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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Traffic alert
9:23 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Race St closures for construction

Race Street will be closed for two weekends between Fifth and Sixth Streets for construction. Crews are tearing down what remains of the Skywalk in preparation for construction of the new Dunnhumby building.

The closures begin on Saturday, January 12 at 6:00 a.m. and remain closed until Sunday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m., and will be closed again on Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 a.m. and remain closed until Sunday, January 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Sustainability programs lauded
4:13 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Federal officials praise Cincinnati's green initiatives

From L to R: EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe, Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary John Porcari, Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, and Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A trio of deputies from the Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Transportation toured sites along Cincinnati's proposed streetcar route Thursday. They're checking out sustainability projects such as rain gardens and housing developments.

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Traffic alert
2:25 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Roebling closed during rush hour

Credit Michael Keating

**Update**

From The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

"The Roebling Bridge will be closed beginning approximately at 4 pm until so that the District 6 Bridge Crew can take check the north tower.  This afternoon a piece of sandstone fell from the ledge.  At this time it appears to be superficial, but crews will take a closer look.  The bridge will reopen once inspection is complete and deemed clear."

The Roebling Suspension bridge is out of commission for Thursday rush hour traffic.

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Local News
12:58 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

County balks at city-approved sewer district policy

Hamilton County Commissioners say a Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) "responsible bidder" construction policy approved by Cincinnati City Council is bad business and they want it gone.

Business owners say the new policy includes criteria that make it impossible for certain companies to win construction bids.

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Pothole season comes early
11:41 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Warm forecast could cause road problems

This week's spring-like temperatures might provide some reprieve from the winter doldrums, but they're likely to cause headaches for drivers.

Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman Sharon Smigielski says conditions are ripe for creating potholes.

"The warmer temperatures accelerate the freeze/thaw cycle causing pavement to deteriorate more quickly," she says.

Since it's still too cold for permanent fixes, road crews will use a cold patch mixture to plug potholes.

To report potholes:

Ohio highways & state routes: 513-933-6568

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