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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Entertainment
12:57 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Dayton Air Show ready to take off this weekend

The Blue Angels flying in formation.
Credit Vectren Dayton Air Show / Provided

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels top the list of attractions this weekend at the annual Dayton Air Show. The aerial team arrived Thursday after a morning fly-over in Cincinnati.

The US Marine Corps Harrier jet and the Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute team are also set to appear.

Air Show spokesman Tim Gaffney says community support has been strong as the air show looks to rebound from the sequester which forced the Thunderbirds to pull out of the show last year.

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Cultural Facilities Levy
12:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Why National Trust says Music Hall and Union Terminal should be preserved

Orchestra members must navigate this stairwell with their instruments to access the orchestra pit.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is expanding on why it took the unprecedented step of naming two buildings from the same city to its annual list of Top 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

Vice President John Hildreth says the decision to name Music Hall and Union Terminal to the list was a "no-brainer."

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Hamilton County Commission
4:47 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

County to consider quarter percent sales tax for Music Hall and Union Terminal repairs

Credit www.saveouricons.org

*Update: 6/24/2014  Though not in writing, WVXU is told the Zoo has called Commission offices to rescind the request reported below.

*Correction: Note the corrected time for the first public hearing.

Hamilton County Commission chambers overflowed with supporters waving yellow signs Monday as the Cultural Facilities Task Force made its recommendations for fixing up Music Hall and Union Terminal.

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Economic growth
3:02 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Done Deal: GE coming to The Banks

Credit The Banks

Cincinnati and Hamilton County have cleared the way to bring General Electric's Global Operations Center to The Banks. 

City Council and the County Commission Monday morning approved several packages of incentives cementing the deal.  GE is expected to bring nearly 1,800 jobs with an average total payroll of $142 million per year.

The five-year lease includes five, 5-year renewal options.

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Freedom Summer
5:08 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Freedom Summer remembered Friday at Miami University

"Singing We Shall Overcome, this group of Freedom Summer volunteers begins its journey from Oxford, Ohio to Mississippi. Despite the dangers, more than 1,000 college students volunteered to canvass, teach and establish community centers."
Ted Polumbaum Newseum Collection

Miami University is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer Friday with a 3 o'clock ceremony on Western Campus. WVXU's Tana Weingartner has more about how Oxford figures into civil rights history.

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