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Posted on: June 14, 2021

OFFICER WILLIG RETIRES; NEW OFFICER SWORN-IN

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City of Harrison Police Officer Joseph Willig retired May 28 with 23 years of service to the City. Since 2002, he worked with the  community's youngest citizens as a D.A.R.E. officer and school resource officer. 

Willig's law enf...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2021

DETAILS: THE WALL THAT HEALS IN HARRISON

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Arrival Day June 8, 2021

The Wall That Heals will arrive via tractor trailer and will be escorted by motorcyclists. The convoy is expected to travel into Harrison June 8 at approximately 6 p.m. Anyone can participate in the arrival by standing along Harris...

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE WALL THAT HEALS

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The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and accompanying mobile Education Center, will be in Harrison June 10-13, 2021. The memorial will be open to the public 24 hours per ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2021

RESIDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR TREES AND YARDWORK

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Residents and Organizations Recognized by Harrison Tree Board

The City of Harrison Tree Board hosted an Arbor Day celebration April 27. Attendees were each given a red oak sapling to plant. During the event, local citizens were recognized for their efforts...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 17, 2021

MOTORCYCLES TO ESCORT WALL THAT HEALS TO HARRISON

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Motorcyclists are invited to help escort The Wall That Heals into Harrison June 8.

 

The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It will be transported to Harrison via tractor trailer.&a...

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

CITY PREPARES TO UPDATE MILITARY BANNERS

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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.

Residents of Harrison and surrounding townships can apply for a “Hometown Hero” banner to honor a family member who is a...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2021

VETERANS SHARE PERSPECTIVE WHILE PLANNING FOR MEMORIAL

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Local veterans are anticipating the arrival of The Wall That Heals in Harrison next month. 

 

“This means a lot of those of us who served,” said VFW Duwel Post 7570 Commander Mike Whitener. 

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

COMMUNITY CENTER TO REOPEN AND OFFER SENIOR MEALS

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The Harrison Community Center (300 George Street) will reopen to the public Monday, May 3, 2021 for regular hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Senior lunches will be offered starting Wednesday, May 5 and are listed on the senior center calendar.  

Durin...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2021

CITY HOSTS SPRING CLEANUP AND ARBOR DAY EVENTS

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Cleanup Day is April 24

City of Harrison and Harrison Township residents are invited to drop-off certain household items during Harrison Township Cleanup Day April 24, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The collection site is Industrial Drive, Harrison Ohio 45030....

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

PUBLIC WORKS PROVIDES WIDE RANGE OF CITY SERVICES

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City of Harrison Public Works Director Jim Leslie oversees three departments with 21 employees. The team provides a wide range of City services that keep the community functioning, clean and safe.

The City Services Department handles all the street mainten...

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

THE WALL THAT HEALS COMING TO HARRISON

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The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and accompanying mobile Education Center, will be in Harrison for public viewing June 10 to June 13, 2021. The traveling exhibit honors the mo...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2021

MAYOR NEYER RESPONDS TO STATE AUDITOR'S CLAIMS

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The City of Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer said the City was officially notified by the State of Ohio on March 4, 2021 that it was being identified as unauditable.

"The City was aware that there were communication issues during the audit and took steps to ...

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

COUNCIL EXTENDS DORA HOURS TO BOOST BUSINESS

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City of Harrison residents and visitors are making their way to the City's historic downtown district to sip adult beverages while strolling and shopping along Harrison Avenue. 

According to 1860 Taproom and Bottleshop Co-Owner Doug Mangold, a han...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2021

HAMILTON COUNTY HOSTS VACCINE CLINIC IN HARRISON

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Vaccine Available for Homebound City of Harrison Harrison and Harrison Township Residents

March 20, 2021: The Harrison Fire Department has partnered with Hamilton County Public Health to bring COVID-19 vaccinations into the homes of Harrison and Harrison T...

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

RECREATION COMMISSION PLANS DRIVE-THRU EASTER CELEBRATION

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The Easter Bunny. A stilt-walking Easter egg juggler. Who-Dey the Bengals mascot. Top it off with a stack of pancakes. 

Harrison families are invited to drive-thru and experience a one-of-a-kind Easter Celebration April 3, 9 to 1...

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

NEW STORES AND GYM COMING TO HARRISON

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The City of Harrison is welcoming new businesses and relocations to the community. 

Shoe Sensation opened a new store at 10525 Harrison Avenue on March 3, 2021. The store carries most name brand shoes for women, men and children including a select...

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

STREET IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR 2021

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The City of Harrison Streets Department is planning improvements to make travel safer and easier. Two projects will begin after July 1, 2021.

May Drive will be rehabilitated through mill and overlay, a process that should take about one month. 

Par...

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

COUNCIL EXPANDS CRA TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES

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Community Reinvestment Areas (CRA) are tools permitted by the State of Ohio to allow communities to extend incentives to companies for the construction of new facilities or the expansion of existing facilities. The incentives are an important tool to help...

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

AWARD-WINNING FINANCE DEPARTMENT MANAGES CITY BUDGET

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City of Harrison Finance Director and Tax Commissioner Cathy Stockhoff oversees a budget of $21 million. The Finance Department also includes Accounts Receivable and Payable Clerk Karen Rackers and Human Resources Generalist Bryan Kelly.

The Department pro...

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

POLICE RAISING FUNDS FOR SCHOOL VEHICLE

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The City of Harrison Police Department is preparing for the opening of new school buildings for Southwest Local Schools. HPD has identified the need for a utility vehicle that the school resource officer can drive while patrolling school grounds. ...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 2, 2021

RECREATION COMMISSION PLANS 2021 EVENTS

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The Harrison Recreation Commission has set dates for many of the City's annual traditions in 2021. 

The annual Easter celebration will be April 3 and will likely include modified versions of an Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter...

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

RESIDENTS PAINT A COZY PICTURE OF LIFE IN HARRISON

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Winters in Harrison are full of bright, holiday lights. Sometimes, winter is white. It's always cozy. 
Lifelong Harrison resident Julie M. shared a snapshot of a winter-themed doormat she crafted at a Harrison business. Hers was among many other p...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2021

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE IN HARRISON

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An aesthetically pleasing city provides a better quality of life. In many communities this is accomplished through ordinances and codes for all residents and businesses to follow.

In the City of Harrison, property maintenance codes regulate tall grass, deb...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2020

HARRISON OFFICIALS LIGHT CITY CHRISTMAS TREE

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In November 2020, Mayor Bill Neyer made the difficult decision to cancel the City's annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area. 

Mayor Neyer, along with City Councilman Ryan Grubbs and C...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2020

BZA BUSINESS MAY BE TABLED UNTIL JANUARY

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Harrison Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Chairman Jerry Wilson has notified the City Building & Zoning Department that he will ask for a motion from the Board to table its only new business on the Dec. 22 meeting agenda until the Jan. 26 meeting. That a...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2020

CITY MEETINGS GO ONLINE FOR DECEMBER

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City meetings for December will be conducted online via Zoom. The Dec. 8 Planning Commission meeting access is shown below. Information for the Dec. 15 Council/Committee meetings and the Dec. 22 Board of Zoning Appeal meeting will be provided soon.

The Dec...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 30, 2020

FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON ARRIVES IN HARRISON

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Residents of Harrison awoke Tuesday morning to a light blanket of snow. While it wasn't enough to require a shovel or school closings, the white layer provides a great opportunity for photos. 

The City is encouraging residents to share sn...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Mayor's Fund Collecting Toys for Christmas

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Volunteers with the Harrison Mayor's Fund are collecting toys for local children in need this Christmas. 

Special boxes placed at businesses in the City will be used to collect toys through Dec. 15. Donations should be new, unwrapped, app...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2020

CITY SPREADS HOLIDAY SPIRIT DESPITE PARADE CANCELLATION

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Harrison’s annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony are canceled for 2020. The announcement was made by Mayor Bill Neyer at the City Council meeting Nov. 17, 2020 after careful consideration. 

“This decision was not made lightly,” Neyer ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Harrison Ranked No. 1 in Growth, Affordability for Renters

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The City of Harrison is one of the nation's fastest growing cities that is still affordable for renters, according to national rankings provided by LendEDU.

Harrison is ranked no. 1 in Ohio and no. 100 in the U.S. The City is projected to grow by ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2020

CITY RESIDENTS INVITED TO SHARE SEASONAL IMAGES

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As the holiday season gets started in the City of Harrison, residents are invited to participate in a new way to celebrate. 

The City is asking residents to share snapshots from their homes or other places around town that capture the spirit of th...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 5, 2020

DORA DRAWS FOOT TRAFFIC DOWNTOWN

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Since opening Oct. 15, Harrison's Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) has brought more customers into the City's historic downtown district. 

Participating businesses have sold hundreds of cups, which are used by patrons t...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2020

OHIO OFFERS SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a $429.5 million relief package, including $125 million for a small business relief package, on Oct. 23. According to information provided by the State, the small business assistance allocation will provide up to $10,00...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 26, 2020

POLICE SHARE TRICK-OR-TREAT SAFETY REMINDERS

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City of Harrison Police Chief Charles Lindsey reminds parents and community members to be diligent about safety during trick-or-treat, which is Oct. 31, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. He has provided the following safety reminders: 

  • Older kids should trick...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2020

TREE BOARD ACTIVITIES BEAUTIFY HARRISON

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City workers will plant 15 Japanese White Lilac trees this week along the south side of West Road. The trees will provide a natural barrier between the street and parking areas at the high school activity center. The trees will produce fragrant, ...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2020

OUTDOOR REFRESHMENT AREA OPENS OCT. 15

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Harrison's Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) will officially open Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. In the DORA, patrons can sip adult beverages as they stroll the main thoroughfare in the City's historic downtown district. 

Businesses in...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2020

RECREATION COMMISSION REIMAGINES 2020 SPOOKTACULAR

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The Harrison Recreation Commission has been reimagining Spooktacular festivities, which will be Sunday, Oct. 25, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center (300 George Street).

Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will not be the traditional bounce house, car...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2020

MAYOR'S FUND WILL HELP FAMILIES THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

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The Harrison Mayor's Fund will review applications for holiday assistance during the month of November. The Mayor's Fund traditionally partners with local churches and schools to provide assistance in the form of food, clothing, winter coats and toys to h...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 21, 2020

HARRISON IS HIGHLY DESIRABLE, BUT AFFORDABLE

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LendEDU has ranked the City of Harrison as one of the fastest growing, yet most affordable cities in Ohio and the U.S. Harrison is projected to grow by 16.76% over the next five years and the median monthly home cost in Harrison is $1,346, which means it&...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 14, 2020

HARRISON PD INTRODUCES NEW OFFICERS, PROMOTIONS

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People who live or work in the City of Harrison may have noticed two new uniformed police officers in the past year.

Officer Trevor Lutterbie was sworn-in to serve the Harrison Police Department in May 2019. He has been a certified Ohio peace officer since...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 3, 2020

SCHOOL DISTRICT SHARES TRAFFIC INFORMATION

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Southwest Local School District has provided the following information with regard to students returning to school in-person, starting Sept. 8, 2020, People who live, work or drive through the City of Harrison should be advised of these plans, which could...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 31, 2020

COMPANY BRINGS JOBS, HQ TO HARRISON

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Harrison City Council approved a Community Reinvestment Area tax abatement August 18 to encourage Cincinnati Asphalt to build a 14,500-square-foot office headquarters and warehouse. The $2 million facility will be located at 10200 Harrison Ave. The Cleves...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 25, 2020

CITY-WIDE YARD SALE IS SATURDAY, SEPT. 5

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Harrison’s City-Wide Yard Sale is Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Harrison Community Center (300 George Street). Shoppers can park and safely browse dozens of sales without having to drive around town. 

The event will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.&a...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 20, 2020

HARRISON BUSINESSES ELIGIBLE FOR RELIEF FROM COUNTY

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Hamilton County will begin accepting applications Aug. 24 for round two of the Hamilton County Small Business Relief Program that awards $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 grants to eligible businesses. City of Harrison businesses may consider applying for the re...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 17, 2020

RESTAURANTS, STORES CHOOSE HARRISON

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A growing list of restaurants and stores are choosing Harrison for their business. 

In the historic downtown district, the Harrison Planning Commission has approved six new businesses in 2020. The Drunken Hog BBQ at 102 Harrison Avenue is expected...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 10, 2020

GOLF OUTING WILL SUPPORT HARRISON MAYOR'S FUND

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The 29th Annual Harrison Mayor’s Fund Golf Outing is Sept. 19 at Grand Oak Golf Club in West Harrison. The outing is an important source of income for the Harrison Mayor’s Fund, a charitable organization dedicated to helping those in n...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 3, 2020

GRANT WILL IMPROVE WEST ROAD OVERPASS

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The City of Harrison is taking steps to improve pedestrian safety on West Road. The City has been examining the West Road overpass and commissioned a traffic study that counted both cars and people using the bridge. Now the City has secured grant funds to...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 27, 2020

COUNCIL APPROVES OUTDOOR REFRESHMENT AREA

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City Council has moved forward with plans to establish a designated outdoor refreshment area, or DORA, in Harrison’s historic downtown district. A DORA allows people to enjoy alcoholic beverages while walking between participating establishments...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 20, 2020

PICKLEBALL POPULARITY GROWS IN HARRISON

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It’s not uncommon to see a friendly, socially-distanced crowd gathering around Harrison’s pickleball courts. Since the two courts were installed in 2018, a growing group of “pickleballers” are getting out there to e...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 10, 2020

POLICE FOCUS ON COMMUNITY RELATIONS

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The Harrison Police Department has been focusing on community relations in two important ways. 

The Department has been taking a close look at recent instances of police brutality in other parts of the country. This has led to adjustments in polic...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 6, 2020

SERVICE MEMBERS AND VETERANS HONORED IN HARRISON

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The City of Harrison installed 35 lamp post banners to honor active duty service members and veterans from the City and surrounding townships.

The banners were hung just before Fourth of July festivities and will remain on display until September throughou...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 29, 2020

JULY 4 FESTIVITIES INCLUDE PARADE & FIREWORKS

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**UPDATE 7/1/20 The Miss Jacque concert at 7 pm has been canceled. The parade and fireworks will proceed as long as weather and State of Ohio restrictions permit.

Here are details regarding City of Harrison Fourth of July festivities.

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 24, 2020

PART OF CAMPBELL ROAD CLOSED THURSDAY & FRIDAY

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UPDATE 6/25/20 4:30 P.M.
Campbell Road will be closed between Featherwood Drive and State Street Friday, June 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as cleanup continues. 

ORIGINAL POST 6/24/20 
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 22, 2020

HARRISON COUNCIL CONSIDERS GOLF CART LEGISLATION

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UPDATE JULY 23, 2020 City Council will consider an ordinance to permit under-speed, low-speed and utility vehicles to operate on designated streets within Parks of Whitewater, Whitewater Trails and Hickory Flats subdivisions.  A vote is ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 1, 2020

JULY 4 FIREWORKS & SUMMER CONCERTS PLANNED

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The City will continue some of its summer traditions in 2020, with a few changes. 

The Fireworks Will Go On, Parade Plan in the WorksThe City of Harrison will have its annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Weather permitting, residents are invi...

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