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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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Thousands, including firefighters from all over Ohio and around the country, came to Butler County to honor fallen firefighter Patrick Wolterman. Packing the spacious Princeton Pike Church of God in Liberty Township, they said goodbye to the Hamilton firefighter who died early Monday morning from injuries suffered while battling a house fire.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley vetoed the Fiscal Year 2017 tax budget resolution Friday, which city council approved earlier this week by a 6-3 vote.

The proposal sets the city’s property tax rate for calendar year 2017.  

Cincinnati Council has finalized the city's property tax rate for 2017, but the measure could be subject to a mayoral veto.  

Council voted 6-3 for a 5.6 mill rate .  That will generate about $29.3 million or about $400,000 more than this year.  Voting yes:  Flynn, Mann, Seelbach, Simpson, Sittenfeld, and Young.  Voting no:  Murray, Smitherman and Winburn.  

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After months of discussion, a Cincinnati Council committee has tentatively approved a proposed operating schedule for the city's streetcar system.  

Several proposals were considered and the final draft is a compromise.  Council Member Amy Murray supports the plan.

Cincinnati's property tax rates for 2017 will remain the same as the rates for 2016.  

A council committee approved the issue Monday and a full Council vote will likely come Wednesday.  The property tax rate for general operating expenses will remain at 5.6 mills, and the rate for debt service is 6.5 mills.

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Fallen Hamilton Firefighter Patrick Wolterman will be remembered during a public memorial service Thursday. 

He died early Monday while fighting a house fire. 

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Update Tuesday 5:40 p.m.: Details have been released for Thursday's funeral procession for Hamilton Firefighter Patrick Wolterman.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati's city manager is predicting a nearly $14 million dollar budget deficit for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1st. 

Harry Black addressed the issue in a memo to Mayor John Cranley and city council members.

The city manager said the shortfall is due primarily to increases in public safety expenses and the repayment of the estate tax due to a previous collection error.  

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By the end of March, nine historic, mosaic murals will likely have been relocated from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the Duke Energy Convention Center.  

Cincinnati City Council approved several items Wednesday to allow the project to happen.  

Bill Rinehart

A plan to bring residential parking permits to Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood appears to have new life.

Vice Mayor David Mann said Tuesday he is reintroducing the proposal and now has the support of Council Member Charlie Winburn.  That means there are six council members willing to vote for it, which makes it veto-proof.

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