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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A couple of Cincinnati council members are again raising the issue of eliminating streetcar fares as the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) says it needs a little more than $4 million for operations during the fiscal year starting July 1.

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Acting Cincinnati City Manager Patrick Duhaney has released his proposal to close a $32 million general fund budget deficit for the fiscal year that starts July 1.  

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Cincinnati City Council will likely vote Thursday on a motion making adjustments or fixes to the city's streetcar system.  

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Cincinnati officials said Tuesday a 911 dispatcher had the GPS location within 5 to 10 feet of where a teenager was later found dead after getting trapped in his van in a school parking lot last month.

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More information is expected today into the death of a Seven Hills student who died while trapped in a minivan last month, despite calling 911 twice.

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Cincinnati Council Member Greg Landsman is releasing details of his plan to fix some of the problems with the streetcar system.

His proposals come in a motion released Wednesday night to fellow council members and the media.

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A committee is recommending 43 programs receive human services funding from Cincinnati in the new fiscal year. Those programs are administered by 33 agencies.

Council will have the final say on whether the more than $3.4 million is provided in the budget, which must be approved by June 30.  

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Cincinnati City Council has approved a resolution accepting an amendment to the community benefits agreement for the West End if FC Cincinnati is successful in landing an MLS franchise and builds its stadium in the neighborhood.

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Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday on an ordinance setting up a three-year pilot program for low-speed vehicles. 

One operator describes them as "souped up" or "special" golf carts that are providing rides in the Downtown area.  

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The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) estimates it will have a $6.4 million budget deficit next year to operate Metro buses.  

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Cincinnati Police officers and others from surrounding communities came together Friday to honor and remember fallen officers on Police Memorial Day.

This year's event began at the Cincinnati Firefighters Memorial Park on Central Avenue. The service traditionally starts on Fountain Square, but it was not available because of a scheduling conflict.

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said there are more than 900,000 police officers in the country. But he added that protecting others comes at a price.

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Cincinnati Council has approved an ordinance banning the possession, use, or sale of bump stocks in the city, effective immediately.  The measure passed Wednesday by a 7-2 vote.

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Cincinnati police say the number of pedestrians hurt or killed in traffic accidents has been increasing in the last five years. The trend comes as officers are making fewer traffic stops and writing fewer citations.

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Cincinnati's general fund budget deficit for the next fiscal year is getting worse.  

Budget Director Chris Bigham told council members Monday the shortfall is now estimated at between $29 and $34 million. In January, that deficit was slightly more than $23 million.

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As promised, Cincinnati's acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney is presenting a 12-month action plan for improving operations at the Emergency Communications Center (ECC).

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The full Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday to send an additional $1.4 million to the city's emergency communications center.  

A joint council committee approved the ordinance Tuesday.  

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Two Cincinnati Council committees are holding a joint meeting Tuesday to provide funding for some immediate upgrades to the emergency communications center.  

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A grieving family still has no answers after their 16-year-old dies while trapped in a van, in spite of him making two 911 calls for help. Cincinnati City Council Member Greg Landsman says he will now vote with four other council members to fire City Manager Harry Black. Text messages between some council members reveal their thoughts on the mayor and city manager, and may violate sunshine laws. Council approves infrastructure funding for an FC Cincinnati stadium in the West End. The 2018 Kentucky General finishes its session, passing a pension reform bill and overhauling the state's tax code. And The Cincinnati Enquirer wins a Pulitzer Prize for its series on the heroin epidemic.

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Cincinnati Council Member Greg Landsman announced Thursday he'll vote with four other council members to fire City Manager Harry Black, if he doesn't resign first.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black sent a memo to council members Wednesday expressing concerns about Mayor John Cranley's "intrusive role in the economic development process."

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Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young has apologized to Kyle Plush's family for remarks he made Tuesday during a council committee meeting that upset them.

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A Cincinnati city council committee listened to more than five hours of testimony Tuesday as city leaders try to figure out what went wrong when a 16-year-old who was trapped in a minivan called 911 twice, but never received the emergency help he needed.

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The full Cincinnati Council debated the proposal to build an FC Cincinnati stadium in the West End Monday, ultimately passing the deal in a 5-4 vote.

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Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger resigns amid an FBI investigation. Cincinnati City Council's plan to investigate City Manager Harry Black draws the city into a lawsuit. Over continued objections from many West End residents, it looks as if that neighborhood will be the home of FC Cincinnati's new soccer stadium. And the Rev. Jesse Jackson brings his call to boycott The Kroger Co. to its corporate doorstep, and raises his objections to the West End stadium location.

Hamilton County now has a system to warn residents about emergencies and other important information. 

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Efforts to save the former King Records studio building in Evanston are a step closer to becoming reality.

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Cincinnati, the city's Park Board and the Parks Foundation have reached an agreement on who controls and accounts for endowment money used for park projects.

The Park Board will hold a special meeting Monday morning to consider the memorandum of understanding.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he'll present an ordinance next week to hire outside counsel to conduct interviews with city employees about City Manager Harry Black, and present a report for City Council.

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A Cincinnati Council majority Wednesday rejected an 18-month severance package for City Manager Harry Black.

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Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young said Tuesday he'll meet with the U.S. Attorney's office about a phone call with Mayor John Cranley that could involve potential bribery.

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