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.

The Hamilton County Coroner's office, which houses the county crime lab, will no longer process rape kits from the Cincinnati's police department, according to Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black.

The full Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday on a measure to allow medical marijuana cultivation and processing facilities in the city's manufacturing zones.  

The Law and Public Safety Committee approved the issue Tuesday.

Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on three ordinances needed to allow a plan to build a new Kroger store in Downtown to move forward.

The Budget and Finance Committee met Monday and approved the measures.

Cincinnati Council has given final approval to the city budget totaling nearly $1.6 billion for the fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

The private group working to help fund an east side bike trail is looking at hiring an executive director to help with fundraising efforts.  

Susan Schaefer, who is the president of the Wasson Way Project Board, updated a city council committee on its work Tuesday.

Cincinnati Council will continue work Wednesday morning on finalizing changes to the city's next two-year budget. The full council could approve the spending plan that afternoon.

As it stands right now, there is a $600,000 gap that must be closed after a council majority told city administrators not to move forward with a plan to contract with a company to "boot" vehicles that have three or more unpaid parking tickets.

The Cincinnati Planning Commission has approved a $650 million expansion of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Avondale.

The plan includes an eight-story tower, renovation of some existing space, a parking garage underneath the new tower, and expansion of another nearby parking garage.

Cincinnati's retirement system was better funded last year when compared to just five years ago.  

The improved results largely stem from a collaborative settlement agreement negotiated with the oversight of a federal judge in 2014, and signed by all the parties in 2015. The deal was reached to help keep the system solvent in the future.

A Cincinnati Council committee spent about two hours Thursday debating how much money to give the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) to operate the streetcar in the next fiscal year. 

Cincinnati Council Members are still expected to take final votes on the city budget next week.  

They're supposed to submit their proposed changes by noon Friday.  

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black announced Thursday that Roy Winston will be the city's new fire chief.

Winston has been serving as interim chief since Richard Braun retired in April.

It is now up to Cincinnati City Council to debate and decide what to include in the city's next two-year budget for the new fiscal year which begins on July 1.

City Council will use City Manager Harry Black's budget proposal, and the changes made to it by John Cranley, as a framework.

A Cincinnati Council Committee could hold a special meeting next week to debate how much money to pay the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) next year to operate the streetcar system.  

The agency submitted its request to the city last week asking for an increase of about six percent compared to the current year.  

Cincinnati residents have a final chance Wednesday evening to offer comments on the city's next two-year budget.

Once again attendance was light for a session Monday night at the Dunham Recreation Center in West Price Hill. Only 10 speakers offered comments on the spending plan.  

Cincinnati officials are telling city council members there has been progress in improving police radios.  

Officers have been complaining about transmitting and receiving audio on the units, which were introduced last summer.  

Cincinnati city leaders announced Friday a proposal to "refresh" the racial collaborative policing agreement that was negotiated in 2002.

Mayor John Cranley, City Manager Harry Black and others presented details during a press conference at city hall.

Attendance was light for City Council's first public hearing on the budget for the next two years.

About two dozen people attended the session at the Mt. Washington Recreation Center. Only 11 people offered comments on the spending proposal.

The current director of parks and recreation in Greensboro, North Carolina will soon oversee the Cincinnati Park system.  

The Cincinnati Park Board announced Wednesday Wade Walcutt will replace Willie Carden who's retiring.

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black has formed an internal task force to review the implications of the increasing number of severe weather events in the city.

Members of Cincinnati Council's Law and Public Safety Committee say they want answers about continuing problems with police radios. They want Motorola representatives at a meeting in two weeks.  

Officials with the Metropolitan Sewer District are still working to process sewer backup claims from a storm last August.

Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines. Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black presented the FY2017-2018 budget to Mayor John Cranley yesterday. We'll take a look at what is in the budget and how the city plans to deal with a projected $26 million deficit.

Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) Director Cathy Bernardino Bailey started her career at the Water Works in 1992 as a chemist. She is now responsible for more than 600 full-time staff and an operational budget of approximately $32 million.

A Netflix series has the nation talking and school officials all over the country are joining the discussion, sending emails to parents warning them about "13 Reasons Why."

Preliminary data show the number of streetcar boardings increased in April when compared to March. Assistant City Manager John Juech told a City Council committee Tuesday the preliminary figure was 49,966.

Cincinnati Recreation officials say they need $94 million in the next six years just to repair and maintain current facilities.  

At the same time, the city's budget is expected to include only about $15 million for that work.  

Update May 10, 2016: The planned mixed-use development at Liberty and Elm streets in Over-the-Rhine will move forward. Cincinnati Council voted 8-1 in favor of the project.

Some charitable organizations are concerned Cincinnati's new curbside textile recycling program could reduce the donated items they receive.

Representatives of the Salvation Army, Goodwill, and St. Vincent de Paul offered testimony Monday to City Council's Neighborhoods Committee.

Starting in July, Cincinnati public service workers will be sweeping almost every street in the city at least once a month.  

Right now, drivers are testing the routes throughout the city.  

Summer promotional passes for the Cincinnati Bell Connector will cost $33 a month and go on sale sometime next month.  

The pass will allow unlimited rides on the streetcar each month during June, July and August.  

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