Tana Weingartner

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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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Metropolitan Sewer District
5:17 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

County retains Dinsmore & Shohl in sewer dispute

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are retaining Dinsmore & Shohl to review their plans to take the city of Cincinnati to court over a sewer district dispute.

The law firm is being asked to prepare the county's case and offer an outside opinion on which government entity it thinks is right. At issue is whether the county or the city gets to set policy for the Metropolitan Sewer District. The county owns the utility but it is operated by the city.

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Harry T. Wilks
1:43 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Butler County philanthropist Harry T. Wilks has died

Harry T. Wilks
Credit Miami University

The name Harry T. Wilks is nearly synonymous with the arts scene in Butler County. The attorney was an avid collector and supporter of the arts.

He died Tuesday on what was his 89th birthday.

Wilks is probably most widely known for creating Pyramid Hill  - an outdoor sculpture park with more than 60 works of art and a 10,000 square foot ancient sculpture museum. He also aided in helping the city of Hamilton brand itself "The City of Sculpture."

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Taxes
1:22 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Cincinnati doesn't have to pay property taxes on golf courses, board rules

Credit Mark Heyne / WVXU

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals says the City of Cincinnati does not have to pay property taxes on city-owned golf courses.

The ruling comes after the city appealed a decision by the Ohio Tax Commissioner who had said otherwise.

The tax commissioner had said the golf courses were subject to tax because they are operated by a private, for-profit company. The city says the Tax Appeals Board's ruling will save the city $450,000.

The Tax Commissioner can appeal to the state Supreme Court.

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Public Health
11:46 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Most Tristate youth not abusing drugs, survey finds

A survey of Tristate students  finds the majority are not using or abusing drugs and other substances.

The 2014 Student Drug-Use Survey finds:

  • 95.7% do not use prescription drugs non-medically
  • 90.2% do not smoke cigarettes
  • 88.6% do not use marijuana
  • 82.2% do not use alcohol

The study is conducted every two years by the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati (CDFGC). More than 56,000 7th-12th grade students from 107 schools took the survey this past fall.

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Music
10:59 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Summer music festivals attract big name acts

Credit buckleupfestival.com

Two large music festivals are attracting some big name bands to Cincinnati this summer.

The newly created Buckle Up Music Festival released its line-up Tuesday. Headliners include: Alabama, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, and The Band Perry.

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