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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A long-awaited project to stop raw sewage from flowing into Muddy Creek in Green Township could clear a major hurdle soon.

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The Hamilton County Board of Elections is a step closer to issuing certified results for the delayed March primary election.

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Large parts of Ohio's economy begin coming back to life this week after being shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Public hearings are always an important part of Cincinnati's budget process, and the COVID-19 pandemic will likely change how that works this year.

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Cincinnati will be closing some streets in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine starting next weekend to allow restaurants to expand their outdoor dining areas.

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Hamilton County is getting ready to launch a program to assist local small businesses with money it's getting from a federal stimulus package. 

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Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Jay Hanselman about the process to certify the March primary elections results that begins this weekend at the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

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Updated: 4:33 p.m.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation Thursday of the auxiliary bishop of the Cincinnati Archdiocese. Bishop Joseph Binzer offered his resignation last month after he failed to bring past concerns about Father Geoffrey Drew's conduct to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr.

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A new effort is underway in Cincinnati to support black-owned businesses in the city which are struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday data shows black communities are being impacted by COVID-19 at the highest rates, not just in terms of health but economically as well.

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Hamilton County property owners have a little extra time to pay their second half 2019 real estate tax bills. 


Some people who work in manufacturing, distribution or offices will be returning to work Monday, as Ohio's plan to gradually re-open from the coronavirus pandemic continues. Meanwhile, first responders have been busy throughout the crisis, and some have tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state will ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity this month, and Interim Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman said Friday that's good news. Kesterman said the county will now be able to test people with mild to moderate symptoms who weren't being checked before.

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Right now, Hamilton County officials expect to lose $40 million in revenue this year because of the COVID-19 crisis. So, the county commission Thursday approved a measure essentially re-writing the budget to account for the shortfall. 

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Kroger Health plans to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing location at the Dunham Recreation Center in West Price Hill/Westwood. Testing will be available by appointment Thursday and Friday.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati officials are now projecting a $91.4 million general fund deficit for the budget year starting July 1.  That's a $10 million increase from two weeks ago.

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For now, Hamilton County voters narrowly approved a ballot measure to increase the sales tax to pay for transit. But in the unofficial count, the margin of victory was only 625 votes, and the result could change with the official count next month. 


The Cincinnati Police Department is tracking an increase in violent crime this year. 

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's much anticipated guidelines for reopening parts of the state's economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have been released.


With everyone spending more time at home, we are all creating more garbage and materials that can be recycled. Solid Waste Manager Michelle Balz with the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District said some collectors are working overtime to keep up with the waste stream.

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In the last two days, there have been 85 new confirmed COVID-19 cases within the city of Cincinnati. The total number of cases was 381 as of Friday afternoon.