Jay Hanselman


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 voters could see several city charter amendments on the November ballot.

A council committee discussed a number of proposals Tuesday and is likely to vote on some of them when it meets again July 31.  


A shortage of public services workers is why some Cincinnati residents may notice trash not getting collected on schedule.

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Cincinnati Council Members will now debate how they want to alter budget proposals submitted by Acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney and Mayor John Cranley.

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Nearly 50 people offered comments Monday night as Cincinnati City Council's Budget and Finance Committee held its first public hearing on the proposed city budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

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Hamilton County commissioners and Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee Monday selected the Cincinnati Symphony (CSO) and Music and Event Management, Inc. (MEMI) as its choice to develop a music venue at The Banks.

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Cincinnati's Acting City Manager said Monday the city is contracting with two firms to conduct an independent review of the Kyle Plush tragedy.

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A Cincinnati man is suing the city's police department for suppressing DNA evidence that proved his innocence, keeping him in jail on murder charges when he could have been free.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has sent the budget to City Council for its consideration and approval.

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Cincinnati City Council and the Cincinnati Board of Education are getting ready to re-negotiate a 1999 agreement concerning tax abatement policies.

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Cincinnati's acting city manager is changing the manager of the city's emergency communications center (ECC).

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A couple of Cincinnati council members are again raising the issue of eliminating streetcar fares as the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) says it needs a little more than $4 million for operations during the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Acting Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney has released his proposal to close a $32 million general fund budget deficit for the fiscal year that starts July 1.  

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Cincinnati City Council will likely vote Thursday on a motion making adjustments or fixes to the city's streetcar system.  

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Cincinnati officials said Tuesday a 911 dispatcher had the GPS location within 5 to 10 feet of where a teenager was later found dead after getting trapped in his van in a school parking lot last month.


More information is expected today into the death of a Seven Hills student who died while trapped in a minivan last month, despite calling 911 twice.

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Cincinnati Council Member Greg Landsman is releasing details of his plan to fix some of the problems with the streetcar system.

His proposals come in a motion released Wednesday night to fellow council members and the media.

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A committee is recommending 43 programs receive human services funding from Cincinnati in the new fiscal year. Those programs are administered by 33 agencies.

Council will have the final say on whether the more than $3.4 million is provided in the budget, which must be approved by June 30.  

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Cincinnati City Council has approved a resolution accepting an amendment to the community benefits agreement for the West End if FC Cincinnati is successful in landing an MLS franchise and builds its stadium in the neighborhood.

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Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday on an ordinance setting up a three-year pilot program for low-speed vehicles. 

One operator describes them as "souped up" or "special" golf carts that are providing rides in the Downtown area.  

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The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) estimates it will have a $6.4 million budget deficit next year to operate Metro buses.  

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Cincinnati Police officers and others from surrounding communities came together Friday to honor and remember fallen officers on Police Memorial Day.

This year's event began at the Cincinnati Firefighters Memorial Park on Central Avenue. The service traditionally starts on Fountain Square, but it was not available because of a scheduling conflict.

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said there are more than 900,000 police officers in the country. But he added that protecting others comes at a price.

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Cincinnati Council has approved an ordinance banning the possession, use, or sale of bump stocks in the city, effective immediately.  The measure passed Wednesday by a 7-2 vote.

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Cincinnati police say the number of pedestrians hurt or killed in traffic accidents has been increasing in the last five years. The trend comes as officers are making fewer traffic stops and writing fewer citations.

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Cincinnati's general fund budget deficit for the next fiscal year is getting worse.  

Budget Director Chris Bigham told council members Monday the shortfall is now estimated at between $29 and $34 million. In January, that deficit was slightly more than $23 million.

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As promised, Cincinnati's acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney is presenting a 12-month action plan for improving operations at the Emergency Communications Center (ECC).

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The full Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday to send an additional $1.4 million to the city's emergency communications center.  

A joint council committee approved the ordinance Tuesday.  

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Two Cincinnati Council committees are holding a joint meeting Tuesday to provide funding for some immediate upgrades to the emergency communications center.  

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A grieving family still has no answers after their 16-year-old dies while trapped in a van, in spite of him making two 911 calls for help. Cincinnati City Council Member Greg Landsman says he will now vote with four other council members to fire City Manager Harry Black. Text messages between some council members reveal their thoughts on the mayor and city manager, and may violate sunshine laws. Council approves infrastructure funding for an FC Cincinnati stadium in the West End. The 2018 Kentucky General finishes its session, passing a pension reform bill and overhauling the state's tax code. And The Cincinnati Enquirer wins a Pulitzer Prize for its series on the heroin epidemic.

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Cincinnati Council Member Greg Landsman announced Thursday he'll vote with four other council members to fire City Manager Harry Black, if he doesn't resign first.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black sent a memo to council members Wednesday expressing concerns about Mayor John Cranley's "intrusive role in the economic development process."