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's police chief announced nine promotions Wednesday that bring more diversity to the department's leadership.  

Chief Eliot Isaac filled three captain positions along with promoting three others to lieutenant and three more to the rank of sergeant.  

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Within a few weeks, the group working on a plan to provide voluntary, universal preschool in the region could have a plan for a tax levy to go on the November ballot.  

But what type of levy and whether it would be run in Hamilton County or just Cincinnati are still being decided.  

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Crews are building the foundations that will support nine historic murals heading to the Duke Energy Convention Center from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.  

The murals, once housed at Union Terminal, are being moved as part of a terminal demolition project.  

Michael Keating

The membership of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 627, the union representing Cincinnati Metro bus drivers, unanimously supported a “no confidence” vote in General Manager/CEO Dwight Ferrell.

ATU President Troy Miller released the information Friday in a press release.  The union says the vote during the membership meeting was unanimous.

Sarah Ramsey

Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost is launching a special audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Time is ticking for the company tasked with selling the naming rights and advertisements on Cincinnati's streetcar vehicles.  The system is scheduled to begin passenger service in September.  

So far, Ad Vehicles has not sold anything.  That is concerning to some city council members.  Company representative Ken Black said he understands that.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The new director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works is reiterating the city's water supply is safe and there is no lead leaching into the water supply like the situation in Flint, Michigan. 

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

The Cincinnati Police Department is rolling out a new strategy for fighting violent crime.  

Officers will still focus on repeat offenders, but will now also target places where the crimes occur.  The new strategy uses the 'crime triangle' of offender, place and victim.  The new strategy is called P.I.V.O.T., or Place-based Investigations of Violent Offender Territories.

The full Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on an ordinance setting up a formal review process for the city manager.  

The Rules and Audit Committee approved the plan Tuesday.  It would let council pick three members to do a performance review.  

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A nearly unanimous Cincinnati City Council wants to move forward with buying the four miles of railroad right of way needed for the Wasson Way bike trail.  

The city has a nearly $12 million purchase agreement with Norfolk Southern Railroad.  That purchase option expires in July.  The deal must be completed by then or the city will have to pay for an extension.
 

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