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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Below Zero Lounge and at least nine other LGBTQ bars in Greater Cincinnati are planning a tribute to the Orlando victims Saturday night.

"This Saturday night at two o'clock, or closing time of the establishments, we're all going to light 49 candles in honor of the victims in Orlando," says Below Zero owner Nigel Cotterill.

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Cincinnati State's Board of Trustees has chosen interim president Monica Posey to serve as the college's next president.

University of Cincinnati

It's official, Santa Ono is leaving the University of Cincinnati to become President at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. The Canadian university made the official announcement Monday afternoon.

University of Cincinnati

Multiple reports and a source confirm University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono is expected to be announced as the next head of the University of British Columbia.

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Some of the five month old shark ray pups born at the Newport Aquarium are almost ready to make their public debut. The aquarium says the pups will go on display June 24.

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The Vectren Dayton Air Show is confirming the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will not perform at next weekend's show.

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The mother of the toddler who climbed through a barrier and fell into the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla enclosure will not face charges. That's the decision from Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters. The zoo fatally shot a gorilla while rescuing the child.

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The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is naming Susan M. Gibbons as its next Director of Educational Services and Superintendent of Catholic schools. The Dayton native had been serving as interim superintendent since Jim Rigg left last fall to take a similar position in Chicago.

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The University of Cincinnati is naming a new Chief of Police and Assistant Chief. The schools is naming Anthony Carter as Police Chief and Maris Herold as Assistant Chief.

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The Cincinnati Zoo will reopen its Gorilla World exhibit Tuesday, June 7, with a new barrier in place. The zoo  says, "The new barrier railing is 42" high with solid wood beams at the top and on the bottom with knotted rope netting."

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Ohio is rolling out a savings account plan for people with disabilities. STABLE accounts allow qualified individuals to save and invest up to $14,000 per year without losing government benefits like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).


A $10 million, 235 foot tall Ferris wheel is coming to Newport on the Levee. Pending final approval, the attraction could be ready to open in 2017.

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Captain Shirley A. May kept her remarks brief Monday morning, but her message was clear. One of the best ways to honor the fallen this Memorial Day is by providing the best possible care to those who are injured. She encouraged those in attendance to live each day in gratitude for the gift given by those who have died while serving the country.

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Long before texting, Twitter, and Instagram, the best way to get a short message to a friend or loved one was to send a postcard. They could be found almost everywhere and people delighted in mailing pictures from their travels, or simply collecting them for fun. Miami University has hundreds of thousands of postcards and is now giving them a new life.

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Standing outside of Westwood Town Hall Monday, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley emphasized the importance of investing in the city's neighborhoods. He announced the first of several changes to the city manager's proposed budget. Each is expected to focus on neighborhood economic development projects.