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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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.

4-H.org

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.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Citing a conflict of interest, Hamilton County Commissioners are hiring an outside attorney to represent the county and a juvenile court employee.

Dayton.va.gov

Two Ohio sites are now National Historic Landmarks. The sites in Dayton and Akron were added Wednesday along with 25 others.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has said he wants Ohio's public universities to do more to capitalize on the results of their research work. That's something Miami University started several years ago on their own and other schools are getting on board too.

The Technology Transfer and Commercialization Task Force is recommending expanding college entrepreneurial programs; fostering stronger links between research universities and the business sector; and eliminating intellectual property barriers that can deter universities and and companies from partnering.

Hamilton County Commissioners are still looking for ways to balance the 2013 budget without raising taxes.

WVXU

If you live in Hamilton County you only have a few weeks left to get rid of unwanted electronics through the county’s free recycling program.

WVXU News

Cincinnati is holding a national competition to get design ideas for building decks over Fort Washington Way to connect the Central Business District to the Banks.

Possibilities range from adding green space to business, retail or entertainment space.

The competition is called "Connect the Blocks." The city wants design, architectural and engineering experts to create concepts and cost estimates.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Cincinnati Art Museum is renovating and restoring the Art Academy on the building's west side. The first phase of the $18.4 million project should be complete early next year.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County's Administrator today presented Commissioners three possible budgets for next year but it sounds like they'll be choosing Option number four.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to discuss the 2013 general fund budget Monday morning.

University of Cincinnati

After this weekend's Homecoming festivities are over, the University of Cincinnati plans to focus on finding its next president.

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ODOT

Drivers don't often get excited about road construction but some in the Eastgate area may like this project.

Tana Weingartner

Organizers are calling the economic impact of this summer's World Choir Games, "staggering."

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