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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Recycling
2:29 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Inside a refrigerator's insides

Justin Rainer with recycling company JACO Environmental pries the back off an old fridge.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Duke Energy tore apart an old refrigerator Thursday... and not just because someone thought destruction sounded fun. The demonstration highlights Duke's appliance recycling program.

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Emergency Communications
4:17 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Hamilton County offering to merge 911 services with Cincinnati

While Cincinnati City Council looks into its emergency communications operations following a recent television news investigation, Hamilton County is offering one possible solution.

Commissioners Wednesday approved a resolution supporting a joint city/county emergency communications center.

Commissioner Greg Hartmann says this is a great opportunity for shared services.

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Hamilton County Commission
3:42 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Judge Hunter backers fed up with 'blatant disrespect'

Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Supporters filled Hamilton County Commission chambers Wednesday demanding more respect for Judge Tracie Hunter.

The Juvenile Court judge is locked in bitter battles with fellow Juvenile Court Judge John Williams, the county prosecutor's office and several media outlets.

Supporters like Zakiyyah Allen say Hunter's being jerked around by the county.

"It's a mockery," says Allen. "It's a slap in the face. Why is so much time, money and energy being wasted to prevent her from doing her job verses spending the money to let her do her job?"

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Hamilton County Sheriff
4:51 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Twenty arrested during sex offender compliance sweep

Deputies layout 15 guns collected from one sex offender's home.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Law enforcement have been doing some "spring cleaning," checking up on Hamilton County's 1,350 registered sex offenders.

Sheriff Jim Neil says officers checked 1,114 addresses last week.

The large-scale, multi-agency operation is the first of its kind in the county since the Adam Walsh law went into effect in 2006. 

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Cincinnati Casino
10:42 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Prosecutor putting casino cheaters on notice

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It may look like slight-of-hand but the charges being leveled against five casino-goers aren't so slight. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is indicting five people for casino gaming offenses.

The alleged thieves are accused of stealing $50-$500 worth of chips. In Ohio, casino gaming offenses are felonies. If convicted on all charges, each defendant faces up to two years in prison.

Deters says the five were working individually. While the amounts stolen aren't very high, Deters says Tuesday's high-profile indictments are about sending a message to would-be cheaters.

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