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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.

In a win for residents, a Hamilton County Common Pleas judge has ordered five apartment complexes into receivership. That means badly needed repairs may finally start to get made by a court-appointed management company.

Interim Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein is losing the "interim" from her title.

Dickstein will be officially appointed during Wednesday's City Commission meeting.

The Contemporary Arts Center will offer free admission for at least the next three years. The CAC says a group of donors has come together to subsidize the entrance fee.

The Newport Aquarium is calling it's new exhibit the "most interactive seahorse exhibit in the country." Seahorses: Unbridled Fun opens in April and features 10 species of seahorses, sea dragons, trumpetfish, shrimpfish and pipefish.

Some 55,000 vehicles travel the Western Hills Viaduct daily, but the aging half-mile span has almost reached the end of its design life.

The officers involved in a deadly shooting Monday night in Price Hill followed their training. That's according to Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley.

After much anticipation and speculation about which would come first, the egg or the aardvark, the Cincinnati Zoo says the first baby of 2016 is a penguin.

The little penguin, also known as a fairy or blue penguin, was born Friday at 6 a.m. The chick won't join the rest of the Zoo's penguin colony until the spring. Little penguins prefer milder temperatures.

There are nine new additions at the Newport Aquarium. Shark Ray "Sweet Pea" gave birth to the pups Tuesday evening at the aquarium's off-site animal health facility.

In a statement the aquarium says Sweet Pea had six female and three male pups. Their weight ranged in age from two pounds to 2.4 pounds, while their length ranged from 18 to 22 inches.

Children are the future of Cincinnati’s collaborative agreement. That was a main theme coming out of a community policing roundtable Wednesday morning.

Leaders from across the city gathered to discuss what’s working and what needs improvement. They agreed the collaborative that came out of the 2001 riots remains a model for the nation, and kids needs to be included.

If you gave birth to an Ava or a Jackson in 2015, you weren't alone. Those were the two most popular baby names in Cincinnati last year.

Hamilton officials say arson is to blame for the fire which lead to the Dec. 28 death of Fire Fighter Patrick Wolterman. 

Public Safety Director Scott Scrimizzi says the investigation is ongoing and Wolterman's death will be handled as a homicide.

The Cincinnati Police department is holding a series of public forums for anyone considering a career in law enforcement. The meetings will include information about the application process and recruit exam, as well as various types of jobs such as SWAT and crime scene investigation.

The first tenant at the newest phase of the Banks is a popular local waffle chain. Taste of Belgium plans to open next year in a street-level space below the new GE office tower.

Dan McCarthy is project executive for Carter, the developer. He says lease negotiations are underway with more possible tenants, primarily restaurants rather than retail.

Area bike supporters are seeking funding for a multimillion dollar plan to create a 42-mile urban loop trail. The Cincinnati Connects plan would link the city's four largest pedestrian and bike paths with six connector trails. 

Robin Corathers is with Groundwork Cincinnati and the Mill Creek Greenway Trail. "We think that it's going to be extremely beneficial for economic reasons as well as public health, recreation and the environment."

Whether it's putting up a special Christmas decoration, making a specific treat during Hanukkah, or just making an annual pilgrimage to Krohn Conservatory or the Festival of Lights, it seems almost everyone has at least one favorite tradition this time of year.