Jay Hanselman

Reporter and Co-Host of Cincinnati Edition

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 and co-hosts Cincinnati Edition on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

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Public restroom
4:03 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Cost for Cincinnati's restroom plan could be going lower

The Portland Loo in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon government website

A Cincinnati Council Committee could vote Tuesday on a plan to locate the city's first freestanding public restroom at Findlay Market.  

And the facility similar to the Portland Loo could cost a lot less than first thought.  

Last week the city manager said such a project could have a price tag of $130,000 with about $90,000 of that for the actual restroom facility.  But Council Member Chris Seelbach said the city may be able to get the restroom for about $40,000... lowering the overall cost.  

Hamilton County
3:34 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Hamilton Co Commission could vote on MSD policy Wednesday

Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Hamilton County Commissioner could now vote Wednesday on a resolution asking the Metropolitan Sewer District to end its responsible bidder policy on contracts.  

The commission last week said it's bad for business.  

But some Cincinnati Council Members who approved the policy are defending it.  

Chris Seelbach said it's designed to make sure job training is a part of the multi-billion dollar plan to rebuild the sewer system.  

He said he's working with Commission President Chris Monzel on a solution.

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Higher education
1:02 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

NKU begins work on new strategic plan

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns
WVXU

Northern Kentucky University is launching a nearly yearlong effort that will result in the next 5-year strategic plan for the institution.  

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns announced the details of the process Friday during a speech to the university community before spring semester classes begin Monday.  

He likened the plan to a roadmap.

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January 12, 2013
12:30 am
Fri January 11, 2013

The Week in Review

The Week in Review with Jay Hanselman.


Melrose YMCA
3:20 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Concerns rise over new YMCA hours

Homemade sign by a Melrose YMCA supporter.
Credit Jay Hanselman / Melrose YMCA

Some members of the Melrose YMCA in Walnut Hills are asking Cincinnati officials to help restore hours at the facility.


About two dozen speakers, including Victoria Evans, voiced their concerns Wednesday to the weekly City Council meeting.

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