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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Rainer Maiores

Cradle Cincinnati says it is making slow progress in bringing down Hamilton County's high infant mortality rate. Numbers released Thursday show an overall decline in the number of babies dying before their first birthdays but the 2015 death rate is higher than in 2014.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The group behind an effort to restore Over-the-Rhine's Emery Theatre says it's pleased to report the disagreement over the theater has been resolved amicably.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Update 3/24 at 1:52 p.m.:  The Butler County Juvenile Court tells WVXU that Prosecutor Mike Gmoser has filed a motion to not accept the waiver of appearance. Hancock is now scheduled to be arraigned Friday at 1 p.m.

PreventionFirst!

A biennial survey of teen drug use shows the majority of 7th-12th graders in southwest Ohio aren't using substances. PreventionFIRST! President Mary Haag says the survey finds alcohol, cigarette and prescription drug abuse is trending downward. Marijuana use has increased slightly.

Provided / University of Dayton University Communications

James Philips says he must've forgotten to return History of the Crusades to the University of  Dayton library when he joined the Marines. Now, 49 years later, the book is finally returned and heading back into circulation.

<a href="http://wvxu.org/post/i-75-overpass-collapse-kills-one">Overpass</a>
Tana Weingartner

Ohio SPJ Awards Competition 2015
Best Photography

Story: I-75 Overpass collapse kills one
January 20, 2015

WVXU

If you need help in Butler County but can't call 911 for some reason, now you can send a text. The Butler County Sheriff's Office says it is now capable of receiving text messages from "most areas of Butler County" requesting emergency services.

Provided / Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Update 3/22/2016: The Cincinnati Zoo reports the mother of the five cubs, "Willow,"  has died. "Cheetahs are a fragile species and this difficult birth proved to be too much for her to pull through" said Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, in a statement. "Willow was able to contribute to the survival of her species by producing five cheetah cubs.  Without the C-section, we likely would have lost both the mom and the cubs."

Provided / Newport Aquarium

The Newport Aquarium reports one of its oldest and most popular animals has died. Thunder, the 150 pound alligator snapping turtle died Tuesday.

She was estimated to be around 150 years old.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Update 5:45 p.m.: A news release from the Cincinnati Zoo now says two bears, Berit and 26-year-old Little One "took advantage of an open den door" and got into a service hallway. The two are "resting in their den" and could be back for viewing as early as Friday.  

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