Over-the-Rhine

Cincinnati police are erecting temporary barricades on portions of McMicken Street to keep people from cruising for prostitutes in a part of the city where sex trafficking has been rampant.

In order to combat increasing prostitution offenses on McMicken Street from Over-the-Rhine through the Clifton Heights and University Heights area, the Cincinnati police department began erecting temporary barricades on the street today to curb the cruising for prostitutes there.

Many new residents with cars, more commercial activity, and increased interest in programs and events are leading to a parking crunch in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood especially at nights and on weekends.  

City officials are working on a plan to implement a residential parking permit program for the area.  

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Horseshoe Casino is a big, shiny new attraction near some old Cincinnati neighborhoods.  It is right across the street from Pendleton and within walking distance of Over-the-Rhine.  So what do those communities think of the casino now that it has been open for a year?  

“On a scale of one to ten, I would give them a ten,” said Tabatha Anderson, the current president of the Pendleton Neighborhood Council.  “If I could give them higher I would.”

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Over-the-Rhine Community members and business owners are rallying support for the streetcar project in the wake of last week's election. They're calling on the mayor-elect and new council members to keep the streetcar moving forward.

Derek dos Anjos owns a seafood restaurant near the streetcar route.

"I moved here two years ago from New York, NY and I've seen first hand what light rail can do for a city," says dos Anjos. "It would be a big shame if we didn't continue the streetcar. My business is depending on it. Mr. Cranley, please don't do this."

Over the Rhine’s Harvest Gallery’s current show is March On, Women: An Exhibition of Art by Women on Women and will be on exhibit until April 19. The curator, Alissa J. Magenheim, and one of the gallery’s organizers, Cedric Cox, join our Jane Durrell to talk about the artists involved in this exhibit, as well as the mission of Harvest Gallery.


Correction:  Walnut Street and East 15th Street are in Over-the-Rhine not Walnut Hills as original story indicated.

OTR's Gray & Pape

Jan 4, 2013

Did you know there is a national company headquartered in Over the Rhine that employs archeologists, historic preservationists, scientists, and other unique professionals working under the banner of cultural resource management? Starting their 26th year in business, Gray & Pape is based at 13th and Main, but has offices in Indianapolis, IN; Richmond, VA; Providence, RI; and beautiful Rabbit Hash, KY. Kevin Pape from Gray & Pape joins Mark Perzel in studio to discuss his company’s work, successes, and plans for the next 25 years.


1207 Returns to OTR

Dec 11, 2012

A new music venue is opening in OTR!

It is called "1207" - a throwback to the original venue from the 1990's.

Located just upstairs from Cincy by the Slice, Venomous Valdez - a regular friend of the show says it will be a "little room with an emphasis on Americana/Folk/Jazz/Blues/Indie Rock."

The "soft opening" will be this Thursday, December 13th.

On Stage: Alice in Wonderland

Nov 23, 2012

Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati continues its holiday tradition of presenting creative and locally written versions of some of the greatest children’s tales. This year, the classic Alice in Wonderland returns with all of the one-of-a-kind Lewis Carroll beloved characters. Our Rick Pender welcomes in two of the actors, Michael Bath and Sara Mackie, with a preview of this year’s production.


Over the Rhine Chamber

Nov 16, 2012

The renaissance of Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood has been extraordinary, from the Gateway District to Washington Park and all points in between. Joining Mark Perzel with an update of OTR’s growth and future plans, along with a look at some of the many holiday happenings taking place, are Emilie Johnson, president of the OTR Chamber, and Bobby Maly, a member of the OTR Chamber board.


Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday on more than $13 million of funding assistance for two economic development projects in Over The Rhine. 

The Budget and Finance Committee approved the items Tuesday.

3CDC is seeking help for the continuing work on Mercer Commons and Gateway V.  Both developments include housing and retail space.

Council Member Chris Seelbach cast a no vote on a portion of the funding because of the process.

MidPoint Music Festival kicks off Thursday night in Washington Park.

Jim Nolan

One of my favorite neighborhoods to cover was Over the Rhine.  I lived in OTR for 3 and half years and look forward to transplanting my family back downtown.  Every morning on my way to work I would hear laughter coming from Peaslee Neighborhood Center.  It was a joy to revisit this interview.  

President John Sullivan

Aug 19, 2012

In advance of the new school year, Jane Durrell welcomes President John Sullivan from the Art Academy of Cincinnati to talk about the school’s fall term, their community education programs, and his feelings regarding Cincinnati since recently relocating here.

Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist of Over the Rhine will be performing a special Valentine's Day concert for broadcast on WVXU. Linford and Karin recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary and have been touring, writing and recording together for over 20 years. For this broadcast Karin & Linford will perform songs from Over the Rhine's entire catalogue and will share with interviewer Brian O'Donnell some stories and reflections on their relationship and their adventurous life together.

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