Jay Hanselman http://wvxu.org en A 300 day update from Chief Blackwell & a conversation about the Collaborative Agreement http://wvxu.org/post/300-day-update-chief-blackwell-conversation-about-collaborative-agreement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 30894 at http://wvxu.org A 300 day update from Chief Blackwell & a conversation about the Collaborative Agreement Cincinnati voters will likely vote on Charter cleanup this fall http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-voters-will-likely-vote-charter-cleanup-fall <p>Cincinnati voters will likely be asked to approve a Charter amendment this November to clean-up outdated and obsolete language in the document that guides the city's government. &nbsp;<br /><br />A council committee approved the changes Wednesday and the full Council will vote on the issue next week.&nbsp; A task force started reviewing the document earlier this year and made the recommendations.<br /> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:44:49 +0000 Jay Hanselman 30909 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati voters will likely vote on Charter cleanup this fall Making rental housing safer in the event of a fire http://wvxu.org/post/making-rental-housing-safer-event-fire <p>Ohio landlords often take older homes near college campuses and turn them into student housing.&nbsp; That sometimes involves converting an attic area into a small bedroom. &nbsp;<br /><br />But usually the only way in and out is a set of stairs, and that could cause a problem if there is a fire in the building. &nbsp;<br /><br />Some Ohio lawmakers are working to change the state's building and fire codes to address the issue.&nbsp; The proposed legislation would require a second way out. &nbsp;<br /> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:05:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 30865 at http://wvxu.org Making rental housing safer in the event of a fire No relief from train horns in Hartwell and nearby communities http://wvxu.org/post/no-relief-train-horns-hartwell-and-nearby-communities-0 <p>A railroad company is rejecting Cincinnati's request to reduce train horn noise in the city's Hartwell neighborhood and other nearby communities. &nbsp;<br /><br />CSX Transportation said in a June letter to the city's transportation and engineering department it will not approve the use of wayside horns along it tracks running through Hartwell.&nbsp; It would have also benefited Wyoming, Lockland, Woodlawn and Glendale. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 30727 at http://wvxu.org No relief from train horns in Hartwell and nearby communities Streetcar track work moves to Central Business District http://wvxu.org/post/streetcar-track-work-moves-central-business-district <p>Streetcar track work is now moving into Cincinnati's Central Business District and that likely will continue through early 2015 as part of the $133 million project.<br /><br />"Seeing the track on Walnut Street is an exciting milestone in the construction process," said project executive John Deatrick in a statement.&nbsp; "It's a sign the streetcar is getting closer to achieving our goal to connect two major downtown neighborhoods: Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District."<br /> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:50:23 +0000 Jay Hanselman 30684 at http://wvxu.org Streetcar track work moves to Central Business District