Tana Weingartner

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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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Horseshoe Cincinnati
3:37 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Cincinnati Casino revenues drop

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The latest casino revenue numbers are out and they don't paint a good picture for Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino.

Cincinnati's revenues dropped from about $19.6 million in May to $17.6 million in June, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

All four of the state's casinos are reporting lower numbers for June. However, the roughly 10 percent drop for Horseshoe Cincinnati is the largest.

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Cincinnati Zoo
2:34 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Commissioners supportive of Zoo levy request

Credit Sarah Ramsey

The Cincinnati Zoo's levy request looks to have support from at least two of Hamilton County's Commissioners.

The Zoo is asking the board to place a flat renewal of its five year levy on the November ballot.

Monday morning a committee which reviews county levies recommended the board fulfill the zoo's request.

Commissioner Greg Hartmann likes the low percentage of taxpayer funds the Zoo uses to operate.

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Transportation
4:13 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Traffic changes coming along riverfront

Pete Rose Way is closed while a new pedestrian bridge is being installed.
Credit The Banks Partnership

Traffic along Cincinnati's riverfront is getting a little more tricky for a few weeks.

Lane closures and detours start Monday morning while crews work on constructing a new pedestrian bridge on Pete Rose Way and what's known as the Dumbo Lot at Third and Broadway and removing the Race Street bridge deck.

Sidewalks in those areas will also be closed for certain periods.

The traffic disruptions are slated to run through early August.

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Cincinnati Zoo
12:43 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Zoo levy request recommended for approval

Credit Sarah Ramsey

The committee that reviews county tax levies is recommending Hamilton County Commissioners place a flat renewal of the Cincinnati Zoo levy on the November ballot.

That's a win for zoo as that's what it had requested.

The committee says it believes the Zoo wouldn't be able to operate at its "current high level of effectiveness without the levy funds." 

The county's Tax Levy Review Committee is also recommending the Zoo continue to look for ways to be less reliant on county taxpayers.

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Kentucky Graduation Rates
4:56 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Kentucky schools getting incentive to raise drop-out age

Participating school districts (as of July 1) are highlighted in blue. Note: Bellevue and Kenton County schools are not highlighted but are on the list.
Credit http://www.graduate.ky.gov/

There are a few more spots left for Kentucky schools looking to take advantage of a $10,000 incentive to raise the drop-out age from 16 to 18. The first 96 districts to participate qualify - it's called the "Blitz to 96."

Kenton County is the latest to sign on. Superintendent Terri Cox-Cruey says the district has been looking at graduation rates for a while and is considering several ways to keep kids in school.

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