Residents, officials and UC concerned about rowdy parties in CUF neighborhood

CINCINNATI — In the CUF neighborhood, some residents are fed up with rowdy students, after some threw a big party last week. Some videos of the party are circulating on social networks.

A video shows students setting fire to a shopping cart and throwing it off the roof of a building. Another video showed hundreds of students in the streets and one of them dancing on top of a police car. The parties took place along Rohs Street.

Saturday night another party brought students to the area. Both the city and UC responded to residents’ concerns.

Letters were sent to residents along Flora Street as a student party called Flora Fest was to take place.

The letter warned residents to obey the law or face the consequences. He also noted that the area would be closely monitored.

Cincinnati City Law, Mark Manning

The University also responded with its public safety department posting a video on Facebook, along with a flyer reminding students of the consequences they could face if they violated the ordinances.

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Cincinnati Police

Linda Ziegler of the CUF Neighborhood Association says warnings aren’t enough.

“We would like the city to enforce its existing laws,” Ziegler said. She shared photos of the aftermath of last weekend’s party. The photos showed liters in the streets.

“I don’t know if party is the correct word, more like riot,” she said. “The consequence of that has been massive amounts of beer cans everywhere.”

There was a noticeable police presence Saturday night on the streets of Flora. Officers blocked part of the road, while students attended the party.

Ziegler says concerns are lingering.

“The problem is that a lot of our residential neighborhoods have been taken over by landlords who only rent to students,” she said.

The students we spoke to say they understand the need for law enforcement.

“I think these are really fun (parties), but be courteous and careful,” student Angelina Robinson said. “Pay attention to your peers.”

Ziegler says she will continue to push for change in her community. “City taxpayers have to pay for cleaning and childcare for these UC students and that’s ridiculous.”

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