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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Housing
12:48 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Foreclosures down but problem persists

A foreclosed home sits abandoned in South Cumminsville.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Working in Neighborhoods' (WIN) annual foreclosure report is out and the numbers are slightly better for 2013.

Completed Sheriff's Sales in Hamilton County dropped 17.5 percent from 2012 and new foreclosure filings fell 24 percent. That's the lowest new filings have been since the housing crisis began.

{Read the full report here.}

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Public Health
4:48 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Foodbanks tell USDA help needed in summer months

USDA Food & Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe with Freestore Foodbank President Kurt Reiber.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

USDA Administrator Audrey Rowe stopped in Cincinnati Monday. She participated in a roundtable discussion about ways to expand summer food programs for children.

Freestore Foodbank President Kurt Reiber says the goal is reducing childhood hunger during the summer months. That's when children who would normally benefit from free or reduced school lunch programs often go hungry.

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Religion
12:01 am
Fri April 18, 2014

A Cincinnati Good Friday tradition continues

A woman holds a rosary as she prepares to begin the ascent in 2013.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

It's Good Friday, a holy day of preparation for Christians around the world. In Cincinnati, it also means the return of an annual tradition.

If you've never heard about the annual Good Friday pilgrimage up the Holy Cross-Immaculata church steps in Mt. Adams, then as the saying goes: "You're not from around here, are you?"

It's a rite of passage for many and a yearly tradition for thousands of faithful. People began climbing at midnight, stopping on each step to say a prayer.

The church writes:

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Hamilton County Commission
5:41 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Hamilton County & Bengals reach deal, prepare way for GE deal

Hamilton County and the Bengals have a reached a deal that could pave the way for luring General Electric to the Banks.

The county announced Thursday the Bengals have agreed to waive height restrictions that would've halted a office space large enough to house General Electric's new Southwest Ohio Global Operations headquarters and a planned apartment building in exchange for six items.

Commissioner Greg Hartmann says the deal will allow the county and city to aggressively bid for GE.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
12:31 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

County asking federal judge to decide sewer dispute

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are officially asking a federal judge to intervene in theirĀ  Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) dispute with Cincinnati.

The board voted unanimously Wednesday to ask for a ruling on which body gets to set policies for the district.

The sewer district is owned by the county but operated by the city.

The sides have been at odds over hiring and procurement policies instituted by the city. County Commissioners argue the policies are unfair and in some cases illegal. City attorneys and a majority of council members disagree.

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