JTM Food Group President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Maas speaks before the ribbon cutting for JTM’s new innovative solutions and sales distribution center on Monday, May 7.

JTM Food Group began as Maas Brothers Meats in 1960 serving western communities in Cincinnati.

Over the past 58 years, the company has grown to have an international presence, and on Monday, May 7, the second generation of the Maas family officially opened a new 187,000-square-foot facility on Industrial Drive in Harrison.

Photo by Sandy Minor:  Gillian Metzger looks the ball in at first base.

High school sports seasons can end quickly and quietly. So it was for the Harrison softball team May 9 in the second round of the Division I sectional tournament.

Sydney Murray/The Harrison-Press: A fifth grader from Miamitown Elementary School participates in a 911 call demonstration on Friday during a safety lesson from the Western Joint Ambulance District.

For the 14th year, employees with the Western Joint Ambulance District visited Miamitown Elementary School Friday, May 11, to teach the kids how to be safe as they start to navigate the world on their own.

Topics covered ranged from cooking safety and escape plans, to heroin and online challenges.

Girls hold hands and pray before dinner at Transformed Youth and Family Center.

When Lelde Dykstra was about 10 or 11 years old, her life drastically changed when her parents split.

Photo by Sandy Minor: Harrison’s Braeden Keppler prepares for a backswing during the division I sectional tennis tournament.

Braeden Keppler could have chosen an easier draw in this week’s Division I sectional tennis tournament.

The Harrison High School senior, who placed second in the Southwest Ohio Conference tournament last week at Miami University, had a choice when the sectional pairings were made April 29.

JTM Food Group President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Maas speaks before the ribbon cutting for JTM’s new innovative solutions and sales distribution center on Monday, May 7.
Photo by Sandy Minor:  Gillian Metzger looks the ball in at first base.
Sydney Murray/The Harrison-Press: A fifth grader from Miamitown Elementary School participates in a 911 call demonstration on Friday during a safety lesson from the Western Joint Ambulance District.
Girls hold hands and pray before dinner at Transformed Youth and Family Center.
Photo by Sandy Minor: Harrison’s Braeden Keppler prepares for a backswing during the division I sectional tennis tournament.
Cowgirls Who Care just completed a 1-week course on helping kids who have lost parents or loved ones. Herd leader, Judi Gangloff, left, and Jeannie Arnold with the kids. Middle: At another event, Cowgirl Lavonne Lewis looks on as Maran Zeiser and grandson Drew walk the horse on a leash.

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