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.

Butler County health and emergency management officials used their regular Friday briefing to detail what's happening behind-the-scenes to keep people safe.

Hamilton County Public Health reports two patients have died after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

On a normal day, workers at SuperATV in Madison, Ind., would be manufacturing after-market accessories for utility all-terrain vehicles (UTVs). Instead, they're taking would-be windshield materials and turning them into face shields and barriers to go between employees and customers, similar to what Kroger and other stores are installing.

Ohio has a shortage of tests and the ability to test for COVID-19. Southwest Ohio is particularly lacking in ability to diagnose patients. Sen. Rob Portman and UC Health say help is on the way.

Just months after celebrating her 50th birthday, the oldest animal born at the Cincinnati Zoo has died. The zoo says a gorilla named "Samantha" was euthanized Sunday morning.

It's referred to as the unofficial start to summer in Cincinnati, but Taste of Cincinnati is being postponed until Independence Day.

Whenever the night skies are clear across the Tri-State, the phone at the Cincinnati Observatory begins ringing nonstop with questions about weird lights in the night sky.

A Cincinnati police officer is quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. Two others are self-quarantining while awaiting test results.

The message from the Butler County General Health District and county leaders is simple: If you're over 65, "stay the heck at home."

Meals on Wheels of Southwest OH & Northern KY, formerly known as Wesley Community Services, is testing a phone outreach effort. Professional social workers will test a phone bank Saturday March 28. The agency is utilizing tech tools created by a company that would normally be doing phone banking and get-out-the-vote election efforts for campaigns.

Unemployment numbers released Thursday were staggering. "A record 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country," NPR reported.

The Washington National Cathedral in the nation's capital made an unusual donation this week. It found more than 5,000 surgical masks tucked away in its crypt, stockpiled from a health scare around 2006.

Social media feeds are filling up with images of small, pleated squares of fabric with elastic ear pieces. People around the country are taking to their sewing machines to provide much-needed face masks for the medical community.

Metro is adjusting bus service to meet a decrease in ridership caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Shelters working with those experiencing homelessness say they need help. While Cincinnati has a space for those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, advocates say they need to get people out of group shelters for safety and to prevent further spread.

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