September 20, 2014

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Like it or not, historic district gun shop OK’d
Written by Joe Awad   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:14 PM

The Harrison Planning Commission has approved a gun shop for the city’s downtown three-block historic district, rejecting a recommendation from the city’s zoning and planning department to keep it out.

The 5-0 vote, cast after a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 9, does not move on to council because Harrison’s charter specifies that business changes in what is called the Downtown Redevelopment District require approval from the planning commission only.

Four members firmly supported the proposal. In the end, they were joined by city councilman Bill Neyer, who said he was facing a tough call.

Neyer had the luxury of voting last, after the deal was sealed, but nevertheless hesitated before saying, “I am going to vote yes. Don’t let me down.”

Harrison man takes patriotism to new level
Written by Patricia Huelseman   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:13 PM

Sept. 11, 2001, is a day the USA has vowed to never forget, but Harrison’s James “Pickel” Hutson took the remembrance to a new level last Thursday when he drove for eight hours throughout Harrison in a stars-and-stripes placarded truck, blasting patriotic music.

Now deemed Patriot Day, every year on Sept. 11, flags go up and radio announcers mention the tragic event. But it’s not a federal holiday. Schools and post offices stay open.

Top-notch work lowers Crosby audit cost
Written by Patricia Huelseman   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:12 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:13 PM )

The projected cost of Crosby Township’s audit this year was $11,200, but with about four or five hours work from fiscal officer Chuck Heis the cost was cut 65 percent to $3,920 for a $7,280 savings.

Every two years, Hamilton County townships and cities are required to have an audit performed, but Crosby qualified for a partial audit because it met the rigorous criteria of an Agreed-Upon Procedures Type Engagement.


City shuns expensive county salt; will wait
Written by Joe Awad   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:59 PM

Harrison has told Hamilton County thanks but no thanks for the opportunity to be part of an annual salt bid because prices have nearly doubled from last year.

At a recent finance committee meeting, Harrison Streets and Utilities Director Jim Leslie recommended the city turn down the opportunity to purchase salt from the county at $104 a ton compared to about $54 in 2013-14.

The county had one reliable bid, and plans to purchase 16,000 tons. Harrison has about 460 tons on hand, said Leslie.

“My thought is, let’s just use that. Last year, we probably used 900 tons but in most years we use about 350,” he said.

The city already has paid for the salt on hand, and can bargain with other providers if necessary, said Leslie.

“When we get down to 100 tons, that’s the time to say, hey we need to get some salt now.”
Harrison uses between 35 tons and 50 tons during an appreciable snowfall, he said.

“This city is used to having the streets cleared. The main thing is to make them safe - the hills, the overpasses. We get them cleared off, then we can start working on the others,” said Leslie.

Court News 9-17-14
Written by Submitted   
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:56 PM

The following legal actions were filed in Hamilton County courts and previously published in the Cincinnati Court Index.

Patricia and William Franklin, Harrison, sued by Trihealth, $1,902.03 with interest plus costs on an account.

Chris Beach and Alysia Slaughter, Harrison, sued by Casey Shelton for eviction, $1,000 rent plus $17 per day until vacated and costs.

Michael Wortham Jr., Harrison, sued by MPH Holdings for eviction.

Leah Dinkins, Harrison, vs. the Kroger Company for a money judgment in excess of $25,000.

Colleen Pfister, Harrison, sued by American Express Centurion Bank, $4,038.13 with interest plus costs on an account.

Kyle Loge and Carlee Lacy, Hooven, sued by Robert Eichelbrenner for eviction, $600 rent plus $20 per day until vacated and costs.

Summer Rose, Harrison, filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Linda Lee Eberhardt, Harrison, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Real estate transfers
Crosby Township
Bugle Way - Nvr Inc., sold to Robert and Kimberly Mohr, $329,762.
10514 West Road - Matthew Fischesser and Carrie Osterbrock sold to Bradley Brown, $82,500.
228 South State Street - Hdj LLC., sold to Benjamin Malloni, $50,000.
414 Elaine Drive - Provident Bank of Cincinnati Ohio Tr sold to Ryan Grubbs, $117,500.
502 Clayton Court - Andrew James Burger sold to David Cooler and Nicole Fantetti, $220,000.
550 State Street - Jessie Reiner sold to Patricia Oglesby, $86,000.

Harrison Township
Brittney Drive - Guardian Savings bank Fsb sold to John and Tammy Ritter, $38,000.
10683 Lees Creek Road - Bruce and Barbara Holbert sold to Christopher and Carol Hensley, $216,000.
10701 Campbell Road - Pastime Park Sports Complexe LLC sold to Danny Earhart, $403,143.
10804 Kingnut Drive - Clarenence and Peggy Roudebush Tr., sold to Katherine Ann Kiefer and Brandon Scott, $4000,000.