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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Local News
10:04 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Cincinnati's new solicitor, economic development director named

Paula Boggs Muething, Oscar Bedolla
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The city of Cincinnati has a new city solicitor, Paula Boggs Muething, and a new trade and  development director, Oscar Bedolla, city manager Harry Black announced Monday.

Boggs Muething is currently general counsel and vice president of community development revitalization at the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority. Before that, she served as a senior assistant city solicitor.

Bedolla has worked in the private sector on large development projects.

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Cincinnati government
12:09 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Longer Council meetings mean more $$$ for closed captioning

Are Cincinnati Council meetings and committee sessions getting longer? After a review of data from invoices for closed captioning services, the answer is yes.

From January through October 2013, with 157 hours of meeting time, closed captioning cost $28,119.99.

From January through October 2014, there were 274 hours of meeting time with a captioning cost of $45,906.67.
 

The budgeted amount this fiscal year (July 2014 to June 2015) for closed captioning is $40,000. With 1st quarter charges, there could be about a $15,000 shortfall at the end of the budget year.

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Cincinnati streetcar
4:15 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Cincy Council approves streetcar operating agreement and funding

Credit Provided/City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council has approved a three part plan to pay for operating costs of the Cincinnati streetcar.  

It includes a mix of fares and advertising income, parking meter revenues from downtown and Over-the-Rhine, and changes to the city's abatement policies asking developers to contribute money to a fund to help with operating costs.  

Mayor John Cranley called the plan creative even though he said he still believes the streetcar project is a mistake.

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Cincinnati government
1:25 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

City combining utility administrative functions saving money

Credit Sarah Ramsey

So far the city is saving money by merging the administrative functions of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, the Metropolitan Sewer District and the stormwater utility.  

A council committee got an update Tuesday.  

The savings right now is projected to be $55 million during the next decade.  That is less than the initial feasibility study suggested, but officials are still crunching the numbers.  

Director Tony Parrott said so far, so good.

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Neighborhood life
4:06 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

City will clean up vacant buildings while its waits for road project

Drawing of proposed West Martin Luther King Drive project.
Credit Provided/City of Cincinnati

A Cincinnati transportation official is promising to "tidy up" some vacant buildings the city owns along West Martin Luther King Drive between Hopple and Dixmyth.

The city is purchasing some 30 properties for a West MLK road project.  But funds to pay for it won't be available in 2016.  

Transportation and Engineering Director Michael Moore said the city will be addressing some pressing building issues.

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