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pen the 2012 Greater Harrison Community Guide, and embark on a journey through rapidly-growing western Hamilton and northern Dearborn counties. The Guide will show 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, Bright, Crosby and Whitewater townships, turn to The

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Advertiser index..............................................56 Agencies.........................................................34 Bright...............................................................14 Christian schools.............................................23 Churches.........................................................27 Clubs and organizations.................................40 Colleges and universities................................24 Courts..............................................................45 Crosby Township.............................................10 Dearborn County.............................................48 Emergency numbers ........................................6 Frequently called numbers................................6 Government..................................................... 43 Harrison ............................................................7 Library ..............................................................8 Logan .............................................................16 Recreation.......................................................36 Southwest schools..........................................16 State/federal government...............................43 Sunman-Dearborn schools.............................19 West Harrison...................................................9 Whitewater Township......................................12

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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: 8251500. •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.

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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 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





arrison, located on the I-74 corridor, is one of the fastest growing communities in western Hamilton County. With easy access to the Interstate, Greater Cincinnati International Airport 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; the Indiana state line to the west; Crosby Township to the east; and Whitewater Township to the south. POPULATION: 9,897 (2010 Census). Boasting an unprecedented population growth of 32.2 percent over the past 10 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 governor in 1814. By the time Harrison was incorporated in 1850, it was humming with 940 residents and a slew of small businesses. Jonas Crane is credited as being the founder of the village, and Harrison’s first mayor was William Frederick Converse, a former gunsmith, school teacher and inventor. Today, Harrison and Harrison Township have been shaped by the automobile, or more precisely the access afforded by Interstates 74 and 275. The ability to be in downtown Cincinnati or the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati International Airport within 30 min-

utes, 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 and the Hubert Co. 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 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; 367-2111. The seven-member city council serves as the legislative branch of the government and meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the community center. COUNCIL MEMBERS: Deborah Acra, 367-1744; 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. The next election for available city council seats takes place in November 2013. 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. (3674194) and 10250 West Road (367-3719).


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School, government and group regular meetings CITY GOVERNMENT • Harrison City Council, first and third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. Meetings broadcast on Warner cable television, Channels 15 and 17, Sunday, 3 p.m.; and Channel 24, Monday,11 p.m. • Harrison Planning Commission, second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. Meetings broadcast live, Channel 4, replay Saturday, 6 p.m., Channel 4. • Harrison Recreation Commission, second Thursday, 7 p.m. • Harrison Board of Zoning Appeals, fourth Tuesday, 8 p.m., Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. • Harrison Mayor's Court, first and third Thursday, 3 p.m., Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. • Harrison Civil Service Commission, fourth Monday, 1 p.m., Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. • West Harrison Town Council, second Monday, 6:30 p.m., 100 Railroad Ave., West Harrison. TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT • Crosby Township Trustees, second Monday, 7 p.m., Community center, 8910 Willey Road, New Haven. • Harrison Township Trustees, third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Harrison Community Center. • Whitewater Township Trustees, third Monday, 7 p.m., Whitewater Community Center, 6125 Dry Fork Road. SCHOOL BOARDS • Southwest Local School District, third Thursday, 7 p.m. Meetings take place at district schools. Call 367-4139 for location. • Sunman-Dearborn School District, second Thursday, 7 p.m., East Central HIgh School cafeteria. GROUPS, CLASSES, AGENCIES • Alcoholics Anonymous, Tuesday, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Vine St., Harrison • Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Xi Eta Iota Chapter, second Monday, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 115 South Vine St., 367-4301. • Crosby Township Historical Society, third Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Senior Center, Willey Road. • Fernald Community Alliance, first Monday, 6:30 p.m., Fernald Preserve Visitor Center, Willey road. • Harrison High School Athletic Boosters, second Monday, 7:30 p.m., Harrison High School, 9860 West Road. • Harrison High School Drama Boosters, fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m., high school commons, 367-4169. • Harrison High School Music Boosters, fourth Monday, 7 p.m., Harrison High School, 9860 West Road, music department, 367-4169. • Harrison Kiwanis, first and third Thursday, noon, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 9961 New Haven Road, 367-2015. • Harrison Republican Club, first Thursday, 7 p.m., Harrison Community Center, • Harrison Weight Watchers, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Vine St. • Miami Historical Society of Whitewater Township, second Thursday, 7 p.m., Miamitown Hall. • MOMS Club of West Harrison, third Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, Broadway and Sycamore streets, Harrison, 637-1947. • Overeaters Anonymous, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 8 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Broadway and Vine streets. 921-1922. •Reach Out Pregnancy Center, 10150 Harrison Ave., first and third Monday, 5 p.m. Post-abortion recovery group information session, 367-7710. • Shaker Farms Garden Club, fourth Wednesday, 3679379. • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church - corner of Broadway and Vine streets, Betty Brown, 367-0800. •West Side Democratic Club, second Wednesday, 7 p.m., Harrison Bowl, 1152 Stone Drive. E-mail to


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Emergency number, 911. Chief Rob Hursong directs the department, which has a staff of 49 full- and part-time firefighters/emergency medical technicians. A force of firefighting vehicles and life squad units serve both the city and the 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 information, call 353-4079. POLICE: The city’s police department is located at 311 Harrison Ave. Telephone, 3673715. Chuck Lindsey serves as chief of police and is assisted by 22 officers. The department has received national accreditation. MAYOR'S COURT: Harrison Mayor's Court is in session on the first and third Tuesday of each month, 4 p.m., at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. A magistrate presides and William Deters serves as the city's prosecuting attorney. 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 of 12 full-time employees. 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 LIBRARY: The Harrison Branch of the Hamilton County Public Library is located at 10398 New Haven Road. The facility offers a wide selection of books, periodicals, audio tapes, video tapes and many other materials and services. Phone: 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.

Harrison Township/West Harrison


Harrison Township

he township is governed by a threemember board of trustees and a clerk-treasurer, all elected to fouryear 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 clerk 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.

West Harrison

f Harrison, Ohio, is one side of the coin, West Harrison, Ind., is the other. On the Whitewater River, the incorporated town 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, 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 board member for more information. Town council: President 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: 812-537-3431 for non-emergencies


Crosby Township


Crosby Township

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 Township is also the former site of the Whitewater Shaker Village, a religious sect that settled in the township between 1824-1916.

POPULATION: (according to 2010 U.S. Census): 2,767. SCHOOLS: Crosby Elementary School, grades K-6. Laura Meyers, principal. 7381717. POLICE: Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. Dial 911 for emergencies; 8251500 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, 367-6556; Chris Dole, 738-0038; and Jim Niehaus, 7383825.

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 FOR SENIORS: The Crosby Township Little and Great Miami Rivers. The sale of these lands was handled through the Senior Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. followed by a social. Cincinnati Land Office in 1801. The senior center offers outreach, programGEOGRAPHY: Flat to hilly topography ming and activities throughout the week. with a variety of natural wildlife habitats. Coordinator is Kim Downey. Senior center address: 8910 Willey Road, The township is bordered to the north by Harrison, Ohio 45030. Phone: 738-1440; Butler County; on the east by the Great Miami River; to the south by Harrison Avenue fax, 738-4310 and Whitewater Township; and to the west by Harrison Township, Edgewood, Baughman, Dick and Howard roads.

Whitewater Township


Whitewater Township


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.”

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 GEOGRAPHY: Rolling and hilly terrain the Cincinnati Land Office. Confederate with sections of heavily wooded areas as well General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders as flat farmland. The township encompasses are believed to have riden through the town26.5 miles with 8.03 miles of township road. ship when they crossed the Ohio River during It is bordered to the east and south by the Continued

Service with a smile Cheri Schuh, left, chats with customer Amy Heintz, Westwood, during an art show at the Midwest Art Center, Miamitown, Saturday, Oct. 29. Schuh produces handmade Moonshine Jewelry, and is the sister of retired Harrison High School art teacher Rick Gajus, who also displays work at the art center.


Whitewater Township

Whitewater Township continued 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 singleindustry 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 19151935. Elizabethtown: Located near the intersection of 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 nonemergency calls, 825-1500. 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 township community center, 6125 Dry Fork Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. TRUSTEES: Hubert Brown, 353-3111; Lawanda Corman, 353-2119, and Paul Ziegler, 367-5707. FOR SENIORS: The township’s senior group hosts several events each year including an annual youth soccer tournament and numerous civic functions. For information, contact center activities director Melissa McCabe, 367-6046.

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With nearly 6,000 residents, Bright is among the largest non-incorporated areas in Dearborn County. Bordered on the south by Hidden Valley Lake and west of Harrison, Ohio, Bright has experienced an influx of Hamilton County residents since the early 1970s. Bright's boundaries are elusive, but it lies partly in Harrison Township, Miller Township, and Logan Township, primarily with the Lawrenceburg ZIP of 47025. Its downtown is concentrated at the intersection of Jamison and State Line roads, and it is brimming with subdivisions throughout

the three townships. Bright is governed by Dearborn County, but much activity revolves around the newly formed Bright Area Business Association and the long-standing Bright Volunteer Fire Department & EMS. The business association, which has about 35 members, meets the second Friday monthly at 8 a.m. at various locations. It provides networking for businesses in or near Bright, Hidden Valley, Logan, and Harrison. For more information, call Bebe Kinnett, 812-637-3074, or visit the association's Web site at Formed in 1948, the volunteer fire department and EMS provides protection through three stations. The main station is at 23759 Brightwood Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. For non-emergencies, call 812-637-0161. The department has about 65 volunteer firefighters and two career firemen. At the center of the community's festivities is the annual Bright Festival, featuring a gigantic parade, the last full weekend of July. It is the main fundraiser for the fire department. The business association donates 100 percent of its proceeds from a festival dunking booth to the department. The association presented the department with $465 in 2011. Other businesses give part of their proceeds to the department. Bright is served by the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department, headquartered in Lawrenceburg. For non-emergecies, Bright residents may call 812-537-3431 or 1-800543-1149. The sheriff's department operates a field office from the main station. The nonemergency number is 812-637-3473. Bright was settled in the early 1800s. It was called Saltillo after nearby salt springs. Tradition proffers that a resident not at the nomenclature meeting called it "a bunkum of

Bright/Logan Bright continued a name," and the word stuck. There remains a street named Bunkum off State Line Road. The name was changed to Bright in 1873. Area: 54 square miles in parts of Harrison, Miller and Logan townships. Population: 5,693 Residential Units: 2,148 (6,028 in all areas served by fire department) Commercial Units: 54 (in all areas served by fire department) Government: Dearborn County; 812-5371040; 1-800-531-1041; local call from Cincinnati, 513-564-8700; Fire: Bright Volunteer Fire Department & EMS: 812-637-0161; 23759 Brightwood Drive, Lawrenceburg IN 47025 Police:Dearborn County Sheriff's Department; 812-537-3431; 1-800-5431149; or 812-637-3473; Sheriff Mike Kreinhop, 301 W. high St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.



he unincorporated town of Logan is in the center of Logan Township in the northeastern part of Dearborn County. Logan Township is one of the original townships in Dearborn County. The town was settled in the early 1800s, and now has a population of more than 3,000. Logan was known as Logans Cross Roads in its early days. The township was home to the first mill built on the Whitewater River at the mouth of Logan Creek. It was in operation in 1813. Early settlers, always on the lookout for salt, found a lick at the mouth of Cranes Run, where, for a time, salt was processed. An old cemetery where a Civil War vet-


eran is buried is near Logan, and a committee has been established to coordinate an extensive renovation of the cemetery. Today, Logan has grown residentially along with Miller and Harrison townships. Along with the growing population, some businesses call Logan home. The Logan Food Market serves the community. The town is the site of the Logan Food Pantry, 3929 North Dearborn Road. For free store information, call Ann Jeffries at 637-3274. Logan is in the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation and North Dearborn Elementary School is in Logan Township. The township is now home to North Dearborn Library, 25969 Dole Road. Fire service is provided by a new substation of the Bright Fire Department on Brightwood Drive. As well as being served by Bright, Miller-York, New Trenton and Miller York fire departments. The new “Brogan” Fire Department’s non-emergency number is 637-8700. Logan police protection is provided by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. For non-emergencies, call 537-3431 or 1-800-543-1149.



Southwest Local School District


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 which has an enrollment of about 3,800 students. The district received good news in 2006, 2008, 2009, 1010 and 2011, when it received an “Excellent” State Report Card rating by the Ohio Department Of Education. The district operates four elementary schools, all of which feature strong academic programs. The district is guided by a five-year strategic plan that is revised and

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updated annually. The campuses of Harrison Junior School and Harrison High School are adjacent to each other, about three miles northeast of the city of Harrison. 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 and a new auditorium/gymnasium complex at the high school was completed in June 2002. 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. Linkages with the area businesses, churches and service organizations help staff and students gain insights 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 Meg Graham, 3674139; Treasurer: Tom Golinar, 367-4139. BOARD OF EDUCATION: 367-5045; Linda Peak, 367-6403; Carroll Roberts, 7382840; Walter Schunk, 367-4556; Jeff Biddle, Continued


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367-4312 and Kim Downey, 738-4216. The board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Although the board's regular meeting location is at the district office, 230 S. Elm St., meetings are scheduled throughout the year at each district school. For meeting location and time, contact the district office, at 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. 3675577. Harrison Junior School, 367-4831, 9830 West Road, Harrison, 45030. Grades 7-8. John Hamstra, principal. Harrison High School, 367-4169, 9860 West Road, Harrison, 45030. Grades 9-12. Keith Klinefelter, principal. Diamond Oaks Vocational School: 5741300; 6375 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 empha-

sizes vocational and academic skills, providing a solid foundation for successful participation in the world of work. Classes include basic math, science and communications skills, plus technical information pertinent to the student’s vocational program; English, social studies, employability skills, entrepreneurship and laboratory or on-the-job learning experiences leading to a special skill and competency development. In addition, all students have at least one semester of computer enrichment, during which they will learn word processing, data base and spread sheet applications appropriate to their chosen occupational field. Program choices at Diamond Oaks •art and printing technology •automotive technology •business information technology •business technology •chef training •computer assisted drafting •commercial/residential electricity construction technologies •cosmetology •early childhood education •electronics information technology •equine science and management •health technology •horticulture/landscape sciences •manufacturing technologies •park services and wildflife management •sales and marketing. Students interested in attending Diamond Oaks Vocational School should consult with their parents and school counselors.



Sunman-Dearborn Schools


ith its general fund finally in the black, Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation started the 20112012 school year with hopes it could remain financially sound.

Steps to fix the district’s financial problems over the previous two years included enticing teachers to retire with incentives and riffing additional teachers after the state cut k-12 public school funding in early 2010; moving central offices from the administrative building in Jackson Township to the high school; and moving Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Cooperative services from a former school in Sunman into an elementary. One goal under the board’s new vision/mission statement is to become financially stable by the 2011-2012 school year. S-D began 2010 with its general fund $2.7 million in the red. Work to make its six schools more energy efficient was underway or had been completed as school started in August 2011, and the school board was consid-

ering going to a balanced calendar in the 2012-2013 school year, with school starting the first week of August, a week earlier than in 2011. In 2010, the board created a new mission statement: “to create a culture of educational excellence for each student.” The district had taken steps in that direction by achieving national accreditation through Advanc-Ed/ North Central Accreditation during the 2009-2010 school year. The corporation is made up of Jackson, Kelso, Logan, York, Harrison and Miller townships in northern Dearborn County, and a large part of Adams Township in northeastern Ripley County. There are about 4,153 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and 229 teaching staff, including administrators. East Central High School has 68 certified staff for the student enrollment of 1,377. About 50 percent of


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Schools Sunman/Dearborn continued 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 694 students enrolled and 33 certified staff. Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School has 31 certified staff for the 618 students enrolled. Children in kindergarten through fourth grades attend S-D’s three elementaries. North Dearborn Elementary School started the year with 611 students and a certified staff of 34. Sunman Elementary School has an enrollment of 404. There are 24 certified staff members. Bright Elementary School has 449 enrolled, and a certified staff of 25. The corporation also has four administrators in its central office, now located in the high school. The board of education meets in regular session on the second Thursday monthly, usually at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at East Central High School, 1 Trojan Place, St. Leon, IN 47012. For more information, call 6232291 or 1-888-654-5720, 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, Kris Wilson: 6232291. 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, Glenn Scholl: 576-0601; 7211 N. Dearborn Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Vice President, Brandon “Dusty” Burress: 6371124; 25536 Carr Road, West Harrison, IN 47060. Secretary, Cindie Fox: 584-2546; 6068 York Ridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022 . Member, Jeff Lyness: 656-8822; 5801 Falcon Way, Guilford, IN 47022. Member, Michael Norman: 934-3859; 13989 N. County Road 650 E., Batesville, IN 47006. Member, Dave Anderson: 623-2950; 10963 Batta Road, Sunman, IN 47041. Member, Joyce Huffman: 637-3774; 22243 State


Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Schools Bright Elementary School: 637-4600 or 1-888-6455719, fax 637-4606; 22593 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Norbert Goessling, principal. North Dearborn Elementary School: 656-8383 or 1-888-645-5718, fax 656-8383; 5687 North Dearborn Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Jeff Bond, principal. Sunman Elementary School: 623-2235 or 1-888645-5717, fax 623-4330; 11589 North Ind. 101, Sunman, IN 47041. Cynthia Morton, principal. Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School: 576-1900 or 1-888-436-9288, fax 576-1901; 17650 Old State Road 1, St. Leon, IN 47012. Chris Vennemeier, principal. Sunman-Dearborn Middle School: 576-3500 or 1-800-433-9173, fax 576-3506; 8356 Schuman Road, St. Leon, IN 47012. Mark Watkins, principal. East Central High School: 576-4811 or 1-888-8468644, fax 576-2047; 1 Trojan Place, St. Leon, IN 47012. Robert Shipley, principal. Special Programs Accelerated Math: Students take a level placement test. Each level is divided by state standards. Students may progress to another level after they have mastered the previous one. Students work at their own pace. Growth of two grade levels is not uncommon. Students in grades one through five can be in the program. Contact the individual elementary school principal for more details. 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. Students work at their own pace. Students in grades one through eight can be in the program. 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. Advanced classes are offered at the middle school and high school. Writing-to-Read and Writing-to-Write: Computer programs are offered to students in kindergarten, grade one and grade two. Through the use of computer technology, students enhance their reading and writing skills. Advanced Placement Classes: Advanced Placement Classes are offered at East Central High School.



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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 P.O. Box 238, Sunman, IN 47041. Alternative Classroom: High school and middle students with out-of-school suspensions for one to 10 days will be required to attend the classroom portion of the day from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Greendale Cabin off Nowlin Avenue in Greendale. After breaking for lunch, students will perform community service under the supervision of the county community corrections department. Director is Ashley Anderson, supervisor is A.J. Gray. Call S-DMS or ECHS for more information. Endowment Corporation Board Cindie Fox: 487-2598; 6068 York Ridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022 . Dr. Jeff Hendrix: 623-2291; 26022 Lawrenceville Road, Jackson Township; P.O. Box 210, Sunman, IN 47041. Art Little: 637-1258; 22297 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Scott Daniels, 20813 Alpine Drive, Hidden Valley Lake, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dave Anderson: 623-2950; 10963 Batta Road,

Sunman, IN 47041. 2010-2011 School Calendar Monday, Aug. 8, & Tuesday, Aug. 9 - teacher work days Wednesday, Aug. 10 - first student day Monday, Sept. 5 - Labor Day, no school Friday, Oct. 14 - End of first grading period Wednesday, Oct. 19 - parent-teacher conferences, students not present Thursday, Oct. 20 - Friday, Oct. 21 - fall vacation day, no school Thursday, Nov. 24, Friday, Nov. 25 - Thanksgiving vacation, no school Wednesday, Dec. 21 - end of first semester & second grading period. Thursday, Dec. 22 - Christmas vacation begins Monday, Jan. 2 - teacher records day Tuesday, Jan. 3 - first day of school after holiday break, and start of second semester Friday, March 2 - end of third grading period Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23, spring vacation. Friday, April 6 - Good Friday, no school unless make-up day needed Tuesday, May 22 - last student day, end of fourth grading period and end of second semester Wednesday, May 23 - teacher records day Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day, no school Sunday, June 3 - East Central High School graduation Calendar may be lengthened or shortened to make 180 student days. If needed, additional snow makeup days begin May 23.



Christian and private schools


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 John Hembree. Grades preschool (three- and four-year-olds) 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. High SAT scores. 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, music programs, DARE program, book fairs and a PTO. Registration in March, new students accepted throughout the year. Web site: E-mail: schooloffice@harrison Harrison Co-op Nursery School: 515 South State St., West Harrison. For information, 637-8400. Executive director, Gayla Huber. Nonprofit. Owned, maintained and oper-

Proud patriots Roger Hutchinson, 461 Air Expeditionary Group, flew an American flag in honor of Girl Scout Troop 40941, St. John the Baptist School, for raising money to send Girl Scout cookies to troops in Iraq and Afganistan. The girls are, from left, front to back: Grace Miller, Jenna Hinson, Nicole Siemer, Evelyn Herrmann, Lauren Tumlin, Megan Meyer, Allie Griebel, Lucie Roell, Jenna Schoster, Emma Rewwer, and Emily Conners.

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St. John the Baptist School: Harrison Avenue and Hill Street, Harrison, 45030; 367-6826. Principal Carey Owens. 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 first week of March with new students accepted anytime.




Colleges and universities

niversity of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, Ohio, 45221. 556-6000. Total enrollment: 41,357, 29,928 full time and 11,429 part time; full-time 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 full-time/part-time students. Type of institution: two-year stateassisted technical and community college; number and types of degrees: 75 associate’s degrees/majors and 40 certificate programs.

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. 513-785-3000. 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; 1-800-6379948. Total enrollment, 15,807 full-time/ part-time students. Type of institution: Cincinnati State West Campus: 10030 public, state-assisted university. Types of West Road. 569-4970. The school shares degrees: 70 undergraduate, 20 graduate, land with Whitewater Aviation and offers and six associate. an aviation maintenance technology program and pilot's certificate program along Thomas More College:333 Thomas with college credit courses that include More Parkway, Crestview Hills, Ky., 41017; business, engineering technologies, com- (859)341-5800. Total enrollment: 1,900 puters, math and communications skills. full-time/part-time students. Thirty-five 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.

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. 7453000. Total enrollment: 6,945 full-time/ part-time students. Type of institution: private university; numbers and types of degrees: 74 undergraduate majors, 43 Miami University: Oxford, Ohio, undergraduate minors, 11 graduate pro45056. (513)529-1809. Total enrollment: grams, and doctorate in psychology 16,684, undergraduate 14,872, and 1,812 Continued

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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: twoyear state-assisted technical college. Twenty-three 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; State College Southeast, Lawrenceburg Campus.


Type of institution: four-year plus stateassisted 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 470420175; 1-812-689-7040. Type of institution: public state-assisted university. Offcampus 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 Continued



Colleges continued Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025; 1-812-537-4010, ext. 254 or 1-800-7151058. 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 Mary-of-the-Woods College, University of Southern Indiana and Vincennes University. Carol Erickson and Judy Ostendorf coordinators.

University of Cincinnati classes at Harrison High School: Offcampus credit classes applying to degree programs from the University of Cincinnati College of Evening and Continuing Education and Raymond Walters College are offered at various sites in the Cincinnati area, including Harrison High School. The UC program at Harrison offers a location closer to home or work, with smaller evening classes and easy parking. The faculty at the off-campus sites are the same as faculty members teaching on the Clifton and Raymond Walters campuses. All you need to get started is a high school diploma or equivalent. The admission paperwork is processed when you declare a major. Courses taken at off-campus sites can be applied to the continuing education programs. Call 556-6932 for dates and times of onsite registrations.

Partnership at work Cincinnati State, this past fall, was licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration to place a state-ofthe-art aviation tower at Cincinnati West Airport in Harrison. Airport Manager Will Berninger described the tower as a "wonderful tool." Cincinnati State's satellite campus on West Road offers courses in aviation.

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Centers of worship

Addyston Baptist Church, 112 Church St., Addyston, Rev. David Pitman, 9414897. Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 9961 New Haven Road, Harrison; 3675094. Pastor John Mitchell. Auburn Old Time Holiness Church, 1077 Morgan Ross Road, Millville; Pastor Granville Saylor, 756-0160. Assembly of God, 949 Harrison Ave.; Dr. John R. Hembree, 367-6109. Berean Baptist Church, 24241 State Line Road, Bright; Pastor Charlie Davis, 637-5822. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 495 Ludlow St. Lawrenceburg, Ind. 47025;


Pastor Douglas Heuiser, (812)537-0361. Brookville Christian Center, 273 Main St., Brookville, Ind.; James Jones, 765647-5696. Bible Baptist Fellowship, 360 N. State St., Harrison; Pastor James Hundley, 3674225. Bright Christian Church, 24457 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind, 47025; Jeff Stone, (812)637-3388. Bright Providence Presbyterian Church, 23983 Salt Fork Road, Bright; Pastor Steve Pace, (812)637-1211. Chappelow Ridge Pentacostal Church, 4740 Chappelow Ridge Road,West Continued

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Churches continued Harrison, Ind., 47060; (812)637-3129. Pastor Elmer Kegley. Church of Christ at Harrison, 220 Sunset Ave., Harrison; Minister Larry Holmes, 367-4505. Church of the Nazarene, Sunset Avenue, Harrison; Rev. Daryl Reed, 367-9727. Church on Fire, 10544 Harrison Ave., Harrison; Rev. Doug Combs, 367-7772. Web address: Cleves Church of Christ, 45 Pontius Ave., Cleves; 941-0259. Cleves Praise and Worship Center (Pentacostal), 508 Porter St., Cleves; Pastor Mark Klette. Community Baptist Church of Harrison, 10960 Edgewood Road; Rev. Doug Wallin. 367-1090. Crosby United Methodist Church, Church Street and Oxford Road; Pastor Jodie McFarland. 738-5133. Crossway Community Church, 8382 New Haven Road; Pastor Mark Larimer, 202-1221. E-mail:baldheadedpreacher@ Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind., 47025; Rev. Scott Stephans, associate pastor Rev. Greg Pimlott, 637-3993. Elizabethtown United Methodist Church, Wayne Street, Elizabethtown; Rev. Kyle McNeely. Faith Baptist Church, 28176 Chappelow Hill Road, West Harrison, Ind., Logan Twp. 47060; Pastor Larry Schmaltz, (812)6371868. 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 353-2530. First Baptist Church of Okeana, 6055 Jenkins Road; Rev. Millard 0. Patrick. First Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Vine St., Harrison, Rev. Clement Street, 3674301. Full Gospel Christian Center, 23036 Stateline Road. Lawrenceburg, Ind.; Pastor Frank Hedger, 637-2777. Glory Fellowship, a home church, Bob Lindsay, 367-6271. Gloryland Way Baptist Church, 618 North Miami Ave., Cleves; Pastor Harley Duncan, 742-1158. Gospel of Grace Church, Ohio 128 and Ohio 27, Provident Bank meeting room, Ross, Ohio, 738-4988. Harrison Alliance Church, 9940 New Haven Road, Harrison; Rev. Mark Mears, 367-9940. 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); Bob Helm, 877-236-5201. Hillside Baptist Church, 231 South Miami Ave., Cleves; Rev. Terry Bledsoe, 922-9025. Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2517 North Dearborn Road, West Harrison, 637-1475. Legacy Christian Church, 216 N. Sycamore St., Harrison. 367-4316. Senior minister; Mark A. Garrett. Liberty Full Gospel Fellowship, 4040 North Dearborn Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind.; Continued on Page 33


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Churches Churches continued Rev. Ryan David Tebelman, 637-2227. Logan Creek Pentecostal Church, Ind. 46, 1 mile from U.S. 52; Pastor Fred Marshall, 637-5106. Macedonia Christian Church, California and Okeana-Drewersburg roads, Okeana; Associate Rev. Scott Holland, 7382153. Miamitown Church of Christ, Ohio 128 and Main Street, Miamitown; Minister Joby Anders, 353-2226. Miami Whitewater United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Bartel, 367-4990. Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 10400 Carolina Trace Road, Harrison; Pastor Tom Gillespie, 367-9430. 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, 3675189. New Haven Road Church of God, 8985 New Haven Road, Harrison; Pastor Dave Garrett, 738-3800.

Rockdale United Methodist Church, 1195 Johnson Fork Road, West Harrison; Pastor James Byerly; 637-3425. St. John’s United Church of Christ, Broadway Avenue and Sycamore St., Harrison; Rev. Harold Shackelford, 3670355. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 110 N. Hill St., Harrison; Rev. Jeffrey M. Kemper, 367-9086. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 7525 Church Lane, St. Leon, Ind.; (812)5763593. Father Scott Nobbe. St. Theresa Benedicta Catholic Church, 23670 Salt Fork Road; Rev. Thomas Kovatch, (812)656-8700.


St. John the Baptist Church of Dover, 25743 Ind. 1, Guilford Ind.; Rev. George Plaster, (812)576-4302. Smyrna Baptist Church, Lake and Center streets, New Trenton, Trinity Episcopal Church, Lake and Center St., Lawrenceburg, Ind.; Rev. Mary Taflinger, (812)537-2619. Wellsprings of God, 22593 State Line Road; Pastor Terry L. Bear, 305-7799. West Harrison Pentecostal Tabernacle, 752 Harrison/Brookville Road; Rev. H. E. Bowling, 367-1567. Whitewater Crossing Christian Church, 5771 Ohio 128, Cleves; Minister David Vaughn, 661-5811.

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Agencies, services ABUSE/NEGLECT Child Protection Services: Hamilton County, 241-KIDS(5437) (24 hour hotline). Elderly persons: Hamilton County 24-hr. Hotline, 4215433. 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)4325215. 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)6371235; toll free: 1-800-421-BBBS. Hamilton County Adoption and Foster Parent Information: 632-6366. Hamilton County Child Day Care

Services: 946-1800. Head Start Preschool: Governmentfunded classes for 3- and 4-year-olds from low-income families: •Harrison (at Harrison Elementary): 3675228. •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: or Ksmith@ DISABLED/HANDICAPPED Bureau for the Visually Impaired: Cincinnati, 852-3223. Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation: Cincinnati, 852-3260. Cerebral Palsy Services Center: 6364601. 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.

Agencies Radio Reading Services of Greater Cincinnati: 221-8558. 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: 5848577. 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: 7214284. American Cancer Society: 891-1600. American Diabetes Association: 7599330. American Heart Association: 281-4048. American Lung Association: 1-800-5864872. 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: 246-9800, 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): 769-6800. March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation: 769-3588. Multiple Sclerosis Society: 769-4400. Muscular Dystrophy Association: 2312222. Nutrition Council: 621-3262. United Home Care (visiting nurse association): 345-8080. WOMEN’S ISSUES Battered Women’s 24-hour Hotline: 8729259; 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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Recreation & leisure 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. IOK FOUR WHEELERS GRAVELRAMA, Valley Junction Road, Cleves. Off-road competition in August. 353-1568.

High School. 367-4169. SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY BASKETBALL ORGANIZATION, boys and girls winter leagues ages 8-15, beginning in November. Gina Newman, president, 3672845. BICYCLING/HIKING SHAKER TRACE BIKING/HIKE FITNESS TRAIL. Miami Whitewater Forest, 8901 Mount Hope Road, Harrison. In-line skate rentals available. 367-9632.

AVIATION Whitewater Aviation, Cincinnati West Airport, 2636 West Road, Harrison. Small BOATING/CRUISES engine crafts and flight instruction available. AURORA MARINA, Ind. 56 south, 367-0231. Aurora. Phone: (812)926-2150. B&B RIVERBOATS, Covington Landing, BASEBALL foot of Madison Street, Covington, Ky. HARRISON JUNIOR BASEBALL, Phone: (859)261-8500. Melvin Lake Memorial Complex, 10845 BLUE RIBBON MARINA, Westside Campbell Road, Harrison. Boys and girls Drive, Aurora. Phone: (812)926-0830. leagues ages 5-17 beginning in April through GRANT'S CREEK PUBLIC BOAT August. Jeff Guilfoyle, president, 513-504- RAMP, Ind. 156, south of Rising Sun. Ohio 2906. River access. CINCINNATI FUTURE STARS, Boys JACKSON MARINE SERVICE, 14546 select traveling team, 14-18 years old. Season Treyton Creek Lane, Moores Hill. Phone: runs April through September. Shawn (812)926-3770. Sowders, executive officer, 353-9337. J&J ENTERPRISES, 222 S. Walnut St., ST. LEON POST 464, St. Leon, Ind. Boys Rising Sun. Phone: (812)438-2319. Legion ball for ages 15-19. Jake Stenger LIGHTHOUSE POINT YACHT CLUB, manager. Call (812)576-3261. 11042 Ind. 56, Aurora. Phone: (812)926SUNMAN SUMMER RECREATION 4505. LEAGUE, Northern Dearborn County, Ind. MILLER'S MOTOR SPORTS, 200 Liddle Baseball leagues for boys ages 5-11 begin- Drive, Lawrenceburg Road, Ind. Phone: ning in May. Call (812)623-2291. (812)539-2326. TANNER'S CREEK PUBLIC BOAT BASKETBALL RAMP, U.S. 50 West, Lawrenceburg. Ohio ADULT MEN’S LEAGUEAT HARRISON River access. HIGH SCHOOL. Pickup games played TRADEWINDS MARINE, 605 Green Sunday nights year-round, 7 p.m., Harrison Continued

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girls ages 4-10. Season runs from September through November. Brian Crosley, president, 367-5538.

BOWLING GOLF HARRISON BOWL, 1152 Stone Drive, GRAND OAK GOLF CLUB, 370 Grand Harrison. Men’s and women’s league availOak Drive off Carolina Trace, Harrison able several nights each week. 367-4800. Township. 18-hole, semiprivate, summer leagues available. Mark Martin, head PGA CANOEING /RAFTING GREEN ACRES, 10465 Suspension professional. (812)637-3943 for tee times. GREEN ACRES, 10465 Suspension Bridge Road, Whitewater Twp. Canoe, Bridge Road, Whitewater Twp. Driving kayak and tube rental. 353-4770. MORGAN’S CANOE LIVERY, range, miniature golf. Call 353-4770. MIAMI WHITEWATER GOLF COURSE, Whitewater River, U.S. 52, Brookville, Ind. Kayaks, canoes and tubing available. 8801 Mount Hope Road, Harrison. 18-hole Instructions on rafting, campgrounds, picnic public course. Harry Alexander, head PGA professional. 367-4627 for tee times. area. (765)647-4904. WHITEWATER CANOE RENTALS, Continued Whitewater River, U.S. 52 Brookville, Ind. 1-800-634-4277. CAMPS HIGHER GROUND CONFERENCE CENTER, Highway 46, W. Harrison, 6373777. 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, 521-PARK. Boathouse Manager Neal Ramsey, 367-9632. BROOKVILLE LAKE, Ind. 1 and Ind. 44, Brookville, Ind. 5,260-acre reservoir with public fishing and boat docking available. (765)647-2657. FOOTBALL HARRISON YOUTH FOOTBALL, William Baugh Memorial Field, Campbell Road, Harrison. Divisions for boys ages 6-11. Cheerleading camps also available for


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SHAWNEE LOOKOUT GOLF COURSE, Miamiview Road, North Bend, Ohio. 18-hole public course. Call 941-0120 for tee times. CIRCLING HILLS GOLF COURSE, 10240 Carolina Trace Road, Harrison Township. 18-hole public course. Roger Pollock, head PGA professional. Summer men’s, women’s and mixed leagues as well as driving range also available. Call 3675858. SUGAR RIDGE GOLF COURSE, 21010 State Line Road, Bright. 18-hole public course with pro shop facilities and practice tees available. Call (812)537-9300. MIAMI LAKES SPORTS UNLIMITED DRIVING RANGE, 8073 Furlong Drive, Miamitown. Pro Shop and lessons available. Open year round. Call 353-3100. FIT-TO-A-TEE, 1150 Harrison Ave. No. 107, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Full service pro shop. Call 367-4653. ROBINS NEST PAR 3 & DRIVING RANGE, 8300 Dry Fork Road. 367-6280.

SNOW SKIING PERFECT NORTH SLOPES, 19640 Ind. Ind. 1, Lawrenceburg, 10 slopes, chair lifts, tow ropes. ski rentals, lessons and instruction packages available. Pro Shop. December through March season. (812)537-3754. SOCCER TRI-STATE FUTBOL ALLIANCE, 26299 S. State St., West Harrison Ind, 47060 Spring and fall leagues for boys and girls ages 4-18. SAY, Select and Small-sided (Lollipop). Visit

SOFTBALL PASTIME PARK, 10701 Campbell Road, Harrison. A-D League available on four lighted fields. Season runs April through October. Clubhouse and snack bar available. 367-0266. HARRISON GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION, Contact: John Stenger, 367-2448. RUMPKE PARK, 10400 Hamilton-Cleves HEALTH/FITNESS Highway, Crosby Township. League and HARRISON HEALTH & FITNESS tournament information, 738-2646; weather CENTER, 221 S. State St., West Harrison, and field conditions, 738-3636. Ind. 47060. Fitness facility with certified and degreed staff. Mark Mateyko, manager. TENNIS Complete weight floor and cardio area, fitHARRISON HIGH SCHOOL, 9860 West ness and yoga classes, children’s classes, Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Open courts multipurpose room with basketball and vol- available year round. leyball, full locker rooms and family proHARRISON COMMUNITY CENTER, gramming. Call 637-5533 or visit online at 300 George St., Harrison, Ohio 45030. www.harrison Summer youth leagues through Harrison HARRISON PREMIER FITNESS, 1150 Recreation Commission by calling 367-2111. Harrison Ave., Suite 200, Harrison; Joe and Availability of courts during spring and sumDebbie Smith, owners; Donna Bischoff, mer is on a first-come, first-serve basis. manager; free weights, Nautilus equipment, EVENT TICKETS 2000-square-foot cardio-room; treadmills, (Alphabetical order) ellipticals, bikes, cardio-training classes, perAronoff Center, 650 Walnut St., sonal training, showers, locker facilities, Continued various classes. 367-0003.



Now this is living Recreation and leisure comes in many forms, particularly at Miami Whitewater Forest, where walking and cycling are among the favorite activities of visitors from nearby and throughout the region.

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Cincinnati, Ohio. Box office: 621-2787, ATP Tennis Center, Jack Nicklaus Sports Center, King’s Island, Mason, Ohio. Tickets: 651-3082. Cincinnati Ballet Company, 1555 Central Parkway, Over The Rhine, Cincinnati. Phone: 621-5219. Cincinnati Bengals, National Football League, Paul Brown Stadium. Tickets: 6213550. Cincinnati Cyclones, International Hockey League, Firstar Center, downtown Cincinnati riverfront. Tickets: 421-7825. Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Roselawn, Ohio. Phone: 631-7793. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, Eastern Hockey League, Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 Seymour Ave., Cincinnati. Phone: 351-3999. Cincinnati Opera Association, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. Phone: 6211919. Cincinnati Reds, major league baseball, Cinergy Field. Tickets: 421-REDS or 1(800)829-5353.

Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestras, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Cincinnati. Tickets: 381-3300. Subscriptions hotline: 241-2742. Indiana University, athletic ticket office, Assembly Hall, Bloomington. Phone: (812)855-4006. PGA Kroger Senior Open Golf Tournament, Jack Nicklaus Sports Center, King’s Island, Mason, Ohio. Tickets: 3985200. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. Tickets: 232-6220. Ticketmaster, 205 W. Fourth St., Cincinnati. Phone: 721-6100. University of Cincinnati athletic ticket office, Shoemaker Center, Cincinnati. Phone: 556-2287. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, downtown Cincinnati. Phone: 421-4111. Xavier University, athletic ticket office, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati. Phone: 745-3411.


Clubs, organizations

Clubs, organization ARTS/DANCE Robin Brandenburg Dance Studio: 221 Harrison Ave., Harrison, Ohio 45030. Contact Robin Brandenburg, 367-5652. BUSINESS AND CIVIC 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. 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, 6375255. Masonic Snow Lodge No. 193 F. and A.M.: P.O. Box 362, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Moose Lodge 2633, 110 N. Vine St., Harrison, 513-374-9749 Great Miami Business Association: P.O. Box 442, Miamitown, Ohio 45041. Contact Joe Overman, 353-4306. 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. 367-4301. Weight Watchers, Harrison chapter meets Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 Vine St., Harrison. Contact 779-8184. HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL

Crosby Township Historical Society: Contact Bill Morgan, 367-9671. Dearborn County Historical Society: (812)537-4075; Vance Tousey House, 508 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR): supports historic preservation and education; Karen Klaene, regent, 922-3379; 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. Ricky Richardson, (812)537-5341. Dearborn County Republican Men's Club: 22297 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, Ind. 47025, (812)637-1258. 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, 3671760. RECREATIONAL/SOCIAL Area Men’s Fellowship: Contact Bob Richards, 367-4394. Harrison Recreation Commission: Meets fourth Wednesday of every month at Harrison Community Center, 300 George



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St. Contact Bill Lutts, 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: Jeff Biddle, 367-4836. 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. 720 Sycamore St., 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, 367-2874 SUPPORT GROUPS: Alliance for the Mentally Ill: Contact Nancy McDaniel, (812)926-0199; 207 Parkside Ave., Lawrenceburg, Ind. 47025. Alcoholics Anonymous: General infor-

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Time to relax Several programs for youths and adults are offered at the Harrison Library, 10398 New Haven Road, including Hooked on Crochet and Knit Wits Knitting Circle.

mation and hotline: 351-0422. VETERANS GROUPS Yeager-Benson American Legion Post 199: Contact Commander Gary Hembree, 367-9180, P.O. Box 603,10700 Campbell Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Veterans of Foreign Wars Duwel Post 7570, 367-6633, 9160 Lawrenceburg Road, Harrison, Ohio 45030. Amvets Post 13, 515 S. State St, West Harrison, Ind., Commander Fred Hubbard, 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 Dan Boehringer, 367-1981. Tiger Cub Pack 420: Contact Paul Vogelsegang, 225-0099. Great Rivers Girl Scout Council, 4891025. Southwest Corners Girl Scouts: Contact Mary Scherzinger, 367-0922.

Government, courts

Government, courts United States

House of Representatives, District 1, Steve Chabot (R) 441 Vine Street, Suite 3003 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 684-2723 Fax: (513) 421-8722 Senate Sherrod Brown (D) 425 Walnut St., Suite 2310 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 684-1021 Fax: 684-1029 Toll Free: 1-888-896-OHIO Rob Portman (R) 36 East 7th Street Room 2615 Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-684-3265

Ohio Governor John Kasich 77 South High St., 30th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215-6117 (614)466-3555 Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor (614)466-3379 77 S. High St., 30th floor Columbus, Ohio 43215 Attorney General Mike DeWine 30 E. Broad St., 17th floor

Columbus, OH 43215-3428 (800) 282-0515 (614) 466-4986 Secretary of State John Husted (R) (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



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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 30th District Louis F. Terhar (R) (614)466-8258 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. Anant Bhati, 946-8700 Engineer - William Brayshaw(R), 9468902 Prosecuting Attorney - Joe T. Deters(R), 946-3006 Recorder - Wayne Coates(D), 946-4561 Sheriff - Simon Leis(R), 946-6411 Treasurer - Robert A. Goering(R), 9464800 Administrator - Christian Sigman, 946-



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) 9464700 Job & Family Services - (513) 946-1000 Jury Commission - (513) 946-JURY (9465879) 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


Government, courts Government, courts continued 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

Harrison Mayor's Court

The court handles minor infractions, particularly traffic citations, issued in the City of Harrison. The court is presided over by Magistrate Alex M. Triantafilou and is held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 4 p.m., at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St.

Hamilton County

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, Ralph E. (Ted) Winkler, Robert C. Winkler.


Municipal Court Municipal court has original jurisdiction on civil cases (auto accidents, neighbors' disputes etc.) involving claims of $10,000 and under, and in criminal cases involving misdemeanors. Mike Walton, administrator. For information, call 946-5200, 9465900. 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.

Ohio Courts

Six-year terms, staggered. All judges of Ohio and Hamilton County courts are elected on a nonpartisan ballot. The year of the next election is given in parentheses. Constitutional courts are those established by the Ohio Constitution. Statutory courts have been established by the statutes enacted by the Ohio Legislature.

Ohio Supreme Court Constitutional. Primarily a court of judicial review. Judges elected by voters of Ohio. Administrative Director: Steve Hollon, (614)387-9500. Public Information Office: (614)3879250. Administrative Offices: (614)387-9000 or 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


Government, courts

New 'kid' in town 30th House District State Rep. Louis F. Terhar , R, Green Township took control of the reins in late summer 2011.

Brown. Ohio Court of Appeals, First District Constitutional. Primarily a court of judicial review. Elected by voters of Hamilton County. Administrator: Tom Rottinghaus, 9463500. Web: Lee H. Hildebrandt Jr., Presiding Judge; Penelope R. Cunningham; Patrick Dinkelacker; Silvia Sieve Hendon; Patrick F. Fischer; J. Howard Sunderman Jr. (2012). U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Has jurisdiction in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee in cases involving federal agencies. Hears federal tax, patent, trademark, and labor cases, as well as civil cases between citizens of different states and appeals from conviction for federal crimes. Clerk of Courts: 564-7000 Web: Members of the Court: 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. U.S. District Court for Southern Ohio Hears the same type of cases as U.S. Court of Appeals, but hears them first. Judges sit in three cities: Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus. Clerk of Courts: 564-7500. District Judges Susan J. Dlott, Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., Algenon L. Marbley, Thomas M. Rose, Gregory L. Frost, Michael R. Barrett, Timothy S. Black, and Michael H. Watson.


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Government, etc.

Dearborn County departments may be accessed through the county switchboard, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, 537-1040 or dialed direct. The toll-free phone number for calls placed in Indiana is 1-800-531-1041. A local call from Cincinnati is 1-513-564-8700.

Animal Control/PAWS Humane Center: Director Becky Foster 200 Charles A. Liddle Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Assessor’s Office: 537-8809; Assessor Gary Hensley Sr., 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Attorney’s office: 537-4500, Atttorney Andrew Baudendistel, 230 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Auditor’s Office: 537-8807, Auditor Gayle Pennington, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Building Inspection and Weights and Measures: 537-8822; Building Commissioner Bill Shelton, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Child Protection Services: 537-5131; Sandra Ante, 230 Mary Ave., Suite 150, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Civil Defense and Emergency Management: 537-3971; Director Bill Black Jr., 401 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Clerk’s Office: 537-8867; Clerk Phil Weaver, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Community Corrections: 537-8842; Executive Director Terri Dillard, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Coroner’s Office: 537-1040; Coroner Wes Holt, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.* Dearborn Circuit Court: 537-8865; Judge James D. Humphrey, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn Circuit Court Probation Department: 5378876; Chief Probation Officer Steve Bradley, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn Superior Court No. 1: 537-8874; Judge Jonathan N. Cleary, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn Superior Court No. 2: 537-8800; Sally Blankenship, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn Superior Courts Probation Department: 5323255; Chief Probation Officer Jennifer Lyness, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dearborn County Administrator: 532-2085; Bill Ewbank, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Health Department: 537-8826; Health Officer Dr. Gary Scudder, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. *Juvenile Detention Center: 537-8740; Director Traci Agner, 219 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Planning and Zoning: 537-8821; Director Mark McCormack, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Prosecutor’s Office: 537-8884; Prosecutor Aaron Negangard, 215 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Recorder’s Office: 537-8837; Recorder Glenn Wright, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

Sheriff’s Department: 537-8730; Sheriff Michael Kreinhop, 301 W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Soil and Water Conservation Office: 926-2406, ext. 3, fax 926-4412, 10729 Randall Ave., Suite 2, Aurora, IN 47001; Board of Supervisors: chairman Mike Heffelmire, 8868 Arlington Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018; vice chairman Marshall Alford, 15778 W. County Line Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032; Brad Dawson, 22684 Sawdon Ridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022; Randy Ickenroth, 11704 Ind. 350, Moores Hill, IN 47032, and Marshall Alford, 15778 W. County Line Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032; and John Kruse, 25309 Dole Road, West Harrison, IN 47060. Office Staff: Acting NRCS District Conservationist, Clint Harrison; District Coordinator, Rita Cutter; Environmental Technician/Educator, Vickie Smith; Stormwater Coordinator, Jennifer Hughes; Tanners and Hogan Creek Watershed Coordinator, Heather Wirth; Solid Waste Management District: 926-9963/1-800-5378801; Director B.J. Ault, 10700 Prospect Lane, Aurora, IN 47001. Surveyor’s Office: 532-3216; Surveyor Dennis Kraus Jr., 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Transportation Department: 655-9394 Director Todd Listerman, 10255 Randall Ave., Aurora, IN 47001. Treasurer’s Office: 537-8811; Treasurer Barbara Kaffenberger, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Veterans Service Office: 537-8819; Officer Michael Burgess, 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Welfare Department: 1-800-403-0864.

Commissioners Meetings are at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday, at 215 B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 and at 9 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month, at Lawrenceburg City Hall, 230 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg Office: 537-1040; 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

Jeff Hughes, president: 637-2317; 1702 Yodel Odel Lane, Lawrenceburg (Hidden Valley Lake), IN 47025. (1st district). Cell: 584-6407 Tom Orschell: 576-3753; 27617 Old Ind. 1, West Harrison, IN 47060. (2nd district). Cell: 907-0939.* Shane McHenry: 926-0821; 7 David Drive, Aurora, IN 47001. (3rd district).

Council Liz Morris: 637-0522; 23706 Mountain Meadows Court, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 (1st district). Dan Lansing: 537-7041; 321 Schnebelt St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 (2nd district). Jim Hughes: 432-9410; 8284 Kachina Trail, Dillsboro, IN, 47018 (3rd district). Dennis Kraus Sr.,president: 623-2320; 24408 Graf Road, Sunman, IN 47041 (4th district).

Dearborn County Maynard Barrett: 926-0058; 15784 Highland Ave, Aurora, IN 47001 (at large).* Bryan Messmore: 487-2146; 4374 Messmore Lane, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 (at large).* Bill Ullrich: 926-0575; 103 Deborah Lane, Aurora, IN 47001 (at large).* *Office up for election in 2012

Health Board Ralph R. Dennerline, chairman: 537-0589, 9777 U.S. 50, Aurora, IN 47001. Dr. Gary Scudder, health officer: 438-2555; Rising Sun Medical Center, Inc., 230 Sixth St., Rising Sun, IN 47040. Dr. Stephen Eliason: 537-2989; 1303 Gleneagle Place, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dr. Harbans Gill: 418-3271; 276 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Michael K. Hankins: 637-1690; 26301 Farmland Drive, Guilford, IN 47022. Steve Hubbard, D.V.M.: 637-1345; 24505 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Gerald Miller: 744-3576; 16966 Hogan Hill Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Donald Rechtin, R.P.H.: 744-3829; 15294 Ireland Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032.

Plan Commission

Office: 537-8821; 215B West High St., Suite 300, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Mike Hall, president: 537-5384; 618 Main St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Dennis Kraus Jr., vice president: 623-1094; 24470 Ester Ridge Road, Sunman, IN 47041. Russell Beiersdorfer: 623-2803; 24611 Van Wedding Road, Sunman, IN 47041. Mike Hornbach: 926-1189; 229 Main St., Aurora, IN 47001. Jake Hoog: 623-5398; 11663 Ind. 46, Sunman, IN 47041. Dan Lansing: 537-7041; 321 Schnebelt, Greendale, IN 47025. Mark Lehmann: 537-9218; 1254 Highridge Court, Lawrenceburg,IN 47025. Ken Nelson: 744-7091; 13381 Birchwood Lane, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Jeff Hughes: 637-2317; 1702 Yodel Odel Lane, Lawrenceburg (Hidden Valley Lake), IN 47025.

Board of Zoning Appeals

Office: 537-8821; 215B West High St., Suite 300, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Mike Hall, president: 537-5384; 618 Main St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Nicole Daily, vice president: 926-6119; 8796 Moody Road, Moores Hill. IN 47032. Rick Pope: 1677 Fieldcrest Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Ken Nelson: 744-7091; 13381 Birchwood Lane, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Jane Ohlmansiek: 432-5053; 7854 Arlington Road, Dillsboro, IN 47018.

Dearborn County Regional Sewer District

Office: 532-3223, fax 539-6302; 215B West High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Steve Renihan, president: 513-202-0565; 3139 Serenity Ridge, West Harrison, IN 47060. Brett Fehrman, vice president: 926-2005; 407 Manchester St., Aurora, IN 47001. Barry Pruss, Treasurer: 926-3407; 9665 U.S. 50, Aurora, IN 47001. Rodney Dennerline: 926-0589, 9777 U.S. 50, Aurora, IN 47001. Robert Lischkge: 926-03447, 10194 U.S. 50 West, Aurora, IN 47001.


Jeff Stenger: 623-4807; 29283 Blue Creek Road, Sunman, IN 47041. Art Wenzel: 532-3216; 215B W. High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.

Township Trustees

Caesar Creek, Sherman Hughes: 667-5336; 14631 Fawn Lane, Dillsboro, IN 47018. Center, Nancy Turner: 926-2222; 501 Manchester St., Aurora, IN 47001. Clay, Jerry Caldwell: 432-5093; 8948 Ind. 262; Dillsboro, IN 47018. Harrison, Thomas Cottingham: 637-5093; 1639 North Dearborn Road, West Harrison, IN 47060. Hogan, Mike Merrill: 926-1482; 8905 Stitts Hill Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Jackson, Ernest Hoog: 576-4644; 29819 Trackville Road, Brookville, IN 47012. Kelso, Matilda Hoffbrauer: 623-3237; 9914 North Dearborn Road, Guilford, IN 47022. Lawrenceburg, James Hamill: 537-0449; 229 Grove Ave., Greendale, IN 47025. Logan, Myrtle M. White: 656-8471; 4240 North Dearborn Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Manchester, Laura Ankenman: 744-3828; 18555 Days Way Lane, Aurora, IN 47001. Miller, Arthur Little: 637-1258; 22297 State Line Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Sparta, Craig Beckley: 744-3848; 13071 Long Branch Road, Moores Hill, IN 47032. Washington, David Wunderlich: 926-1911; 7386 E. Laughery Creek Road, Aurora, IN 47001. York, Leo Martini: 623-3378; 8020 Yorkridge Road, Guilford, IN 47022.

Dearborn County Census Stats



Population, 2010





Population, 2000



Households, 2005-2009





12 months (2009 dollars) 2005-09



Median household income, 2009





Private nonfarm establishments, 2008 1,028


Population, % change, 2000-10

Persons per household, 2005-09 Per capita money income in past

Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009 Private nonfarm employment, 2008

15,357 2,619,1401

Private nonfarm employment, % change 2000-08




Dearborn County

Places to Go; Things to Do Dearborn County Historical Society Museum: Open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Vance-Tousey House, 508 W. High St., Lawrenceburg. Historical society’s Log Cabin at W. High and Ash streets, Lawrenceburg, open by appointment only and special events. 537-4075. Dearborn Highlands Arts Council: Concerts, classes and more held throughout the year, 331 Walnut St. Lawrenceburg. 539-4251. Hillforest Victorian House Museum: The ItalianRenaissance style mansion, a National Historic Landmark, 213 Fifth St., Aurora, is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, April through December. Cost is $5 for adults and students age 14 and older and $3 for students age 7 through 13. Children 6 and under are admitted free. 926-0087. Lawrenceburg Speedway: 351 Eads Parkway, U.S. 50 east, at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, April to October, weather permitting, sprints, modifieds, prostocks, motorcycles and go-carts. 539-4700. Ohio County Historical Society Museum: Home of the racing boats "Hoosier Boy" and "Hoosier Girl" J.W. Whitlock inventions, 19th century vignettes and genealogy information. The museum, at 212 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, is open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week. No admission charged. Donation accepted. 4384915. Old Friends, Bright Beginnings: Food, Fun and Fellowship is the theme for this group of seniors that meet at 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month for lunch and a program at the Dearborn Hills United Methodist Church, 25365 State Line Road, Bright. The group breaks during July and August. The public is welcome. Call ahead. Reservations sometimes needed. Thelma Stutz, 637-5569, or Lois Gellert, 487-2026. Oxbow: Oxbow Inc., south of exit No. 16, east of the U.S. 50 levee, north of the Ohio River and west of Interstate 275. Birdwatching, wildflowers, fishing, photography, kayaking, tours and educational programs. Lawrenceburg office located at 301 Walnut St. 1-513851-9835. Rivertown Players: Plays, musicals and choral performances are scheduled throughout the year. For times and dates, call 532-3078 or 1-513-564-8736. www. Voices of Indiana: Formed to provide quality music education and a challenging choral experience to Dearborn County and surrounding areas, there are several different groups. Young Voices is the children’s choir, Broadway Voices is a summer program for youth in grades two through 12 and Summer Voices is a community choir for adults ages 16 and up. Other groups also

February Acrylic Landscapes: Instructor Deb Ward will provide systemic instruction in creating canvases swirling with a landscape that seems dimensional from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11, at a place to be determined. Fee: Adult Member $10; Adult Non-Member $15; All Students $10. Info/Reservations: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251. Polar Plunge: Ripley Ohio Dearborn Delegation Special Olympics will host this Freezin’ for a Reason fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 11, at Versailles State Park lake. Jump in or sponsor someone! 584-6861. March Dearborn County Hospital Health-A-Fair: Annual health fair to be held on a Saturday in early March at DCH, 600 Wilson Creek Road, Lawrenceburg. For time, date, and additional information, call 537-8190. Basketmaking: Join Molly Beyer in creating your own Easter Basket from 9 a.m. To noon Saturday, March 10, at Aurora City Building, Main St., Aurora. Fee: Adult Member $10; Adult Non-Member $15; All Students $10. Info/Reservations: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251. Ricky Nye Inc.: Playing elegant blues and ballads (a la Charles Brown and Mose Allison), New Orleans stylings and traditional boogie woogie at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library, Mary Street. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations suggested. Free admission made possible by funding from the Lawrenceburg Public Library Services and Resources Foundation. Info/Reservations: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251. Heywood Banks- Legendary comedian Heywood Banks catalogue of classic tunes includes fan favorites like "Big Butter Jesus," "I Like Summer," "Toast," "18 Wheels on a Big Rig," "Punjab" and "Wiper Blades" just to name a few. Presented by Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. He will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at Lawrenceburg High School Auditorium. 539-4251. April New Season: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora, will open for its touring season Sunday, April 1. 926-0087. Early Bird Rummage Sale: Plenty of bargains 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Aurora City Park Pavilion, by the Hillforest Historical Foundation. For details call 926-0087. Mooving Watercolor: Join Deb Ward for "Moooving" watercolor painting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14, at Hamline Chapel Fellowship Hall, W. High and

Dearborn County Vine streets, Lawrenceburg. Fee: Adult Member $10; Adult Non-Member $15; All Students $10. Info/ Reservations: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 5394251. Adagio Trio: The Adagio Trio, consisting of harp, flute and cello performs a mixture of classical, religious and folk music. Adagio Trio’s fourth recording is a celebration of making music together for 20 years, and has now sold over 33,000 copies. They will perform at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Lawrenceburg Public Library, Mary Street. Light refreshments served. Reservations suggested. Free admission possible by funding from the Lawrenceburg Public Library Services and Resources Foundation. Info/Reservations: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251. Rosemary Clooney: Nancy James in a command performance of the cherished repertoire of national treasure Rosemary Clooney. Cincinnati music icon Carmon DeLeone sits in on the tunes and guides a musical and visual retrospective on the life and art of a Kentucky legend. They will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Lawrenceburg High School Auditorium. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251. Murder Mystery Dinners: At 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora, is hosting two fun-filed evenings of murder, mystery and mayhem to be presented by Rivertown Players. Full dinner is included in the price of the event. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Reservations required by calling 9260087 or got to Fishing Derby: New Alsace Conservation Club’s annual fishing derby is usually held in late April or early May at Lake In the Pines, 10295 North Dearborn Road, New Alsace. For more information, call 623-2136. May Community Appreciation: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora, thanks the community for their support with a reduced admission price of $1 to visit the museum from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6. 926-0087. Tri-State Antique Market: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 6 ,at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50. Admission $3. 1-513-738-7256. Butterfly Kisses: Join Deb Ward for the unique strategies of colored pencils from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12, at a location to be determined. Reservations suggested. Fee: Adult Member $10; Adult Non-Member $15; All Students $10. Info/Reservations: Dearborn Highlands Arts Council, 539-4251.


Ghosts in the Museum: Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora. Participate in a paranormal investigation of Hillforest in the dark with members of the Spiritual Hope Society. Warning...not for the faint of heart. Visit for more information. Saturday, May 19. Members $40, Non-members $45. Reservations are required and may be placed by calling 926-0087 or online at June River Music: The Music on the River concert series in downtown Lawrenceburg. Free concerts are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays from about third week in June through third week in September. 537-4507. Friendship Flea Market: Giant flea market featuring antiques, new items and food in June, in Friendship. Call 667-5645 for times and dates. July Tri-State Antique Market: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, U.S. 50. Admission $3. 1-513-738-7256. Firecracker Festival: Annual Fourth of July celebration along Ohio River in Aurora. Festival features live music, dancing and arts. For dates and information, call 1-800-322-8198. Fireworks: Aurora, Dillsboro, Greendale, Milan, Sunman and other communities in and around Dearborn County put on fireworks shows on or near July 4. Independence Day 5-K Run/Walk: Annual 3.1 mile race through Greendale as part of Fourth of July events. River Music: The free Music on the River concert series is held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, in downtown Lawrenceburg. 537-4507. St. Lawrence Church Festival: Annual festival and fund-raiser at St. Lawrence Catholic Church will be in early July, 542 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg. 537-3992. American Girl Day Camps: Girls ages 5 to 14 will have a great time learning the history of the American Girl doll series and participating in crafts, games and a little lady tea from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 16, through Thursday, July 19, at Hillforest Victorian House Museum, 213 Fifth St., Aurora, Reservations required. Cost is $25 per child. 926-0087, Bright Community Festival: Annual street festival will take place near the end of July. Proceeds benefit the Bright Volunteer Fire Department and Life Squad 1-800-322-8198. St. Martin Church Picnic: Games, food, and music Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29. 623-3408. St. Martin Country Run: Annual race in Yorkville, Sunday morning, Saturday, July 28, in conjunction with church picnic. 623-3408.




All Smiles Harrison Avenue Baptist Church held a Block Party at the Harrison Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 13. Nearly 300 people attended for games, food and fun at no cost. Lauren Hopkins and Cierra Mays express themselves through face paintings.Â

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