After more than 50 years in business, Doris and Sonny’s Homelike Restaurant will close at the end of July. The Miamitown business opened in 1963 when Doris and Charles “Sonny” Hugentobler bought the restaurant.

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Harrison celebrated the opening of the new Gordmans store with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 27. Gordmans, an “off-price retailer,” is located on Harrison Avenue in the spot where Goody’s was located. Both retailers are owned by Stage Stores. The Harrison Gordmans location, which is one of more than 30 that opened across the country in June, offers apparel, pet items, a large “home” section, and more. 

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Jacob Back, a 2017 Harrison High School graduate, plays basketball and runs track at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. Back accompanied the basketball team on a trip to Italy May 27 through June 5. He answered some questions about the trip for The Harrison Press.

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The City of Harrison is in the beginning stages of exploring a sister city relationship with Meckesheim, Germany. Meckesheim, about 12 miles southeast of Heidelberg, was the home of Harrison-area native Kim Wolfert from 1996 to 2013. Her husband, Kurt Wolfert, is a native of the Heidelberg/Meckesheim area. The couple, who now live in Crosby Township, and are helping to move this endeavor forward.

Photos submitted by Kim Wolfert

News Stories

Robert Jackson

 

A man is facing a robbery charge after stealing money from the Whitewater Community Credit Union, Harrison, Monday, July 8. 

The Cold War Patriots will host a town hall community information events for A-Plant, Fernald, Mound & GE Workers Friday, July 19, at the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center, 7400 Willey Road, in

Sports

Harrison Special Olympians Anita Bolser and Shelby Scroggins won a silver medal and gold medal respectively in the Special Olympics Ohio Games in Columbus in June.

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On its face, Special Olympics is a sporting event.

At its heart, it is so much more.

It is about the faces and the hearts – the smiles and the friendships.

Participants in the Reds camp at Harrison High School competed in a practice game at the end of the Tuesday, June 25, session.

Photo by Dick Maloney

 

If any further validation was needed about the importance of baseball to the Harrison community - and vice versa - the Cincinnati Reds offered it last week.

A rundown of Harrison High School 2019 spring sports award winners:

Baseball

Jay Powers Pitcher of the Year – Sean Lawhorn.

Community

After more than 50 years in business, Doris and Sonny’s Homelike Restaurant will close at the end of July. The Miamitown business opened in 1963 when Doris and Charles “Sonny” Hugentobler bought the restaurant.

Sydney Murray/The Harrison Press

 

After more than 50 years in business, Doris and Sonny’s Homelike Restaurant will be closing its doors at the end of July. 

Church on Fire’s annual Highlighter, an event “about showing God’s love to our community by meeting the needs of our students,” is slated Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

A bench dedicated to former Harrison Police Department Officer Scott Jenkins was unveiled at the Harrison Community Center Saturday, July 13, by Rickie Kilgore, left, and Chris MacMurdo. Jenkins, who worked for the department 30 years, passed away in December 2018.

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Obituaries

Loving husband, father and grandfather Rick (Loren R.) McMillin passed away on June 29 surrounded by family.

Stewart Flynn Scheetz Beloved husband for 42 years of Marcia Scheetz. Loving father of Mark (Elaine) and Michael Olthaus. Devoted grandpa of Casey, LeeAnn, Alex and Kristen Olthaus.

Willie Caroline Roessler (nee Greener), 76, July 8, 2019, Milan, Ind., formerly of Harrison, Ohio.

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