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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Some Over-the-Rhine residents have been working and waiting for years on a plan to make Liberty Street narrower and safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.  

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Cincinnati police are still searching for a motive after a deadly shooting incident at the Fifth Third Center on September 6.  

The bank re-opened the lobby Monday for the first time since the attack.

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Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) officials are working on balancing the transit agency's budget without additional revenue from a sales tax increase.  

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Cincinnati's Police Chief told a city council committee Tuesday that an officer likely violated department policy when he Tased an 11-year-old girl last month.

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A Hamilton County Judge is for now blocking Cincinnati from raising water rates in unincorporated parts of Hamilton County.  

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A Cincinnati council member said Wednesday any agreement between the city and Bird, the electric scooter company that launched here recently, should include language for the company to cover damages suffered by victims of misuse of the motorized scooters.

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Hamilton County administrators are targeting a 2019 budget that's about $42 million less than what county departments requested.

It's also about $19.3 million less than what county leaders project to spend this year.

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Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said Monday a police officer injured during a deadly use of force incident Friday was shot in the forearm and hand by another police officer.

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While the City of Cincinnati struggles to reduce a $32 million deficit, it continues to carry millions of dollars in loans and unpaid debt.

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The University of Cincinnati announced Wednesday its digital futures building will be the first tenant of the Uptown Gateway, a mixed-use development at Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road.

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A Cincinnati Council committee holds a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to try to resolve a parking dispute between the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) and Cincinnati Public Schools.

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Acting Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney said Wednesday the city is moving forward with plans to clear a homeless camp stretching along Third Street in Downtown.

Those living in the camp have been given notice that they'll be asked to leave the area by Friday with cleaning to begin that afternoon.

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Cincinnati residents will be asked to approve at least four Charter amendments in November, and that number could grow to seven by next month.

City council approved five items Wednesday, but Mayor John Cranley later vetoed one of them. Another two could be considered at a special city council session later this month.

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Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on several Charter amendments that could appear on the November ballot.

The Education, Innovation and Growth Committee met Tuesday and advanced several proposals for the full council to consider.

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Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday on an ordinance adding addiction prevention as a priority for the city's human services funding.

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Cincinnati officials said Monday they are looking at options for how to respond to the homeless camps that remain along Third Street and another encampment underneath a highway overpass near U.S. Bank Arena.

Last week the city shutdown and cleared a camp near Paul Brown Stadium and fenced off the area so it can't return.

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The five yellow donation stations in Downtown Cincinnati, installed as an alternative to giving money to panhandlers, haven't seen a lot of donations since they were installed about a year ago.

The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) reports between $300 to $350 has been collected from the re-purposed parking meters.

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Cincinnati officials cleared out a homeless camp under a Fort Washington Way overpass near Paul Brown Stadium Wednesday morning and have fenced off the area, so that its one-time residents can't return.  

But there are still several people living in tents along Third Street in Downtown Cincinnati, and they don't plan to move anywhere.  

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  Updated: July 25, 12:06 p.m.

A Hamilton County Judge is stopping Cincinnati officials from enforcing a recently approved ordinance banning the possession, use or sale of bump stocks in the city.  

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People in Cincinnati may see a bicycle with a torch traveling through their neighborhood Friday and Saturday.  It's part of a relay for the opening ceremony Saturday night for the Cincinnati Neighborhood Games.  

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Ohio carries out its first execution of the year. Hamilton County Republicans submit a petition that could put an issue on the November ballot repealing an increase in the county sales tax. Cincinnati leaders attempt to balance helping the homeless with ensuring public safety. And could U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents increase their activity in Greater Cincinnati?

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Updated: Thursday, 4:00 p.m.

Cincinnati officials are delaying a plan to clear a homeless camp under the highway ramp on Third Street at Plum.

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Cincinnati City Council approves the city's $407 million operating budget for the new fiscal year that starts Sunday. Councilwoman Amy Murray shares what she learned at a national emergency communications conference as two firms continue their reviews of Cincinnati's 911 system following the tragic death of Kyle Plush. Mayor Cranley vetoes a proposed streetcar congestion fix. City officials narrow the possible sites for the police department's new District Five headquarters. And it's a turbulent time for some of the major companies headquartered in Cincinnati.   

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The Cincinnati Park Board is asking its staff and stakeholders to come up with a vision and plan for Burnet Woods in Clifton.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has vetoed a proposal that would let the city spend up to $600,000 to relocate a bus shelter near Government Square that's blocking the streetcar system.

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Cincinnati City Council gave final approval Wednesday to the city's $407 million operating budget for the new fiscal year that starts Sunday.

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Cincinnati and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) have reached an agreement that could alleviate a major source of track blockages for the streetcar system.  

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A Cincinnati Council majority has voted to make about $2.5 million in changes to the city's general fund budget for the new fiscal year that starts Sunday.

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Cincinnati officials could officially announce the site for a new police department District Five location within the next month.

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Updated: Thursday, 12:40 p.m.

Two Cincinnati council members introduced a proposal Thursday that would ask voters to increase the city's admissions tax by 2 percent, with the additional money generated used to fund human services organizations and neighborhoods.

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