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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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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Budget vote not unanimous
2:15 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Hamilton County 2013 budget means cuts

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County has a 2013 budget but unlike the past few years, the vote was not unanimous.

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Japanese tsunami aid prompts gift
4:20 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Dayton man says 'thanks' with cherry trees

On the 100th anniversary of Japan's gifting of cherry trees to the United States as a sign of friendship, a Japanese businessman is recreating the gesture.

Alex Hara is vice president of commercial banking for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Hara was so moved by the U.S. and U.S. military response to the 2011 Japanese tsunami, he's spearheading the planting of 1,000 cherry trees across the Dayton region. It's called Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project.

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Board aiming for unanimous vote
3:35 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Budget vote delayed one week

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are pushing back the date to pass a 2013 general fund budget.

Board President Greg Hartmann's plan has two votes but he'd prefer to present a unified front and have it pass unanimously.

Lone Democrat Todd Portune says, "no offense to Hartmann" but...

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Local News
4:24 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Sensitive Santa brightens holidays for autistic children

Visiting with Santa Claus each Christmas season is a rite of passage for many children. But for those with autism and others highly sensitive to noise, light and sound the process can be overwhelming.

In 2008, the Dayton Mall started Sensitive Santa. For one day, they open up early, turn off the holiday lights and music and help kids meet Santa on their terms.

Mall Marketing Director David Casper remembers one little girl who wrote Santa a letter but just couldn't hand it over herself.

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