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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Hamilton Firefighter Patrick Wolterman's was the final name read Thursday afternoon during the Last Roll Call and Final Bell ceremony at the Greater Cincinnati Firefighters Memorial Service. Wolterman died after falling through a floor while responding to a house fire Dec. 28.

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Members of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati explained how criminal trials work during a community forum Wednesday night in Roselawn.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

WVXU's occasional series on community conversations is exploring the changing landscape of Cincinnati's Madisonville neighborhood. As communities bordering Madisonville - Indian Hill, Mariemont, Madiera - all thrived in the last 50 years, the prosperity wasn't shared. Businesses slowly began to die off as Red Bank Expressway carried shoppers to Hyde Park and Kenwood.

A planned Lumenocity-style light and art festival will span 20 city blocks and four days next October. Organizers say BLINK Cincinnati could attract half a million visitors to Cincinnati from Oct. 12-15, 2017.

Holly Yurchison / WVXU

Cincinnati's Findlay Market is one of the American Planning Association's (APA) 15 Great Places in America for 2016. The organization annually puts out a list of its 15 great neighborhoods, streets and public spaces at the start of National Community Planning Month.

Conrad Thiede / Cincinnati Public Radio

A large-scale projection light show is being planned for next year. Lumenocity ended its popular light-mapping program with a fourth and final production this year.

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The Cincinnati streetcar will have extended hours for the Bengals game Thursday night. Here are the details from the Cincinnati Bell Connector.

Provided / Myaamia Center archives

Miami University professor Daryl Baldwin is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, more commonly known as a 'genius grant' recipient. Baldwin is Director of Miami's Myaamia Center and a leader in Native American language and cultural revitalization.

An anti-poverty organization says a UC Economics Center report shows it has generated $34.6 million in economic impact over its 20 year existence.

Cincinnati Works President Peggy Zink says the agency has helped more than 5,000 people find jobs.

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Metro says the vision behind its new strategic plan is "20 million rides by 2021." The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority adopted the five-year plan Tuesday.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil is asking for a $7 million budget increase for 2017. He says the dollars are needed to cover union salary increases and back pay approved by county commissioners, begin a three-year radio replacement, and hire six corporals to help supervise new coverage areas. 

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A majority of Cincinnati council members are supporting a motion aimed at eliminating institutional racism in city government. It calls for the city manager to hire an organization to identify inequitable policies and practices and develop new policies in their place.

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More than a thousand local school kids gathered outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Friday afternoon to participate in a nationwide singing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

After years of planning, as of noon on Friday, Sept. 9, the Cincinnati Bell Connector, AKA, the Cincinnati streetcar is open for business. If you're thinking about taking a ride but are unsure of how everything works, here's a handy guide.

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The city's new soccer team is this year's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Grand Marshall. Team members and Head Coach John Harkes will lead what's billed as the world's largest chicken dance.

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