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 has now designated the former King Records complex in Evanston as a historic landmark.  City Council unanimously approved the issue Wednesday.  

The company which owns a portion of the King complex wants to demolish its section.  There is a lawsuit pending.  

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The City of Cincinnati ended the fiscal year on June 30 with a nearly $19 million surplus.  Now City Manager Harry Black is presenting his recommendations on what to do with the extra money.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the state of the city is improving and he intends to accelerate the pace of the progress to ensure the city's growth works for everyone.  

Cranley delivered his state of the city address Monday night to more than 700 people at Great American Ball Park.  He reviewed the last year, and used a baseball theme.

The full Cincinnati Council is likely to vote Wednesday on an ordinance designating the former King Records complex in Evanston as a historic landmark.  

The Neighborhoods Committee approved the measure Monday unanimously.  

The Monroe Fire Department is starting what it says is the state's first community paramedicine program.  The launch is happening Friday evening.  

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Cincinnati City Council has approved a paid parental leave program by a vote of 7-2. The two council members voting against the plan were Amy Murray and Kevin Flynn.

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Cincinnati Council has endorsed remedies to make sure the city does a better job awarding contracts to African-American and women-owned businesses. 

A recent study finds such awards from 2009 to 2013 were limited.

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One year from now, the Cincinnati streetcar system is scheduled to begin passenger service.  

Right now city officials are anticipating the first vehicle to arrive in the city by the end of next month, about six weeks later than planned.  But they say it shouldn't affect the start date.  

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Update 2:05 p.m.: Fraternal Order of Police president Kathy Harrell says officers feel like they've been listened to.

There are competing proposals for offering parental leave to Cincinnati city workers.  

Council Members Yvette Simpson and Chris Seelbach want to offer four weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child.