April 17, 2014

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Get ready for the Cornfield 5K run/walk PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:25 AM

The Physical Education Department of the Southwest Local School District, in conjunction with United Healthcare, will again sponsor the“Cornfield 5K” run/walk on Saturday, April 26. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Harrison High School

The 3.1-mile course will take place behind Harrison High School. This is a grass and dirt course ending on the high school track.

Visit www.southwestschools.org to register.

Former Harrison resident Kristen White inducted into McAuley Hall of Fame for volleyball PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hyle   
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 2:40 PM

Former Harrison resident Kristen White was inducted into the McAuley High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, March 1, to honor her accomplishments in volleyball.

The daughter of Steve and Mary White, Harrison, White resides in North Carolina, where she is attending graduate school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Cyclone players encourage students during national reading day challenge PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014 2:39 PM

Students at Harrison Elementary participated in a nationwide effort to Read the Most Coast to Coast on Friday, Feb.28. And for their effort, they were visited by two Cincinnati Cyclone hockey players.

The Harrison Elementary kids joined hundreds of thousands of students in the third annual reading challenge.

Read the Most Coast to Coast encourages students to read more, and beat the record for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day.

Last school year, students set a new one-day record of 4,409,622 quizzes.

Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader is a K12 platform for teachers to manage independent reading practice.

Students read books at the appropriate level, and then take a quiz to show they understood what they have read.

The Web-based program provides access to 160,000 quizzes, enabling students to choose from a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books.

All students who participate will receive a Certificate of National Participation.

“Students are engaging in valuable reading practice, all while taking part in an event that joins students across the country in a collaborative effort focused on reading,” said said Vicki Johnson, fifth-grade teacher who headed up the program at Harrison Eementary.

“We’re so proud of our students.”

15,000 pheasants released in Ohio PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:40 PM

More than 15,000 ring-necked pheasants will be released at 27 Ohio public hunting areas this fall to provide additional hunting opportunities across the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

“Ohioans have enjoyed more than 100 years of pheasants in Ohio,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer.

“We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Ohio hunters and continuing the strong tradition of game hunting for many generations to come.”

Pheasants will be released Friday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 25, prior to the small-game weekends for youth hunters.

Hunters age 17 and younger can hunt statewide for rabbit, pheasant and all other legal game in season during two designated weekends, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27.

Ohio’s small game hunting season begins on Friday, Nov. 1, with pheasant releases to take place Thursday, Oct. 31, and on the evening of Friday, Nov. 8.

The final release of the year is scheduled to provide improved pheasant hunting opportunities throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and will take place the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Pheasant hunting season opens Friday, Nov. 1, and remains open through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, with a daily bag limit of two rooster (male) birds. No hens (females) can be killed.


Hunting, fishing rule changes proposed PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:52 PM

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will conduct a statewide hearing on proposed rule changes Thursday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. at the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s District One office in Columbus.

The hearing is open to the public, and comments on the proposed rules will be accepted.

Among proposed rule changes are decreasing the statewide yellow perch limit to 30, adding or removing boat engine limitations on several lakes and clarifying hunting and trapping language.

The office is at 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus 43215; 614-644-3925;

After considering public input, the Ohio Wildlife Council will vote on the proposed rules during its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR Web site at ohiodnr.gov.