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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Public transportation
3:50 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Cincinnati and SORTA resolve transit fund dispute

Cincinnati Metro buses in downtown
Michael Keating

Cincinnati City Council ended its dispute with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority Wednesday by approving Metro's operating budget for the remaining four-months of the city's fiscal year.  

Council had been approving monthly budgets because of a disagreement with the SORTA, which manages the bus system, over how the city's transit tax can be spent.  

The SORTA Board argued it was only for Metro purposes and had filed a lawsuit concerning the issue.   

The city countered it could be used for any transit related expense.  

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Public housing
3:15 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Cincy council delays vote on opposing Section 8 sale in Avondale

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati officials and Avondale residents will likely have a chance to meet next week with the firm that wants to buy nearly 750 units of HUD-supported Section 8 housing in the neighborhood.  

City Council was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a resolution opposing the sale.  But the item was held because of the planned meeting.  

Kathy Schwab is with the Greater Cincinnati Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

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Transportation projects
12:54 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Cincinnati could fast-track 71/MLK interchange

Preferred alternative for ramp at I-71 and Martin Luther King Drive
Uptown Access Study website

Cincinnati officials will be meeting with Ohio transportation representatives Wednesday about accelerating the construction of an interchange on I-71 at Martin Luther King Drive.  

That project wasn't scheduled to start until 2018.  But now officials are aiming for work to begin in 2014.  

Making that change could mean the new interchange won't cost as much.  

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Cincinnati parking
9:12 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Speakers at public hearing oppose Cincinnati parking lease

Crowd at Cincinnati City Hall for public hearing on proposed parking lease agreement.
Sarah Ramsey

Two dozen people spoke at a public hearing Monday night on a proposal to lease some of Cincinnati's parking facilities to a private operator.  And all but a couple of them were opposed to the plan. 


Chad Weldishofer owns Queen City Crossfit in Downtown.  He's concerned about the possibility of high rates at parking meters near his business.

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Public restroom
11:03 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Cincinnati officials identify cheaper sidewalk restroom

Cheaper alternative public sidewalk restroom Cincinnati officials are considering.
City of Cincinnati website

Cincinnati administrators now say in a report they've found a cheaper way to install public sidewalk restrooms that some Council Members are asking for.  

Officials say they've found a galvanized steel facility starting at $35,000.  That compares to about $100,000 for the "Portland Loo" officials first considered.  

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