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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Warren County
4:40 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Hamilton Township in fiscal emergency

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Ohio's auditor is placing Warren County's Hamilton Township under fiscal emergency.

The decision follows several years of alleged financial mismanagement by the township's former fiscal auditor. Auditor Dave Yost says township officials have 120 days to develop a financial plan.

Calling the township's books "a mess," Yost said the former fiscal officer, Jackie Terwilleger, was in over her head. She retired last month and is being investigated by the Warren County prosecutor.

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Transportation
2:53 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

I-71/MLK interchange work to begin this summer

Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU News

Construction of the I-71/Martin Luther King Drive interchange is expected to begin in July.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says Westerville, Ohio-based Kokosing Construction is the apparent low bidder to do the work. The company's bid comes in at $80.8 million.

The reconstruction will create full access to and from the interstate from Martin Luther King Drive.

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Business
9:34 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Cincinnati Bell selling off wireless unit

Cincinnati Bell is getting out of the wireless business. The telephone company is selling its wireless spectrum and some related assets to Verizon Wireless for approximately $210 million.

The company will "lease back" the spectrum while the deal closes so customers can transition to Verizon or another provider. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2014. Cincinnati Bell Wireless says it will provide additional details to customers at that time. However, a company spokesperson says CBW customers will not automatically become Verizon users.

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Environment
1:26 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Water quality safe near oil pipeline break

Aerial view of oil spill on the pond. East Miami River road is at the bottom of the pic (which is on the west side of the pond.)
Credit EPA

Health officials say air and water quality tests around the site of an oil pipeline break in Colerain Township keep turning out well.

"We tested four wells on three properties (Thursday)," says Mike Samet with Hamilton County Public Health. "Results came back: no contamination from oil. We have two more samples out (Friday)... We're fully expecting them to be uncontaminated as well."

Approximately 10,000 gallons of crude oil leaked out of a burst underground pipeline in Oak Glen Nature Preserve. The leak was discovered Monday night.

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Public Safety
3:40 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Why you shouldn't leave your car running while you run a quick errand

Cincinnati Police are leaving yellow door hangers like this one in high-theft areas.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati police are launching a public awareness campaign aimed at making sure your car isn't the next one reported stolen.

Police want you to think twice before leaving your car running to warm up or while you run inside a convenience store. Lieutenant Colonel James Whalen says, "In the City of Cincinnati last year we had over 1,200 cars stolen. That represents an almost 20 percent increase from 2012. And, so far, year-to-date we have more than 230 cars stolen, which represents an additional 10 percent increase."

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