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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Budget vote not unanimous
2:15 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Hamilton County 2013 budget means cuts

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County has a 2013 budget but unlike the past few years, the vote was not unanimous.

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Japanese tsunami aid prompts gift
4:20 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Dayton man says 'thanks' with cherry trees

On the 100th anniversary of Japan's gifting of cherry trees to the United States as a sign of friendship, a Japanese businessman is recreating the gesture.

Alex Hara is vice president of commercial banking for JPMorgan Chase & Co. Hara was so moved by the U.S. and U.S. military response to the 2011 Japanese tsunami, he's spearheading the planting of 1,000 cherry trees across the Dayton region. It's called Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project.

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Board aiming for unanimous vote
3:35 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Budget vote delayed one week

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are pushing back the date to pass a 2013 general fund budget.

Board President Greg Hartmann's plan has two votes but he'd prefer to present a unified front and have it pass unanimously.

Lone Democrat Todd Portune says, "no offense to Hartmann" but...

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Local News
4:24 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Sensitive Santa brightens holidays for autistic children

Visiting with Santa Claus each Christmas season is a rite of passage for many children. But for those with autism and others highly sensitive to noise, light and sound the process can be overwhelming.

In 2008, the Dayton Mall started Sensitive Santa. For one day, they open up early, turn off the holiday lights and music and help kids meet Santa on their terms.

Mall Marketing Director David Casper remembers one little girl who wrote Santa a letter but just couldn't hand it over herself.

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Developer allegedly stole millions
3:15 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Former Kenwood Towne Place developer indicted

Ann Thompson WVXU

The man responsible for the unfinished Kenwood Towne Place project is under indictment. Former Managing Director Matt Daniels is charged with 25 conspiracy and fraud counts.

The indictment alleges Daniels borrowed millions from a bank to develop Kenwood Towne Place but instead used the money for personal gain.

FBI Special Agent Ed Hanko says the investigation took three years.

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