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Bob Flaig (left) served in the U.S. Navy, and Robert “Bud” Holden served in the U.S. Army. The men, both now in their 90s, served during World War II. They were honored Friday, Nov. 8, at Southwest Local School District’s Veterans Day Ceremony.

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The City of Harrison is working on establishing a sister city relationship with Meckesheim, Germany. Meckesheim’s Bürgermeister (Mayor) Maik Brandt and his family recently spent a week in Harrison on an informal visit. Pictured are Brandt, six-year-old Nayla, Arzu Brandt, and five-year-old Carl.

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News Stories

 

Elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5, resulted in both incumbents and newcomers winning township, city, and school board races. 

Harrison

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Megan Mary Moore recently published her first collection of poems, titled Dwellers, with many of the poems focusing on Moore’s childhood home in downtown Harrison. 

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

Sports

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

Boys basketball

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Artists’s rendering of the new turf field to be installed at Harrison’s Wildcat Stadium for the 2020 season.

 

Next summer, the Harrison Athletic Boosters and Maumee Bay Turf Center will start laying synthetic turf on the 98,000-square-foot Bill Kuntz Field at Wildcat Stadium. 

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Coach Derek Rehage doused with water by Derek Smith (4), Kyler Fankhauser (8), and CJ Young (15).

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As good as Harrison’s defense has been this season – historically good – it had not necessarily been a “big play defense.” That changed Friday night.

Community

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The Harrison Tree Board and the City of Harrison Maintenance Department, headed by Mike Dole, planted trees
in Harrison for Make A Difference Day Saturday, Oct. 26. This marks the fifth year the board has added trees to increase the green space and tree canopy in Harrison. “Trees make a huge impact on the people that live in the community and to those that come and shop or visit,” said tree board member Gail Chuck. “Tree-lined streets are far more inviting than concrete or asphalt.” This year featured three Autumn Blaze maples and three White Japanese lilacs at the Fire Station on West Road; two White Japanese lilacs at the Community Center on George Street; and six Autumn Blaze maples on Campbell Road. The signature trees will add color in the spring and fall at the gateways to Harrison. Plant trees and Make A Difference. From left: Debbie Mossburger, Doug Lohman, Debbie McCane, Gail Chuck, Mike Mains (council liaison) and Amy Searcy.

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From left: Adam Saddler, Lt. Aaron Leffingwell, Capt. Dennis Helcher, Adam Smith, and Nate Hofmann (not pictured), all members of the Harrison Fire Department, were given the Blue Maltese Award at City Council’s Tuesday, Oct. 15, meeting. They earned the award for their actions in assisting a patient in cardiac arrest on July 11. The award is given “in recognition of the member’s critical judgements and actions in performing life-preserving or life-resuscitative efforts for severely injured or ill patients.”

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For many years, the Bountiful Hearts program has served meals to those in the community who are hungry, or just looking for some friendship. The meals take place on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at churches in the community. Harrison Avenue Baptist Church, 1125 Harrison Ave., has started a meal on the second Saturday of the month, and served their first one on Oct. 12. During the meal, Pastor Chris Workman took time to speak to folks.

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Obituaries

WAGNER, BERT L.- 90, Bright, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Jackman Hensley Funeral Home, Harrison, is in charge of arrangements.

COLE, CHERYL S.- 68, Harrison, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Jackman Hensley Funeral Home, Harrison, is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Lee Brooks, age 84 of New Haven, Ohio passed away Oct. 29, 2019.

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