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.

Pages

Transportation
7:54 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Mayor sends warning to streetcar team

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati's mayor and city manager will be meeting with the streetcar team this week to discuss the dwindling amount of money in the contingency fund.  If all worst case scenarios happen, the fund could have just $80,000 left in it.  It started out with more than $9 million. 

Mayor John Cranley says the message to streetcar officials John Deatrick and Chris Eilerman is this: "We need to have a team that's going to bring the streetcar in on time and under budget, or we need a new team."

Read more
Public safety
4:20 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Canned goods donation could bring a little parking amnesty in Cincinnati

Council Members Chris Seelbach and Amy Murray beginning the "Holiday Food for Fines Ticket Amnesty" program at city hall.
Credit Provided

People who have one or two Cincinnati parking tickets at expired meters in the city will like get a little amnesty next week.  

A committee approved a compromise on the "Holiday Food for Fines Ticket Amnesty" program Tuesday and the full Council will vote on it Wednesday.

Read more
Cincinnati Streetcar
2:00 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Streetcar gets operating agreement and new logo

Provided SORTA

The SORTA board of trustees has signed off on an operating and maintenance agreement for the streetcar.  Cincinnati Council has already approved the agreement, which spells out the responsibilities of the transit authority and the city.

The new streetcar logo was also unveiled Tuesday.

Under terms of the agreement, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority will make an annual funding request to the city to cover operating costs.  The city will collect the funds from fares, advertising revenue, parking fees, and from property tax abatement offset revenue.

Read more
Public safety
5:09 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Canned goods for Cincy parking fines rejected; but idea may not be dead

Credit Sarah Ramsey

A Cincinnati Council Committee Monday rejected a plan to let people donate ten cans of food to the Freestore Foodbank to erase parking meter fines.  But the “Food for Fines” idea may not be dead yet.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach may use Council rules to force a vote on the issue Wednesday call special sessions later in the week to get it approved.  

He said the plan would not cost the city a lot of money.

Read more
Public Safety
12:25 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Cincy police chief to move forward with body cameras

Credit Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati's police chief will be in Washington, D.C., later this week trying to find federal funding to equip his patrol officers with body cameras.

Jeffrey Blackwell estimates the city would need to buy about 600 cameras.  That would carry a price tag of $800,000 to $1.5 million. He said he is hopeful the federal government could pay half that cost.

Blackwell said there are still many questions about the use of body cameras.

Read more

Pages