Tana Weingartner

Reporter

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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Hepatitis C
2:54 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Study finds targeted screening for hepatitis C cost-effective

University of Cincinnati researchers are reporting it could be cost-effective to screen populations with a higher estimated prevalence of hepatitis C.

Dr. Mark Eckman says electronic medicals records make it easy to separate people into groups that are at higher risk. It then makes sense financially to test everyone in those certain categories.

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Miami University
4:21 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Miami and UC increasing security at graduation

Credit WikiCommons

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Miami University is stepping up security at its upcoming graduation ceremonies.

University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says there have been no threats or safety concerns but the school is updating measures as a matter of good practice. She adds the changes are basically the same as those already in place for football games. All bags will be checked and attendees will be "subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items."

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Northern Kentucky University
3:58 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Fired NKU AD admits financial misconduct

Despite initially saying otherwise, Northern Kentucky University now says former Athletic Director Scott Eaton did improperly divert university funds for personal reasons.

Eaton was fired in March for having inappropriate relationships with four university employees and a student. 

Cincinnati Preschool Promise
11:39 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Effort underway to increase access to preschool education

A preschool student works on an art project at Riverview East Academy.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Business and Community leaders are coming together to launch a city-wide initiative to get more - if not all- kids in pre-school.

Studies show children who attend pre-school do better in school and in life. Advocates point out nearly 90 percent of a child's brain is developed before age five but kids typically enter kindergarten at age six.

The Cincinnati Preschool Promise aims to be a public/private partnership.

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Flying Pig Marathon
5:15 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Flying Pig Marathon addresses security concerns

Iris Simpson-Bush (right) and Tammy Wise with the Flying Pig Marathon discuss safety precautions for the upcoming race.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Flying Pig Marathon organizers say they're taking extraordinary measures to reassess and strengthen security plans.

There will be a larger police presence and extra volunteers to watch out for anything suspicious.

Executive Director Iris Simpson-Bush says everyone is encouraged to bring less.

Participants will have to put items in clear bags if they want them transported from the start line to the finish. Spectators with bags are being warned they could be subject to search.

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