Tana Weingartner

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, and a regional Murrow Award. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.

Cincinnati-based Kroger is temporarily stopping contributions to political action committees (PACs) and will review what people and causes it gives to in the wake of last week's attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Cincinnati police officers are heading to Washington D.C. to help out during the inauguration on Jan. 20. Chief Eliot Isaac says his force will be ready here, too.

Rumpke is expanding its list of recyclable items. Polypropylene plastic tubs may now go in your curbside recycling.

Cincinnati City Council Friday unanimously approved a resolution condemning the actions of pro-Trump supporters this week who stormed the U.S. Capitol, wreaking havoc, causing terror and leading to at least five deaths.

Newly installed Hamilton County commission Vice President Alicia Reece intends to create a task force focused on economic recovery. Speaking during her second commission meeting Thursday, Reece said she expects to introduce a resolution next week.

The city of Cincinnati will establish a Children and Families Cabinet to provide guidance on health and safety issues affecting children. Council Member Greg Landsman initiated the ordinance. He points to issues like the city's high infant mortality rate and lead poisoning.

It's that time of year again when adorable children in green, blue or brown uniforms show up at your front door, tempting you with dreams of Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, and Peanut Butter Patties. Of course, Girl Scout cookie sales are taking different forms as the coronavirus pandemic continues in 2021.

E-books, as they say, are having a moment. Sales were up 16.5% for the first 10 months of 2020, according to the Association of American Publishers, and several months into the pandemic, e-book checkouts from libraries shot up more than 50%.

Maya: The Exhibition is extending its run at the Cincinnati Museum Center through April 4, 2021. The coronavirus pandemic not only closed the exhibit for the start of its run here, but is sending museums and people who book touring exhibits scrambling to juggle years worth of future plans.

Hamilton County commissioners are wrapping up 2020 by setting next year's budget. The board Thursday approved a $290.7 million general fund budget.

For Crystal Madaris, walking through Mary E. Smith Memorial Cemetery in Elsmere, Ky., is like visiting with old friends and loved ones. Four generations of her family are buried there.

Ohio and North Carolina have long been at odds over which state gets to lay claim to being "first in flight." Ohio, of course, is the birthplace of Wilbur and Orville Wright, and it was here where they created the first airplane. However, the brothers made their first flight in Kitty Hawk, NC.

WVXU recently received a news release from a public relations company proclaiming cookie consumption is up 25% during the pandemic and that "major cookie manufacturers" are warning "Americans could find themselves lacking cookies for Santa this year."

After brushing the crumbs off our shirts, WVXU decided to check in with some local cookie purveyors about whether or not there's a cookie crush on.

In a town known for its world-class classical and pops orchestras, a new blend of traditional and modern music is ready to make its debut. Thrive's Hip-Hop Orchestra presents its first concert Dec. 17.

The eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah begins Thursday evening. Also known as the Festival of Lights, it is celebrated by lighting the menorah, singing songs and playing special games, and enjoying foods cooked in oil, like latkes.

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