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Posted on: February 2, 2023

HARRISON CALENDAR FILLED WITH FUN EVENTS

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Harrison Recreation Commission and The District volunteers have put more than a dozen events on the calendar for 2023. 

The Rec Commission plans several annual events that are family-oriented. The Commission’s goal is to enhance and impr...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 26, 2023

HARRISON FIRE CHIEF HELPED DAMAR HAMLIN

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City of Harrison Fire Chief Rob Hursong was part of the emergency response team at the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills game January 2 when Bills Safety Damar Hamlin collapsed.

“Everyone on our team had a part in the care that was provided on the field...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 19, 2023

SCHOOLS LEAD IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

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Emerging from the effects of COVID, Harrison entities have been reenergizing their partnerships to enhance local workforce opportunities. Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce, City of Harrison, Southwest Local School District (SLSD), Cincinnati State and ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 12, 2023

CITY COUNCIL STARTS 2023 WITH PRIORITIES

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Harrison City Council will be taking a close look at tax collection and recreational amenities in 2023. 

At the Jan. 4, 2023 meeting, the council approved committee, boards and commissions assignments. Mayor Bill Neyer introduced new committees an...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 29, 2022

FOUR HARRISON BUSINESSES WIN CHAMBER RECOGNITION

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Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce will recognize four Harrison businesses and two non-nonprofit organizations with its annual awards. The Chamber is a membership organization that connects businesses of all sizes, industries and locations in Harrison a...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 22, 2022

COMMUNITY FUND HELPING 75 LOCAL FAMILIES

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Through the Harrison Mayor’s Community Fund (HMCF) neighbors and businesses came together to assist 75 local families experiencing hardship this holiday season. The families helped represented 304 residents, including 138 children.

Each of the families ass...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 15, 2022

HARRISON SENIORS CELEBRATE THE SEASON TOGETHER

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Seniors from the Harrison area enjoyed an annual Christmas dinner at the Harrison Community Center Dec. 9. Mayor Bill Neyer was on hand to help distribute door prize gifts donated by area businesses. There were enough prizes for all of the several dozen i...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 8, 2022

STORYWALK® INSTALLED AT HARRISON COMMUNITY CENTER

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The half-mile, paved walking path at Harrison Community Center (300 George St.) has a story to tell. In fact, it will tell many new stories each year.

Harrison resident and Boy Scout Elijah Dean installed a StoryWalk® project Dec. 3, 2022. The proj...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 29, 2022

HARRISON EXPANDS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

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The City of Harrison's annual Christmas celebration Dec. 3 will have more activities than ever. 

Fireworks Will Cap Off the Night

The major addition to the holiday festivities is an "extra special tree lighting" at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Bill Ne...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 22, 2022

RESIDENTS REMINDED ABOUT TRASH CAN SCREENING

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In recent years, the City of Harrison has become more diligent about enforcing property maintenance codes. The City recently sent residents a reminder specifically about trash can screening. The reminder is also available as a PDF.

The City&a...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 17, 2022

ROAD REPAIRS PLANNED FOR 2023

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Throughout the City of Harrison, repairs are planned to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in 2023. 

Park Avenue Under ConstructionA complete reconstruction of Park Avenue, from Jefferson to State streets, began in October 2022. The project inc...

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

CITY OFFERS USED VEHICLES FOR SALE

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The City of Harrison has used vehicles for sale through a sealed bidding process. The bid opening is scheduled for Nov. 22 at 10 a.m..

The following vehicles can be inspected Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the City Wastewater Treatment Plan...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 3, 2022

TRAINING PREPARES FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR TOUGH JOB

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First responders never know what their work day is going to look like. But, they can prepare for scenarios and ensure they’re equipped with the right tools. 

At the Harrison Fire Department, the annual Fourth of July fireworks show is a ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 27, 2022

HARRISON NAMES DUGANIERO FIRST FEMALE DETECTIVE

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The City of Harrison Police Department promoted Tara Duganiero to detective corporal at City Council Oct. 18.  She was hired as a police officer in 2016 and has been a certified Ohio Police Officer since 2011. She began her police career with the...

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

MAYOR'S COMMUNITY FUND PREPARES FOR HOLIDAY GIVING

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The Harrison Mayor's Community Fund (HMCF) will have a "dine and donate" fundraiser Oct. 25, 2022 at Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, 10927 New Haven Road. Between 5 and 9 p.m., HMCF will receive 15 percent of all purc...

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

CITY WATER SOFTENER PROJECT COMPLETED

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The City of Harrison Public Works Department has completed the installation of a water softener. Residents should bypass or adjust their home softeners as soon as possible. 

As of Oct. 12, 2022, the City Water Plant is dispensing water at a hardne...

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

HARRISON POLICE HIRE TWO; MACMURDO PROMOTED

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The City of Harrison Police Department has welcomed two new officers and promoted a 14-year veteran of the Department. The employees were sworn-in by Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer at the October 4, 2022 City Council meeting. 

Chris MacMurdo was promot...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 27, 2022

RESIDENTS RECEIVE STABILIZED RATE FOR NATURAL GAS

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The City of Harrison has worked closely with Energy Alliances to establish a cost-stabilizing program for natural gas. This program is known as aggregation. For the term October 2022 to October 2024, Energy Alliances has secured a price of $0.839 per cubi...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 22, 2022

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: TRIPLE CATS MARKS 13 YEARS

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Angie Stone never meant to own a restaurant or a bar. Yet, 13 years later she is the successful proprietor of one of Harrison’s best-known establishments.

In 2009, Stone went to work as a bartender for a new business called Lackey’s at ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 15, 2022

RITA REACHES OUT TO HARRISON TAXPAYERS

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The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) has mailed “non-filing notices” to taxpayers who neglected to file a municipal income tax return. The letter was sent to 2,548 people who lived or worked in the City of Harrison in 2021.  ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 8, 2022

NEW POLICE AND FIRE EMPLOYEES SWORN-IN

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Two new City employees were sworn-in at the September 6 City Council meeting. 

Derek Bischoff was hired as an officer at the Harrison Police Department. Bischoff has worked as an officer for the Village of Mariemont, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Offi...

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

WATER SOFTENER ACTIVATION RESCHEDULED

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The City of Harrison Public Works Department is completing the installation of a water softener and has rescheduled activation. Residents should bypass their home softeners during the first week of October. 

The reverse osmosis system will process...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 1, 2022

IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR DRY FORK ROAD CORRIDOR

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The City of Harrison is working with Hamilton County and Harrison Township to improve traffic flow at the Dry Fork Road and I-74 interchange. 

The first phase the Dry Fork Road Corridor Project, slated for 2025 or 2026, includes widening the bridg...

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

NEW UTILITY BILLING SYSTEM EMPOWERS RESIDENTS

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The City of Harrison has a new utility billing system that gives residents more information at their fingertips.

“We hope residents will find it user friendly and embrace all the features it offers,” said Finance Director Kim Downey.

The...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 15, 2022

WATER SOFTENER ACTIVATION PUSHED TO FALL

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The City's Public Works Department is completing the installation of a water softener and the projected date for activation is pushed to mid-September. Contractors are completing final electrical testing, startup and programming steps. 

When activ...

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

GARDEN CLUB BUSY BEAUTIFYING HARRISON

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The Shaker Farms Garden Club been helping Harrison improve aesthetic more every year.

One of the Club’s newest projects is the Larry Mortashed garden behind the Harrison Community Center. The Club raised $1,000 with a plant sale in the spring, an...

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

HELLO HARRISON: LOCAL EVENTS BRING COMMUNITY TOGETHER

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With the end of summer in sight, Harrisonians still have several opportunities to celebrate the season. Economic Developer Shannon Hamons described upcoming events on Hello Harrison, a show airing on Time Warner channels 15 (Spectrum) and 845 (Cincinnati ...

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

RESIDENTS INVITED TO DROP OFF YARD WASTE

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City residents are invited to bring grass clippings, brush and other yard waste Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-off site is 510 Industrial Drive near the City garage and salt dome.

Lead Man Dave Perkins said there will be three worke...

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

FITZGERALD AND REARDON RETIRE FROM CIVIL SERVICE

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Two of City of Harrison’s longtime employees, Peggy Fitzgerald and Amanda Reardon, have retired with 39 combined years of service.

 

 

PEGGY FITZGERALD SETS SAIL

Peggy Fitzgerald began working in the City Utilities Department in 2004. Soon a...

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

WATER AND ELECTRIC UPDATES RESIDENTS NEED TO KNOW

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Work continues on the City's water softener, and the energy aggregation program provides stability of costs. 

Water Softener Activation Pushed to August

The City's Public Works Department is completing the installation of a water softener and the p...

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

DOWNTOWN DISTRICT ADDS THREE BUSINESSES

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Three new places to shop, eat and drink have opened in the City of Harrison’s historic downtown district this month. City officials have been helping to welcome the new businesses. 

Mojave Groom Room opened July 1 at 231 Harrison Avenue....

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

FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNIZED FOR LIVE-SAVING RESPONSE

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A March 21, 2022 call to Harrison Fire Department for a “lift assist” turned into an opportunity to save a life. 

Captain Doug Nusekabel, Firefighter and Paramedic Daric Hamon, Firefighter and Paramedic Andrew Hardwick, and Fir...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
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