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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Several groups are continuing efforts to expand school based health centers in Cincinnati. 

The city's health department and private partners are working to fund the 6 current sites and 2 more are scheduled to open after the first of the year. 

Council's Rules and Government Operations Committee heard about the program Wednesday. 

Health Department spokesman Rocky Merz said the centers are the future of health care in the schools.

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The president of Duke Energy says the company will not provide a construction schedule for moving its wires and pipes for the city’s streetcar project until the two sides reach a deal on an operating agreement. 

Julie Janson expressed her concerns in an October 10th letter to City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr.

Janson said the operating agreement must allow the company to have immediate access to equipment during emergencies and enough time to resolve any issues. 

Howard Wilkinson discussing the week in politics for 10/15/2012.

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The process of converting McMillan and William Howard Taft to two-way traffic in Walnut Hills begins this weekend. 

Cincinnati transportation officials and neighborhood leaders have been working for a year on the plan to change both streets between I-71 and Victory Parkway. 

McMillan Street is scheduled to be repainted and converted to two-way Saturday.  The work on Taft is planned for next Saturday. 

Clarence Taylor is the President of the Walnut Hills Area Council.  He welcomes the return of two-way traffic.

The Week in Review

Oct 12, 2012

WVXU news reporter Jay Hanselman has a look at some of the week's top stories.

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Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach and his staff are following up on the information they gathered last month during a series of public safety listening sessions.  

He estimated he met with about 75 residents during open office hours held around the city.  Seelbach also talked with about 60 police officers and 60 firefighters.  

He said one common theme during the meetings with residents concerned loitering and curfew violations among young people.

The Week in Review

Oct 5, 2012

WVXU's Jay Hanselman has a look back at some of this week's top stories.

A recent report suggests Cincinnati set-up a $15 million fund to attract grocery stores to city neighborhoods that are currently described as food deserts.  These are geographic areas with low access to affordable, healthy food.

A study finds there are 24 supermarkets in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, putting the region below the national average by about 10 stores. 

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Cincinnati Council will likely approve a zoning change Wednesday needed for a mixed use development near the Xavier University campus. 

The 20-acre site is located at the corner of Dana Avenue and Montgomery Road in Evanston. 

Liz Blume is the Executive Director of the Community Building Institute, which is a partnership involving Xavier. 

She said the development will include apartment housing for students plus retail and office space.

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Construction could begin next year on a $25 million plan to renovate the YMCA facility at the corner of Central Parkway and Elm in downtown Cincinnati.     

Officials say it will do several things including transforming the Y's exercise facilities and keeping its regional headquarters in the building. 

Bobby Maly with the Model Group made a presentation Monday to a City Council Committee. 

He said his company will be working on the upper stories of the structure.

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Cincinnati Council could be asked later this year to change the way the city collects trash in order to save money. 

Officials essentially want to use more automated equipment and reduce the amount of manual labor needed to pick up garbage. 

City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. has been requesting such a change in several of his recent budget proposals. 

A task force has been studying the issue for a couple years. 

The Week in Review

Sep 28, 2012

A look back at some of the week's top stories with WVXU's Jay Hanselman.

The Week in Review

Sep 21, 2012

WVXU's Jay Hanselman takes a look at some of the week's top stories.

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Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee will consider several items Monday that city administrations say will prevent the streetcar project from being further delayed.

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Cincinnati's Economic Development Director is asking Council to use some the expected casino tax revenues to fund business growth in city neighborhoods. 

Odis Jones made a presentation Tuesday to a joint meeting of the Budget and Finance and Strategic Growth Committees. 

Jones is seeking $4 million for what's called a “Focus 52” Bond Pool.

“To provide capital via loans or via direct investment into projects within the neighborhoods that continue to spur investment and job creation,” Jones said.

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