of Marian Spencer, a local civil rights leader.

Sisters of Mercy

The Mercy Bobcats and McAuley Mohawks will become the Mercy McAuley Wolves when the joint school opens in fall 2018.

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A group that supports the Serpent Mound historical site in Adams County is upset with the decision to cancel a popular Winter Solstice event.

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White nationalist Richard Spencer is choosing Wednesday, March 14 to speak at the University of Cincinnati. Attorney Kyle Bristow says Spencer will speak for an hour in Zimmer Hall and then take questions for an hour.

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Hamilton County Commission President Todd Portune says there appears to be some support for increasing the property transfer fee to help pay for 911 services.

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Former University of Cincinnati Police Chief Anthony Carter allegedly inserted himself inappropriately in a UC employee love triangle. That's according to a report from outside investigation company, Exiger.

Over-the-Rhine Film Festival

The Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival is getting a new name and focus.

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University of Cincinnati Police Chief Anthony Carter is resigning. The former Cincinnati officer took the head job at UC in June 2016, following Jason Goodrich's resignation in the wake of Sam DuBose's shooting by then-UC Officer Ray Tensing.

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The owner of one of Dayton's most popular jazz spots, Gilly's, has died. Jerry Gillotti died Nov. 23 at age 80.

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Guilty on all counts. That's the verdict from a Butler County jury in the 2015 death of Hamilton Fire Fighter Patrick Wolterman.

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What usually takes several hours is now being done in about 15 minutes. Cincinnati Police are using drones to diagram and reconstruct accident scenes to speed up traffic investigations.

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Cincinnati is among one of the first stops for a new exhibit on China's famed terracotta soldiers. Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China features 120 objects telling the story of northwest China's nomads.

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Gorillas at the Cincinnati Zoo will begin exploring their new indoor habitat in the next few days. The $12 million facility took two years to build and features 4,350 square feet of living space with 50 linear feet of viewing glass.

Activist investor Nelson Peltz has won a spot on Procter & Gamble's board, according to a source. At least three media outlets are reporting Wednesday afternoon that Peltz has a 43,000 vote victory after a recount. P&G can still challenge the results.

Dayton Dynamo FC

Dayton Dynamo FC, Dayton's semi-professional soccer team, is preparing to make the jump to the professional leagues with the announcement of a new majority owner.

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Cincinnati's soccer club will pay for its own stadium in a bid to win a Major League Soccer Franchise. FC Cincinnati General Manager Jeff Berding says the team will pay for a $200 million facility if the county help pays for infrastructure around a stadium.

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There's a new website aimed at collecting personal stories and telling the history of the region's African American community.

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The University of Cincinnati is marking Veterans Day a few days early. An on campus ceremony is held each year honoring the school's student veterans.

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In an unexpected turn the Cincinnati Museum Center's Children's Museum is closing through Spring 2018. The museum says the annual Holiday Junction display will be open.

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The Newport Aquarium is finally getting something visitors have been asking for for years, an octopus.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is rolling out his 12-point Recovery Ohio plan in Cincinnati. It's aimed at tackling the opioid epidemic, but it will have larger law enforcement benefits.

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