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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Home foreclosures
3:20 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Which parts of Hamilton County had most foreclosures in 2012?

As WVXU reported earlier, Ohio is bucking a nationwide decline when it comes to home foreclosures. The state's foreclosures numbers increased in 2012.

An annual study by Working In Neighborhoods finds completed foreclosures in Hamilton County rose 45 percent from 2011 to 2012.

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Hamilton County Commission
1:59 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Sheriff and Prosecutor offices lead expenses as county budget tracking higher than projections

Hamilton County Commissioners say they're not overly concerned about the county budget situation but they want to watch it closely to make sure there are no unexpected surprises.

Nine of the county's 29 general fund departments are tracking over budget. The two largest are the Sheriff's and Prosecutor's offices.

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Hamilton County Commission
3:43 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Hamilton County tracking over budget

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are set to review the 2013 budget Monday.

A quarter of the way through the year, administrators say the county is projecting over budget.

General fund expenditures are projected to be $5.3 million over. In a memo to commissioners, Budget Director John Bruggen attributes the overage to several departments - primarily the Sheriff and Prosecutor's offices - projecting well over budget.

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Cincinnati City Council
5:03 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Mayor takes back staff raises

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory is rescinding raises he gave to several of his staff this week.

In a statement Mallory says:

“I am rescinding the raises that I gave my staff and returning all salaries to the previous levels.  Although the changes that I made in my office structure resulted in a saving of $66,000 to be used in next year’s budget, I realize that the perception has had a negative effect on the morale of other City Employees."

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Drug Take-Back Day
3:08 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Get rid of old meds for free on Saturday

If you've been wondering what to do with old or expired medications, you're in luck. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting a take-back day Saturday.

You can drop off unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs at various sites around the state.

Organizers say meds should be in their original containers but be sure to remove any identifying information such as prescription labels. Syringes, liquids and intravenous products are not allowed.

Collected medications will be disposed of following EPA guidelines.

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