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Misty Sowders and Sharon Blackaby have many family members, including children, buried at New Haven Cemetery. Both women have been disappointed with the upkeep of the cemetery over the past few years, including the use of weed killer, as shown around Lincoln Sowders’ headstone in September 2019. The headstone of Abby Hines, Blackaby’s daughter, is shown from April of this year.

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The Greater Cincinnati community came together on Wednesday, May 13, to honor the life of Harrison Fire Department Deputy Chief Greg Chetwood, who passed away on May 9 after a battle with ALS and frontotemporal dementia.

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Misty Sowders and Sharon Blackaby have many family members, including children, buried at New Haven Cemetery. Both women have been disappointed with the upkeep of the cemetery over the past few years, including the use of weed killer, as shown around Lincoln Sowders’ headstone in September 2019. The headstone of Abby Hines, Blackaby’s daughter, is shown from April of this year.

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Misty Sowders and Sharon Blackaby share a bond that no mothers want to share: the death of a baby. 

 

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced last week that miniature golf, batting cages, and bowling alleys were allowed to open on May 26. 

 

Downtown Harrison organization The District has cancelled all remaining 2020 events. 

This includes the cancellation of the Taste of Harrison.

Sports

SWOC academic basketball all-stars

These Harrison academic team members earned All-Southwest Ohio Conference honors for the 2019-2020 season:

Community

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Heavy rain came through the Greater Harrison area early in the week of May 18. The Whitewater River, seen from Whitewater Township’s Riverview Park, got a little feisty Tuesday, May 19, from Whitewater Township’s Riverview Park.

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On Saturday, May 16, Monk’s Kitchen, along with help from JTM Food Group, Hubert, and F&M Mafco, gifted pizza, bottled water, homemade cookies, and flowers to workers at many Harrison organizations, including pharmacies, medical centers, and first responder departments. Mayor Bill Neyer and Harrison Police Department Chief Charles Lindsey helped deliver the items, as well as a proclamation from the mayor declaring May 16, 2020, as “COVID-19 Hero Day.” Monk’s Owner John Frerick said many of his family members are frontline workers he recognizes for the work they are doing.

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Ashley Green was named the Harrison High School class of 2020 valedictorian, alongside her close friend Gabby Brandner as salutatorian. 

Obituaries

Hank Banks – age 78, died Sunday, May 10, 2020 in West Harrison, Indiana.  Born January 27, 1942 in Owsley County, Kentucky the son of Carl and Lillie (Edwards) Banks.

Joseph” Joe” Allen Tucker – age 49 of Bright, died Sunday, May 10, 2020 in his home.   

Jackman Hensley Funeral Home, Harrison, was entrusted with arrangements.

Stanley Thomas Schalk Sr. – age 89 died Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

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