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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Provided / Newport Aquarium

The Newport Aquarium reports one of its oldest and most popular animals has died. Thunder, the 150 pound alligator snapping turtle died Tuesday.

She was estimated to be around 150 years old.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Update 5:45 p.m.: A news release from the Cincinnati Zoo now says two bears, Berit and 26-year-old Little One "took advantage of an open den door" and got into a service hallway. The two are "resting in their den" and could be back for viewing as early as Friday.  

Wyoming, Ohio native Otto Warmbier was arrested in late January "while perpetrating a hostile act," according to North Korean media.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil, a Democrat, is calling his appearance Sunday at the Donald Trump rally in West Chester "a big mistake."

"I was very appreciative of Donald Trump's support of law enforcement so I was there merely to show appreciation for his support of law enforcement in the United States. Not just Hamilton County, but the United States."

Provided / Cincinnati Museum Center

The latest exhibit coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center will take visitors inside the mind of one of history's best known artists and inventors. Da Vinci - The Genius includes 17 themed galleries, more than 200 artifacts, animations and an in-depth look at the Mona Lisa.

Local elections officials are expecting good turnout Tuesday. Predictions across southwest Ohio range from 35 to 45 percent.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County jail inmates can now purchase special playing cards with the names and faces of murder victims. Each card features an unsolved homicide. Hope Dudley is the driving force behind the cards. Her son was murdered in 2007.

"The families and myself are looking for messengers," she says. "We are asking the inmates to please help us in solving the crimes in our cities."

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

When her children were denied entry to Coney Island in the 1950s because of their skin color, Marian Spencer stood outside the gates and demanded change. Her subsequent lawsuit led to the park's desegregation.

She didn't back down then, and the words "keep on fighting" have best described her ever since.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The NAACP is holding its 107th national convention in Cincinnati this July. The organization announced Tuesday the theme will be "Our lives matter, Our votes count."

Vice-Chairman Leon Russell says the organization wants to reassure members that it cares about them.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Two more Madison school district students have been charged in connection with Monday's shooting in the Madison  Jr/Sr High School cafeteria which injured four people.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says two boys knew the suspect, Austin Hancock, had a gun and planned to take it to school. They are each charged with failure to report a crime, which is a fourth degree misdemeanor.

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