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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Update 9/4/15 @ 12:25pm:  The Cincinnati Planning Commission has rejected a proposal that could have slowed development activities in Hyde Park for several months.  

The commission voted unanimously Friday morning against a zoning study of the entire neighborhood, and implementing an interim development control overlay district, or IDC, during such a review.  That would have meant any project proposed after the overlay was established would have to go through extra scrutiny before moving forward. 

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Cincinnati voters will consider two Charter amendments this fall.  

Council approved two issues Wednesday: moving the city's mayoral primary from September to May, and another moving the beginning of mayoral and council terms from December to January.  It also includes cleaning up some other Charter language.

Just a week after Dayton announced it will offer paid parental leave to city employees, Cincinnati may be doing the same.

Mayor John Cranley is introducing a proposal that would allow employees to take up to six weeks of paid sick time following a birth or adoption.

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Cincinnati Council member Chris Seelbach says he won’t vote to override Mayor John Cranley’s veto of a proposed charter amendment that would allow city council to meet behind closed doors to discuss some issues.

Some Cincinnati Council members want more answers after a report last week said the city paid more than $175,000 in late fees because it didn't pay its Duke utility bills on time.  

The city manager says the issues have been corrected.  But that isn't good enough for Council Member Chris Seelbach.

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Cincinnati's police chief told Council's Law and Public Safety Committee Monday about his plans to reassign 24 officers to patrol duties to combat an increase of shootings in the city.  

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said until recently shootings had decreased.

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Cincinnati officials say they are now "cautiously optimistic" the first streetcar vehicle will arrive by late October.  

That's about six weeks later than the original delivery date of September 17.  But right now streetcar passenger service should still begin as scheduled in September, 2016.  

Cincinnati residents will be asked to approve two Charter amendments this fall, and they could see two more before the deadline to make the ballot next week.  

City Council approved measures Monday for a permanent one mill property tax levy for city parks, and a second to let council hold executive sessions, or closed public meetings on six specific issues.  

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You and your family may have experienced paramedics showing up at your home for a medical emergency.  But soon those same medics, in Ohio, could be making house calls without light and sirens just like doctors did many years ago.

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An effort to put a levy on the November ballot to support Cincinnati Parks got a major boost Friday.  

Volunteers announced they had collected more than 21,000 petition signatures.  They only need 5,969 to make the ballot.  The campaign turned in 17,907 of the signatures, the maximum allowed by state law.