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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Cincinnati Fire Department
12:44 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Plan to reduce fire department brownouts coming

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Council member Christopher Smitherman are preparing to announce plan to cut back and possibly eliminate fire department brownouts.

The mayor's spokesperson, Jay Kincaid, says the plan will reduce brownouts from five per day to fewer than one per day or potentially none.

Kincaid says a report is expected to be released by Sunday afternoon and a press conference is being scheduled for Monday morning to release the details.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
11:52 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Compromise is key word in MSD debate

Build 513 supporters rally outside the County Administration Building.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Several dozen people rallied outside the Hamilton County Administration building Thursday calling on County Commissioners to open bidding on several Metropolitan Sewer District projects.

Build 513 supports the City of Cincinnati's Responsible Bidder Ordinance, which among other things requires contractors have a 5-year record of graduating apprentices.

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Education
11:51 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Partnership aims to improve communities and schools

Rothenberg Academy Principal Alesia Smith talks about her vision for ACES.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Public Schools and the City of Cincinnati are joining forces. A new initiative called ACES -  Alliance for Community and Educational Success - aims to find ways the two can collaborate to improve schools and communities.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:32 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Debate over MSD policies rages on

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel is clarifying what he says are some misconceptions about the current Metropolitan Sewer District standoff with the City of Cincinnati. Specifically, procurement policies set forth by the city which the county says are unfair and in some cases illegal.

"First, at this point, only three projects are potentially being impacted due to this issue," he says. "Several others are awaiting technical evaluation and others are scheduled to be brought forward over the next several months. Many of the projects do not have time sensitive schedules."

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Creation Debate
10:57 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Creation v Evolution: The Nye-Ham Debate

Nye (left) and Ham (right) debate the question, "Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern scientific era?"
Creation Museum live stream

Creation versus evolution. That was the topic that occupied Bill Nye, the Science Guy and Creation Museum founder Ken Ham for two and a half hours Tuesday night. The central question was whether creation is a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era.

On the ‘no’ side, Nye pointed to various things science has shown to be more than 6,000 years old as creationists suggest.

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