Jay Hanselman


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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Michael E. Keating

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black said Wednesday the city and the Fraternal Order of Police are back at the table negotiating a new contract for the city's police officers.

The talks come after city council delayed a decision this week on Mayor John Cranley's plan to increase salaries for all union workers.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

People in Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine have been seeing the streetcars on the tracks for testing, and starting this weekend they will see them a lot more.

Simulated revenue service begins Sunday, with the system operating with everything but passengers.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Representatives from the Cincinnati Parks Department and the Park Board say they are working to implement observations from a fiscal review released last week.

It recommended more accountability and better accounting systems for the Cincinnati Park Board, park employees, and the separate Parks Foundation.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati workers will have to wait a little longer to see if city council approves the pay raises Mayor John Cranley proposed last week.

A council majority voted to delay a decision until next month to learn more about the impacts the plan will have on city finances and collective bargaining.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Update 7/29/16 at 9:00pm-Mayor responds to manager's memo:

Mayor John Cranley said in a statement Friday evening he does not "believe our form of government is undermined when you send a proposed ordinance to council for approval."

Michael Keating

It seems like everyone is collecting data about people these days... grocery stores, telecommunication companies and even political parties. The city of Cincinnati collects a lot of data from residents, and officials are using it to improve customer service.  

When Harry Black was hired as city manager back in 2014, one of the goals he heard a lot from Mayor John Cranley and city council members was to optimize government performance.  

Ann Thompson / WVXU

The city of Cincinnati released a much anticipated audit Tuesday of the Cincinnati Parks Board, the city's parks department and the parks foundation.

City Manager Harry Black initiated the review last October at the request of Mayor John Cranley.  The audit was requested as city voters were being asked to approve a one mill property tax levy to support the parks.  That levy was ultimately defeated by a two-to-one margin.

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Cincinnati residents can now go online to offer suggestions for neighborhood projects they think should be funded in the next city budget.  

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati council members are still asking questions about who in the city manager's office threatened a Columbus-based law firm if it didn't pay $55,000 to a former Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) subcontractor last year.

Jay Hanselman

For the first time in its history, the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus will be holding its convention in Cincinnati.  

The group has a convention every four years.

The group will be meeting at the Westin Hotel and other sites from July 15 to July 17.  Those meetings will overlap with the national NAACP convention being held at the Duke Energy Center starting July 16.

Extra Cincinnati police officers will be on hand for a planned protest rally Sunday following the shooting at a peaceful protest in Dallas Thursday night that left five police officers dead.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati council members are expected to get more information this month on the city's debt policy—a debt that has increased by more than $207 million since 2010.  

The group could be asked to approve that document in August.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

The Cincinnati Police Department will begin deploying body worn cameras beginning on August 1.  The devices will start hitting the streets one district at a time through the end of the year.

The department has selected the TASER Axon Body 2 camera.  The city will initially have about 700 cameras for patrol officers.  The city is seeking funding for 400 more devices so all officers will eventually have them.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati administrators will now begin the process of enacting the new budget for the fiscal year, which starts at the end of next week.  

Council voted Wednesday for the dozens of ordinances necessary to enact the spending plan.  In most cases, the council voted unanimously for some parts of the budget.  Council Member Kevin Flynn did vote no on some items and on the funding sources to pay for them.

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee will meet again Wednesday morning to try to put the finishing touches on a budget for the new fiscal year which starts July 1st.  

The committee was supposed to do that Monday.  But work stopped concerning a disagreement over what should be included in an omnibus ordinance.