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The Cincinnati Museum Center has named Elizabeth Pierce its new president and chief executive officer.

Pierce is currently serving as interim CEO. She takes over for Doug McDonald, who retired in January.

As many as 1,200 people are expected in Cincinnati this weekend to celebrate steampunk.  That’s a science fiction genre that celebrates a future that never was.  Enthusiasts are part of a growing community that is not unlike other fandoms.

Sarah Ramsey

A Cincinnati Council committee will have two proposals to consider for bringing residential parking permits to portions of Over-the-Rhine.  

City administrators had a plan ready to be implemented.  But Council rejected it last month and the rules say it cannot come back without being changed.  

Mayor John Cranley has an OTR parking proposal without a specific fee for the permits.

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The latest controversy with the Cincinnati streetcar project involves what happens to special events along the Downtown and Over-the-Rhine route.  

A report from WCPO Digital Wednesday said a city memo from last year indicated “no special event will be permitted to halt, close, delay or otherwise disrupt streetcar service.”  

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A former 19th century Over-the-Rhine church is getting a new life as an entertainment center. The former St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church at Twelfth and Elm will become the Transept. 

"The Transept will be a private event space and public bar," said co-owner Josh Heuser. "The bar will be in the southwest corner.  The bar will be open seven days a week with four private event spaces." 

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