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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Public Health
4:19 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Public hearings on indigent care levy

Monday night is the first of two public hearings on Hamilton County's indigent care levy.

The levy is slated for the November ballot. It provides funding to the UC Medical Center, Children's Hospital and several other agencies to cover healthcare for the poor.

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Cincinnati Zoo
3:02 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Zoo uses cryogenics to help rhino conceive

Mother "Tashi" with baby "Monica."
Kelly Brown - Registrar, Buffalo Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo says a baby rhino born in Buffalo was conceived using cryogenically preserved sperm.

A female Indian rhino calf was conceived at the Buffalo Zoo through artificial insemination. The sperm came from Cincinnati's former rhino named "Jimmy" who died in 2004. The calf named "Monica" was born June 5 weighing 144 pounds.

In a release, the Cincinnati Zoo calls this "a major victory for endangered species around the world."

The Zoo also says:

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Cincinnati Council
5:04 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Water rate hike & bike share program approved

Credit Michael Keating

Cincinnati Council is saying 'yes' to bike sharing and 'no' to a 7.5 percent water rate hike.

Council agreed to raise water rates for Greater Cincinnati Water Works customers but only by four percent, under a compromise authored by Vice Mayor David Mann.

Council member Yvette Simpson opposed the compromise saying four percent now will only lead to an even bigger increase next year.

Fellow Council member Wendell Young says if that's the case next year, he'll vote "no." But he says a "yes" vote now sends a signal to the leadership at Water Works.

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Hamilton County Commission
12:55 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Public to have say on how to fund repairs to iconic buildings

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Two public hearings have been set to discuss the possibility of a sales tax to fix up Union Terminal and Music Hall. But Hamilton County Commissioners say that doesn't mean a sales or property tax is a certainty.

A task force is reviewing funding options for repairing the aging landmarks. That group will present its recommendations June 23.

However, Commissioner Greg Hartmann says Wednesday was the last commission meeting before a state deadline to set public hearings ahead of the November election.  

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