Tana Weingartner

Reporter / Digital Journalist

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, and a regional Murrow Award. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.

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A local company that teaches youth etiquette classes is branching out to adults. Queen City Etiquette owner Dina Schmid says demand is increasing for business people to brush up on their manners, especially at the dining table.

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Javier del Real

Former Cincinnati Symphony Music Director Jesús López-Cobos has died. He was 78.

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Blind and visually impaired students from around Ohio are in Cincinnati Friday competing to see how well they know braille.

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Lisa Britton / UC Creative Services

Updated March 2 at 12:43 p.m.

NASA is approving a UC student project for launch. The space agency announced its decision Friday.

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Eight steel beams weighing 12,000 pounds each are being installed to structurally secure expansion joints as part of the restoration and renovation underway at Union Terminal.

Hamilton County commissioners may ask the county prosecutor to investigate steps the board can take to curb gun violence.

Jeff Sabo / Miami University

Updated 2 p.m.

Miami University fraternities have until Feb. 23 to initiate new members, then their governing body is shutting things down.

A woman looks at art in the exhibit.
Scott Kissell / Miami University

Curators reviewed more than 600 books by African-American authors and illustrators while creating Telling a People's Story: African-American Children's Illustrated Literature, an exhibition underway at the Miami University Art Museum.

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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are studying how mindfulness techniques may help people living with epilepsy.

Two Westerville police officers are dead after responding to a hang-up 911 call Saturday. One officer died at the scene, the second died shortly after. Police in the suburb just north of Columbus say a suspect is in custody.

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Hamilton County Commission President Todd Portune outlined the county's successes and challenges during the annual State of the County address.

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Kentucky schools would be able to designate “marshals” responsible for keeping a gun on campus in order to stop a mass shooting, under a new bill filed in the state legislature.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Everyone's favorite hippo is getting a second season for her first birthday. The Cincinnati Zoo says The Fiona Show's second season launches Wednesday on Facebook Watch.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's second trial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for the death of Sam DuBose has ended the same way as his first, in a hung jury. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz declared a mistrial Friday afternoon.

Tom Luken, a former congressman and mayor of Cincinnati has died. He was 92. Luken was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio in the early 1960s and represented two different congressional districts from 1974 to 1990. He remained active in politics well into his later years. Funeral services are pending.

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Updated 12:10 p.m.

A white supremacist is suing the University of Cincinnati for what he says are excessive security costs for a planned appearance by Richard Spencer.

After much speculation about his future, Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis will be back to coach next year.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Christmas is over and your once glorious evergreen seems to have lost its luster and is dropping pine needles on the floor.

It's time to cart your fir or spruce off for recycling.

Per our news partners at WCPO, a hospital security officer is receiving care for a gunshot wound after an incident near University Hospital.

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Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard is tired of 'doom and gloom' stories about nature. He's dedicating himself to focusing on optimistic ones in 2018 on his show The 90-Second Naturalist.

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A mixed-use "town center" style development is on its way to the Northern Kentucky University campus. The school says St. Elizabeth will occupy a 70,000 square foot professional building at U.S. 27 and Nunn Drive. The development will also include restaurants, retail space, apartments and a hotel.

Updated: Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis denies reports he's planning to leave the team. He spoke after Sunday's game about news reports he planned to exit at the end of the season.

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Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel in Anderson Township is a church on the move. Literally. North American Properties President and CEO Tom Williams is donating his family's chapel to Xavier University. Crews are moving the 22-seat chapel to Xavier's campus Sunday.


All eyes were on the Alabama senate race this week. But there was also a legal battle over whether to keep digital ballot images or delete them.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati's mayor says he has a enough votes on council to get the ball rolling on more local money to replace an important piece of infrastructure.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio First District Court of Appeals is finally ruling on a case brought by local media against Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz. News outlets including WVXU sued for documents related to the second Ray Tensing trial earlier this year, and access to the courtroom.

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Jay Yocis / University of Cincinnati

Updated 12:30 p.m.

The University of Cincinnati's Board of Trustees is approving a recommendation to name UC's new dorm in honor of Marian Spencer, a local civil rights leader.

Sisters of Mercy

The Mercy Bobcats and McAuley Mohawks will become the Mercy McAuley Wolves when the joint school opens in fall 2018.

Jeff Wilson / Friends of Serpent Mound

A group that supports the Serpent Mound historical site in Adams County is upset with the decision to cancel a popular Winter Solstice event.