Cincinnati police impose weekend parking restrictions in the OTR through the end of the year

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City leaders have announced new temporary parking and sidewalk changes in Over-the-Rhine starting this weekend. Cincinnati police began hanging parking restriction signs along Main Street in Over-the-Rhine. The restrictions will be applied on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of the year. Signs read: “No parking from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. every Friday and Saturday from 8/10/22 to 12/31/22”. City officials also announced that beginning at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, vehicles will not be permitted to proceed down Main Street from Central Parkway to Liberty Street. Officials said they may also limit sidewalk space between 13th and 14th streets. WLWT spoke to neighborhood employees who said these nights are particularly crowded in the area. Residents said they hoped the new restrictions along with police presence could help better control young drinkers. Chaos erupted last Sunday when gunshots rang out in the middle of a crowded street. Nine people were taken to hospital. Tim Fuller lives above his vintage business, Tim’s Picks, which is 75 feet from Sunday’s mass shooting. “There’s no place I’d rather be than OTR. It’s a unique place,” Fuller said. Fuller said many people were still nervous about the violence that erupted over the weekend. “I think most people living here are a little hesitant. We get a lot of attention,” Fuller said. was arrested in connection with the shooting. Police say Diablo McCoats, 29, has been charged with 16 counts of felony assault and one count of having weapons while disabled. The other shooting suspect, Jarvis Barnes, 34, was charged with seven counts of felony assault and one count of possessing weapons while disabled. Both have been arrested and are in the Hamilton County Justice Center, Hamilton County District Attorney Joe Deters said. Despite the changes, business owners and residents hope OTR will continue to be a popular and safe destination. “Feel free to go down OTR because you won’t be disappointed with the people you meet,” Fuller said.

City leaders have announced new temporary parking and sidewalk changes in Over-the-Rhine starting this weekend.

Cincinnati police began hanging parking restriction signs along Main Street in Over-the-Rhine.

The restrictions will be applied on Fridays and Saturdays until the end of the year.

The signs read: “No parking from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. every Friday and Saturday from 08/10/22 to 12/31/22”.

City officials also announced that beginning at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, vehicles will not be permitted to proceed down Main Street from Central Parkway to Liberty Street.

Officials said they may also limit sidewalk space between 13th and 14th streets.

WLWT spoke to neighborhood employees who said these nights are particularly crowded in the area.

Residents said they hoped the new restrictions along with police presence could help better control young drinkers.

Chaos erupted last Sunday when gunshots rang out in the middle of a crowded street. Nine people were taken to hospital.

Tim Fuller lives above his vintage business, Tim’s Picks, which is 75 feet from Sunday’s mass shooting.

“There’s no place I’d rather be than OTR. It’s a unique place,” Fuller said.

Fuller said many people were still nervous about the violence that erupted over the weekend.

“I think most people living here are a little hesitant. We get a lot of attention,” Fuller said.

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Cincinnati police said Thursday that two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Police say Diablo McCoats, 29, has been charged with 16 counts of felony assault and one count of possessing weapons while disabled.

The other shooting suspect, Jarvis Barnes, 34, was charged with seven counts of felony assault and one count of having weapons while disabled.

Both have been arrested and are in the Hamilton County Justice Center, Hamilton County District Attorney Joe Deters said.

Despite the changes, business owners and residents hope OTR will continue to be a popular and safe destination.

“Feel free to go down OTR because you won’t be disappointed with the people you meet,” Fuller said.

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