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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Hamilton County Commissioners are modifying the approval process for something called "then and now" resolutions proposed by the Public Health District.

The resolutions allow the district to pay organizations it does business with.

Commissioner Chris Monzel says the district shouldn't have to get approval from the board and a legal opinion from the county prosecutor agrees.

Hurricane Sandy is causing headaches for air travelers up and down the eastern seaboard, and in Greater Cincinnati and the Miami Valley.

Upwards of 90 flights into and out of the Cincinnati and Dayton airports have been canceled.

CVG Spokeswoman Molly Flanagan anticipates returning to full operation soon.

"The airlines will obviously want to get up and running as soon as possible," she says. "I would anticipate some of those flights coming back online Wednesday and Thursday."


The green roof concept is gaining traction with builders and the eco-conscious but a successful green roof requires more than just planting some vegetation.

A University of Cincinnati pilot study finds some native plants are more successful in our climate than others.

Student Jill Bader and Assistant biology professor Ishi Buffam were surprised to discover a member of the onion family fared best.

"It looks delicate, I think. The foliage is long and thin and it has a very delicate flower. It doesn't look tough but it is," says Bader.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

A new green space is coming to the Cincinnati riverfront. Duke Energy is donating nearly a half million dollars over three years to add a garden to Smale Riverfront Park.

Spokesman Blair Schroeder says the plan is create a 'front porch' feel to the city.

"In addition to the lush gardens and large trees, you're going to have your walking paths, you're going to have granite sea walls and, of course, the park will also have large, oversized, family-sized porch swings that are suspended so visitors will have a front row seat to the scenery that passes along the Ohio River."

Cincinnati is considering outsourcing its parking operations.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The popular PBS/WGBS program Antiques Roadshow is announcing the air dates for several programs filmed in Cincinnati earlier this year.

The three Cincinnati Roadshow episodes will air as follows:

Hour 1: April 1, 2013, at 8pm
Hour 2: April 8, 2013, at 8pm
Hour 3: April 15, 2013, at 8pm

CET and ThinkTV16 will carry all three episodes at the schedule dates and times.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Once he decided to write a movie about harness racing, Emilio Estevez says he knew Ohio would be the perfect setting.

Following up on the first of several public budget hearings, Hamilton County Commission President Greg Hartmann says he doesn't foresee wage increases for county workers.

"In our administrator's recommended budget there is discussion about giving raises to employees. As much as I would like to sit here today and say we can do that, I don't think it's consistent with where we are as a county and where this budget is," he says.

Jeff Sabo / Miami University

The final steel beam on Miami University's new student center is now in place. The support was placed yesterday during a special "topping out" ceremony.

Following tradition, the beam was painted white and signed by key contributors as well as university officials and anyone who came by before the ceremony.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hollywood is coming back to Cincinnati.

Emilio Estevez will be in town tomorrow to announce details of his latest movie, set to film here early next year.

For now all producers are saying is that it will be a family-friendly sports movie.

Estevez is the son of Dayton-native Martin Sheen.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners held their first public budget hearing last night but the refrain was nothing new.

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati has a new president. Trustees this morning named Interim President Santa Ono the 28th president of UC.

Michael Keating

Efforts to turn the Purple People Bridge into a unique tourist attraction are moving forward.

Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo's newest addition, a baby female giraffe, now has a name.


Master gardening classes and 4-H could soon be a thing of the past in Hamilton County. The Ohio State University Extension office which runs the programs says it can't find new funding and will shut down at the end of the year.