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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Economic development
12:51 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Cincinnati losing Econ Devp director

Cincinnati's economic development director is leaving for a job in Detroit.  

Odis Jones' last day will be July 12th.   He’s accepted a position with the Detroit Public Lighting Authority.

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Community development
3:36 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Cincinnati continues efforts to obtain Wasson Way line

The Wasson Way railroad line
City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati officials are continuing their efforts to acquire about 5 miles of unused railroad track running through portions of Avondale, Evanston, Hyde Park, Oakley and Mt. Lookout.

The city is interested in a section of the Wasson Way line running from Victory Parkway to the west and Red Bank Road on the east.  

Norfolk Southern currently owns the railroad track, but it hasn't been used since 2009.  

Transportation and Engineering Director Michael Moore said getting it for the city involves a somewhat lengthy process.

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Cincinnati streetcar
4:08 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Cincy Council ready to approve additional streetcar money

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council is ready to give city administrators an additional $17.4 million to build the first phase of the much debated streetcar project.  

The Budget and Finance Committee approved the extra money Monday with a 5-4 vote.  The full Council will consider it Wednesday.  

The additional funds are coming from a variety of sources including other capital accounts and more bonding.  

Council Member Yvette Simpson remains supportive of the streetcar.

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Neighborhood life
4:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Walking audit planned for South Cumminsville

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An effort begins this week to make it easier for pedestrians to travel around Cincinnati's South Cumminsville neighborhood. 

They've been hampered since I-74 cut through the area many years ago.  The effort also comes as the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Millcreek Expressway Project continues on I-75. 

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Highway construction
4:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

SB471 construction means downtown ramp closures and restrictions

471 construction ramp closing map
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

If you work in downtown Cincinnati and drive home in the evening on southbound 471 get ready for delays next week or select another route for your commute. 

Construction crews are ready to start work on resurfacing the Daniel Carter Beard, or Big Mac, bridge. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Nancy Wood said that will mean ramp closures and restrictions on the Ohio side of bridge starting Friday at 7 p.m.  Those this will continue through early August.

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