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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Dayton Children's Hospital
3:47 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Dayton Children's Hospital to expand

Credit Dayton Children's Hosptial

Dayton Children's Hospital is outlining plans for a major expansion.

The hospital is adding an 8-story, 260,000 square-foot patient tower in the center of its current Valley Street Campus.

Estimated at $140 million, the facility will focus on pediatric cancer patients and critically-ill newborns.

Construction could begin early next year and be complete sometime in 2017.

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Hamilton County Commission
3:44 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Hamilton County monitoring potential impact of shutdown

Hamilton County's administrator says he's keeping an eye on how the federal shutdown may affect county programs. Sigman was asked about the the issue during Wednesday's county commission meeting by Commissioner Todd Portune.

Christian Sigman says agencies did a good job of communicating what would happen with grant funding for programs like food assistance.

Home foreclosures
3:55 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Get foreclosure help during phone-a-thon

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Certified homeownership counselors will spend Wednesday answering phones and doling out help. Several agencies are coming together for a foreclosure prevention phone-a-thon.

Debbie Somerville is with Save the Dream Ohio, one of the agencies staffing the phone bank.

"Ohio is back up as one of the top five (states) in foreclosures in the nation," she says. "To put that in context, that's about one in 500 homes."

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Hamilton County Commission
1:02 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

No tax increases in proposed 2014 Hamilton County Budget

Hamilton County Commissioners are unanimous - the 2014 budget won't include tax increases.

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Breast Cancer
5:00 am
Mon October 7, 2013

UC cancer registry is producing results

Credit The Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati

October is the month where everything turns pink to support breast cancer awareness.

A breast cancer registry started in 2006 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center is producing results for researchers. The registry connects researchers with people who have had  breast cancer or have a family history of it. Cancer Institutes track their patients but Dr. Susan Pinney with the UC and Cincinnati Cancer institutes says similar registries are rare.

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