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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supercomputers
4:48 am
Mon July 22, 2013

WPAFB gets fast computer. REALLY fast

"Spirit" isn't much to look at, but it's really fast.
Credit 88th Air Base Wing, WPAFB

Are you in the market for a new computer? Wright Patterson Air Force Base is now home to a $25 million supercomputer.

Named "Spirit" the computer is the 14th fastest in the world according to Top500.org. It can complete 1500 trillion calculations per second, making it the 7th fastest computer in the United States.

So how does that stack-up to your personal computer? It's about 36,000 times more powerful.

The base is holding a ribbon cutting Monday morning.

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Transportation
9:00 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Cincinnati Triathlon to close some city streets

The Cincinnati Triathlon is Sunday morning. That means lots of swimming, running and biking... and street closures downtown.

Here's what you need to know:

The Cincinnati Triathlon will take place on Sunday, July 21, 2013.  Beginning at 6 AM on Sunday, July 21 the following streets will close and remain closed until approximately 12 PM:

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Nelson Mandela
12:03 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Freedom Center celebrates Nelson Mandela

Former political prisoners now work as tour guides at the famous Robben Island Prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Though former South Africa President Nelson Mandela remains in a Pretoria, SA hospital, the world is celebrating his 95th birthday.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is marking the occasion by continuing its "Six Words for Mandela" campaign. Guests are invited to leave words of thanks and well wishes for the man known as "Madiba." The cards will eventually be sent to Mandela's family.

You can also send messages on social media using the hashtag #6Words4Mandela.

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Dayton Media
11:03 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Several suburban Dayton newspapers closing

Three Dayton-area newspapers are ceasing publication.

North Carolina-based Civitas Media says it is shutting down the Springboro Sun, the Kettering-Oakwood Times, and the Centerville-Washington Township Times.

The company's CEO Michael Bush says Civitas is focused on serving rural communities and these three papers don't fit that business model. It's also shutting down five papers in North Carolina.

A news release says affected employees are being offered positions elsewhere in the company.

Miami University
4:06 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Miami student earns astronaut scholarship

Dirk Auman in the lab; the image on the monitor shows an Arabidopsis plant cell undergoing meiosis, a specialized cell division that produces gamete (sperm and ovules).
Credit Scott Kissell / Miami University

A Miami University student is being rewarded for having his head in the clouds.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is awarding Senior Dirk Auman  a $10,000 scholarship. He's one of just 28 students nationwide to receive the honor. You have to be nominated by a professor and meet a host of criteria to qualify.

Auman is double-majoring in biochemistry and engineering physics with a minor in computer science.

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