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 government
12:14 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Cincinnati's Charter review work continues

Cincinnati's Charter Review task force is continuing its work.  

Task force Co-chairman Mike Morgan presented an update Tuesday to Council's Rules and Audit Committee.  

Morgan said various subcommittees have been reviewing items since last summer.  He said the full task force will meet Monday.

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Ohio politics
6:03 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Sittenfeld says he's running for U.S. Senate

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati council member P.G. Sittenfeld has launched his campaign for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat next year. 

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Cincinnati government
4:09 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Cincy Council approves changes to residency rule

Credit City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council is reducing the number of high-level employees who are required to live in the city.  The group approved the change Wednesday by a 6-2 vote.  

The debate started after Metropolitan Sewer District Director Tony Parrott asked for an exemption to the city's current residency requirement.  He was disciplined in June and told to move into the city.  

Council Member Kevin Flynn said the issue was clearly about the MSD Director and keeping him on the job.

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Cincinnati government
3:26 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Residency requirements for Cincinnati officials could be changing

Credit Provided

The director of the Metropolitan Sewer District will not get an exemption from the city's requirement that he live within Cincinnati city limits.  

But Tony Parrott and other city department directors could still escape the rule.  The full Council will vote on the issue Wednesday.

The new policy would only ask the city manager, assistant city managers, police chief and city solicitor to live in the city.  All other department director currently listed in the administrative code would be removed.

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OTR parking
4:17 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Work continues on OTR parking permit plan

Cincinnati officials are continuing work on a plan to bring residential parking permits to the city's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.  

Council's Neighborhoods Committee heard Tuesday about the latest proposal.  

One change is the price.  The original plan called for the permits to cost $300 a year.  That has now been reduced to $108 annually.  There would also be a lower rate of $18 a year for people in rent subsidized housing.  

Mary Rivers with Over-the-Rhine Community Housing says she's still concerned with that part.

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