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 officials say with the upcoming renovations at Music Hall, the pedestrian bridge between that building and the Town Center Garage will also be closing.  

It is likely not an issue for now since the Music Hall work makes the span unusable anyway. But the bridge's future is a little less clear.  

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The Ohio Supreme Court is declining jurisdiction in the case between Cincinnati and Duke Energy concerning who should pay to move the company's utility lines and pipes for the streetcar project.  

That means an appeals court ruling from last year that the city is responsible for costs will stand.  

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Update 05/04/16 @ 3:50 PM:   The full Cincinnati Council voted Wednesday to approve a zoning change to allow a 25-story apartment building to be constructed on the city's riverfront near the Purple People Bridge.

Vice Mayor David Mann cast the only vote against the zoning change.  He said he is concerned about the building's height in that location.

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Many times media reports about crime include the number for Crime Stoppers, 352-3040. People call with tips that police use to identify suspects or find people who are evading arrest.  

In its 35 years, Greater Cincinnati Crime Stoppers has paid out more than $2 million in reward money and helped solve 16,000 crimes.  

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A proposal to fund the first year of Cincinnati streetcar operations could be approved Wednesday.

City Council will vote on a revised plan, and this time Mayor John Cranley said he will not veto it even if it passes with only five "yes" votes. It takes six votes to override a veto.  

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Even though it's due to begin operation this fall, controversy continues to surround Cincinnati's streetcar system. There are still questions about how money was spent by the Metropolitan Sewer District. Developers and preservationists are at odds over the fate of the former Dennison Hotel. And it looks as if Hamilton County's crime lab will get a hew home.

City of Dayton, City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati has double the population of Dayton, Ohio, yet the cities share similar characteristics and face many of the same challenges and opportunities. WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson joins us as we talk with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley about working together for the benefit of both cities, and their thoughts on the future for what could one day become a combined Cincinnati-Dayton metropolitan area. 

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley announced Wednesday he is appointing former Mayor Roxanne Qualls to the Music Hall Revitalization Company board.  

Cranley said he approached Qualls about the idea and the two discussed the appointment during lunch Tuesday.  

Cincinnati Council could approve a resolution Wednesday committing the city to make decisions protecting the environmental health of residents, especially the most vulnerable.  

The Education and Entrepreneurship committee approved the item Tuesday.

Cincinnati's parking meter revenues have increased by 60 percent during the current fiscal year compared to last year.  That is not surprising since the city started charging higher rates and extended enforcement hours.  

From July 1, 2015 thru the end of March 2016, the city collected $4,397,505 from parking meters.  That compares to $2,760,910 during the same period in the last fiscal year.

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