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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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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Economic growth
10:08 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Port, Chamber & others relocating together

Artist rendering of Three East Fourth building.
Credit Provided

Five regional agencies that aim to drive business and economic growth are moving in together.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (Port Authority), Cincinnati Business Committee (CBC) and the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee (CRBC) are co-locating in the Three East Fourth Street building between Vine and Walnut streets Downtown.

The five organizations combined have about a hundred employees.

From the media release:

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Public Safety
2:13 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Verizon users can now text 911 for emergency help

Verizon users can now text 911 for emergency help in Hamilton County.

The county Department of Communications says texted messages for help should only be used if someone is hearing or speech impaired or if you're unable to make a voice call like in the case of a home invasion.

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