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Sweet Axe Escape, offering eight axe-throwing targets and four escape rooms, has recently opened in downtown Harrison. The business, which also features riddles and puzzles for guests, relocated from Greensburg, Ind.

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State Rep. Cindy Abrams, R-Harrison, and Rick Carfagna, R-Genoa Township, have introduced House Bill 431, which would create the Sexual Exploitation Database. 



When you’ve won six consecutive league titles and have had 22 straight winning seasons, you don’t ease your way into a season, regardless of how much roster turnover you’ve had.

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Ella Pittman grabs the rebound for Harrison against Middletown Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Photo by Sandy Minor


A look at the next two weeks in Harrison High School/Harrison Junior School sports:



Whatever time Harrison boys basketball coach Andy Marx spent pondering possible starting lineups for the 2019-2020 Wildcats proved for naught – at least for the first few weeks.


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Many people, and a few dogs, participated in Harrison’s 10th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K in downtown Harrison on Thanksgiving morning. Along with burning off calories, participants had the opportunity to donate to charitable causes, including a food collection and the Harrison Mayor’s Fund.

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Area Cold War Patriots recently were honored at the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center in Crosby Township. Thursday, Oct. 24, is the National Day of Remembrance, designated by a bipartisan resolution passed by the U.S. Senate to honor the contributions and sacrifices of nuclear weapons workers. This year marked the 11th event, sponsored by Professional Case Management, the leading in-home care company for nuclear weapons and uranium workers, and Heartland Hospice Care, an organization dedicated to providing the highest quality hospice care services in 30 states. Maple Knoll Outreach Services, a growing provider of senior communities and services, provided lunch. Cold War Patriots Advisory Committee Chairperson Tim Lerew said more than 1 million Cold War Patriots worked in the nation’s nuclear weapons complex from its origins with the Manhattan Project during World War II to the present day. “These living legends, and those we have lost, deserve our gratitude for their hard work, dedication and sacrifice to keep America free,”said Lerew. “Our celebration is a moving ceremony that honors these heroes who did extraordinary work, often in secret, to provide for our nation’s security. We will never forget their service.”

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The Southwest Local School District will present a visit by an author and guest speaker to focus on bullying. 


We are sad to announce the passing of Diane E. Bowles, of Northside. Diane was born on November 23, 1960 to R. Darrell and Alice (nee Heal) Ellis.

Juliette Loretta (nee Fortin) Wilber, passed away on Nov. 19, 2019, at the age of 91. Juliette was born in Quebec, Canada, on May 25, 1928, to Romeo and Marie Emma (nee Gingras) Fortin.

Shirley Praechter, age 79, of Cleves, passed away on Nov. 21, 2019. She was born on Dece. 18, 1939, in Highland Park, MI. Shirley lived her life to serve others.

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