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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Hamilton County struggles with stadium fund
2:08 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Stadium fund: 'between a rock and a hard place'

Michael Keating

It's down to either raising the sales tax or reducing the property tax rebate.

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More patrols and safety education
12:46 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

University of Cincinnati increasing safety efforts

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is stepping up safety measures following several incidents in and around campus.

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Local News
1:09 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

County considering sales tax increase

Michael Keating

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune is recommending a quarter cent sales tax increase to stabilize the stadium fund. His plan would also preserve the full property tax rebate promised to voters in the mid-90's.

The board is dealing with a $7 million gap. The proposal would increase the sales tax from 6.5% to 6.75%. Here's how Hamilton County's sales tax rate compares with Ohio's other 87 counties.

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Tourism numbers increasing
3:40 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Study: Tourism boosting Greater Cincinnati economy

Michael Keating

Tourism accounts for one in 10 jobs across Greater Cincinnati and visitors spent $4.1 billion here last year.

Those findings are based on an economic impact study commissioned by the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network. It's the first such report in more than 10 years.

The study also shows for every 10 direct jobs in tourism, four indirect jobs are created elsewhere in the economy.

Tourism Network President Linda Antus says there's another benefit as well.

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Brent Spence Bridge
4:30 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Bridge coalition launches awareness effort

Michael Keating

A group aiming to speed up the timeline and reduce the cost of replacing the Brent Spence Bridge is stepping up public awareness efforts.

The Build Our New Bridge Now Coalition is advocating a public-private partnership to replace the aging Brent Spence. The group believes with corporate involvement and federal funding and cooperation, the bridge can be replaced more quickly and for less.

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