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 government
4:00 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Debating executive mayor government in Cincinnati

Credit Jay Hanselman

Discussions continue around changing the balance of power between Cincinnati's mayor and the city council.  City voters may see something on the ballot for a Charter change next year.

Council Member Christopher Smitherman is working with city lawyers on his fourth version of an ordinance to create an executive mayor form of government in the city.  He discussed the issue Tuesday during a committee meeting.  

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Cincinnati government
2:47 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Cincy Council members want 311 in the city

There are lots of way to interact with the city of Cincinnati including a website, a mobile app and the city's 591-6000 phone line.  

But city council is asking for a report on a setting up a 311 call center similar to those in other cities in the country.  

Council Member Wendell Young is supportive and his office has been working on the latest proposal.

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Economic development
12:14 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

New development plan for 4th & Race Downtown

The old Pogue's garage at the corner of 4th and Race in Downtown Cincinnati will be demolished to make way for a new project with parking, retail space and 208 apartments.
Credit Jay Hanselman

There is a new plan to redevelop the old Pogue's garage at the corner of Fourth and Race in Downtown Cincinnati.  

Final development details were worked out over the weekend and the full city council could approve the deal Wednesday.  

The proposal calls for 3CDC to build and operate a 925-space parking garage with 25,000 square feet of street level retail space.  

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Cincinnati streetcar
5:01 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Item by item review of remaining streetcar construction

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The team managing the city's streetcar project is being asked to take a look at the remaining construction items and decide what's needed and what can be left out to save money.  

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Homeless issues
10:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Homeless status may be added to city's hate crimes law; and more money for winter shelter

Cincinnati Council could soon be asked to add homeless status or perceived homeless status to the city's hate crimes law.

Council Member Chris Seelbach and others are making the announcement Thursday during a press conference near the Drop Inn Center in Over-the-Rhine.

"Which means that if police determine that the crime was committed because the person was homeless or perceived to be homeless, then a judge could add up to 180 days on the sentence of the person who committed the crime," Seelbach said.

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