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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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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At least five Cincinnati Council members, with the support of Mayor John Cranley, say the city shouldn't have pension funds invested with companies that own or operate private prisons.

The council members are asking the pension board to report back within 45 days on a divestment plan for the stock holdings in three separate companies.

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