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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Officials say the city-sponsored winter shelter in Cincinnati will open next month.  An exact date depends on temperatures.  

The facility is located in the basement of Shelterhouse in Queensgate.  It operated there for the first time last winter.  

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The Cincinnati streetcar is still busier on the weekends than during the weekdays.  

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority presented October ridership numbers to a city council committee Tuesday.

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Cincinnati, Hamilton County and other partners are working on a plan to make access to the riverfront easier.

The first phase of the plan would spend about $1 million for additional electronic signs on nearby interstates with real time traffic and parking information.

The Cincinnati Police Department is working to finalize a contract to bring the ShotSpotter system to Avondale.

 

The system uses microphones to pick up and locate gunfire.

 

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines. 

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking his supporters and other Democrats to spend the next several days working to make sure Republican Donald Trump is not the next president.  

The former Democratic candidate is now supporting Hillary Clinton.  

When WVXU talked with some Madisonville residents in May, they were asked what would make their neighborhood better.

Many said a grocery store.  

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Cincinnati administrators are moving forward with plans to secure the city hall courtyard with a fence-like wall and a garage door.  

Those who need to access that entrance will be able to walk into the area, but only those with passes can get vehicles into the courtyard.  

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Cincinnati's Public Services crews has 14 new salt trucks to use when it comes time to clear snow and ice this winter.  

City officials showed off the new equipment Thursday morning at the city's main salt dome in Camp Washington.

Cincinnati council will likely vote this week to incorporate some of the key components of the pension settlement agreement into municipal code.  

Cincinnati Council has approved an ordinance that would allow the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) to sell advertising on bus benches to provide seating at stops that lack shelters. 

 

In the meantime, the city will stop removing the currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.  

 

Sarah Ramsey

There is still no timetable on when a special state audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District will be complete. 

Work on the review has been underway since February.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Cincinnati officials are making safety plans as the trial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing begins later this month. 

He is charged with murder for the July 2015 death of Sam DuBose, who was shot during an off-campus traffic stop. 

 

Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on a proposal to spend $250,000 for violence prevention efforts in the city.

The city's Human Services Advisory Committee approved the funding proposals in September, and council's Human Services, Youth and Arts Committee unanimously approved the proposals Monday.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati officials announced Thursday the city has received an upgrade on its bond rating.

Standard and Poor's has improved the city's rating on its unlimited-tax general obligation debt to AA.  Previously it was AA-.  The rating firm listed the city's outlook as stable.

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