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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The Banks
3:55 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Banks project moving foward

The Banks Partnership

Hamilton County Commissioners are giving their approval to the next phase of the Banks project. The board approved the plan Wednesday.

Project counsel Tom Gableman says Phase II-A will create 706 construction jobs.

"In terms of wages, that's about $30 million," he says. "And the total economic impact, both direct and indirect, is about $115 million."

Announced earlier this month, Phase II-A includes 305 apartments and 21,000 square feet of retail space. Gabelman estimates retail employment will create 345 jobs.

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Public Health
2:36 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Health Foundation gets new name

Students from Ethel M. Taylor Academy play games before the name change announcement.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati is now Interact for Health.

President Jim Schwab says the new name embodies its shift to a health promotion strategy.

"We will focus on primarily four health promotion priority areas," he says. "They are healthy eating, active living, mental and emotional wellbeing, and healthy choices about substance use."

Schwab says the group will maintain its support of the community’s healthcare safety net.

Interact for Health says:

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Transportation
4:46 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Could Cincinnati be getting a trolley?

Credit hoponcincy.com

Hop On Cincinnati is hoping local leaders will 'hop onto' the idea of creating a Downtown trolley.

The idea is to connect entertainment and attractions across Downtown and Mt. Adams. Hop On Cincinnati says the goal is increasing the downtown renaissance by connecting people to places.

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Library
10:01 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Hamilton County likes to read

Maria Luiso of Loveland previews one of the many items she selected for check out at the Symmes Township Branch Library.
Credit Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County / Provided

No one likes to read as much as folks in Southwest Ohio. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is the busiest central library in the country for a second year in a row. That's according to a report from the Public Library Association.

Overall, the Cincinnati library is the 7th busiest public library system in the country and second busiest in Ohio behind Cuyahoga County.

The 2013 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) statistical report surveys more than 1,400 public libraries in the United States and Canada.

The Cincinnati library writes:

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Pet care
2:00 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

P&G recalls dog and cat food

Credit Procter & Gamble / Provided

Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling some of its dry dog and cat foods. The company says they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected brands include various types of Iams and Eukanuba.

In a release, P&G says:

These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

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