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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Provided / Cincinnati Police Department

Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim will be laid to rest Friday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. By early Thursday afternoon, hundreds of well wishers were lined up to pay their respects at a public visitation at the Cintas Center.

Cradle Cincinnati / Provided

Babies born to women who smoke during pregnancy are 44 percent more likely to die before their first birthday, according to Cradle Cincinnati. The group wants to do something about that.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Parks wants to ask voters in November for a 1 mill tax levy to fund capital improvements and operating costs.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It's been almost a year since Cincinnati was chosen as one of just two cities to pilot a federal LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative.

During a site visit Wednesday, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Senior Advisor Jennifer Ho said Cincinnati is doing well and ready to move from planning to doing.

Provided / SORTA

Metro estimates it will cost $4 million to $4.7 million to operate Cincinnati's streetcar in its first year.

The estimates vary depending on whether the system is run by union SORTA (Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority) employees or a private contractor.

According to the SORTA report, the cheaper option of $4 million would be the private contractor.

Bunbury Music Festival is back this weekend for its fourth year. PromoWest Productions, which bought the festival last year, expects 20,000 to 30,000 fans will attend each day.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The organization charged with developing Northern Kentucky's strategic plan is laying out its goals for the next five years.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A recent uptick in violence has Cincinnati leaders scrambling for short-term solutions. Now, community leaders across the city are coming forward with a long term-plan targeting crime at its roots.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Duke Energy is installing a new natural gas pipeline directly under the Ohio River next to the Brent Spence Bridge. The new line replaces two older ones that were installed in 1947, 16 years before the bridge was even built.

Provided / Kroger

Kroger's plans to expand operations in Blue Ash have the go-ahead from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority. The board Monday morning approved a 65 percent, 10-year job creation tax credit.

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