Jay Hanselman

Reporter

Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered.  Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.

Hanselman covers Cincinnati City Hall for WVXU.

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Cincinnati City Council won't approve a new budget for another six months, but already the city manager is projecting a deficit of between $7 and $9 million.

The actual amount of the shortfall depends on city council setting the property tax rate.  

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The Cincinnati Bell Connector was not as popular with riders during November when compared to September and October.  

There were about 50,000 trips last month, roughly 60 percent below projections.

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Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to set the county's property tax rebate (PTR) amount for next year at a meeting Monday.  

Residential property owners were promised a refund as part of a ballot issue approved in 1996 to increase the sales tax by a half cent to pay for new stadiums.

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Federal investigators said in report released last month a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo's "Gorilla World" exhibit was in compliance with standards before a three-year-old boy slipped into the enclosure. That breach of the barrier in May made it non-compliant.

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Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan announced Thursday she will retire on August 1, 2017.

Her decision comes after the district successfully passed a new 7.93 mill operating levy two weeks ago that will help expand preschool.  

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Cincinnati Council is joining the list of groups asking for a retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for killing Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.  

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Officials say the city-sponsored winter shelter in Cincinnati will open next month.  An exact date depends on temperatures.  

The facility is located in the basement of Shelterhouse in Queensgate.  It operated there for the first time last winter.  

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The Cincinnati streetcar is still busier on the weekends than during the weekdays.  

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority presented October ridership numbers to a city council committee Tuesday.

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Cincinnati, Hamilton County and other partners are working on a plan to make access to the riverfront easier.

The first phase of the plan would spend about $1 million for additional electronic signs on nearby interstates with real time traffic and parking information.

The Cincinnati Police Department is working to finalize a contract to bring the ShotSpotter system to Avondale.

 

The system uses microphones to pick up and locate gunfire.

 

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines. 

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking his supporters and other Democrats to spend the next several days working to make sure Republican Donald Trump is not the next president.  

The former Democratic candidate is now supporting Hillary Clinton.  

When WVXU talked with some Madisonville residents in May, they were asked what would make their neighborhood better.

Many said a grocery store.  

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Cincinnati administrators are moving forward with plans to secure the city hall courtyard with a fence-like wall and a garage door.  

Those who need to access that entrance will be able to walk into the area, but only those with passes can get vehicles into the courtyard.  

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Cincinnati's Public Services crews has 14 new salt trucks to use when it comes time to clear snow and ice this winter.  

City officials showed off the new equipment Thursday morning at the city's main salt dome in Camp Washington.

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