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.

For the first time in more than a month, Hamilton County health officials are reporting an increase in positive COVID-19 cases.

Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to override a mayoral veto of an ordinance making streetcar rides free for the next 60 days.  

Cincinnati Council's Law and Public Safety Committee talked for nearly three hours Tuesday morning about the recent spike in gun violence in the city. As of Monday, there have been 68 homicides in the city. That compares to 73 homicides for all of 2019.

The full Cincinnati council will likely vote Wednesday on a plan to remodel Court Street east of Vine Street in Downtown Cincinnati. The Budget and Finance Committee approved the project Monday, and the $4 million of city money that will help pay for it.

The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) has spent all but $1 million of its sewer backup (SBU) program budget for this year. 

Hamilton County has officially launched its effort to increase COVID-19 testing in the county.

Construction is expected to begin next spring or summer on a 17-story office tower at The Banks. 

The Hamilton County commissioners will receive recommendations Tuesday from a 16-member task force established to review the future of the county fair.

Hamilton County begins accepting applications Monday for a second round of grants to help small businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cincinnati and Hamilton County reached an agreement Thursday that will allow work to resume on a park at The Banks to support the new music venue currently under construction.

Hamilton County's health commissioner said this is the fourth week in a row that he's seen many COVID-19 indicators looking very good. 

Cincinnati's streetcar system will soon begin operating with passengers and those rides will be free. 

Hamilton County officials said Wednesday the COVID-19 metrics they're monitoring continue to decline, including positive cases, hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions.

But they warn residents should not let down their guard.

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is willing to guarantee bus service inside Cincinnati in exchange for the city transferring transit assets and remaining city transit funds to the bus agency. The full council could vote on the agreement Wednesday. The SORTA Board has already approved the proposal. 

A Cincinnati council committee voted on a resolution Tuesday endorsing a plan to create a bus only lane on a portion of Reading Road.