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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Cincinnati Council Members are still expected to take final votes on the city budget next week.  

They're supposed to submit their proposed changes by noon Friday.  

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black announced Thursday that Roy Winston will be the city's new fire chief.

Winston has been serving as interim chief since Richard Braun retired in April.

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It is now up to Cincinnati City Council to debate and decide what to include in the city's next two-year budget for the new fiscal year which begins on July 1.

City Council will use City Manager Harry Black's budget proposal, and the changes made to it by John Cranley, as a framework.

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A Cincinnati Council Committee could hold a special meeting next week to debate how much money to pay the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) next year to operate the streetcar system.  

The agency submitted its request to the city last week asking for an increase of about six percent compared to the current year.  

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Cincinnati residents have a final chance Wednesday evening to offer comments on the city's next two-year budget.

Once again attendance was light for a session Monday night at the Dunham Recreation Center in West Price Hill. Only 10 speakers offered comments on the spending plan.  

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Cincinnati officials are telling city council members there has been progress in improving police radios.  

Officers have been complaining about transmitting and receiving audio on the units, which were introduced last summer.  

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Cincinnati city leaders announced Friday a proposal to "refresh" the racial collaborative policing agreement that was negotiated in 2002.

Mayor John Cranley, City Manager Harry Black and others presented details during a press conference at city hall.

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Attendance was light for City Council's first public hearing on the budget for the next two years.

About two dozen people attended the session at the Mt. Washington Recreation Center. Only 11 people offered comments on the spending proposal.

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The current director of parks and recreation in Greensboro, North Carolina will soon oversee the Cincinnati Park system.  

The Cincinnati Park Board announced Wednesday Wade Walcutt will replace Willie Carden who's retiring.

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black has formed an internal task force to review the implications of the increasing number of severe weather events in the city.

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Members of Cincinnati Council's Law and Public Safety Committee say they want answers about continuing problems with police radios. They want Motorola representatives at a meeting in two weeks.  

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Officials with the Metropolitan Sewer District are still working to process sewer backup claims from a storm last August.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines. Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black presented the FY2017-2018 budget to Mayor John Cranley yesterday. We'll take a look at what is in the budget and how the city plans to deal with a projected $26 million deficit.

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Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) Director Cathy Bernardino Bailey started her career at the Water Works in 1992 as a chemist. She is now responsible for more than 600 full-time staff and an operational budget of approximately $32 million.

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A Netflix series has the nation talking and school officials all over the country are joining the discussion, sending emails to parents warning them about "13 Reasons Why."

Update May 10, 2016: The planned mixed-use development at Liberty and Elm streets in Over-the-Rhine will move forward. Cincinnati Council voted 8-1 in favor of the project.

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Preliminary data show the number of streetcar boardings increased in April when compared to March. Assistant City Manager John Juech told a City Council committee Tuesday the preliminary figure was 49,966.

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Cincinnati Recreation officials say they need $94 million in the next six years just to repair and maintain current facilities.  

At the same time, the city's budget is expected to include only about $15 million for that work.  

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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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