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pen the 2014 Greater Harrison Community Guide, and embark on a journey through rapidlygrowing western Hamilton and northern Dearborn counties. The Guide reveals an interesting mix of communities, governmental bodies, and organizations, crossing state and county lines. More than a telephone book, and more than a calendar of events, the Guide is a listing and explanation about the people and agencies you need throughout the year. The Guide connects you to federal, state, county and municipal officials, as well as to courts, clubs, churches, help agencies, life squads, fire departments and more. For weekly coverage of Harrison, Crosby and Whitewater townships, turn to The Harrison Press. For subscription and advertising N HARRISO Guide information, call 367-4582. 2014


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Advertiser Index................................................................34 Agencies...................................................................................23 Bright........................................................................................13 Christian schools.......................................................................18 Churches...................................................................................21 Clubs and organizations.............................................................28 Colleges and universities..........................................................19 Courts........................................................................................30 Crosby Township......................................................................10 Emergency numbers ................................................................35 Telephone / Address Index .......................................................36 Government..............................................................................30 Harrison .....................................................................................7 Recreation.................................................................................25 Southwest Schools.....................................................................14 State/federal government..........................................................32 Sunman-Dearborn schools........................................................16 West Harrison.............................................................................9 Whitewater Township................................................................11

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MEDICAL Mercy Health Center - Harrison: 367-2222. 10400 New Haven Road, Harrison, Ohio, 45030. Dearborn County Hospital: (812)537-1010; emergency, (812)537-8240; 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind. 47025. POLICE •City of Harrison: 367-3715 •Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department: 825-1500 •West Harrison: (812)637-5261. FIRE Harrison Station 1 - 367-4194. Station 2 - 367-3719. Crosby Township: 825-2260; nonemergency, 738-1831. Whitewater Township: 353-1518. Bright Volunteer Fire Department: 637-3473. St. Leon Fire Department: 1-800-543-1149.

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Harrison Police, nonemergency, 367-3715 Fire, nonemergency • Station 1, 367-4194 • Station 2, 367-3719 Community Center, 367-2111 Building/Zoning Commission, 367-2111 Cincinnati Bell, 397-5775 Cinergy, 421-9500 City Clerk, 367-3730 Harrison Press, 367-4582 Harrison Twp., 367-2243 License Bureau, 367-2229 Mayor’s Office, 367-2111 Mayor’s Court Clerk, 367-4320 Post Office, 367-1734

Post Office, 367-1734 Public Library, 369-4442 Senior Center, 367-0649 Southwest Local School District, 367-4139 Utilities Office, 367-3728 Time Warner Cable, 247-5090 Waterworks Office, 367-3725 Others Rumpke Waste Inc., 851-0122 Sheriff’s Dept. nonemergency, 825-1500 Ohio Highway Patrol, 863-4606 Animal Shelter, 541-6100 Auditor’s Office, 946-4000 Auto Titles, 946-4646 Birth Certificates, 946-7815

Birth Certificates, 946-7815 Battered Women’s 24-hour Hotline: 8729259; TDD-TYY 977-5545 Reach Out Pregnancy Center, Harrison, 367-7710 HEALTH DEPARTMENTS • Cincinnati, 357-7200 • Hamilton County, 946-7800 • Dearborn County, 812-537-8826 LOVE Inc.: 367-7746 Legal Aid Society, 241-9400 Council on Aging: Harrison, 721-1025, Dearborn County, 812-432-5215 Services to Area Youth (STAY), 367-1441


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arrison, located on the Interstate 74 corri- gunsmith, school teacher and inventor. Today, Harrison and Harrison Township have dor, is one of the fastest growing communities been shaped by the automobile, or more precisely in western Hamilton County. With easy access to the Interstate, Greater Cincinnati International AirContinued port and downtown Cincinnati, residents and businesses can take advantage of all the Cincinnati region has to offer. GEOGRAPHY: The city of Harrison is bordered by West Harrison and Dearborn County, Ind., to the west; Harrison Township, Ohio to the north, east and south; Crosby Township to the east; and Whitewater Township to the south. The city is part of Harrison Township, one of 12 townships in Hamilton County. The township consists of about 12.5 square miles and is bordered by Butler County on the north; Indiana state line to the west; Crosby Township to the east; and Whitewater Township to the south. POPULATION: 9,897 (2010 Census). Cliff Bischoff Todd Bischoff Boasting an unprecedented population growth of 513-616-0654 513-616-0655 32.2 percent over the past 12 years, Harrison is now home to just under 10,000 residents. HISTORY: Harrison, named after President William Henry Harrison, was incorporated in 1850. However, the first dwelling was built by Othniel Looker in 1804, who was to become Ohio’s goverNiki Campbell Don May nor in 1814. 513-888-0387 513-607-8840 By the time Harrison was incorporated in 1850, it Your Hometown Realtors for 30 Years was humming with 940 residents and a slew of Serving the greater Harrison, Ohio area small businesses. Jonas Crane is credited as being the founder of the village, and Harrison’s first mayor was William Frederick Converse, a former

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the access afforded by I-74 and Interstate 275. The ability to be in downtown Cincinnati or the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati International Airport within 30 minutes, coupled with affordable housing, has turned the area into a growing bedroom community. Those same forces have lured major manufacturers and commercial interests to the area. Among the community’s largest employers are Cincinnati Inc., JTM Provisions, Campbell Group, Hubert Co., and Cincinnati Test Systems, which moved to Harrison in 2013. Retail and services, with many fast-food and family restaurants, line the main traffic arteries of Harrison Avenue, New Haven Road and Stone Drive, near Interstate 74. Attempts to revitalize the downtown Harrison business district were enhanced in 2001 by the city’s renovation of Harrison Avenue, a project that included a new street, sidewalks, lights and other infrastructure. GOVERNMENT: The city has a strong mayor/ city council form of government. Joel McGuire is

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mayor and his term will expire Jan. 1, 2016. The mayor’s office is at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St., Harrison, Ohio 45030; 3672111. The seven-member city council serves as the legislative branch of the government and meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the community center. COUNCIL MEMBERS: Ryan Grubbs, 2792111; William Neyer, 367-7233; Randy Shank, 202-1952; Mark Louis, 367-4642; James Robertson, 367-9642; Anthony Burkart, 367-1167 and Hank Menninger, 367-6374. CITY TAXES: Harrison levies a 1-percent income tax on persons living and working in the city. FIRE: The Harrison Fire Department has two stations, one at 200 Harrison Ave. (367-4194) and 10250 West Road (367-3719). Emergency number, 911. Chief Rob Hursong directs the department. A force of firefighting vehicles and life squad units serve the city and township. PARAMEDICS: Paramedic service for Harrison and Harrison Township is provided by the Harrison Fire Department. Service for Whitewater and Crosby townships is provided by the Western Joint Ambulance District (WESTJAD). For more information, call 353-4079. POLICE: The city’s police department is located at 311 Harrison Ave. Telephone, 367-3715. Chuck Lindsey serves as chief of police. The department has received national accreditation. UTILITIES: The City of Harrison owns and operates the water and wastewater utilities and provides wastewater service to part of Harrison Township. Jim Leslie leads the department. BUILDING/ZONING: The city’s building and zoning departments are directed by Dan Brooks. Building and zoning department policies, rules, costs and forms are available online at ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Jennifer Ekey is economic development director; 367-2111. LIBRARY: The Harrison Branch of the Hamilton County Public Library is located at 10398 New Haven Roadp; 369-4442. FOR SENIORS: Harrison senior citizens are encouraged to take part in the daily activities, programs and meals offered at the Harrison Community Center. For information, call 367-0649.



he township is governed by a three-member board of trustees and a clerk-treasurer, all elected to four-year terms. The city of Harrison is located in Harrison Township, although the municipalities are separately governed. Harrison Township trustees meet the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. POPULATION: according to 2000 U.S. Census: 12,469, including city; 4,982, excluding city. TRUSTEES: Bill Noes, 367-9889; Tom Losekamp, 367-0631; and Fred Rick Dole, 367-6376. Township fiscal officer is Greg Bybee, 367-6541. POLICE: The township is served by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. Dial 911 for emergencies; for nonemergency calls, 825-1500. FIRE: The township’s fire needs are served by the Harrison Fire Department, 367-4194 or 367- 3719.



n the Whitewater River, the incorporated town of West Harrison developed on what originally was the Whitewater Canal in northeastern Dearborn County. Taken alone, West Harrison is a town of 354, but viewed in the context of Greater Harrison and the range of its ZIP Code, it is an integral part of the community. West Harrison claims 142 households and about 70 families. There are about 151 housing units at an average density of 1,659 per square mile. The average household size is 2. The median


income for a household is $21,500, Named after President William Henry Harrison, West Harrison was platted in 1813 by John Allen and Peter Hanan. The post office was built in 1818 by Issac morgan, father-in-law of vice President Thomas A. Hendricks, who served under President Grover Cleveland. Today, postal service is handled by the Harrison Post Office, 420 State St., Harrison, Ohio 45030; 367-4668. The first town was built by John Wykoff in 1816; the second by Brackenridge and Purcell in 1818. West Harrison is served by the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation, but some residents are permitted to attend Southwest Local School District in Harrison. Area: 0.1 square miles Population: 354 Residential Units: 151 Government: Town Council Town offices: Town meetings are the second Monday monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the the town hall, 100 Railroad Ave. Contact a council member for more information. Town council: Jo Wesley: 637-3080; 208 W. Harrison Ave., West Harrison, IN 47060; Dan Scott: 637-2714; 205 W. Broadway, West Harrison, IN 47060; Christina Swafford, 637-3736; 105 West St., West Harrison, IN 47060. Clerk-treasurer/trustee: Sherry Kaeser, unlisted phone nubbier; S. State Street. Fire: The town has a contract with Harrison for fire and life squad service. For non-emergencies, call 1-513-367-4194. Harrison’s main fire station is at 200 Harrison Ave., Ohio 45030. Station 2 can be reached at 1-513-367-3719. It is at 10250 West Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Rob Hursong is fire chief. Police: West Harrison is protected by full-time marshal Gary Noel, and two-part-time deputy marshals. Call 637-5261. The town also is served by the Harrison Police Department: 367-3715 for non-emergencies; 311 Harrison Ave.; and the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, Lawrenceburg: 812537-3431 for non-emergencies

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rosby Township is situated just northeast of the city of Harrison in western Hamilton County. Although the area is considered primarily a rural community, the township has six zoning districts offering a multitude of business, commercial and residential development opportunities. Crosby Township includes the communities of New Haven, Fernald and New Baltimore. Most of the 3,897-acre Miami Whitewater Forest lies within the township. Miami Whitewater is the largest of 16 regional parks managed by the Hamilton County Park District. Crosby Townshipalso is the former site of the Whitewater Shaker Village, a religious sect that settled in the township between 1824-1916. HISTORY: Crosby Township was founded in 1803 by settlers searching out land west of the Great Miami River. Under the Ordinance of 1787, large tracts of land were sold by Congress in the Miami Purchase opening up the land to settlers between the Little and Great Miami Rivers. The sale of these lands was handled through the Cincinnati Land Office in 1801. GEOGRAPHY: Flat to hilly topography with a variety of natural wildlife habitats. The township is bordered to the north by Butler County; on the east by the Great Miami River; to the south by Harrison Avenue and Whitewater Township; and to the west by

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Harrison Township, Edgewood, Baughman, Dick and Howard roads. POPULATION: (according to 2010 U.S. Census): 2,767. SCHOOLS: Crosby Elementary School, grades K-6. Laura Meyers, principal. 738-1717. POLICE: Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. Dial 911 for emergencies; 825-1500 for all nonemergencies FIRE: Crosby Township Fire Department; Bruce Downard, fire chief; emergency number, 911; 738-1831 for all nonemergencies. The department is comprised of full-time and volunteer firefighters/EMTs. The firehouse office is in New Haven. GOVERNMENT: Board of trustees and fiscal officer are elected to four-year staggered terms. The board meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at the Crosby Township Senior Center, 8910 Willey Road. TRUSTEES: Warren Strunk, 243-3712; Chris Dole, 3172861; and Jim Niehaus, 827-8796. FOR Seniors: The Crosby Township Senior Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. followed by a social. The senior center offers outreach, programming and activities throughout the week. Coordinator is Kim Downey. Senior center address: 8910 Willey Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Phone: 7381440; fax, 738-4310.



hitewater Township lies on the western edge of Hamilton County. Whitewater, the only remaining township in the county without its own zoning ordinance, has been called “the last frontier for housing and commercial development in Hamilton County.� GEOGRAPHY: Rolling and hilly terrain with sections of heavily wooded areas as well as flat farmland. The township encompasses 26.5 miles with 8.03 miles of township road. It is bordered to the east and south by the Great Miami River; the Indiana state line on the west and to the north by Harrison and Crosby townships. Miamitown, Elizabethtown and Hooven are the population centers. HISTORY: Whitewater Township was founded in 1803 by settlers who purchased land west of the Great Miami River through the Cincinnati Land Office. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders are believed to have riden through the township when they crossed the Ohio River during the Civil War.


POPULATION: According to 2010 U.S. Census: 5,519. Miamitown: Located on the west bank of the Great Miami River where Ohio 128 intersects Harrison Avenue, Miamitown is the oldest community founded on the river. Now principally known for its many antique stores, Miamitown was platted in 1816 by Arthur Henrie. It is home to many churches, a bank and 100 modest structures built between 1820 and 1940. Hooven: Located on Ohio 128 just north of U.S. 50, Hooven developed as a single-industry community. Until recently, most of its residents were employed by the Gulf Oil Refinery, which purchased the Cincinnati Horseshoe and Iron Company in 1929. Originally called Berea, Hooven was named for C.E. Hooven, then president of Cincinnati Horsehoe. It boasts about 75 modest frame houses, many of them Craftsman homes, constructed between 1915-1935. Elizabethtown: Located near the intersection of Continued



U.S. 50 and Lawrenceburg Road, Elizabethtown is a quiet, residential hamlet made up of approximately 35 houses built before 1869. The town was founded in 1806 and platted in 1817 by Isaac Mills. It is named in honor of Mills’ wife. SCHOOLS: Southwest Local School District; Miamitown Elementary, grades K-6, Dave Kelly, principal, 353-1416. POLICE: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. Emergencies, dial 911; for non-emergency calls, 8251500. A sheriff’s substation is located at the township maintenance building at 6125 Dry Fork Road. FIRE: Whitewater Township Fire Department, fire chief Scott Schorsch, 353-1518. The staff has complete ambulance and rescue services. Firehouses are in Hooven, Miamitown, and Elizabethtown. The fire department mailing address is 311 Ohio Ave., Hooven, Ohio 45033. GOVERNMENT: Board of township trustees and fiscal officer, are elected to four-year staggered terms, meets on the third Monday of each month at the town-

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Bright was settled in the early 1800s. It was called With nearly 6,000 residents, Bright is among the Saltillo after nearby salt springs. Tradition proffers that a largest non-incorporated areas in Dearborn County. Bordered on the south by Hidden Valley Lake and resident not at the nomenclature meeting called it “a bunwest of Harrison, Ohio, Bright has experienced an kum of a name,” and the word stuck. There remains a influx of Hamilton County residents since the early street named Bunkum off State Line Road. The name was changed to Bright in 1873. 1970s. Area: 54 square miles in parts of Harrison, Miller and Bright’s boundaries are elusive, but it lies partly in Harrison Township, Miller Township, and Logan Logan townships. Population: 5,693 Township, primarily with the Lawrenceburg ZIP of Residential Units: 2,148 (6,028 in all areas served by 47025. Its downtown is concentrated at the intersection of Jamison and State Line roads, and it is brim- fire department) Commercial Units: 54 (in all areas served by fire ming with subdivisions throughout the three towndepartment) ships. Government: Dearborn County; 812-537-1040; 1-800Bright is governed by Dearborn County, but much activity revolves around the Bright Area Business 531-1041; local call from Cincinnati, 513-564-8700; Fire: Bright Volunteer Fire Department & EMS: 812Association, Bright Lions Club, and the long-standing 637-0161; 23759 Brightwood Drive, Lawrenceburg IN Bright Volunteer Fire Department & EMS. The business association, which has about 35 mem- 47025 Police: Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department; 812bers, meets the second Friday monthly at 8 a.m. at 537-3431; 1-800-543-1149; or 812-637-3473; Sheriff various locations. It provides networking for businesses in or near Mike Kreinhop, 301 W. high St., Lawrenceburg, IN Bright, Hidden Valley, Logan, and Harrison. For more 47025. information, call Bebe Kinnett, 812-637-3074, or visit the association’s Web site at brightareabusinesses. City, poli ce MISSION A CCOMPLIS com. With a dunking booth at the Bright Community te HED a m u p for Festival, and a golf tournament, the business association in 2013 donated $7,000 to the Bright Volunteer school safe GettyFULL Fire Department; $1,260 to Hands & Feet Ministryand coverage of $500 to the North Dearborn Food Pantry. T Formed in 1948, the volunteer fire department and Harrison & EMS provides protection through three stations. The surrounding main station is at 23759 Brightwood Drive, areas! Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. For non-emergencies, call Have the news delivered 812-637-0161. The department has about 65 volunteer in your mailbox once weekly and online 24/7. firefighters and two career firefighters. ONLY $22 / Year At the center of the community’s festivities is the or $36 for 2 Years! annual Bright Festival, featuring a gigantic parade, the last full weekend of July. It is the main fundraiser for Sports Bond seLocal the fire department. t at $1News•Local 00,00Coupons Saving & More! 0 in c withMoney a se c forcing juv Bright is served by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s enile girl in harging men to prostituti on Department, headquartered in Lawrenceburg. For nonemergecies, Bright residents may call 812-537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149. The sheriff’s department operates 307 Harrison Avenue • Harrison, Ohio 45030 a field office from the main station. The non-emergen513-367-4582 Harrison h cy number is 812-637-3473. i

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he Southwest Local School District contains about 108 square miles, including Harrison, Whitewater and Crosby townships in Hamilton County and a portion of Morgan Township in Butler County. More than 20,000 people live in the district.

The district received extraordinary news in 2012, when it earned an “Excellent with Distinction” grade for the first time on the State Report Card from the Ohio Department Of Education. It is the highest attainable mark. In 2013, the district introduced an entire new math curriculum for all grades. In 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, the district received an “Excellent” State Report Card rating. The district operates four elementary schools, all of which feature strong academic programs. Southwest is guided by a five-year strategic plan that is revised annually. The campuses of Harrison Junior School and Harrison High School are adjacent to each other, about three miles northeast of the city. Many extracurricular activities help to make the high school and junior school not only the local educational centers, but also the recreation hub for area youngsters. Renovations, repairs and additions have been completed at five schools.

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The improvements are funded by a 3.94-mill bond issue passed by voters in November 1998. The U.S. Department of Education has recognized several schools in the district for their excellence in education including Miamitown Elementary, Crosby Elementary, Whitewater Valley Elementary, Harrison High School, Harrison Elementary, and Harrison Junior School. The number of school business partnerships and community connections continues to grow. Partnerships with area businesses, churches and service organizations help staff and students gain insight into problem-solving, decision-making and marketing. Relevant groups are invited to become a part of this vital process.

ADMINISTRATION: Superintendent Chris Brown, 367-4139; Assistant Superintendent John C. Hamstra, 367-4139; Treasurer: Steve Bain, 367-4139. BOARD OF EDUCATION: 367-5045; Linda Peak, 367-6403; Carroll Roberts, 738-2840; Walter Schunk, 367-4556; Jeff Biddle, 367-4312; Kim Downey, 7384216. The board ordinarily meets the third Thursday monthly at 7:30 p.m. Although the board’s regular meeting location is at the Junior School, meetings are scheduled throughout the year at each district school. For meeting location and time, contact the district office, 367-4139. SCHOOLS: Crosby Elementary School, 8382 New Haven Road, Harrison, 45030. Grades K-6. Laura Meyers, principal. 738-1717. Harrison Elementary School, 600 Broadway Ave., Harrison, 45030. Grades K-6. Ron Mangus, principal. 367-4161. Miamitown Elementary School, Ohio 128, Miamitown, 45041. Grades K-6. Dave Kelly, principal. 353-1416. Whitewater Valley Elementary School, 10800 Campbell Road, Harrison, 45030. Grades K-6. Dan Rouster, principal. 367-5577. Harrison Junior School, 367-4831, 9830 West Road, Harrison, 45030. Grades 7-8. Christian Tracy, principal. Harrison High School, 367-4169, 9860 West Road, Harrison, 45030. Grades 9-12. Davis Baker, principal. Diamond Oaks Vocational School: 574-1300; 6375

SOUTHWEST SCHOOLS CONTINUED Harrison Ave., Cincinnati 45247. Southwest students have been concentrating on specific careers at Diamond Oaks Vocational Schools since 1969. Harrison High School juniors and seniors are given the opportunity to complete their last years of high school at Diamond Oaks, one of four Great Oaks Career Development campuses in the Cincinnati area. Students gain maximum benefits from a complete educational program which emphasizes vocational and academic skills, providing a solid foundation for suc-


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Offering full-day kindergarten for the second time, Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation started the 2013-2014 school year with 4,016 students enrolled, though the official state count wouldn’t come till September. With its general fund in the black for the third year in a row, the school district hoped to remain financially sound. S-D began 2010 with its general fund $2.7 million in the red, and took many steps to fix the district’s financial problems, from enticing teachers to retire with incentives and riffing additional teachers after the state cut k-12 public school funding in early 2010. The central offices were moved into the high school. In summer 2012, the former administrative building in Jackson Township was sold. Meanwhile. ROD became an interlocal agency, with its own board, rather than falling under the S-D board. Unlike other schools participating in the Southeastern Career Center, S-D did not adopt a balanced calendar in the 2012-2013 school year after parents

protested against the idea, but shifted toward a balanced calendar in 2013-2014. S-D’s first day of school was Wednesday, Aug. 7, still a few days later than the others. East Central High School has 65 certified staff for the student enrollment of 1,346. About 50 percent of graduates annually pursue a four-year college degree, while 27 percent pursue a two-year degree. EC is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has a First Class Commission from the Indiana State Department of Public Instruction. Sunman-Dearborn Middle School consists of seventh and eighth grades. There are 638 students enrolled and 38 certified staff. Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School has 32 certified staff for the 617 students enrolled. Children in kindergarten through fourth grades attend S-D’s three elementaries. North Dearborn Elementary Continued

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SUNMAN-DEARBORN SCHOOLS CONTINUED School started the year with 583 students and a certified staff of 38. Sunman Elementary School has an enrollment of 396. There are 29 certified staff members. Bright Elementary School has 435 enrolled, and a certified staff of 29. The corporation has four administrators in its central office. The board of education meets in regular session on the second Thursday monthly, usually at 7 p.m. in room 142 at East Central High School, 1 Trojan Place, St. Leon, IN 47012. For more information, call 623-2291, fax 623-3341. Or go to the corporation’s website to contact individual administrators or schools, or for more information: Administration Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Hendrix: 623-2291. Director of Support Services, Tom Harris: 623-2291. Director of Financial Operations, Charlie Blake: 623-2291. Director of Human Resources, Mary Ann Baines: 623-2291. Attorney, Frank G. Kramer: 537-2522. Board of Education President Jeff Lyness: 656-8822; 5801 Falcon Way, Guilford, IN 47022. Vice President Michael Norman: 934-3859; 13989 N. County Road 650 E., Batesville, IN 47006. Secretary,: Brandon “Dusty” Burress: 637-5319; 25536 Carr Road, West Harrison, IN 47060. Member Glenn Scholl: 576-0601; 7211 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Member, Joyce Huffman: 637-3774; 22243 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Member John McKay: 623-2433; 11307 North Dearborn Road, Sunman, IN 47041. Member, Joseph Graf: 655-6090; 9201 Leatherwood Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Schools Bright Elementary School: 637-4600, fax 637-4606; 22593 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Norbert Goessling, principal. North Dearborn Elementary School: 656-8383, fax 656-8383; 5687 North Dearborn Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Jeff Bond, principal.


Sunman Elementary School: 623-2235, fax 623-4330; 11589 North Ind. 101, Sunman, IN 47041. Cynthia Morton, principal. Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School: 576-1900, fax 576-1901; 17650 Old State Road 1, St. Leon, IN 47012. Chris Vennemeier, principal. Sunman-Dearborn Middle School: 576-3500, fax 576-3506; 8356 Schuman Road, St. Leon, IN 47012. Lisa Baudendistel, principal. East Central High School: 576-4811, fax 576-2047; 1 Trojan Place, St. Leon, IN 47012. Robert Shipley, principal. Accelerated Math: Students take a level placement test. Each level is divided by state standards. Accelerated Reading: Students take a level placement test. Each level is geared toward a student’s ability. Books in the school library are set up by these levels. Contact the individual elementary, intermediate or middle school principal for more details. Chapter I: Chapter I funds are used for remedial reading and math instruction in grades four through six, using teacher assistants. Gifted and Talented: A program to enrich the curriculum for gifted and talented students is provided by clustering students. Writing-to-Read and Writing-to-Write: Computer programs are offered to students in kindergarten, grade one and grade two. TAdvanced Placement Classes: Advanced Placement Classes are offered at East Central High School. Students in grade 12 can earn college credits if scores on the Advanced Placement Tests are high enough. Call 576-4811. Vocational Education: Sunman-Dearborn students who select a career development program attend the Southeastern Career Center, Versailles, during junior and senior years. Call 576-4811. Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative: The corporation is a member of the ROD Cooperative. Special staffing and program support are provided for students who have learning disabilities, reading deficiencies, speech and hearing problems, or problems associated with mental retardation. For more information, call ROD Director Cheryl Corning at 623-2212, or write 925 N. Meridian, Suite 100, Sunman, IN 47041.




ducating a child involves meeting the academic, emotional and spiritual needs of the student. The Harrison area has several schools dedicated to these qualities. Amazing Grace Preschool: 9961 New Haven Road; 367-5094. Director and teacher Karen Schmidtgoessling. Licensed by Ohio Jobs and Family Services. Half-day classes for ages 3-5. Harrison Christian School: 949 Harrison Ave., Harrison, 45030; 367-6100. Principal Richard Friedmann. Grades preschool (three- and four-yearolds) through sixth grade. Full-day kindergarten; five full day or five half day. State-certified school and teachers, member of Association of Christian Schools Int. Bus service provided by Southwest Local School District. Small classes, specializes in individual attention to students. OAA and Tera Nova scores are above state average and equal to other schools. Reading with phonics. All Christian faiths accepted, no church doctrine taught. Weekly chapel. Children learn Bible principles while being challenged academically.

Core subjects as well as music, physical education, computer art and library. HCS offers a sports program, and music programs, DARE program, book fairs and a PTO. Registration begins Feb. 1. New students accepted throughout the year. Web site: harrisonchristian. org. E-mail: Harrison Co-op Preschool: 515 South State St., West Harrison. For information, 812-637-8400. Executive director, Gayla Huber. Nonprofit. Owned, maintained and operated by children's parents. Preschool for three- and four-year-olds. St. John the Baptist School: Harrison Avenue and Hill Street, Harrison, 45030; 367-6826. Principal: Susan Meymann. Grades kindergarten through eight. Member of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The school is state-accredited and chartered. All teachers are state-certified. Classes and special events include religious services, DARE classes, It's Academic, Everybody Counts, sports and computer technology. Registration is Jan. 26-Feb. 18. New students accepted anytime.

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niversity of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, Ohio, 45221. 556-6000. Total enrollment: 41,357, 29,928 full time and 11,429 part time; fulltime graduate and professional, 5,735; part-time graduate and professional, 4,099. Type of institution: public, state-assisted university; numbers and types of degrees: 49 associate's, 103 bachelor's, 85 master's, and 67 doctorate. Cincinnati State Community and Technical College: 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45223. 861-7700. Total enrollment: 10,995 fulltime/part-time students. Type of institution: twoyear state-assisted technical and community college; number and types of degrees: 75 associate’s degrees/majors and 40 certificate programs. Cincinnati State West Campus: 10030 West Road. 569-4970. The school shares land with Whitewater Aviation and offers an aviation maintenance technology program and pilot's certificate program along with college credit courses that include business, engineering technologies, and computers. College of Mount St. Joseph: 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45233. 2444200. Total enrollment: 2,400 full-time/part-time students. Type of institution: private four-year college. Numbers and types of degrees offered: 39 bachelor degree programs, 6 master degree programs and one doctoral program. Miami University: Oxford, Ohio, 45056. (513)529-1809. Total enrollment: 16,684, undergraduate 14,872, and 1,812 graduate students. Type of institution: public, state-assisted university. Types of degrees: 10 associate’s, 100 bachelor’s, more than 50 master’s and nine doctorate programs. Miami University Hamilton Campus: 1601 Peck Boulevard, Hamilton, Ohio, 45011. 513785-3000. Total enrollment, 3,583. Type of institution: regional branch campus of Miami University. Types of degrees: associate’s, bachelor’s, certificates, and master’s degrees in education and business. Northern Kentucky University: Highland Heights, Ky., 41099; 1-800-637-9948. Total


enrollment, 15,807 full-time/ part-time students. Type of institution: public, state-assisted university. Types of degrees: 70 undergraduate, 20 graduate, and six associate. Thomas More College:333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Ky., 41017; (859)3415800. Total enrollment: 1,900 full-time/part-time students. Thirty-five academic programs offered, including accelerated degree program for adult bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business. Xavier University: 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45207. 745-3000. Total enrollment: 6,945 full-time/part-time students. Type of institution: private university; numbers and types of degrees: 74 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors, 11 graduate programs, and doctorate in psychology. Continued

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HIGHER EDUCATION CONTINUED Ivy Tech State College Southeast, Lawrenceburg Campus: 500 Industrial Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; (812) 537-4010. Total enrollment at Lawrenceburg campus, 1,300. Type of institution: two-year state-assisted technical college. Twentythree campuses throughout Indiana with total enrollment, 111,000. Numbers and types of degrees: 14 associate’s, and 11 technical certificates. Indiana State University, Indiana College Network: 714 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202; 1-800-426-8899, or www.icn. org; State College Southeast, Lawrenceburg Campus. Type of institution: four-year plus state-assisted college; provides distance learning via satellite and Internet, also handles distance courses for several universities. Indiana University Versailles: 901 W. U.S 50, P.O. Box 175, Versailles, IN 47042-0175; 1-812-689-


7040. Type of institution: public state-assisted university. Off-campus locations, Franklin, Shelbyville, Batesville, Greensburg, Lawrenceburg, St. Leon, occasional classes at South Dearborn High School in Aurora. Numbers and types of degrees: four bachelor’s, and three associate’s. College Cooperative Southeast: 50 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 1-812-537-4010, ext. 254 or 1-800-715-1058. Institution provides distance education courses and degree programs via Internet, satellite, two-way video conferencing, videotape and correspondence from Ball State University, Independent Colleges of Indiana, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Ivy Tech State College, Purdue University, Saint Maryof-the-Woods College, University of Southern Indiana and Vincennes University. Carol Erickson and Judy Ostendorf coordinators.

CENTERS OF WORSHIP Addyston Baptist Church, 112 Church St., Addyston; 941-4897, The Rev. David Pitman. Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 9961 New Haven Road, Harrison; 367-5094, The Rev. Bill Rittchie. Assembly of God, 949 Harrison Ave.; 367-6109, Dr. John R. Hembree. Berean Baptist Church, 24241 State Line Road, Bright, IN, 812-637-5822; 910-7545. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 495 Ludlow St. Lawrenceburg, IN, 47025; 812-537-0361, The Rev. Steve Miguet. Brookville Christian Center, 273 Main St., Brookville, Ind.; 765-647-5696, James Jones. Bright Christian Church, 24457 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind, 47025; Jeff Stone, 812)637-3388. Bright Providence Presbyterian Church, 23983 Salt Fork Road, Bright; 812-637-1211, The Rev. Jim Crank. Chappelow Ridge Pentecostal Church, 4740

Chappelow Ridge Road,West Harrison, IN, 47060. Check Facebook. Church of Christ at Harrison, 220 Sunset Ave., Harrison; 367-4505, Minister Larry Holmes. Church of the Nazarene, Sunset Avenue, Harrison; 367-9727 or 872-9186,, The Rev. Ted Ralston. Church on Fire, 10544 Harrison Ave., Harrison; 367-7772,, Pastor Doug Combs.Cleves Church of Christ, 45 Pontius Ave., Cleves; 9410259. Community Baptist Church of Harrison, 10960 Edgewood Road; 367-1090, Pastor Doug Wallin. Crosby United Methodist Church, Church Street and Oxford Road; Pastor Jodie McFarland. 738-5133. Crossway Community Church, 8382 New Haven Road; 202-1222, baldheadedpreacher@hotContinued


CENTERS OF WORSHIP CONTINUED, Pastor Mark Larimer. Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind., 47025; 812637-3993, The Rev. Scott Stephans. Elizabethtown United Methodist Church, 3477 Wayne Ave., North Bend, Ohio. Pastor Dawn Trapp. Faith Baptist Church, 28176 Chappelow Hill Road, West Harrison, Ind., Logan Twp. 47060; Pastor Larry Schmaltz, (812)637-1868. First Baptist Church, 117 S. Hill St., Harrison; Rev. Ronnie Wolfe, 367-6713. First Baptist Church of Bright, 1920 North Dearborn Road, Bright; Pastor James McKinney, 637-0060. First Baptist Church of Miamitown, 5142 Ohio 128, Miamitown; Brother Joe Crumplerm. Check Facebook. First Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Vine St., Harrison; 367-4301, The Rev. Joshua Long. Gospel of Grace Church, Ohio 128 and Ohio 27, Provident Bank meeting room, Ross, Ohio. www. Harrison Alliance Church, 9940 New Haven Road, Harrison; Rev. Mark Mears. Check Facebook. Harrison Avenue Baptist Church, 1125 Harrison Ave., Harrison, 367-4722. Pastor Dan Rowland. Harrison Seventh Day Adventist Fellowship, 214 East Broadway St. (St. John United Church of Christ); 202-0165, or 866-938-9485. Bob Helm. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2517 North Dearborn Road, West Harrison. Legacy Christian Church, 216 N. Sycamore St., Harrison. 367-4316. Lead pastor Mark Garrett. www. Liberty Temple, 4040 North Dearborn Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind.; 812-637-2227. LifeSpring Christian Church, 803 E. Broadway St., Harrison; Jeff Duerler, 522-7707, ext. 17. Logan Creek Pentecostal Church, Ind. 46, 1 mile from U.S. 52; Pastor Fred Marshall. Macedonia Christian Church, California and Okeana-Drewersburg roads, Okeana. Pastor Scott Holland, 738-2153.

Miamitown Church of Christ, Ohio 128 and Main Street, Miamitown; 353-2226, Preaching Minister Dusty Delafield. Miami Whitewater United Methodist Church, 9700 Dry Fork Road. Pastor Mike Bartel, 3674990. Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 10400 Carolina Trace Road, Harrison; Pastor Tom Gillespie. Check Facebook. Mount Hope Baptist Church, 9200 Strimple Road, Harrison; Pastor John Niehaus, 367-0450. New Beginnings Worship Center Interdenominational Church, 10418 North State St.; Bishop Jim Metcalf, 367-5189. New Haven Road Church of God, 8985 New Haven Road, Harrison; Pastor Dave Garrett. Check Facebook. Rockdale United Methodist Church, 1195 Johnson Fork Road, West Harrison; Pastor James Byerly; 812-637-3425. St. John United Church of Christ, Broadway Avenue and Sycamore St., Harrison; Rev. Harold Shackelford, 367-0355. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 509 Harrison Ave., Harrison; 367-9086, The Rev. Jeffrey M. Kemper. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 7525 Church Lane, St. Leon, Ind.; 812-576-4302. The. Rev. Scott Nobbe. St. Teresa Benedicta Catholic Church, 23670 Salt Fork Road; 812-656-8700. The Rev. Aaron M. Jenkins. St. John the Baptist Church of Dover, 25743 Ind. 1, Guilford, Ind.; 812-576-4302, The Rev. Scott Nobbe. Trinity Episcopal Church, Lake and Center St., Lawrenceburg, Ind.; Vicar Mary Taflinger, 812537-2619. Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, 5771 Ohio 128, Cleves; Minister David Vaughn, 6615811.

AGENCIES & SERVICES ABUSE/NEGLECT Child Protection Services: Hamilton County, 241-KIDS(5437) (24 hour hotline). Elderly persons: Hamilton County 24-hr. Hotline, 421-5433. ADULT SERVICES LOVE Inc.: 367-7746. Christian organization that coordinates services for families in crisis through churches and agencies. P.O. Box 607, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Adult Reading Classes: 621-7323. Provides confidential information for adults wanting to learn to read. Tutors, locations vary according to student’s convenience. Center for Independent Living Options, Inc.: 241-2600. Provides resources and services to people living with disabilities. Council on Aging: Hamilton County, 721-1025,


Dearborn County, (812)432-5215. Legal Aid Society, Hamilton County: 241-9400. SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS •Harrison: 367-0649 •Whitewater Township: 367-6046 •Crosby Township: 738-1440. CHILDREN/YOUTH SERVICES Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati: 421-4120; Bright: (812)637-1235; toll free: 1-800421-BBBS. Hamilton County Adoption and Foster Parent Information: 632-6366. Hamilton County Child Day Care Services: 946-1800. Head Start Preschool: Government-funded classes for 3- and 4-year-olds from low-income families: •Harrison (at Harrison Elementary): 367-5228. Continued or



•Whitewater Township (at Elizabethtown Firehouse): 353-4834. SERVICES TO AREA YOUTH (STAY) 9141 Kilby Road, Harrison. Provides assistance to youths at risk. Areas of help and education include abuse prevention, young parent nurturing, school tutoring, filing applications for assistance, case management, personal problem counseling, and family intervention: 367-1441. E-mail to: ServeYouth@ or DISABLED/HANDICAPPED Bureau for the Visually Impaired: Cincinnati, 8523223. Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation: Cincinnati, 852-3260. Cerebral Palsy Services Center: 636-4601. Cincinnati Association for the Blind: 221-8558. Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders: 636-4688 Cincinnati Speech & Hearing Center: 221-0527 (Voice); 221-3300 (TDD/TTY). Goodwill Rehabilitation: Cincinnati, 771- 4800. New Horizon Rehabilitation, Inc.: Batesville, (812)934-4528. Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati: 2218558. For print-handicapped people. Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center: 351-3457. EMERGENCY/24-HOUR HOTLINES Alcoholics Anonymous: 351-0422. Community Mental Health Center: Cincinnati, 421-0521; Lawrenceburg: (812)537-1302. Drug & Poison Information Center: •Cincinnati: 558-5111. •Ohio toll-free: 1-800-872-5111. •Indiana toll-free: 1-800-382-9097. Psychiatric Emergency Service: 584-8577. Rape Crisis Center: 872-9259, TDD, 977-5545. Suicide Prevention/Crisis Counseling: 281-2273. HEALTH SERVICES AIDS Information: 1-800-342-2437. Alzheimer’s Disease Association: 721-4284. American Cancer Society: 891-1600. American Diabetes Association: 759-9330.

American Heart Association: 281-4048. American Lung Association: 1-800-586-4872. American Red Cross: 579-3000; Dearborn and Ohio counties, (812)537-9036. Arthritis Foundation: 271-4545. Cancer Family Care: 731-3346. Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati: 761-5400. TriHealth Good Samaritan Western Ridge: 2469800, Good Samaritan Drive, Cincinnati. HEALTH DEPARTMENTS •Cincinnati, 357-7200. •Hamilton County, 946-7800. •Dearborn County, (812)537-8826. HEALTH RELATED Home Health & Hospice Care of Southeastern Indiana: (812)537-8192. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD): 7696800. March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation: 7693588. Multiple Sclerosis Society: 769-4400. Muscular Dystrophy Association: 231-2222. Nutrition Council: 621-3262. United Home Care (visiting nurse association): 345-8080. WOMEN’S ISSUES Battered Women’s 24-hour Hotline: 872-9259; TDD-TYY 977-5545. Battered Women’s Counseling (Dearborn County): (812)537-7375. Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati, Inc.: 721 -7635. Reach Out Pregnancy Center, Harrison: 367-7710; provides free pregnancy tests, counseling, maternity clothing, formula, diapers, information referrals.

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AUTO RACING EDGEWATER SPORTS PARK, 4819 E. Miami River Road, Cleves. Drag racing, street stocks, pro stocks and super gas. Most weekends beginning in February and through November. 353-4666. www. IOK FOUR WHEELERS GRAVELRAMA, Valley Junction Road, Cleves. Off-road competition in August. 353-1568. AVIATION Whitewater Aviation, Cincinnati West Airport, 10004 West Road, Harrison. Small engine crafts and flight instruction available; 367-1201. BASEBALL HARRISON JUNIOR BASEBALL, Melvin Lake Memorial Complex, 10845 Campbell Road, Harrison. Boys and girls leagues ages 5-18 beginning in April through August. Terry Jackson, president, 367-0608. CINCINNATI FUTURE STARS, Boys select traveling team, 14-18 years old. Season runs April through September. Shawn Sowders, executive officer. ST. LEON POST 464, St. Leon, Ind. Boys Legion


ball for ages 15-19. Jake Stenger manager. Call 812576-3261. SUNMAN SUMMER RECREATION LEAGUE, Northern Dearborn County, Ind. Baseball leagues for boys ages 5-11 beginning in May. Call 812-623-2291. BASKETBALL SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY BASKETBALL ORGANIZATION, boys and girls winter leagues grades 1-12, beginning in November. Gina Newman, president, 312-7761. BICYCLING/HIKING SHAKER TRACE BIKING/HIKE FITNESS TRAIL. Miami Whitewater Forest, 8901 Mount Hope Road, Harrison. In-line skate rentals available. 3679632. BOATING/CRUISES B&B RIVERBOATS, Covington Landing, foot of Madison Street, Covington, Ky. Phone: 859-261-8500. GRANT'S CREEK PUBLIC BOAT RAMP, Ind. 156, south of Rising Sun. Ohio River access. JACKSON MARINE SERVICE, 14546 Treyton Creek Lane, Moores Hill. Phone: 812-926-3770. www. J&J ENTERPRISES, 222 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun. Phone: 812-438-2319. LIGHTHOUSE POINT YACHT CLUB, 11042 Ind. 56, Aurora. Phone: 812-926-4505. TANNER'S CREEK PUBLIC BOAT RAMP, U.S. 50 West, Lawrenceburg. Ohio River access. TRADEWINDS MARINE, 605 Green Blvd., Aurora. Phone: 812-926-0341. BOWLING HARRISON BOWL, 1152 Stone Drive, Harrison. Men’s and women’s league available several nights each week. 367-4800. CANOEING /RAFTING GREEN ACRES CANOE & KAYAK RENTAL, 10465 Suspension Bridge Road, Whitewater Twp. Canoe, kayak and tube rental. 353-4770. www.greenaContinued


RECREATION & LEISURE CONTINUED MORGAN’S CANOE LIVERY, Whitewater River, U.S. 52, Brookville, Ind. Kayaks, canoes and tubing available. Instructions on rafting, campgrounds, picnic area. (765)647-4904. WHITEWATER CANOE RENTALS, Whitewater River, U.S. 52 Brookville, Ind. 1-800-634-4277. www. CAMPS HIGHER GROUND CONFERENCE CENTER, Highway 46, W. Harrison, 637-3777. FISHING/WILDLIFE MIAMI WHITEWATER FOREST LAKE, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison. 89.5-acre lake with fishing and boat rental available along with camping and hiking facilities. Hamilton County Park District, 521PARK. Boathouse Manager Neal Ramsey, 367-9632. BROOKVILLE LAKE, Ind. 1 and Ind. 44, Brookville, Ind. 5,260-acre reservoir with public fishing and boat

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Mount Hope Road, Harrison. 18-hole public course. President, Sonny Ross, 324-1447. Harry Alexander, head PGA professional. 367-4627 for RUMPKE PARK, 10400 Hamilton-Cleves tee times. Highway, Crosby Township. League and tournament information, 738-2646; weather and field conditions, SHAWNEE LOOKOUT GOLF COURSE, 738-3636. Miamiview Road, North Bend, Ohio. 18-hole public TENNIS course. Call 941-0120 for tee times. HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL, 9860 West Road, CIRCLING HILLS GOLF COURSE, 10240 Carolina Harrison, Ohio 45030. Open courts available year Trace Road, Harrison Township. 18-hole public course. round. Roger Pollock, head PGA professional. Summer men’s, HARRISON COMMUNITY CENTER, 300 women’s and mixed leagues as well as driving range George St., Harrison, Ohio 45030. Summer youth also available. Call 367-5858. leagues through Harrison Recreation Commission by SUGAR RIDGE GOLF COURSE, 21010 State Line calling 367-2111. Availability of courts during spring Road, Bright. 18-hole public course with pro shop and summer is on a first-come, first-serve basis. facilities and practice tees available. Call (812)5379300. EVENT TICKETS MIAMI LAKES SPORTS UNLIMITED DRIVING Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, Ohio. RANGE, 8073 Furlong Drive, Miamitown. Pro Shop and lessons available. Open year round. Call 353-3100. Box office: 621-2787. Cincinnati Ballet Company, 1555 Central FIT-TO-A-TEE GOLF & TENNIS SHOP, 1145 Parkway, Over The Rhine, Cincinnati. Phone: 621Stone Drive, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Full service pro 5219. shop. Call 367-4653. Cincinnati Bengals, National Football League, ROBINS NEST PAR 3 & DRIVING RANGE, 8300 Paul Brown Stadium. Tickets: 621-3550. www.benDry Fork Road. 367-6280. HEALTH/FITNESS Cincinnati Cyclones, International Hockey League, HARRISON PREMIER FITNESS, 1150 Harrison Ave., Suite 200, Harrison; Joe and Debbie Smith, own- Firstar Center, downtown Cincinnati riverfront. ers; Donna Bischoff, manager; free weights, Nautilus Tickets: 421-7825. Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., equipment, 2000-square-foot cardio-room; treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, cardio-training classes, personal train- Roselawn, Ohio. Phone: 631-7793. www.cincygaring, showers, locker facilities, various classes. 367- Cincinnati Reds, major league baseball, Cinergy 0003. Field. Tickets: 421-REDS or 1(800)829-5353. SNOW SKIING Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestra, Music PERFECT NORTH SLOPES, 19640 Ind. Ind. 1, Lawrenceburg, 10 slopes, chair lifts, tow ropes. ski Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. Tickets: 381-3300. rentals, lessons and instruction packages available. Pro Subscriptions hotline: 241-2742. cincinnatisymphony. Shop. December through March season. 812-537-3754. org. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. Tickets: 232-6220. SOCCER Ticketmaster, 205 W. Fourth St., Cincinnati. TRI-STATE FUTBOL ALLIANCE, 26299 S. State St., West Harrison Ind, 47060 Spring and fall leagues Phone: 721-6100. University of Cincinnati athletic ticket office, for boys and girls ages 4-18. SAY, Select and SmallShoemaker Center, Cincinnati. Phone: 556-2287. sided (Lollipop). U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, downtown SOFTBALL Cincinnati. Phone: 421-4111. HARRISON GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE,



ARTS/DANCE Robin Brandenburg Dance Studio: 221 Harrison Ave., Harrison, Ohio 45030. Contact Robin Brandenburg, 367-5652. BUSINESS AND CIVIC Greater Harrison Chamber of Commerce: Contact Doris Gibbons, 202-9922. Greater Harrison Rotary Club, 620-4470. www. International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 140: 213 George St., Ben Brickner, 9624 Howard Road, Harrison, 738-5171. Kiwanis Club, Harrison: Contact Jerry Hartman, 367-2015. See Facebook. Knights of Columbus, Harrison: P.O. Box 216, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Contact Carl Koors, 367-0367. Lions Club of Bright: Contact Art Little, 637-1258 or Bert Wagner, 637-5255. Masonic Snow Lodge No. 193 F. and A.M.: P.O. Box 362, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Moose Lodge 2633, 110 N. Vine St., Harrison. See Facebook. Great Miami Business Association: P.O. Box 442, Miamitown, Ohio 45041. Contact Joe Overman, 3534306, ext. 15 Shaker Farms Garden Club: Contact Dianne Packard, 353-2457. HEALTH Overeaters Anonymous, Harrison chapter meets Wednesday, 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Vine St., Harrison. 3674301. Weight Watchers, Harrison chapter meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 Vine St., Harrison. Contact 367-4301 HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL Crosby Township Historical Society: President Earl Carson, 367-9371. Dearborn County Historical Society: 812-537-4075; Vance Tousey House, 508 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR): sup-

ports historic preservation and education; Darlene West, regent, 941-3442; Gov. Othniel Looker Chapter. Miami Historical Society of Whitewater Township: P.O. Box 622, Miamitown, Ohio 45041. Contact Diane Bachman, 353-2877. Village Historical Society, Harrison: 10659 New Biddinger Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Contact: Mary Lou Smith, 367-9285. POLITICAL Dearborn County Democratic Central Committee: 15814 Elizabethtown Drive, Lawrenceburg, Ind. 47025. Dearborn County Republican Men's Club: 22297 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind. 47025, (812)6371258. Harrison Democrat Club: meets five times during the year. 367-4152. Harrison Republican Club: meets first Thursday of the month at Harrison Community Center. Rich Moorman, 367-1760. RECREATIONAL/SOCIAL Continued

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS CONTINUED Area Men’s Fellowship: Contact Dan Metz.Harrison Recreation Commission: Meets fourth Wednesday of every month at Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. Contact Jean Wilson, 367-2111. SCHOOL-RELATED East Central Band Boosters (for junior and senior high schools): (812)576-4811; c/o East Central High School, 1 Trojan Place, St. Leon, Ind. 47012. Harrison High School Alumni Association. Contact Molly Hasenohr, 367-4769 Harrison Athletic Boosters (for junior and senior high schools): 367-4169. Harrison Junior School Band Boosters, 367-4831. Southwest Local Music Boosters: Jeff Halusek, 367-5440. SERVICE American Red Cross: Dearborn County Chapter: (812)537-9036, 24-hour line. American Red Cross: Hamilton County Chapter: 579-3000. 2111 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Hamilton County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA): 541-6100. 3949 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45223. SORORITIES Beta Sigma Phi, XI Eta Iota Chapter: Cynthia Farthing, 892-2882. Fraternity Rebekah Lodge 360: meets fourth Thursday each month; secretary Lucille Blair, 3672874 SUPPORT GROUPS: Alcoholics Anonymous: General information and hotline: 351-0422. VETERANS GROUPS Yeager-Benson American Legion Post 199: Contact Commander Gary Hembree, P.O. Box 603,10700 Campbell Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Contact Jerry Wilson, 367-9180. Veterans of Foreign Wars Duwel Post 7570, 3676633, 9160 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Amvets Post 13, 515 S. State St, West Harrison, Ind., Commander Mike Bedel, 812-637-2024 YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS


Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America, 2331 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206. 577-7700. Harrison Boy Scout Troop 293: Sponsored by Crossway Community Church. Contact Jerry Valentour, scoutmaster, 367-0335. Harrison Boy Scout Troop 408: Contact Duane Hearth, 367-7207. Harrison Boy Scout Troop 402: Contact Eric Hoffrogge, 367-4137. Harrison Cub Scout Pack 402: Contact Mike McAfee, 367-1068. Harrison Cub Scout Pack 408: Sponsored by St John the Baptist Catholic Church. Contact Joe Combs. Tiger Cub Pack 420: Contact Paul Vogelsegang, 225-0099. Great Rivers Girl Scout Council, 489-1025. Southwest Corners Girl Scouts: Contact Mary Scherzinger, 367-0922.

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GOVERNMENT & COURTS CONTINUED (877)767-6446 180 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215 Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) 30 East Broad Street, 9th floor Columbus, OH 43215-3461 Toll Free: (800) 228-1102 Columbus: (614) 466-2160 Auditor Dave Yost (R) 11117 Kenwood Road Blue Ash, Ohio 45242 361-8550 Senator 8th District Bill Seitz Senate Building Room #143, First floor Columbus, Ohio 43215 Telephone: (614)466-8068 House of Representatives 29th District Lou Blessing (R) (614)466-9091 77 S. High St, 11th floor Columbus, OH 43215-6111


138 E. Court Street, Room 603 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Greg Hartmann (R), 946-4405 Chris Monzel (R), 946-4409 Todd Portune (D), 946-4401


Auditor - Dusty Rhodes (D), 946-4000 Clerk of Courts - Tracy Winkler (R), 946-0640. Coroner - Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco (D), 946-8700 Engineer - Tim Gilday, 946-8914 Prosecuting Attorney - Joe T. Deters (R), 9463006 Recorder - Wayne Coates (D), 946-4561 Sheriff - Jim Neil (D), 946-6411 Treasurer - Robert A. Goering (R), 946-4250


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Administration - (513) 946-4400 Auditor - (513) 946-4000 Auto Titles - (513) 946-4646 Birth/Death Records - (513) 946-7803 Board of Education - (513) 674-4200 Board of Elections - (513) 632-7000 Building Inspections - (513) 946-4550 Clerk of Courts - (513) 946-5666 Common Pleas Courts - (513) 946-5800 Communications Center - (513) 825-2170 Community Development - (513) 946-8230 Coroner - (513) 946-8700 Council on Aging - (513) 721-1025 County Facilities - (513) 946-5000 Development Company - (513) 631-8292 Domestic Relations - (513) 946-9000 Emergency Management - (513) 263-8200 Engineer - (513) 946-4250 Environmental Services - (513) 946-7777 Health District - (513) 946-7800 Human Resources (BOCC) - (513) 946-4700 Job & Family Services - (513) 946-1000 Jury Commission - (513) 946-JURY (946-5879) Justice Center - (513) 946-6100 Juvenile Court - (513) 946-9200 Law Library - (513) 946-5300 League of Women Voters - (513) 281-8683 Library - (513) 369-6000 Marriage Licenses - (513) 946-3589 Mental Health and Recovery Services Board - (513) 946-8600 MRDD - (513) 794-3300 MSD - (513) 244-5500 Municipal Court - (513) 946-5200 OKI - (513) 621-7060 Park District - (513) 521-7275 Probate Court - (513) 946-3580 Probation - (513) 946-9600 Prosecutor - (513) 946-3000 Public Defender - (513) 946-3700 Public Works - (513) 946-4750




Purchasing - (513) 946-4314 RCC - (513) 352-6400 Recorder - (513) 946-4600 Regional Planning - (513) 946-4500 Sheriff - (513) 946-6400 Soil/Water District - (513) 772-7645 SPCA - (513) 541-6100 Treasurer - (513) 946-4800 Veterans Services - (513) 946-3300 Zoning - (513) 946-4501 Zoning Appeals - (513) 946-4502

Common Pleas Court The court of common pleas is located at the Hamilton County Court House, 1000 Main St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Common pleas judges hear civil cases involving any amount and felony criminal cases. For information, call 946-5900. Judges: Nadine L. Allen, Kim B. Burke, Ethna Cooper, Pat Dewine, Dennis Helmick, Charles Kubicki Jr., Jody M. Luebbers, Melba Marsh, Steven E. Martin, Jerome J. Metz Jr., Beth Myers, Norbert Nadel, Robert Ruehlman, John A. West, Harrison Mayor’s Court Ralph E. (Ted) Winkler, Robert C. Winkler. The court handles minor infractions, particularly traffic citations, issued in the City of Harrison. Municipal Court The court is presided over by Magistrate Alex M. Municipal court has original jurisdiction on civil Triantafilou and is held the first and third Tuesday cases (auto accidents, neighbors’ disputes etc.) of the month, 4 p.m., at the Harrison Community involving claims of $10,000 and under, and in Center, 300 George St. criminal cases involving misdemeanors. Mike Walton, administrator. For information, call 9465200, 946-5900. Judges: Lisa Allen, Richard A. Bernat, Ted N. Berry, Cheryl D. Grant, Brad Greenberg, Bernie Bourchard, Russell J. Mock II, Melissa Powers, Fanon Rucker, Dwane Mallory, Heather S. Russell, William Mallory, Megan Shanahan and Tyrone Yates.

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Constitutional. Primarily a court of judicial review. Judges elected by voters of Ohio. Administrative Director: Steve Hollon, (614)387-9500. Public Information Office: (614)387-9250. Administrative Offices: (614)387-9000 or

GOVERNMENT & COURTS CONTINUED 1(800)826-9010. Web: Maureen O’Connor, Chief Justice; Robert R. Cupp; Terrence O’Donnell (2012); Paul E. Pfeifer; Evelyn Lundberg Stratton; Judith Ann Lanzinger, Yvette McGee Brown.

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Constitutional. Primarily a court of judicial review. Elected by voters of Hamilton County. Administrator: Tom Rottinghaus, 946-3500. Web: Lee H. Hildebrandt Jr., Presiding Judge; Penelope R. Cunningham; Patrick Dinkelacker; Silvia Sieve Hendon; Patrick F. Fischer; J. Howard Sunderman Jr. (2012).


Chief Judge Alice M. Batchelder, Senior Judge Damon J. Keith, Senior Judge Gilbert S. Merritt, Senior Judge Cornelia G. Kennedy, Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr., Senior Judge Ralph B. Guy, Jr., Judge Danny J. Boggs, Senior Judge Alan E. Norris, Senior Judge Richard F. Suhrheinrich, Senior Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr., Senior Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey, Judge Karen Nelson Moore, Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr., Judge Eric L. Clay, Senior Judge Ronald Lee Gilman, Judge Julia Smith Gibbons, Judge John M. Rogers, Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, Judge, Deborah L. Cook, Judge David W. McKeague, Judge Richard Allen Griffin, Judge Raymond M. Kethledge, Judge Helen N. White, Judge Jane Branstetter Stranch, and Judge Bernice B. Donald.

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Appeals, but hears them first. Judges sit in three cities: Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus. Clerk of Courts: 564-7500.

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