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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Job creation
11:27 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Northern Kentucky shows strong 2012 job numbers

These 22 companies located or expanded operations in Northern Kentucky in 2012.
Credit Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Northern Kentucky is posting strong jobs numbers for 2012. The Tri-County Economic Development Corporation reports 24 companies announced new locations or expansion projects last year, creating nearly 3,774 jobs.

Boone County Judge Executive and Tri-Ed Chairman Gary Moore says that's pretty good given the economic situation.

"This is the fourth highest as far as job creation... in our 25 year history," he says. "It's the seventh highest in capital investment. All of these are great signs that Northern Kentucky is positioned well for future growth and recovery."

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Cincinnati Casino
3:20 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Horseshoe executive says casino doing well

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Horseshoe executives say they're excited about the casino's turnout after the first two weeks of business.

During an update to Hamilton County Commissioners, General Manager Kevin Kline reports the casino is making good on its hiring promises. He says the casino promised to hire 90 percent of its employees from the Cincinnati metro area. Currently, that number is 92 percent.

Kline says the casino is now working with downtown businesses and the convention and visitors bureau on ways to attract more people to the region.
 

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Colorectal Cancer
4:29 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Could cholesterol drug prevent colorectal cancer recurrence?

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute are studying whether a widely used cholesterol-reducing drug can help prevent the recurrence of colorectal cancer.

The multi-year study is currently looking for participants.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
3:12 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Several council members withdraw from St. Patrick's Day Parade protesting exclusion of LGBT group

Credit www.cincystpatsparade.com

Several council members are refusing to march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade this weekend because a gay rights group was not allowed to participate.

Josh Wagoner with The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) says the group was notified Thursday that it was prohibited from marching in the parade.

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Cincinnati Zoo
2:11 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Updated Zoo reptile house reopens Saturday

The view from the Gabbon Viper cage gazing out on the restored Reptile House at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The oldest building at any zoo nationwide is ready to debut its updated look. The Cincinnati Zoo's 138-year-old Reptile House reopens tomorrow after undergoing renovation.

Director Thane Maynard says workers found and restored a previously unknown wood and glass oculus window in the dome ceiling.

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