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Fast becoming a popular OTR destination is The Mini Microcinema, which shares smaller, outside-the-mainstream films with the broader community. 

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Over-the-Rhine residents are putting drug dealers and prostitutes on notice as they partner with police in a renewed effort to clean-up the area.

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People who plan cities for a living have named Over-the-Rhine one of fifteen Great Places in America for 2017. 

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Empty-nesters, out-of-towners, and young professionals are moving to downtown Cincinnati at an increasing rate. Hundreds of apartments and condominiums are finished and many more are under construction. But is there a sense of community?

The 2017-18 Season At Know Theatre Of Cincinnati

Aug 4, 2017

The non-stop theatrical offerings of OTR's Know Theatre are anchored by their mainstage season, which is now underway. 

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Update 2:50 p.m. Cincinnati-Dayton Division President Tim Brown says the store will be twice the size of the Vine Street grocery it's replacing.

"Following the success of our two-story Corryville store… the grocery store will be located on the first floor. On the second floor we'll have a bar housed alongside our beer and wine selection, as well as the food hall featuring several local food venders and restaurant style seating."

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.

Celebrating National Poetry Month: Spoken word and poetry programs are some of the more popular offerings at Elementz, the creative arts youth center in Over the Rhine.

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Joseph House in Over-the-Rhine serves veterans suffering from addiction through treatment and recovery programs designed to promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles and reintegration into the community. Through a variety of programs such as chemical addiction treatment, transitional housing, sober living skills development, relationship counseling and employment assistance, Joseph House helps its clients develop and maintain independence and provides them with the tools to maximize their long-term success.

Coming to the First Lutheran Church in Over the Rhine is the Ohio Sacred Harp Singing Convention, a gathering of fans and musicians of this unique choral music. 

Time For The 2016 Cincinnati Fringe Festival

May 27, 2016

Featuring more than 50 productions of theater, dance, improv, drama, comedy, music and more, the 2016 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, a production of Know Theatre, is back for its 13th year starting May 31.

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The mayor wants to spend $4 million to help finance affordable housing projects around the city. 

Half of that money would go to projects in Over-the-Rhine, where Cranley says the problem has changed from too much low income housing to not enough.

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Over-the-Rhine has experienced a remarkable transformation during the last decade. It will soon get a new entertainment district that could double the amount of bars and restaurants in the area. The real estate market is one of the most sought after in the city, and the number of affordable housing units have decreased.

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A new study of housing inventory in Over-the-Rhine finds the Cincinnati neighborhood has become more economically diverse since 2002, but has lost 73 percent of units available to people in lower income brackets.

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An outdoor public history exhibition, Look Here!, now on display in Over the Rhine uses dozens of historic photographs to tell the neighborhood’'s story. The photographs, which are mounted at sites throughout OTR, depict scenes dating from the late nineteenth century through the 1940's. The project was funded by a People'’s Liberty grant.

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By the end of March, nine historic, mosaic murals will likely have been relocated from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the Duke Energy Convention Center.  

Cincinnati City Council approved several items Wednesday to allow the project to happen.  

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Rothenberg Preparatory Academy is located in a section of Over the Rhine just north of Liberty Street and east of Vine Street. According to 2013 census data, of the 387 children who live in that area, about 98 percent live in poverty. Continuing the 9 On Your Side/WCPO series exploring poverty in our region, WCPO reporter Lucy May looked at the Rothenberg community and the staff, volunteers and residents who work together to break-down the barriers poverty creates and provide the neighborhood'’s children with opportunities they may otherwise never have.

  

The Art Academy of Cincinnati began as the University of Cincinnati McMicken School of Drawing and Design, founded in 1869. In 1887 the school moved to a facility adjacent to the Cincinnati Art Museum and changed its official name to the Art Academy of Cincinnati. And ten years ago, the Art Academy relocated its campus to Over-the-Rhine.

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Memorial Hall can sometimes be overshadowed by Music Hall.  But like its larger next-door neighbor in Over-the-Rhine, the performance space is also about to be updated.

  The Cincinnati Fringe Festival celebrates it's 12th anniversary this year and runs May 26 through June 6. Produced by Know Theatre of Cincinnati, the Festival offers more than 200 performances of 40-plus productions, and offers you the opportunity to experience artists who are willing to take risks and push the boundaries of what’'s considered the norm.

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Cincinnati Police are pointing to CIRV, the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence, as making a dent in Over the Rhine crime.

Shootings are down 74-percent and robberies 12-percent. Assistant Chief Jim Whalen says police are in the process of arresting 83 people, mostly drug dealers, who operate to the west of the trendy bar and restaurant area. They started identifying the suspects about four months ago.

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 On any weekend night, the bars and restaurants in Over-the-Rhine are busy.  But the president of the OTR Chamber of Commerce, Emilie Johnson, would like to see the crowds visiting during the day, especially during the upcoming holiday season.

Johnson says most people are familiar with the nightlife along Vine Street, “but what helps to balance and round that all out, is to have additional things."  Johnson says that's retail, and service businesses.  She says a mix of those and the entertainment businesses are what make a neighborhood strong. 

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The 157 year old Davis Furniture building at Central Parkway and Main Street, has been vacant for ten years, and since that time, it's been deteriorating.  Scott Stough of the Stough Group says it's an eyesore that his company would like to get rid of.  They've been renovating buildings across the street, and he says the Davis building is depreciating the value.  The Stough Group purchased the four story structure last year and looked into fixing it, but he says it was too costly.  Stough says they looked for historic tax credits along with credits to turn the building residential, or a com