Jay Hanselman

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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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A Cincinnati council committee heard Tuesday how the city is spending $500,000 to improve pedestrian safety. About $14,000 is being used to install signs at crosswalks in busy locations to get drivers to slow down.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is unveiling a financing package to help FC Cincinnati build a soccer-specific stadium in Oakley.

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A now former employee of the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts office is facing a list of criminal charges for providing confidential information from search warrants to potential targets of criminal investigations.  

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The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents has selected Ashish Vaidya as the school's sixth president.

Vaidya is currently interim president of St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. He also previously worked in California for the Cal State system.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has some decisions to make in the coming weeks as a new city council gets ready to take office.  

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Cincinnati officials are asking the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to conduct a cancer cluster review at the District 5 police building on Ludlow Avenue.

Council Member Charlie Winburn requested the study Thursday in a memo to the city manager.

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Cincinnati Council Member Charlie Winburn is now asking Ohio Governor John Kasich for his help closing the police department's District Five building on Ludlow Avenue.

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The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio is holding a public hearing Thursday in Cincinnati to gather testimony on Duke Energy's request to increase electric distribution rates.

At issue is whether the company can charge more to deliver electric to residential homes.

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Residents near Washington Park may lose some sleep in the next few weeks because of a Duke Energy project.

Cincinnati officials say Duke needs to add capacity to keep up with electric demands in the southern portion of Over-the-Rhine.

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A proposed redevelopment of the former Anthem site in East Walnut Hills is another step closer to happening.

City Council's neighborhoods committee approved a zone change Monday and the full council votes Wednesday.

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Cincinnati Council Member Charlie Winburn wants the District Five police building shutdown immediately. He and the Fraternal Order of Police are alarmed at the rate of cancers among current and former officers at the facility.

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Some Cincinnati council members will tour the police District Five building on Ludlow Avenue Thursday morning.  

The Fraternal Order of Police is asking that remaining officers at the facility be relocated immediately because of health concerns.

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Cincinnati's seeking proposals to create a regional transit mobility app.

City Manager Harry Black announced the idea Wednesday at a Smart Regions Conference at Northern Kentucky University.

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Cincinnati council members are running out of patience with the company responsible for streetcar ticket vending machines.  

The units have caused problems since revenue service began more than a year ago.  Problems include difficulty when using credit cards, and the machines unexpectedly shutting down.  

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A Cincinnati district fire chief is filing a federal lawsuit alleging he was twice denied promotions after exposing wrongdoing in the department.  

Raffel Prophett filed his case late Friday.  

A major economic development project at Fourth and Race in Downtown Cincinnati is delayed because of financing issues.  

The proposal calls for 3CDC to build and operate a 925-space parking garage with 25,000 square feet of street level retail space.  

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says the region can win the bid for Amazon's second headquarters.

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky submitted a joint proposal. They're competing against dozens of other cities and regions across the country.

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For Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann, the proclamation he presented Wednesday at City Hall was very personal. Mayor John Cranley honored Mann's mother, Faye, who will celebrate her 100th birthday Thursday.

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Hamilton County Commissioners are considering a proposed 2018 general fund budget. County Administrator Jeff Aluotto says the spending plan is structurally balanced, but he's concerned about 2019.

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Update 10/12/17 8:55 a.m.:  An aide for County Commissioner Denise Driehaus emailed WVXU Thursday morning that Commissioner Todd Portune was "speaking for himself" on the TIGER grant application during Wednesday's city council meeting, not the board as a whole. 

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Cincinnati Council could approve an ordinance Wednesday to apply for a $15 million federal grant to help replace the Western Hills viaduct.  

The city would be applying for TIGER and INFRA grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  

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Police and fire departments across the country, including Cincinnati, are reviewing procedures following last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate told a council committee Monday the city is well prepared for such an incident.

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The public is getting its first look at Cincinnati's newly renovated Music Hall. Officials gathered Friday for a ribbon-cutting event to kick off the grand re-opening events slated for this weekend.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is challenging city residents to give an hour for the city in 2018.

Cranley announced "Give One for Cincy" Tuesday night during his annual State of the City address at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine.

No more concrete benches along Third Street in Downtown Cincinnati will be removed, and those that have been taken out will be replaced.  

The city took action last month after complaints from several groups.

Northside residents are still looking for ways to increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists in the neighborhood.  

The community has been meeting with city officials on solutions.  

Cincinnati's health department is working with other regional partners to address the worsening heroin crisis.  

So far this year there have been more overdoses than for all of last year.  

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The Marburg Avenue bridge, which connects Oakley and Hyde Park, re-opens to traffic Saturday afternoon.

A ribbon cutting is planned at 3 p.m.

Some Cincinnati city streets could be returning to their original German names.

In 1918, council voted to change the names of 12 city streets because of significant anti-German sentiment in the city and the country during World War I.  The 12 streets were given more American names.

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A Cincinnati Council majority is asking administrators to determine if the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and its vendors are in default under the operating agreement for the streetcar system.  

The five members who voted for the motion are concerned about ongoing problems with ticket vending machines and how many cars operate during large, special events.  

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