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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Off the Streets

May 8, 2014


Some Cincinnati taxi drivers are not happy about ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft that are now operating in the city.  

They protested in front of city hall Wednesday and some of them addressed Council about their concerns.

“You have minuscule laws on the books that we have to comply with or we can’t make a living,” said cab drive Rich Robinson.  “And you’ve got these guys running around, who not only don’t have to follow those little, teenie, weenie laws, but all the laws you have in that book.”

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The operator of transitional housing units for recovering drug and alcohol addicts will likely head to federal court to keep the city from shutting down its facilities in Price Hill.  

A spokesman for New Foundations Transitional Living said the group expects to file a lawsuit this week.  

The city said the seven houses violate the city's zoning code and a city press release said officials took action after complaints from neighbors.  

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Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on two motions to crackdown on prostitution.  Both measures would focus more attention on the "johns" instead of the women involved.

Residents are giving mixed reactions to temporary barricades on McMicken Street that were setup to stop people from cruising for prostitutes.  Tony Walsh with the West McMicken Improvement Association said things have gotten better.  He called the barricades a drastic measure.


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Some Cincinnati residents are asking Mayor John Cranley to replace the chairman of Council's Law and Public Safety Committee.  

About a dozen people testified Wednesday during the public comment portion of the weekly council meeting.  They are upset with comments Christopher Smitherman apparently made about the black community and it leaders protecting criminals.  

Resident Shirley Felton said it is wrong.