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Posted on: June 27, 2022

COUNCIL SUPPORTS INSTALLATION OF BABY BOX

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Harrison City Council voted unanimously to support the installation of a Safe Haven Baby Box at its regular meeting June 21, 2022.

Reach Out Pregnancy Center Executive Director Diane Elrod and Chairwoman Amy Searcy presented Council with information about ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 20, 2022

GETZ RETIRES WITH 28 YEARS AT HARRISON FIRE

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Ronnie Getz retired from Harrison Fire Department May 25. He began working for Harrison Fire Department part-time in 1994. Over the course of 28 years, he became full-time, was promoted to lieutenant, and achieved many certifications.

Among many awards and...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 13, 2022

HARRISON IS A FUN PLACE TO BE THIS SUMMER

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The Harrison Recreation Commission enhances and improves the quality of living in Harrison. Through events and activities, the commission creates a culture that fosters good will, neighborly exchange and family enjoyment. Thanks to these volunteers and th...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 6, 2022

MAYOR NEYER NAMED CINCINNATI STATE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS

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City of Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer was named 2022 Distinguished Alumnus by Cincinnati State, where he graduated cum laude in 1986 with an associate’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology. 

Mayor Neyer was honored during the coll...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 30, 2022

THERE ARE NO UNWOUNDED SOLDIERS

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Shannon David Hamons is the Economic Development Director for the City of Harrison, Ohio and was a volunteer at The Wall That Heals during the summer of 2021. The editorial that follows was originally published in the Harrison Press in June 2021. ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2022

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY PLANNED

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A longstanding local tradition of remembering the men and women who courageously gave their lives in service to our country will continue May 30, 2022 with the Harrison Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. 

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Harriso...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 9, 2022

CITY SETS SCENE FOR FOOD TRUCK RALLY

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Harrison Avenue in Harrison’s historic downtown district will be filled with people, food trucks and music for the 2022 Food Truck Rally May 21 from 4 to 10 p.m. The annual event is planned by The District, an association of local businesses, and the even...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 2, 2022

EVENTS PAY TRIBUTE TO MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS

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New Hometown Hero Banners Coming Soon 

In June, the City of Harrison will install 30 new lamp post banners to honor local men and women serving in the United States military. The banners will be displayed for one year.

Residents of Harrison and sur...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 25, 2022

HARRISON PROGRAMS FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

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Programs that focus on environmental sustainability are important to ensuring Harrison is a great place live, work and play now and for future generations. All residents and members of the community play a role in the sustainability of our natural environ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 18, 2022

CITY SEEKS CITIZENS FOR THE SPOTLIGHT

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The City of Harrison would like to shine a spotlight on outstanding citizens.

Community members are invited to nominate their neighbors, family members or others for the Harrison Citizen Spotlight. The Citizen Spotlight will shed light on good deeds happen...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 11, 2022

CITY WATER SOFTENER IS IN THE WORKS

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The City's Public Works Department is completing
the installation of a water softener during the nextfew months. The reverse osmosis system will process 1.5 million gallons per day, reducing hardness of tap
water and corrosion of pipelines.&a...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 4, 2022

MECKESHEIM FUND MORE THAN HALFWAY TO GOAL

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As a fundraiser gains momentum, the City of Harrison is extending support to Sister City Meckesheim, Germany in another way.

Celebrating the City's 1,200th Anniversary

Meckesheim, home to 5,200 residents, is kicking off a series of 2022 special events with ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 23, 2022

RETIREES REFLECT ON 25+ YEARS AT POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Two City of Harrison Police Department employees have retired, taking with them 52 years of combined experience and the American flags that flew over police headquarters on their last day of work. They also take many memories and well wishes from their co...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 21, 2022

RECREATION COMMISSION PLANS 2022 EVENTS

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The Harrison Recreation Commission has set dates for many of the City's annual traditions in 2022. Volunteers are planning many family-friendly activities throughout the year. 

The annual Easter Celebration is April 16 and includes a pancake break...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 14, 2022

HARRISON FUND WILL ASSIST SISTER CITY

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The Harrison Mayor’s Community Fund has initiated a special fund to assist its Sister City, Meckesheim, Germany. The Mayor (Bürgermeister) of Meckesheim, Maik Brandt and other residents of Meckesheim drove to eastern Poland this week to...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 7, 2022

SENIOR CENTER DIRECTOR CELEBRATING 23 YEARS

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The City of Harrison Senior Center Director Jill French is celebrating 23 years working for the City in May. She is responsible for coordinating meals and activities for hundreds of Senior Center members and reporting to the Council on Aging. 

“I ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 28, 2022

MAYOR: SPRING IS A TIME TO CELEBRATE

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A MESSAGE FROM CITY OF HARRISON MAYOR BILL NEYER

As we move well into 2022, the promise of warmer weather is something we all can look forward to. Spring is a time when people young and old pull out their bicycles, ball gloves, gardening tools, grills, and...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 21, 2022

CITY CELEBRATES NEW BUSINESS OPENINGS

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Three new businesses have opened and City of Harrison officials have been helping to welcome them into Harrison. 

Smart Start Childcare opened at 10135 West Road. The brand-new facility is a second location for owners Haley and Alex Kummer. Smart ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 10, 2022

FOUR NEW BUSINESSES APPROVED DOWNTOWN

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The Harrison Planning Commission approved four new businesses that are expected to open this spring in the City’s historic downtown district.

On the Rocks will be a contemporary vodka and wine bar at 245 Harrison Avenue. Top shelf spirits, high-end cocktai...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 7, 2022

STREETS DEPARTMENT TACKLES WINTER STORMS

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The City of Harrison Streets Department has been hard at work maintaining City roads and public parking lots during recent winter storms.

To prepare for last week’s winter storm, the Department’s eight employees performed light maintenance on equipment. Th...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 31, 2022

SCHOOL SAFETY VEHICLE PURCHASED THROUGH DONATIONS

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The City of Harrison Police Department’s new vehicle will enable school resource officers to maneuver easily and quickly on school grounds. 

The new public safety vehicle was unveiled Jan. 25 following successful fundraising efforts that began in ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2022

COUNCIL RESOLUTION SUPPORTS JTM GROWTH

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Harrison City Council approved a resolution Jan. 18, 2022 in support of JTM Food Group's next expansion, which is estimated to be in the $60 million range. 

The City Council resolution supports an Enterprise Zone (EZ) incentive agreement ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 27, 2021

MAYOR: HARRISON IS MOVING FORWARD

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A MESSAGE FROM CITY OF HARRISON MAYOR BILL NEYER

The City will experience positive changes this year with a “can-do” attitude all over town.

In addition to Hillwood’s large project, many other meaningful developments will get u...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2021

COUNCIL MEMBERS EXTEND WARM WISHES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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City of Harrison community members came together to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season Dec. 4. The festivities included longstanding traditions including a parade and tree lighting ceremony.

“We’ve had challenges with COVID, the...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 6, 2021

SISTERS DONATE LEMONADE STAND PROFIT TO FIRE DEPARTMENT

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After learning about the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, Brooklynn and Danielle Whitehead asked their parents for permission to have a fundraiser. 

The sisters, ages 9 and 6, set up a lemonade stand in front of their family's Harrison home. In a ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2021

COMMERCE CENTER WILL BRING BUSINESSES AND JOBS

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A $35-million project is expected to bring about 150 new job opportunities into the City of Harrison. The Harrison Commerce Center will include a 534,055 square foot warehouse and distribution center with support offices. 

Hillwood, a nationally r...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2021

RESIDENTS SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER THROUGH IMAGES

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Harrison residents are invited to share snapshots from their homes or other places around town that capture the spirit of the season. The photographs may show Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holiday decor, as well as fall and winter scenes. 

The ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 8, 2021

CITY WELCOMES FOUR NEW EMPLOYEES

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The City of Harrison has welcomed four new employees who fill recent vacancies. 

Kim Downey was named finance director in October 2021. Under her management, the Finance Department oversees the City's $21 million budget, handles all the City's fin...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 1, 2021

JOBS AVAILABLE IN THE CITY AND LOCAL COMPANIES

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There are many job opportunities in and near the City of Harrison. Opportunities in healthcare, food service, retail, skilled trades and many other fields are boundless.

Many companies are recruiting workers at entry level or require no experience, making ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 25, 2021

VOTERS CAN CHOOSE CITY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

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City of Harrison residents will see five City Council candidates on the ballot for the Nov. 2, 2021 election. Voters can choose four candidates, who will each serve a four-year term. 

The candidates for Council on the Nov. 2 ballot are: Joe Combs,...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 18, 2021

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE THROUGH COMMUNITY FUND

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The Harrison Mayor's Community Fund is a charity that assists any citizens residing within the Southwest Local Schools District. A tradition of giving was established more than 60 years ago, when a turkey was given to Harrison Mayor Clyde Small, who didn’...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2021

LOCAL EMPLOYERS INVITED TO WORKFORCE MEETING

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Businesses large and small are invited to attend a Harrison Workforce Development Committee (HWDC) meeting Monday, Oct. 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harrison High School Activity Center. Employees are difficult to find in today’s world, but stra...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 11, 2021

COUNCIL VOTES TO SUPPORT CONVENTION OF STATES

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Harrison City Council voted unanimously to approve the Convention of States Resolution during the Oct. 5, 2021 Council meeting. The resolution urges state legislators to add Ohio to a list of states that have adopted resolutions to trigger an Article V Co...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 4, 2021

OFFICERS PROTECT AND SERVE HARRISON'S YOUNGEST CITIZENS

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The City of Harrison Police Department includes three officers dedicated to protecting and serving the community's youngest citizens at local schools. School Resource Officers Jennifer Coyle, Jamie Bastin and Nick Lutterbie perform a variety of d...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 27, 2021

20 EMPLOYERS RECRUITING AT HARRISON JOB FAIR

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At least 20 local companies will be recruiting at the Harrison Job Fair Sept. 30 at the Harrison High School Activity Center, 9845 West Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030.

From 3 to 6 p.m., the event is open to the public. Job seekers should bring their r...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 20, 2021

DUKE ENERGY AND COUNTY OFFER RELIEF PROGRAMS

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Several local agencies are offering support to families and individuals experiencing hardship. 

DUKE ENERGY OFFERS SOLUTIONS FOR CUSTOMERS STRUGgLINg TO PAY UTILITIES

Duke Energy has compiled a list of resources for customers who are struggling to ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2021

HARRISON EMPLOYERS OFFER BOUNDLESS CAREER OPTIONS

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Throughout the City of Harrison, many businesses are hiring. Opportunities in healthcare, food service, retail, skilled trades and many other fields are boundless. However, many businesses face a critical shortage of workers to successfully run their busi...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2021

FOUR NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS OPEN IN HARRISON AREA

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Southwest Local students went back to school Aug. 17 and for many, they entered brand new classrooms for the first time. 

Harrison Junior School and three elementary schools, Crosby, Harrison and Miami Whitewater, are brand new buildings. The &...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2021

RESIDENTS SHARE PRIDE THROUGH PHOTOS

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Green lawns. Colorful flower beds. Freshly-painted trim. Throughout the City, residents have taken pride in their homes and invested in their property's curb appeal.

Evidence shows that well-maintained properties are more than pretty to look at. They also ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2021

FIRE DEPARTMENT SERVES A GROWING COMMUNITY

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City of Harrison Fire Chief William Hursong oversees two fire stations and 40 men and women who are cross-trained in a variety of functions. Seventy-five percent of the staff is full-time. The Department also has a medical director and a chaplain.&nbs...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2021

SENIOR CENTER WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS

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The City of Harrison Senior Center is open to anyone in the area who is age 60 or better. Membership is only $5 and can be purchased Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center (300 George Street).

“We have a lot of fu...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 12, 2021

CITY RECEIVES GRANT FROM COUNTY FOR PLANNING

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The Hamilton County Planning+Development Department recently notified the City of Harrison it would be the recipient of a $10,000 grant for downtown district planning. The County is managing a total of $100,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2021

COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Close to 40 organizations participated in the City of Harrison 2021 Fourth of July parade led by Grand Marshal Dennis Helcher. Helcher retired from the Harrison Police Department in 2020 with 37 years of distinguished service.

Citizens lined the streets of...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2021

HARRISON HOUSEHOLDS TO SAVE ON ENERGY COSTS

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The City of Harrison has chosen Dynegy to be the preferred electricity supplier for City of Harrison residents. The Electric Aggregation Program began in November 2017, when residents voted to give Harrison City Council the authority to negotiate the most...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2021

SUMMER CELEBRATIONS IN STORE FOR HARRISON RESIDENTS

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As summer heats up in Harrison, Ohio, so do the fun activities. The Harrison Recreation Commission has planned several events for families to enjoy. 

Summer Concert Series 

Harrison residents and visitors have already enjoyed a few concert...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements