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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Transportation
1:13 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Metro extends benefits to same-sex partners

Metro handed out pride-themed buttons during the announcement that it is extending health coverage to same-sex domestic partners.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Metro will begin offering health benefits to domestic partners in January 2015.  The busing agency says it is the first transit system of its size in the state to take this step.

Before becoming Metro's Ridership development manager, Kim Lahman  says she benefited from a similar program offered by her partner's employer.

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Memorial Day
4:25 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

A color guard raises posts the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony in Eden Park
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10 marks each Memorial Day with a ceremony at their monument in Cincinnati's Eden Park.

This year's speaker was David Foster, First Sergeant, United States Marine Corps (Ret.). Foster enlisted in July 1980 and served multiple tours of duty including Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003; Operation New Horizon/Nicaragua 1999; and Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:02 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Hamilton County leaders want sewer director ousted

Hamilton County Commissioners say cost overruns on Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) projects are too high and are indicating leadership is the problem.

In other words: MSD director Tony Parrott needs to go.

In a letter to interim Cincinnati city manager Scott Stiles, Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman says "major cost overruns within several federal Consent Decree projects is merely a symptom of larger management issues within MSD."

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Cincinnati Archdiocese
11:58 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Group protests Archdiocese teacher contract

Friends and former students rally to support Purcell Marian teacher Dick Hague who is retiring rather than sign the new Catholic school contract.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A small group gathered Thursday morning across the street from the Cincinnati Archdiocese offices in Downtown. They're protesting the new Catholic school teacher contract which includes specific language prohibiting employees from publicly supporting causes that run counter to Catholic teachings.

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Economic growth
1:14 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Ohio approves tax credits for GE

Credit GE

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved an 85 percent, 15-year Job Creation Tax Credit for General Electric to locate a new regional headquarters in Southwest Ohio.

Two other local companies are also receiving tax incentives.

Here's the breakdown:

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