Tana Weingartner


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.


Public Health
4:25 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Targeting cancer 'Shark Tank' style

The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute is taking a cue from television in its bid to research and treat cancer.

The owners of Cincinnati's Tom + Chee had an idea to turn their grilled cheese restaurant into a larger franchise operation. They went on the TV show Shark Tank and eventually got the funding they needed to make that dream come true.

The University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute is taking that idea and applying it to cancer research.

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Public Health
1:38 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

University of Cincinnati targeting sources of chronic pain

The University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan are joining with Eli Lilly to research ways to treat and reduce chronic pain.

The newly created Midwest Pain Consortium aims to find what causes certain kinds of pain, like fibromyalgia, and seek out new drug and non-pharmaceutical treatments.

According to the Institute of Medicine, chronic pain affects 100 million Americans.

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
4:40 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Air Force Museum breaking ground on new wing

Artist rendering of museum expansion.
Credit National Museum of the United States Air Force

Construction will begin this summer on a new wing at the National Museum of the United States Air ForceĀ  near Dayton.

The official groundbreaking is Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson says the new facility will improve the visitor experience.

"It gives us the capability to tell that story of our Air Force and to inspire our kids in ways that we can't do right now," says Hudson.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
9:17 am
Fri May 30, 2014

City responds to county MSD allegations

The City of Cincinnati is objecting to allegations levied by Hamilton County regarding the management of the Metropolitan Sewer District.

In a letter from interim city manager Scott Stiles to county administrator Christian Sigman, the city says it is "extremely disappointed" by the county's "adversarial approach."

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USS Cincinnati
4:37 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Where should USS Cincinnati Cold War memorial be placed?

An illustration of a memorial similar to the one proposed for Cincinnati.
USS Cincinnati Cold War Memorial Project

Plans to build a veterans and Cold War memorial out of the sail from the USS Cincinnati are moving forward.

The tower-like structure that sat on top of the sub arrived in town last fall.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says the first task is finding a location.

"What we're going to do is identify parcels of land that are solely within the county's control along the central riverfront that could work from the standpoint of a footprint," says Portune. "Then {we'll} work up a mock-up as to those locations that could work."

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