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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Veterinary cardiology
4:19 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Vets cure puppy's heart with Tri-State's first-ever procedure

Four-month-old "Maggie" rest in the lap of Care Center staffers.
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A Labrador Retriever puppy named Maggie is recovering at home after undergoing the first minimally invasive heart procedure of its kind ever preformed in the Tri-State.

The four-month-old was born with a Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA), a congenital heart defect.

Typically the defect is fixed through open-chest surgery but Drs. Megan McLane and Maggie Schuckman of the Care Center in Blue Ash used a minimally invasive intravascular technique that drastically reduces the animal's recovery.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
4:14 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Could county and city be facing a sewer deadlock?

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are ordering the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) to suspend work until the City of Cincinnati changes a new hiring policy.

The County owns MSD but it's operated by the city.

On Wednesday, commissioners passed a resolution stopping work on all projects affected by the city's policy. The county argues the policy, which requires an apprenticeship program, unfairly excludes many non-union companies from bidding for construction jobs.

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Transportation
2:56 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Find out where you can drive 70 mph in July

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Beginning July 1, the speed limit on some Ohio interstates increases to 70 mph. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making some new signs and updating others with the new limit. The cost is $8,287.19.

ODOT outlines the new speed zones below. You can also click here for a large map.

Interstate 70

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Tea Party
1:16 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Tea Party rallies against IRS

Tea Party members carry signs and chant outside the Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Several hundred Tea Party members rallied at noon Tuesday on Fountain Square before marching to the John Weld Peck Federal Building. They held signs and chanted slogans like "you work for us" and "the IRS has got to go."

Dave Kern of Liberty Township says he came to protest the "outrageous actions" of the IRS in the recent scandal involving extra scrutiny of conservative groups applying for 501(c)(4) tax exempt status.

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Hamilton County parks
3:10 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Park District going high-tech; changing name and look

The newly renamed Great Parks of Hamilton County will feature a bird-themed logo.
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The Hamilton County Park District is going high-tech to deal with the Emerald Ash Borer.

Park employees are using iPads to track ash trees and assess the situation across the county.

Executive Director Jack Sutton says the data is used to determine which trees should be treated or removed.

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