Jay Hanselman


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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Hamilton County Health officials are closely monitoring COVID-19 data as more and more businesses reopen after being forced to close because of the pandemic.  

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The Hamilton County Commission will likely vote Thursday to use $2 million from the county's transient occupancy tax (hotel/motel tax) fund to begin marketing the area for tourism. Another $2 million will come from funding the county received from the Congressional CARES Act.

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After years of arguments that intensified in the last few months, Hamilton County and Cincinnati officials may have a tentative agreement to replace a failing sewer line in Green Township.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The Hamilton County commissioners voted Tuesday on a plan to spend federal money from the Congressional CARES Act.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the citywide curfew will begin at 8 p.m. Monday evening. That's an hour earlier than Sunday night, and two hours before the one on Saturday evening.

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Julie Coppens / WVXU

Protesters took to the streets of Downtown Cincinnati for a third time on Sunday, all in honor of George Floyd, the African American Minneapolis man killed by a white police officer last week.

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Cincinnati officials are requesting $15 million from Hamilton County to help pay for the city's expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Red Bikes Are Back

May 28, 2020
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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Red Bike is back in business after being shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Al Behrman / AP

Cincinnati City Council has approved an incentive package and development agreement for a $50 million project to bring more affordable housing to Over-the-Rhine.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati City Council has basically one month to come up with a balanced general fund budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1.


Cincinnati has seen a rise in violence since the coronavirus pandemic started in March, and the subsequent statewide stay-at-home order that caused some residents to stay inside and not be on the streets in their communities.

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Calls to Hamilton County's 24-hour child abuse hotline dropped about 34% because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cincinnati officials said Monday many of the city's restaurants and bars that opened for outdoor dining last weekend followed the state's safety guidelines. A few did not and that brought visits to those establishments Saturday.

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The Hamilton County Health Department received just over a dozen phone calls this past weekend about safety concerns as some businesses reopened Friday. 

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

A Cincinnati task force working to rebuild the region's economy following the COVID-19 pandemic is launching a website to assist businesses.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

As the number of businesses continue to reopen, local health officials will be watching the coronavirus numbers. 

Sarah Ramsey

A federal judge ruled this week the Metropolitan Sewer District must follow Hamilton County's plan for the second phase of projects that are part of a federal consent decree to reduce sewer overflows into streams and rivers.

Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

For the first time in history, Hamilton County voters have approved a county-wide tax levy to pay for transit.

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Cincinnati City Council has approved an ordinance changing how the city enforces state health orders.

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote on an ordinance Wednesday that would impose civil fines instead of criminal penalties for businesses in the city who violate the state's public health orders and related safety guidelines.