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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Cincinnati budget
12:03 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Council listens to concerns during first budget hearing

First of three public hearings on Cincinnati budget at Duke Energy Center
Jay Hanselman

Don’t cut parks and public safety. Those were the dominate themes last night during the first of three public hearings on Cincinnati next budget, which City Council must approve by June 1st.


About 50 speakers offered testimony to Council’s Budget and Finance Committee in a session at the Duke Energy Convention Center that lasted about three hours.


A dozen speakers spoke against cuts to the parks department including resident Polk Laffoon.

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Cincinnati budget
3:49 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Qualls/Seelbach plan to further reduce public safety layoffs

Cincinnati City Council chamber
Michael Keating

Two Cincinnati Council Members are supporting a plan to eliminate all the proposed firefighter layoffs while reducing police officer layoffs to 25.  

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Council Member Chris Seelbach announced the proposal Thursday.

“We will continue to look for additional savings that could reduce layoffs even further,” Qualls said in a press release.  “We must preserve essential services that keep all of our neighborhoods safe and clean.”

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Cincinnati budget
12:27 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Mayor Mallory reduces public safety layoffs in his budget

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory's budget plan released Wednesday reduces the number of police and fire department layoffs.  But 53 firefighters and 49 police officers would still be out of work in early June.  

Mallory said he believes the public safety layoffs are unavoidable.

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Police department
9:13 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Decision nearing for new police building in District 3

Map of Cincinnati's Police District 3
City of Cincinnnati

A new location for the Cincinnati Police Department’s District 3 headquarters could be announced within the next two to three weeks.

Officials have narrowed the list of possible sites down to four locations.

Those are:

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City council
2:04 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Cincy Council unlikey to change one of its rules

Jay Hanselman

For now, Cincinnati Council members will likely still be able to call for separate votes on items contained in larger ordinances and motions.  

The Rules and Government Operations Committee Tuesday approved a plan to delete the provision from the current Council rules.  But right now only five members support it and it takes six affirmative votes to change it.  

Rules Committee Chairwoman Yvette Simpson said the "move to separate" is confusing.

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