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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Ohio River commerce
4:06 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Local impact of low Mississippi River levels

Drought conditions in the upper Midwest are causing major concerns for companies that ship goods and materials on the Mississippi River.

Local carriers are keeping an eye on how low water levels between Saint Louis and Cairo, Illinois (where the Ohio and Mississippi meet) could affect their supply routes.

Mike Toohey is president of the Waterways Council, a carrier trade and policy organization.

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DAY to LGA
12:04 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Dayton International adding flights

Dayton International Airport is adding daily non-stop service to New York's LaGuardia Airport. Delta is adding the flights.

In a release, Jeffrey Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition says, "This is great news for the business community in the Dayton Region. A lot of hard work went into making this flight possible again. It’s good when the region comes together to work on a common issue."

Plan ahead for New Year's Eve
4:55 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Care Cab offering safe rides home

Many people will be celebrating the New Year tonight and, as with any party, some will have too much to drink and need a safe ride home. 

MADD and AAA are joining forces again this year to offer Care Cab.  It will provide a free taxi ride home to people who’ve had too much to drink. 

MADD’s Andrea Rehkamp (RAY-camp) says it's important to think before you drink.

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Memorializing Ohio's aviation heritage
3:49 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Wright Brothers Monument aiming high

Artist rendering of proposed monument.
The Wright Image Group

Seattle has the Space Needle, St. Louis has the Arch, and a group of aviation enthusiasts say Dayton needs a giant replica of the Wright Flyer soaring atop a 250-foot-tall pedestal at the I-70/75 interchange.

Aviation enthusiasts say the Wright Flyer monument will be 25-stories-tall. That's three times bigger than the original Orville and Wilbur Wright flew 109 years ago.

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Solving cold cases
3:48 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Kentucky Police use cards to nab crooks

KSP is handing out playing cards featuring cold cases in hopes of generating new leads.
Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police is betting high on a program targeting prisoners.

The agency is handing out decks of playing cards featuring cold cases in hopes of generating new leads.

Since 2010, the agency has distributed more than 8,000 decks and followed up on hundreds of leads.

Trooper Michael Webb says the effort has helped crack three out of 52 cases so far. While that may not seem like a lot, Webb says it is. 

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