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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Fallen Hamilton Firefighter Patrick Wolterman will be remembered during a public memorial service Thursday. 

He died early Monday while fighting a house fire. 

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The Cincinnati Police department is holding a series of public forums for anyone considering a career in law enforcement. The meetings will include information about the application process and recruit exam, as well as various types of jobs such as SWAT and crime scene investigation.

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The first tenant at the newest phase of the Banks is a popular local waffle chain. Taste of Belgium plans to open next year in a street-level space below the new GE office tower.

Dan McCarthy is project executive for Carter, the developer. He says lease negotiations are underway with more possible tenants, primarily restaurants rather than retail.

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Area bike supporters are seeking funding for a multimillion dollar plan to create a 42-mile urban loop trail. The Cincinnati Connects plan would link the city's four largest pedestrian and bike paths with six connector trails. 

Robin Corathers is with Groundwork Cincinnati and the Mill Creek Greenway Trail. "We think that it's going to be extremely beneficial for economic reasons as well as public health, recreation and the environment."

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Update 12/14/15 3:47 p.m.:

The full closure of southbound I-75 scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14 has been canceled.

Update 5 p.m.:

The full closure of southbound I-75 scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10, has been canceled. The closure is rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, beginning at 11 p.m.

Original Post: A portion of southbound I-75 will be closed overnight Thursday and Friday for bridge work. A second full closure is set for the following Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. A segment of Elm St. in Over-the-Rhine will also be closed all day Thursday and Friday.

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Hamilton County Commissioners have approved a general fund budget for next year.  The plan includes a possible utility service tax to increase funds for the 911 communication center.

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University of Cincinnati safety officials met with police and community members Tuesday to discuss the status of the university's reform efforts.

The group reviewed the school's policing data and what has been done in the months following the shooting death of Samuel DuBose by a UC police officer during an off-campus traffic stop in July.

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The Queen City's newest professional sports team will be led on the field by a Cincinnati native. FC Cincinnati has signed 27-year-old defender Austin Berry. Berry, a Summit Country Day graduate, was selected in the first round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft and was named MLS Rookie of the Year in his first season.

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Miami University's trustees have approved a new tuition structure. The board today gave the go ahead for the Miami Tuition Promise.

The plan freezes tuition, room and board, special purpose fees and course fees for incoming first-year students for four years.

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The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) wants to hear what you think should top the region's transportation priority list. The agency is asking people to fill out an eight question survey on short and long term transportation needs.

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