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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Local News
2:45 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Ohio merchandise exports set record in 2013

The International Trade Administration (ITA) reports Ohio merchandise exports increased 3.9 percent from 2012 to 2013.

The organizations says exports grew to a record high $50.5 billion.

“Big export sales means more revenue which translate into economic growth and jobs for the Ohio,” said Marcia Brandstadt, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Cincinnati. “There is a great potential for more exporting—particularly among smaller businesses that have yet to sell abroad."

In a news release the ITA says:

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Building Value
11:51 am
Tue February 11, 2014

You've heard about LEED certified buildings. How about LEED demolition?

A crew takes down the old laundromat sign.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Advanced Community Enhancement (ACE), Building Value, Rumpke and the Uptown Consortium are taking down an old laundromat in Avondale. The hot thing in construction right now is LEED certification for highly efficient and sustainable structures. These organizations though are trying to achieve LEED platinum demolition standards. They're repurposing or recycling 90 percent of the building's materials.

Health
4:48 am
Mon February 10, 2014

DHL adding specialized 'life sciences' cargo route to Europe

Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU

Air cargo company DHL is adding temperature controlled air freight service between Brussels and Cincinnati.  Specialized cargo planes will carry life sciences products including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, blood samples and vaccines.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Pakradooni says the six weekly flights are being added because of customer demand in Europe.

"Given the location in Cincinnati and its proximity for freight to be able to reach the various US cities on both coasts in within days of the freights arrival, Cincinnati is a good choice of locations," says Pakradooni.

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Snowy Roads
1:25 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

More snow, less salt

Salt and sand piles are running low on supplies at this station in Northern Hamilton County.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Snow showers Sunday morning sent crews scrambling back out to clear roads in Hamilton County.

Unlike our television counterparts, we at WVXU don't often head out to the salt pile but reporter Tana Weingartner happened to drive past the Hamilton County Engineer's Office and caught a glimpse of the low reserves at the facility. This location has two barns, one for salt and the other for a sand mixture. Each is down to just a ring around the inside edge.

Cincinnati Fire Department
12:44 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Plan to reduce fire department brownouts coming

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Council member Christopher Smitherman are preparing to announce plan to cut back and possibly eliminate fire department brownouts.

The mayor's spokesperson, Jay Kincaid, says the plan will reduce brownouts from five per day to fewer than one per day or potentially none.

Kincaid says a report is expected to be released by Sunday afternoon and a press conference is being scheduled for Monday morning to release the details.

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