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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Some charitable organizations are concerned Cincinnati's new curbside textile recycling program could reduce the donated items they receive.

Representatives of the Salvation Army, Goodwill, and St. Vincent de Paul offered testimony Monday to City Council's Neighborhoods Committee.

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Starting in July, Cincinnati public service workers will be sweeping almost every street in the city at least once a month.  

Right now, drivers are testing the routes throughout the city.  

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Summer promotional passes for the Cincinnati Bell Connector will cost $33 a month and go on sale sometime next month.  

The pass will allow unlimited rides on the streetcar each month during June, July and August.  

There is now a person in the Cincinnati city manager's office to advocate for the elderly and disabled.  

Jonathan Lawniczak started earlier this month.  He addressed a city council committee meeting Tuesday.

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Cincinnati's vice mayor said Monday the city needs to be accountable for clearing litter and weeds off city owned lots just like it is cracking down on private property owners.  

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Cincinnati needs $103.5 million to replace obsolete and inadequate facilities that serve General Fund departments like police and fire, according to a report from city officials.

The amount updated in 2017 dollars is based on needs identified in a 1996 assessment.

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Rumors continue to circulate that many people are riding the Cincinnati streetcar without paying the fares.

But officials say riders are being checked.  

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Many people are still complaining about the reliability of Cincinnati's streetcar service.  

The system has delayed or missed trips around the loop, and is not meeting the 12 to 15 minute service intervals that were promised.  

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Cincinnati Council is giving the go ahead to a plan to fund demolishing the former Hudepohl Brewing facility in Queensgate.  

But Council wants the Port Authority, which owns the property, to try to preserve the iconic smokestack.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black says the city's police department is making progress as it investigates the shooting incident early Sunday morning at Cameo Night Club on Kellogg Avenue.  

One person was killed and another 16 were injured when gun fire broke out inside the club.

WVXU reporter Jay Hanselman covers Cincinnati's city government. 91.7 WVXU is the only broadcast media outlet providing ongoing coverage of Cincinnati City Council. 

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Cincinnati and Hamilton County leaders are trying to cut down on litter across both communities.  

That could include creating a countywide collaborative to address it and pooling resources to clean it up.  

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Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on a funding plan to allow the Port Authority to demolish the former Hudepohl Brewery building on West Sixth Street in Queensgate.

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Cincinnati police now say 17 people were shot inside a night club early Sunday morning.  

Police Chief Eliot Isaac tells City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee another victim came forward Sunday night.  

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Author Patricia Schultz has almost four million copies of her 1,000 Places to See Before You Die books now in print. She recently released an updated third edition of "1,000 Places to See in the United States & Canada Before You Die," a collection of the many fun, interesting and diverse destinations to be found virtually in our own backyard. She talked with Mark Heyne about this latest edition and how she discovered the places and events she included in her must-see list. 

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