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 Council has approved an ordinance that would allow the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) to sell advertising on bus benches to provide seating at stops that lack shelters. 

 

In the meantime, the city will stop removing the currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.  

 

Sarah Ramsey

There is still no timetable on when a special state audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District will be complete. 

Work on the review has been underway since February.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Cincinnati officials are making safety plans as the trial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing begins later this month. 

He is charged with murder for the July 2015 death of Sam DuBose, who was shot during an off-campus traffic stop. 

 

Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on a proposal to spend $250,000 for violence prevention efforts in the city.

The city's Human Services Advisory Committee approved the funding proposals in September, and council's Human Services, Youth and Arts Committee unanimously approved the proposals Monday.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati officials announced Thursday the city has received an upgrade on its bond rating.

Standard and Poor's has improved the city's rating on its unlimited-tax general obligation debt to AA.  Previously it was AA-.  The rating firm listed the city's outlook as stable.

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Cincinnati Council is asking city administrators to move forward with a study of traffic signal timing in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.  

Michael Keating

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority told a Cincinnati Council committee Tuesday it has a broken funding formula and it is looking to fix the problem. 

 

Board Chairman Jason Dunn and Chief Executive Officer Dwight Ferrell addressed the Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation Committee.

 

Cincinnati council is expected to vote Wednesday to increase water rates by 3.75 percent for each of the next 5 years.  

The funds will be used to continue the city's water main replacement program and also speed up efforts to replace lead service lines in the city.  

Michael E. Keating

Cincinnati administrators say they are working with Motorola to address problems with the audio quality of some city police officers radios.

It comes as the Fraternal Order of Police is researching whether it can file a lawsuit against the company concerning the issue.

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Update 10/07/16 at 10:40am:  Transdev issued a statement Thursday evening and it said it will add extra streetcars to meet weekend ridership numbers.

Provided / Duke Energy

The City of Cincinnati and Duke Energy are fighting again.

This time it's about additional charges for providing backup power for "critical facilities" in the city.

The Banks website

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black has notified streetcar project executive John Deatrick that his job with the city will end later this year.

Black wrote a letter to Deatrick on October 4 with the decision.  It comes less than a month after the streetcar began passenger service on September 9.

The full Cincinnati Council failed Wednesday to approve a resolution asking people to recognize Monday's federal holiday as Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.  

Four council members voted in favor of the proposal, but five abstained.  The council rules say five votes, or a majority, are needed for passage.  

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says the state of the city "is strong and growing stronger."

Cranley delivered his "State of the City Address" Tuesday night to a crowd of 500 people at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley.

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is making final preparations to deliver his "State of the City" address Tuesday evening at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley.  

This is Cranley's third speech. He said this year's theme will be values.

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