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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Restaurant Week
4:57 am
Mon August 5, 2013

It's Restaurant Week in Cincinnati

Downtown restaurants are hoping a week-long special deal will attract foodies and their wallets.

Cincinnati's fifth annual Restaurant Week kicks off  Monday. Nearly 30 participating restaurants are offering three course meals or dinner for two for a set $35 price tag.

The group behind the effort, Do Downtown, says the goal is to increase awareness about downtown dining options.

Participating restaurants:

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Recycling
4:43 am
Fri August 2, 2013

One day event to collect hard-to-recycle items

Credit http://keepcincinnatibeautiful.org/

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is offering a one-day free recycling event Saturday for hard-to-recycle items.

They'll be taking various kinds of e-waste like cell phones and computer components along with plastic grocery bags and number 5 plastics.

The one-stop-drop will be at the Whole Foods in Rookwood Commons.

Full details:

WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Yard Sale
3:36 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

World's Longest Yard Sale cuts through Tri-State

The yard sale runs from Michigan to Alabama.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The World's Longest Yard Sale is underway and it runs straight through the Tri-State.

The sale spans 690 miles along US 127 from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama.

In Covington, venders line MainStrasse Village with everything from antiques and housewares to jewelry, records, and vintage clothing.

Diana Durham has a small stand with chairs and lots of cookware. She says business is good and she's having a lot of fun. She's visited before but this is her first year as a seller. What prompted the change?

Hamilton County Sheriff
2:35 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch

The colors are presented just before Sheriff Jim Neil's speech at the Cincinnati Rotary Club.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

On his first appearance before the Cincinnati Rotary, Sheriff Jim Neil reiterated the county does not need a new jail.

"Judges will sentence to capacity whether you have 3,000 jail cells or 1,000," he says.

Neil handed out awards Thursday to several deputies and took questions ranging from the budget to drugs and the county jail.

Neil has been expanding electronic monitoring and would like to add even more of the devices. He says what the county does lack is enough space for female and special needs inmates.

Another problem? Heroin.

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Business
9:35 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Standard Register buys WorkflowOne

Dayton-based Standard Register is purchasing another Dayton company, WorkflowOne, in a deal worth $218 million.

Standard Register says it expects to achieve $1 billion in annual revenue and $40 million in annual savings thanks to the deal. A release says WorkFlowOne will initially operate as a subsidiary with its CEO staying on in an advisory role.

The combined company has 4000 employees, including more than 900 in Dayton.

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