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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Public Health
4:50 am
Tue February 18, 2014

2013 infant mortality numbers down but still too high

The three "S's."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Infant mortality rates for Hamilton County and Cincinnati decreased in 2013 but still remain higher than the national average.

Cradle Cincinnati released last year's numbers following a community summit Tuesday morning.

Hamilton County saw 95 babies die before their first birthday, for a rate of 8.9 deaths per 1,000 live births.  Of those deaths, 53 were City of Cincinnati residents, giving the City a rate of 9.9 deaths per 1,000 live births.

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Miami University
4:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Roses or regret this Valentine's Day?

Miami's Amy Summerville says, "taking time to understand this year's regrets may spur next year's romantic dinner for two."
Credit WVXU via Instagram

If you're more inclined to call Friday "Single's Awareness Day" than "Valentine's Day," Miami University researcher Amy Summerville says cheer up. Well, kind of.

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Cincinnati Museum Center
2:00 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Princess Diana exhibit makes final stop in Cincinnati

The centerpiece of the Princess Diana exhibit - her wedding gown.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

An exhibit celebrating the "People's Princess" is wrapping up its 11-year world tour in the Queen City.

Cincinnati is the final stop for "Diana, A Celebration." Diana's will left many of the exhibit items to Prince William upon his 30th birthday and he's decided to call them home, according to Althorp Estate art handler and curator Nick Grossmark.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
12:57 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Hamilton County and Cincinnati heading to court over sewer issue

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

The debate over who sets policy for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is headed to a federal judge.

"We're beyond the negotiation phase," says Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann.

Hamilton County Commissioners and the City of Cincinnati are at odds over several city-instituted hiring procedures. The county says the hiring rules are illegal under Ohio Revised Code but the city argues it has home rule which trumps the O.R.C.

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Local News
2:45 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Ohio merchandise exports set record in 2013

The International Trade Administration (ITA) reports Ohio merchandise exports increased 3.9 percent from 2012 to 2013.

The organizations says exports grew to a record high $50.5 billion.

“Big export sales means more revenue which translate into economic growth and jobs for the Ohio,” said Marcia Brandstadt, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Cincinnati. “There is a great potential for more exporting—particularly among smaller businesses that have yet to sell abroad."

In a news release the ITA says:

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