Jay Hanselman

Reporter and Co-Host of Cincinnati Edition

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 and co-hosts Cincinnati Edition on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

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Affordable housing
6:09 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Is proposed Pendleton housing project taking funds from Avondale plan?

Cincinnati Council could vote later this month on an amendment for how it spends federal housing dollars.  The proposal would shift $1.8 million dollars to an affordable housing project in Pendleton.  That plan would rehab 40 units in the neighborhood.  

But at least two council members want to know why this proposal could be funded, while a plan for permanent supportive housing in Avondale still has not received city dollars.  That more than $500,000 request has been pending city review for nearly a year.  

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Bike lanes
3:30 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Cincinnati gets federal grant for bike trails

Cincinnati is getting $1 million from the federal government for bike trails.  The funds come from the Transportation Alternatives program from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  

A city press release said half of the money will be used to expand a West Side bicycle route to make it easier for students to get to school.  The rest will be used to repair potholes on the Lunken Trail along Wilmer Avenue.

The Westwood Trail will create a “Safe Routes to School” connection with Western Hills High School.

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Neighborhoods
4:40 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Council likely to vote this week on Lytle Park historic district

Cincinnati Council could vote this week to approve an extension of the Lytle Park Historic District.  It was first granted in 1964 and is set to expire in August.  

The extension will cover a smaller geographic area, which includes removing some buildings on Broadway between East Fourth and Arch Streets.  Previously those were in a less restrictive part of the historic district known as Area B.

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Sex trafficking
12:56 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Police update on West McMicken barricades

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati is halfway through a 90-day program of barricading parts of West McMicken Street in the city to reduce prostitution and human trafficking activities.  

District One Police Captain Michael John said there has been a disruption in the cruising related to the offenses.

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