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 Member P.G. Sittenfeld is in Washington, D.C. Tuesday for a meeting at the White House on gun violence.

Sittenfeld will be part of session with Vice President Joe Biden and officials from state and local governments

Cincinnati's City Manager has issued an executive order requiring the police department and other city agencies to accept a new photo ID card designed to assist immigrants, the homeless and others who have trouble getting a valid identification card.

Harry Black issued the order Wednesday after City Council approved a resolution adopting the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati (MARCC) ID card.

Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday to spend $310,000 to continue design work on the proposed Elmore Connector Bridge in South Cumminsville.

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The late morning rain Tuesday did not stop hundreds of police officers and others from gathering on Fountain Square and at the Police Memorial to remember their fallen colleagues on Police Memorial Day.

The full Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday on a property sale and development agreement for Messer Construction to move its corporate headquarters to the West End.  

Right now it has an office on Tennessee Ave. in Bond Hill.  The new site is a former bread company building on Cutter Street.  

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Cincinnati officials say with the upcoming renovations at Music Hall, the pedestrian bridge between that building and the Town Center Garage will also be closing.  

It is likely not an issue for now since the Music Hall work makes the span unusable anyway. But the bridge's future is a little less clear.  

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The Ohio Supreme Court is declining jurisdiction in the case between Cincinnati and Duke Energy concerning who should pay to move the company's utility lines and pipes for the streetcar project.  

That means an appeals court ruling from last year that the city is responsible for costs will stand.  

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Update 05/04/16 @ 3:50 PM:   The full Cincinnati Council voted Wednesday to approve a zoning change to allow a 25-story apartment building to be constructed on the city's riverfront near the Purple People Bridge.

Vice Mayor David Mann cast the only vote against the zoning change.  He said he is concerned about the building's height in that location.

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Many times media reports about crime include the number for Crime Stoppers, 352-3040. People call with tips that police use to identify suspects or find people who are evading arrest.  

In its 35 years, Greater Cincinnati Crime Stoppers has paid out more than $2 million in reward money and helped solve 16,000 crimes.  

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A proposal to fund the first year of Cincinnati streetcar operations could be approved Wednesday.

City Council will vote on a revised plan, and this time Mayor John Cranley said he will not veto it even if it passes with only five "yes" votes. It takes six votes to override a veto.  

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