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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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.

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Cincinnati Streetcar
11:26 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Duke wins streetcar lawsuit

Credit Provided/City of Cincinnati

The cost of building the first phase of the Cincinnati streetcar project could have just increased by $15 million. 

A Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge ruled Tuesday the city cannot force Duke Energy to pay the costs of moving underground utilities along the streetcar route.  Duke estimated the cost at $15 million. The city had set aside that amount  from the sale of the Blue Ash Airport in case the judge ruled in Duke's favor.

Cincinnati will appeal the decision. In a statement, City Manager Harry Black writes:

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Cincinnati government
3:55 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Who sets agenda for Cincinnati planning commission?

At least three Cincinnati Council Members are expressing concern after the city manager removed an item from the city planning commission's November 21st meeting regarding Wasson Way.  

Harry Black said he asked the item be removed because he did not believe it had been thoroughly vetted.  Black is also a member of the planning commission.  

Council Member Yvette Simpson said that action could mean there is an extra level of review for some items.

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Cincinnati government
11:59 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Cranley highlights first year in office

Credit Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is holding a press briefing Wednesday afternoon  to highlight his first year in office.

In advance of meeting with reporters, the Mayor's office released a three-and-a-half page document that list highlights during Cranley's first year.  He took office on December 1, 2013.

Some of those highlights include a balanced budget, thousands of jobs and more cops on the street.

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Infant mortality
4:11 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

New effort to make sure infants sleep safely

Credit Jay Hanselman

Cradle Cincinnati is announcing a couple new partnerships in an effort to prevent sleep-related infant deaths.  It is called the “Cribs for Kids” program.  

One of those involves the United Way's 211 line.  It connects people with community resources.  

Hamilton County Commissioner and Cradle Cincinnati co-chairman Todd Portune said it will help get baby cribs to parents who need them.

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