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 budget
6:01 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Cincinnati employees getting raises; but not all of them

Cincinnati's improving financial health has meant some city workers are starting to see bigger paychecks.

So far five of the six labor unions have negotiated small cost of living adjustments for their members.  But there are about 440 city employees who are still waiting.  

Council Member Yvette Simpson addressed the issue during a meeting last week.

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public health
3:45 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Flu still widespread in all parts of Kentucky

For the fifth straight week Kentucky health officials are reporting widespread flu activity in the state.  

Deputy Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Kraig Humbaugh said that is the highest level of activity but not unusual for January.

“What is a bit unusual is that we started to report widespread activity in the early part of December and have continued to report it then for these last 5 weeks,” Humbaugh said.  “So it started a bit earlier this season.”

Humbaugh said best protection is still a flu shot.

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Cincinnati government
4:25 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Cincy council ready to discuss loose dogs and what happens if they attack

A Cincinnati council committee is finally ready to discuss proposals for dealing with an increasing number of uncontrolled dogs in the city.  

The Law and Public Safety Committee will hear about three competing proposals in two weeks.  But no votes will be taken.  

Council Memeber Christopher Smitherman said one plan includes criminal penalties for owners if their dog attacks someone, another includes a fine for such offenses, and the final proposal sets up a task force.

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Cincinnati streetcar
3:52 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Streetcar contingency budget looks a little better

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Cincinnati officials now say the contingency budget for the city's streetcar project is estimated to be $1.3 million.  That is up from the $80,000 reported about a month ago.  

Officials updated a council committee Tuesday on the project.
 
“We have better information and more concrete information upon which to project those expenses,” said Chris Eilerman, a city official working on the project who explained the changes.  “Based on that we’ve been able to hone in on better numbers and the result is what you see here.”

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Cincinnati budget
4:07 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

City property tax rates to remain the same in 2016

Credit Jay Hanselman

The full Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday on a tentative tax budget that keeps the city's property tax rates for 2016 the same as this year.  

A committee approved the document Monday which must be submitted to the Hamilton County Auditor's office by January 16.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach voted against the tentative tax budget.

“We don’t have the full picture yet for me to say definitely this is the right way to go,” Seelbach said.

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