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New tools give police edge in investigations
By Tina Emmick Staff Writer

LPR system for about two years and he is pleased with the number of crimes it Harrison Police will soon has helped resolve, not just have two new tools to help within his jurisdiction but in officers keep the public other areas. safe. Once information about Harrison police Chief a suspected vehicle is in Chuck Lindsey recently the system, every officer learned that with an LPR the city has is notified if been awardthat associated ed a $16,645 license plate is federal spotted. Homeland “All recordSecurity ings are in a grant to purdatabase. For chase a Liinvestigative cense Plate purposes, it’s Recognition a tremendous (LPR) syshelp,” said Pattem. terson. The dePatterson vice, insaid that durstalled in ing an eightone of the hour patrol, the city’s patrol system usually cars, will records about Chuck Lindsey instanta1,100 license neously read plates. The license plates and send the system can collect much information to a database more information, more accessed by departments efficiently than an officer, nationwide. allowing officers to patrol The device consists of more effectively because three cameras mounted they don’t have to worry under the light bar of a pa- about looking for and retrol car. cording license plate numDuring patrol, the cam- bers, said Patterson. eras capture images of the Lindsey said that given license plates on all nearby Harrison’s proximity to the cars and transmits the in- Indiana state line and Information. Images can be terstate 74, he expects the taken day or night using number of arrests in this infrared technology. area to increase when HarLicense plate information rison officers begin using is compared to information the LPR. collected by local, state and “If a national alert goes federal law enforcement out, everyone with an LPR agencies including the FBI will immediately be alertand a terrorist watch agency. ed,” he said. The patrol officer is imLindsey applied for the mediately informed if a li- grant in November 2011 and cense plate corresponds to was notified of the award on a stolen vehicle or is associ- Jan. 11. ated with a wanted or miss“It was a competitive ing person. grant. Not a lot of comThe information can be munities in this area got it,” used to identify vehicles as- said Lindsey. “This isn’t the sociated with Amber Alerts first time the city has apand can be useful in solving plied for this type of grant.” crimes. Lindsey expects the de“Images, dates, times vice to be installed within and GPS coordinates can 90 days. be stockpiled and can help place a suspect at a scene, aid in witness identification, Accident analysis During a highway safety and pattern recognition or program in December 2011 the tracking of suspects,” said Harrison police Chief presented by the Ohio Department of Transportation, Chuck Lindsey. “This data can be used to Lindsey learned of a comcreate specialized databases puter program called the that are shared among other Geographical Crash Analyfederal, state, and local law sis Tool (GCAT) used to analyze the causes of vehicle enforcement.” Fairfax police Chief Rick accidents. Patterson said his departsee TOOLS, ment has been using an


Fan - tastic comeback
Playing at home before its biggest crowd of the year, the Harrison Wildcats basketball team rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit, and held on for a 49-43 victory over East Central on Saturday. It was the first win for the Cats over their Indiana rivals in eight years. The Wildcats’ cheering section was in prime form for the event. See Page 8 for story.

Council: finance director earns raise
By Joe Awad Harrison Press Editor

Harrison City Council Tuesday, Jan. 11, unanimously voted to increase the city finance director’s pay by $5,500, bringing her annual salary to $72,450. The increase, which is budgeted, reflects Angel Burton’s workload and contributions made to the management of city finances since hired last January, said councilman and finance committee member Jim Robertson. The ordinance required some tricky wording because the city’s charter dictates that Harrison must fill the tax commissioner’s post. The city’s 1 percent income tax actually is collected by the Regional Income Tax Agency, an umbrella firm that serves more than 200 Ohio cities. The upshot is that Burton holds both positions, but is not directly in charge of income tax collection, although she must work closely with RITA, said Robertson.

Council adjusted the pay for both po- ways the city can economize and spread sitions, but the ordinance also stipulates out its money to keep its “ever-shrinkthe annual compensation for tax com- ing general fund afloat,” he said. missioner is zero, and the “She also has to run point annual pay of the finance on the RITA stuff,” said Robdirector is $72,450. ertson. There was no discus“She’s involved in some of sion by council. the changes we are making as Burton’s pay is about far as our finance and electhe same as the former tronic issues that we are gradtax commissioner/fiually working our way up on nance director earned, … networking the city.” said Robertson. Burton also helps the water “As one of the indiand sewer departments manviduals who sat in on age bond payments, and other the interviews for a projects throughout the city, new finance director, I he said. came away impressed Councilman Jim “All that stuff eventually by Angel’s presence and Robertson: Harrison finds its way to the finance presentation during the finance director dedepartment,” said Robertson. interviews, and the fact serves raise. In addition to her experithat she basically salence as Bethel fiscal officer vaged an almost irreparable situation in for nearly three years, Burton was Batathe village of Bethel,” said Robertson. via’s clerk-treasurer four years. Burton has been essential in cleaning She has a bachelor’s degree in fiup Harrison’s books, and discovering nance from Wilmington College.

Whitewater considers ponds for fighting fires
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After a Whitewater Township garage burned to the ground recently and fire threatened nearby homes, neighbors are wondering why fire departments didn’t use water from a pond close to the scene to battle the blaze. The fire took place in the 6600 block of Morgan Road on Dec. 26, 2011. Morgan Road does not have a municipal water supply and fire departments must rely on water pumped from fire hydrants and transported by tankers provided by the township fire department and mutual aid departments. Whitewater Township has two tanker trucks but must rely on off-duty personnel to retrieve them during an incident, said Township Fire Chief Scott Schorsch. Tankers from Colerain Township, Bright, and Ross Township arrived at the Dec. 26 fire before Whitewater Township tankers could reach the scene. “Once water was established, there was no problem,” said Schorsch. “We had plenty once we got it going.” Joe Ihle and John Holscher live on

Morgan Road close to where the fire took place. The men attended a Whitewater Township trustee meeting Monday, Jan. 16, to ask why a pond on Ihle’s property near the fire could not be used and to offer the pond as a water source to fight future incidents, if needed. Holscher has a road on his adjacent property that could be used by tanker trucks to access the pond. “Everyone was showing up with newer equipment but no one could do anything without water,” said Holscher. Ihle offered to install a standpipe in his pond and wanted specific information from Schorsch about what type and size of pipe would be needed. “If we can get this set up, it could be used to protect seven properties,” said Ihle.

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Township trustee Paul Ziegler agreed the township has many ponds and cisterns that could be used as a source of water for fire protection. “It seems like a natural resource that we should have been able to tap,” said Ziegler. “This is something as a rural

community we need to address.” Holscher added that he had a 6,000-gallon cistern that could have been used as a water source to fight the garage fire. Schorsch said that while it may seem logical to pump water from nearby ponds and cisterns, there are some logistical problems that must be overcome first. Being able to drive heavy equipment close enough to a water source without getting stuck can be difficult. There must be an access road sturdy enough to bear the weight of a pumper and its load of water. “There are physical limitations to how far you can pump,” said township fiscal officer Tim McDonald, a retired Cincinnati firefighter. “The only way to practically pump is to have a roadway to get close enough.” Most tankers do not have a pump strong enough to pump water over a great distance or height, said Schorsch. “Pumps will draft water if water is on the same level as pump,” said Schorsch.

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Knose, Allen. Beloved husband of Wanda Knose (nee Johnson). Loving father of Rhonda Cox (Logan), Robert Knose (Natalie) and Karen Overbeck (Dave). Stepfather of Robert Metcalf (Bev) and Donald We l l s . Devoted grandpa of Angie Ti e m a n n (Mike), Diedre Carter (Aaron), Bridget Fathman (Rick), Jacob, John and Joshua Grathwohl and Luke Ashcraft. Great-grandpa of eight. Dear brother of Lloyd Knose (Helen), Fern Storms and the late Bill and Meade Knose. Died Jan. 18, 2012, age 77. Allen was a meat cutter for Hilltop Meats. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 20, at the Minges Funeral Home, 10385 New Haven Road, Harrison where funeral was held Saturday. Burial was in New Haven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Southwestern Ohio, 7625 Camargo Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243.

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Edward D. McDaniel, age 88 years of Harrison, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at Shawneespring Health Campus, Harrison, Ohio. Born Sept. 8, 1923 in Clay County, Ky., he was the son of the late Steve and Emma (Hall) McDaniel. The Army veteran of WWII was a truck driver for Ohio Delivery. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ, Harrison, Ohio, American Legion Post 199 and VFW Post 7570 and Masonic Lodge, Cleves, Ohio. Mr. McDaniel is survived by his children, Geraldine McDaniel of Cincinnati, Ohio, Donna (Jerry) Hogan of Mt. Healthy, Ohio, Mary (Lowell) Coleman of Amelia, Ohio and Tom (Jeanne) McDaniel of Fort Worth, Texas. He will also be missed by his nine grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and siblings Della Reif of Florida, and Lillian Jallick of Harrison, Ohio. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” (Griffin) McDaniel, daughter Tina Hohmeister,

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granddaughter Jessica Hogan and siblings Henry McDaniel and Ester Sparks. Visitation was Wednesday, Jan. 25, at St. John United Church of Christ, Harrison, Ohio, with Rev. Harold Shackelford officiating and military honors by the Harrison Funeral Detail. Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association c/o Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio. Online condolences at Siegert, Mary E. (nee Hoerst), beloved wife of the late Ralph Siegert. Loving mother of E. Bonnie (J. Starr) Carr, Gary (Susanne) Siegert, Fay (James) Thomas, Jeanine (late Russel) Meister and Joyce Siegert. Grandmother of Lisa Leap, Heather Gabriel, Eric Siegert, Aimee Cook and Matthew Thomas. Also survived by nine great grandchildren, six greatgreat-grandchildren, and one dear sister Betty Jaspers. Mary, resident of Harrison, was 91-1/2 years old and was a homemaker. Visitation was Friday at the Minges Funeral Home,

1 0 3 8 5 N e w H a v e n Road, Harrison, followed by funeral Mass at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, Harrison. Memorials may be directed to St. John The Baptist Catholic Church. Visit Patricia G, formerly of Hamilton, Ohio, currently of Harrison, Ohio, beloved wife of Reva C. Tidwell, devoted mother of David Tidwell, Kim Newman, Susan (Bob) Peak and Steve (Diane) Tidwell, cherished grandmother of 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, dear sister of Ron (Gloria) Alexander of Hamilton, Ohio, best friend to Mabel Pardon, preceded in death by parents August and Opal (Wilson) Alexander. As per her wishes, her body was donated to U.C. Medical School. Memorial services to be held at a later date. Memorials may be made

to Smile Train through the Brater Funeral Home, 201 S. Vine St., Harrison, Ohio, 45030. Visit William Verne Wright, 95, of Harrison, Ohio, died on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at Hospice of Cincinnati Blue Ash. He was a retired railroader, a US Navy veteran of WWII and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Harrison, Ohio, North Bend Lodge 346 F&AM, VFW Post 7570, the American Legion and the AARP. He was the beloved husband of the late Arlene R. Farmer Wright, the devoted father of Lou Ann Perkins (Robert), Angela M. Hill (Tony) and Kim Berning, the loving grandfather of Kristie J. Littlefield, the greatgrandfather of Alexandrea E. Begley, Kaitlyn Rose Hill, Dakota C. Littlefield, Michael B. Runtz Jr., Keith L. Johnson Jr. and Keyshaun L. Johnson and the dear brother of Betty Wagner and the late Wilma Felix, Violet Bockhorst, Dona and Wilson Wright. Visitation was Monday, J&D Herbert LLC sold to John A. Dixon, $98,000. Whitewater Township 10891 Bond Road - Daniel A. and Dianne C. Peters TR.,
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Jan. 23, at the Dennis George Funeral Home, 44 S. Miami, Cleves, where a service was held Tuesday, Jan. 24. North Bend Lodge 346 F&AM service was Monday. Interment with military honors was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cleves, Ohio. New, Austin - 79, Cincinnati, Ohio, died Jan. 18, 2012. Survived by daughter, Darlene Gripshover, Maysville, Ky. and son, Charles Austin New, Cincinnati, Ohio. Visitation was Monday, Jan. 23, at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, Harrison, Ohio. Funeral Services were Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the funeral home. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cleves, Ohio. Stutzman, Robert H. “Huddy” - 63, Sayler Park, died Tuesday, Jan., 17, 2012. Survived by mother, Evelyn Stutzman; and children, Sarah (Eric) French, Joshua Stutzman, and Benjamen (Brittany) Stutzman, Visitation and memorial services were Friday, Jan. 20, at Seifert-Harding and Brater Funeral Home, 138 Monitor Ave, Sayler Park, Ohio, 45233.

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Mary E. Siegert

The following legal actions were filed in Hamilton County courts and previously published in the Cincinnati Court Index. Lawsuits American Express centurion Bank vs. Dale Garrett, Cleves, for a money judgment in excess of $25,000. Leon Gabbard and Kelly Buchert, Harrison, sued by Denise Mullins for eviction, $1,200 rent plus $20 per day until vacated and costs. James Cross, Harrison, sued by Cavalry SPV I, L.L.C., for $1,482.40 with interest plus costs on an account. Darcy and Kristopher Giglio, Harrison, sued by State Farm Bank, for $8,784.53 with interest plus costs on a contract. Larry D. Hamilton, Harrison, sued by Postal Family Credit Union, Inc., for $2,844.63 with interest plus cost on an agreement. Pamela and Michael Petti, Cleves, sued by CitiFinancial, Inc., for $7,042.35 with interest plus costs on a ante. CitiMortgage, Inc., vs. Jeffrey M. Streckfuss, Harrison, for foreclosure and money in the sum of $303,717.14 together with interest. Shane and Michelle Court-

ney, Cleves, sued by George W. Fels, Receiver for Westbrook Village MHP, for eviction. Eric Hopkins, Cleves, sued by Ohio Receivables, L.L.C., for $2,171.14 with interest plus costs on an account. Jeffery Stewart, Harrison, sued by Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Inc., for $1,613.58 with interest plus costs on a account. Bankruptcy Arthur Scott and Heather K. Windsor, Harrison, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Harold L. Fredrick, Harrison, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Steven W. and Terri M. Bell, Harrison, filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Timothy Dale Worley, Harrison, filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Real estate transfers Crosby Township 7029 Hacienda Lane Kenneth A. Hauck sold to Charles H. Welch, $42,000. 7041 Long Street - Kimberly Garrett sold to Dennis Stahley, $40,000. Harrison Fischer Attached Homes Ii L.L.C., sold to Christina G. Hackman, $135,800. Parks of Whitewater L.L.C., sold to Nvr Inc.,

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$48,750. 595 Ring Road- Midland New Haven L.L.C. sold to Midland New Haven @3, $1,481,451. 9432 Tebbs Court - Nvr Inc., sold to Adam W. and Rohonda R. Benedict, $239,657. Fischer Attached Homes Ii LLC sold to Robert G. Deller,$117,800.00. Fischer Attached Homes Ii LLC sold to Janice M. Beetz,$139,145.00. Fischer Single Homes Ii L.L.C., sold to Tracy and Rosina Kreis, $194,130. 115 Fawn Drive - Harold F. and Carol S. Brown sold to Dupal S. and Harry R. Sr.

McCulley, $155,000. 504 Kater Ave. - Andrew J. Betscher sold to Jane H. Acra, $134,400. 608 Heritage Square Fischer Attached Homes Ii L.L.C> sold to James H. Eldridge, $123,400. Harrison Township 11303 New Biddinger Road - Bradley D. Wells sold Christina M. Crone, $115,000. 10462 Deertrail Drive - Nancy L. Francis sold to William C and Beverly A. Graves, $329,500. 8530 Lawrenceburg Road - Roger S. and Sherry L. Hamon sold to Thomas M. Montag, $18,000. 310 Whitewater Drive -

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During my Golden Age of Cinema (1895-1960). (1930-1950), there were thousands of movies made. Many of the films deteriThere mostly were silent movies with orated in the vaults they were stored in. music at the end released in 1929, but During the early years of movies, the film was made out of celluloid, which Show Boat was made to be heard. The was a colorless, very flammable mate- story was long and boring, but the rial made of nitrocellulose and camphor, music, especially Ol’ Man River, will which would disintegrate in vaults and endure. The film is about the stars of a show burn in a flash if ignited by the projector boat that plied the rivers of the country arc or other source of flame. in gentler and better times. These professional projectors The film in 1936 starred didn’t use sealed bulbs, but an arc Bill Louisville, Ky.-born Irene from two carbon sticks similar to Dunne (1898-1990) as Magnoa welding arc. The theater would Baird lia Hawks, Allan Jones (1907clear out when the film in the pro1992) as Gaylord Ravenal, jection room ignited. Many good and many more not so Helen Morgan (1900-1941) as Julie LaVerne, Paul Robeson (1898-1976) as good films were lost forever. Thank God the truly great classics Joe, and our Marilyn Knowlden at her like Gone With the Wind (1939) and The beautiful elegant best had a great part Wizard of Oz (1939) were saved because as Kim, a child in the convent school. the demand to re-release them brought Robeson’s version of Ol’ Man River is the best and it was his song all the way. them out of the vaults. The 1951 film starred the beautiful There also were a few wise film makers who saw the need to restore these great singer Kathryn Grayson (19222010) as Magnolia Hawks. I dearly great films. There were sequels made of several loved Kathryn after first seeing her in good ’B’ films, including the Tarzan Rio Rita (1942) at the Cherokee Theatre and The Thin Man series. There also when the film came out. This was an OK film, but not quite as were excellent ’A’ films remade after good as the original except for Grayson. several years. I usually consider the original film Howard Keel (1919-2004) played Gaybetter than the remake. The remade lord Ravenal, Ava Gardner (1922-1990) films that come to mind are Show Boat played Julie LaVerne and William Warf(1936 and 1951) and Little Women ield (1920-2002) played Joe. He sang Ol’ Man River OK, but not as (1933 and 1949). The novel Show Boat was written good as Robeson. A child named Sheila by Edna Ferber (1887-1968). The great Clark, with no other data had, an unmusic was written by Jerome Kern credited part as Kim at age four which (1885-1945) with the lyrics and stage was the only mention of Kim. Little Women was written by Louisa play written by Oscar Hammerstein II

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May Alcott (1832-1888). It is about four sisters coming of age living with their stern mother while their father is serving in the army during the Civil War. The 1933 version is slightly the better. It stars Katharine Hepburn (19072003) as Jo, Joan Bennett (1910-1990) as Amy, Jean Parker (1915-2005) as Beth and Frances Dee (1909-2004) as Meg. The mother, Marmee, is played by Spring Byington (1886-1971) and the father at war is played by Samuel S. Hinds (1875-1948). Our Marilyn has a brief uncredited role as Amy’s classmate. The 1949 remake, which isn’t too bad stars June Allyson (1917-2006) as Jo, Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) as Amy, Margaret O’Brien (1937) as Beth and Janet Leigh (1927-2004) as Meg. Mary Astor (1906-1987) is Marmee and the father is played by Leon Ames (19021993). It is with sadness that I mention that most of these great stars in all four films have ended their passing parade. There are only two left: excellent child stars Marilyn Knowlden and Margaret O’Brien. I am not sure about Sheila Clark because I can’t find any data on her. Bill Baird is a Whitewater Township resident who writes a weekly column about old movies and Hollywood trivia. His views do not necessarily reflect those of The Harrison Press, its editor or publisher.

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“Trucks don’t suck, they pull water via a syphon action.” Many areas of the township do not have a municipal water supply and firefighters face the challenge of providing water if a fire occurs, said Schorsch. To compound the problem, as the municipal water service area expands in neighboring communities who provide mutual aid, those communities are not finding it necessary to replace their tanker trucks, he said. Morgan Road residents have been promised municipal water for decades and are frustrated that it is taking so long. “If someone would have told me Cincinnati would get gambling before we got water I would have said ‘You’re crazy.’,” said Holscher. Trustees have been trying for more than five years to establish a township water district to be operated in conjunction with the township sewer district. A township water district could install water lines at a lower cost than municipal water companies. But the necessary agreement between township and county attorneys has taken longer than anticipated. The Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas is expected to sign off on the district soon.

My Field Marketing Organization’s name is Advisors Excel. Each year in January, I attend Advisors Excel’s “World Series of Sales” conference. I get to hear great speakers and learn new ways to grow my business and better serve our clients. Each year’s “World Series of Sales” gives attendees a wonderful opportunity to share their blessings and make a difference in the lives of others. Advisors Excel tries to leave every venue better than they found it. This year was no exception. They joined together to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission is – to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. A group of ~310 Financial Advisors at the conference raised ~$115,000 to have an opportunity to play a major role in the lives of several local children! Ella, age 4, bravely battling a brain tumor, wishes to have an outdoor playhouse that she and her siblings can enjoy. Ella’s passions include the color purple, Disney princesses, chocolate cake, arts, crafts and enjoying hours on end playing with her twin sister and little brother. Victoria, age 16, bravely battling renal disease, wishes to fly to New York City for an all-expense-paid shopping spree. She loves fashion and really wants to visit NYC as her family has roots in the city. Victoria’s favorites include the color blue, listening to music, science, and playing with her two dogs. Kyle, age 16, awaiting a kidney transplant, wishes to visit the Sistine Chapel, the Leaning Tower of Pisa ,and the Coliseum in Italy. He is a huge fan of gladiators and the work of Michelangelo. This would truly be a dream come true. Kristine, age 16, bravely battling osteosarcoma, wishes to visit Italy. A close childhood friend of hers moved there for a year to live with his grandparents. She would love to visit Rome, see St. Peter’s Basilica, and pray for her continued good health at the Vatican. When I think I’m having a bad day, I will remember the life struggles of Ella, Victoria, Kyle, and Kristine. In turn, my wish is that I will strive to make a better world wherever I am and enrich those lives I touch.
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12 sports events that Sarah says are awesome


was fortunate enough to attend quite a few sporting events in 2011.

They were full of fantastic sports happenings. Below are my 12 favorite moments. Why 12? Because 10 moments would not completely encompass the awesomeness that I was subjected too. 12. After being 12 points down, UC’s basketball team pulled off a final-seconds victory over Oklahoma in December. Who doesn’t love a final-seconds thriller? 11. Having the Yankees play the Reds at home on my birthday. It was considerate of them to have New York

in town for the first time in years on my birthday. 10. As far as college football goes, my heart is with Louisiana State University. (And not just because they are purple). I was able to see them play the University of Tennessee in Knoxville this year. And when LSU was decidedly winning in the second half, chants of “LSU! LSU! LSU!” drowned out the marching band for Tennessee playing their “Rocky Top” theme. 9. Being close enough to the bench to smell the Bengay at the LSU versus Tennessee game.

8. For their last home football game, UC’s marching band put on a great performance. The entire trumpet section did a choreographed dance to a currently popular song. It was the most entertaining marching band performance I have seen in a long time. 7. During the Cyclones home opener, a huge brawl took place. A brawl that encompassed everyone on the ice. Even the keeper on the far side skated down to flop on the dog pile. 6. Cheering for the Red Sox at Rogers Centre Dome in Toronto. And watching the dome open but wishing it

was closed because of the sudden temperature drop that day. That is right. I saw the Toronto Blue Jays play the Red Sox in Toronto and in Boston. That should have been a spoiler alert as the Fenway moments are next. 5. Seeing the Toronto Blue Jays hit a home run over the Green Monster at Fenway in Boston. Not because I have a special attachment to the Blue Jays but because the Green Monster is a really high green wall (hence the name Green Monster). 4. Eating Big Poppy’s hot sauce. Not only does he play baseball for the Red Sox, but he makes a pretty delight-

ful condiment. It is a Green Monster-style home run for my taste buds. 3. Being at Fenway. The crowd atmosphere there is indescribable! 2. Getting my first foul ball in May at Great American Ballpark. It helps that it was sleeting and there were about 10 people left in the stadium. But, I would like to think Jay Bruce who was personally thanking me for being such a loyal fan. 1. For anyone who saw this in person or on replay, I think it is an overwhelming top sports moment. Jerome Simpson’s front flip into the end zone at the Bengals

game on Christmas Eve. Not only did he hurdle a standing defender but he stuck the landing. It was inspiring. I am waiting for a pivotal moment in my life when I too will be able to hurdle someone for the win. In 2012, I firmly resolve, to have increasingly more amazing experiences, sports related or not. Sarah Minges is a graduate of Harrison High School and Miami University, Oxford. She completed an internship at The Harrison Press in 2005 as part of her studies at Miami.

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Q: Winter is upon us, should I be concerned about what salt spray from the road might do to my car? A: This is a very good question, and one that affects all of us. Salt is applied to the roads for a very good reason: however, salt spray is not a good thing to remain on the surfaces of our cars for an extended period of time. Salt can break down the coatings on our cars over time, and this can lead to exposed metal in areas – and we do not want that. It is important to remove the salt spray from your car. None of us like the white, hazy appearance that Ed Gerstner salt spray creates on the outside of our vehicles, but the outside of our vehicles is the easiest place to clean – and it may be the best protected area. If you really want to clean your car of salt spray, also focus on the following areas: 1. Pressure wash the wheel wells. 2. Wipe out the door jambs and the interior edges of your doors very well. 3. Pressure wash the underside of your vehicle. 4. Remember, rust starts from the inside out, so it is important to clean the salt spray from surfaces you cannot see when looking at your car (such as underneath your vehicle). Here at Randy Lane’s Auto Body, we offer full Detailing Services. This service is a complete cleaning of the exterior of the vehicle, all interior trim panels, windows, floor mats, door jambs, and inside door frames; engine compartment pressure wash; chip and scratch touchup, complete outer body buff and paint seal.


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Q. I have several chronic health issues and take several medications daily. I lost my job last week and with it my health insurance. Where can I turn for help with prescription drug costs?


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It takes a city to hold a good parade
Editor: On Dec. 3, the Harrison Recreation Commission hosted the Harrison Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. What a great time that everyone seemed to have- for our Committee it is a huge undertaking. It would not have been possible without all of our participants, volunteers, vendors and many people who worked behind the scenes. I thank the following and hope that I miss no one: Mayor Joel McGuire, Harrison Home Bakery, Knights of Columbus, Scott Jenkins, Joel Beck, Ken Kromme, Dan Losekamp and his group of merry men, Jim Robertson, Sean Maley, St John’s Singing group, Mia Williams, Walter Schunk, Harrison Police Department, Harrison Fire Department, Kercheval Family, Anita Doherty, Life Springs. Also: Terry Lane, Domino’s Pizza, Rusty Smith, Ed Babler Allstate Insurance, Leslie Schneider, Civil Air Patrol, Aaron Jaeger, Harrison Music Boosters, Harrison Drama Boosters,Jim Leslie, Harrison Street Crew, Laura Roell, Jenny Weaver, Lynn Crushman, Jan Toedt, Tracy Bond, Meg Potter, Cincinnati Popcorn and more, Grand Marshall- Robert Cummings of Harrison McDonalds, Harrison Veterans Color Guard, St John Cub Scouts 408, St John’s School and Parrish, Evolution Nutrition and Fitness Studio. And: The Coffee Peddlar, Cub Pack 293, John Black Towing, Girl Scout Group 40133 and 41325, Girl Scout Brownie Troop 41328,Harrison Music Boosters, Legacy Christian Church, Girl Scout Troop 49123, Special Olympics, Harrison First Presbyterian Church, Cub Scout 402, Relay for Life ,Paradise Island Salon, Harrison Moose Lodge 2633, The Harrison Outlaws, Harrison Jr Baseball, Southwest Ohio Athletic Association, Caroline Hall Henning Agency, Harrison Taekwondo, Hilltop Performance, Boy Scouts troops 402, Franklin County Antique, AFR, Girl Scout 40770, Jack & Nancy, Ace Water, Rick Ramey, Historical Society and Liberty Tax. I congratulate the float winners: Grand Marshall Award - Harrison Moose Lodge 2633; Harrison Recreation Commission Award - The Coffee Peddlar and Mayor’s Award - Relay for Life. I also thank the members of the Harrison Recreation Committee for the support they have given for all the events we had in 2011: Mary Faith Roell, Sally Kerr, Gary Trabel, Kim Vogelgesang, Jim Robertson, Tom Pack, Christy Tepe, Kandi Jaeger, Tony Burkhart and Mayor McGuire. Jean Wilson, Recreation Commission Coordinator Harrison, Ohio



Hylelites Thank goodness for rivalries
I’ve made no secret over the years of my love for basketball, so covering the Harrison Wildcats basketball team for most of the past 25 years has been a form of purgatory for me. There have been moments of some small success, but there has been even more mind-numbing failure. That said, last Saturday night, Harrison and East Central squared off in their annual battle at the Harrison Activity Center. The BoB arena hadn’t been this electric Hyle in two years, not coincidentally, the last time these two teams got together in Harrison. It wasn’t great basketball, but it was exciting - something we’ve thankfully seen more of in the past three seasons. EC lost its top player to injury earlier this year and was coming off a heart attack-inducing loss to South Dearborn the night before. Harrison also lost a tough game the night before, and its top player was ejected from the game, which meant he would have to sit and watch while his teammates took on their biggest rival. I can’t blame people for not attending basketball games in the same numbers that came years ago. People aren’t nearly as excited about watching who represents good old Harrison High. We sometimes lament that kids have too many options with their free time today, so we don’t see them organizing their own games in the park or on the corner lot. The same can be said for adults attending the high school games in insular communities such as Harrison - there are a lot of options. I guess we should be happy that, at least, we have the Harrison/East Central game to look forward to each year. I wrote several weeks ago about the Xavier and UC rivalry, well Harrison and EC is the same thing on a slightly smaller level. This year’s version featured two loud and animated student sections. It was the largest student turnout for a basketball game from Harrison in two years and they were all decked out in camouflage shirts, including camo warmups for the team. (I’m not sure if this was a salute to the military or to hunting. I have my opinion, but for once I’ll keep it to myself.) Since East Central won the football game between the two schools in August, the EC student section reminded the Harrison students of this point. Harrison’s rejoinder was to chant the name of Gunner Kiel, the quarterback from Columbus North High School whose team eliminated the Trojans from the football playoffs. A quiz of the Harrison students to identify Kiel probably would have drawn some quizzical looks from many of the students themselves, but I’ll give some credit to the chant leaders for raising the level of discourse. It certainly beat the vulgarism the EC students chanted for every perceived bad call from the referees. You’ve got to save that one for a really bad call, Trojan fans, not a traveling violation on one of your own. In my perfect world, we would have games like this all the time, not just once a season, but we can, at least, be thankful that we have Harrison vs. East Central on the schedule every year. They may not be the best teams in the area and the games may not be the best played, but who cares? Thank goodness for rivalries. They bring out our passions. Bob Hyle covers sports and writes a weekly column for The Harrison Press. He resides in Bright.

Can you hear me now, can you?
I have a confession to make. I talk once simple task of watching TV in back to my TV. your living room, several manufacturMy patient wife knows this all too ers have demonstrated controls for TVs well. My remarks usually are sparked that allow you to speak the commands. by some atrocious grammar error or Want to watch some college hoops? pronunciation mistake made by a “pro- Just say “Watch ESPN2.” Want to fessional” announcer or newsreader. know what Jim Cantore has predicted I am not above yelling at some for the Tri-Sate? Tell your TV politician who is avoiding a Jack that you want to “Watch the question or spinning some nega- Dominic Weather Channel.” tive happening into a something The TV figures out the for us all to celebrate. channel number, or if the serAnd don’t get me going on the fa- vice is from cable, off air or perhaps ther and daughter TV tag team telling from the Internet. me that they will put aluminum siding Samsung is building voice recognion the back of my house for free. Of tion into some TVs, and others are course my TV doesn’t listen to me. making remote controls that will reThat may now change. spond to your voice commands. Many One of the technologies that got a of these devices are not perfected. lot of attention at the recent Consumer Even some of the demonstrations at Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is voice the CES were plagued with miscues. recognition. While this technology has As with any technology, the bugs been around for a several years, incor- will be worked out and soon voice recporated into mobile phone auto dialers ognition will be as ubiquitous as touch and some high end automobiles, it has screens. been somewhat unreliable. Recently, Apple released “Siri,” an I, for one, have a hard time getting application for iPhone 4s that listens my phone to dial with voice com- to your commands and performs tasks mands.That is another column. like Web searches, appointment bookResponding to the complexity of the ing and meeting reminders. Perhaps this is the best example of how far voice recognition progressed. The reason behind the effort to add voice commands to TV is the desire to simplify controlling the myriad of options available even in a simple TV. Turning captions on and off, changing from cable to off-air reception, watching a DVD, or playing a game often require several commands. Because many TV manufacturers want to make TV the centerpiece of the digital home, they must find ways to keep the operation simple and intuitive. What can be simpler than just speaking your commands? So in the not too distant future when your kids ask the TV to “Watch HBO” they might hear, “I’m afraid I can’t do that until you do your homework!” Jack Dominic a Harrison Township resident, is VP at CET, Cincinnati’s Public Television station, a pioneer in broadcasting and online video services. You can contact him at jdominic@ or read previous columns at http://www.jackatcet.blogspot. com.

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Uncle is convinced that he’s getting gypped
It’s that time again folks. Are you one of those early birds who have already fired off your 2011 tax return? Hope you had all of your papers. Invariably I will get a phone call from one of my clients around the first of March asking me if the 1099 or K-1 form that they just got in the mail is important. Jim RoBeRtson Of course they had already succumbed to refund fever and filed their return the first of February. In that case the taxpayer is saddened to find out that they must amend their return and most likely pay some of that refund back. Let’s be clear. It is stated that employee copies of W-2 forms must be out by Jan. 31. While the federal instructions for such forms say that, they generally don’t enforce it closely. They are more interested in the timeliness of the filed copies which aren’t due until the end of February. Forms 1099 for interest income, dividends, rentals, miscellaneous income, etc. as well as Forms 1098 for mortgage interest or education expenses are generally supposed to be on the same schedule. These forms are not closely policed, again because the file forms for the government are not due until the end of February. K-1 forms which are generated by partnerships, estates, trusts and small corporations can not be prepared generally until the tax return is prepared for the entity that is issuing them so it may be late in the tax season before the taxpayer receives their copy. A word to the taxpayer is in order. You are responsible for your income whether you receive a document or not. There are procedures for filing taxes when W-2s or 1099s are not provided. Don’t resort to them on Feb. 2. The IRS will not accept these until after such time as they have not received their copies, which again is the end of February. The fabulous “Making Work Pay” credit has disappeared. So for those of you that eked by not paying taxes due to the extra $400 or $800 in tax credits allowed in the past several years, you might be out of luck. There is a new form on which to report capital gains. The form, 8949, is used to put down the individual sale transactions before carrying the totals to Schedule D where they were reported in the past. This no doubt is because the amount of stock transactions occasioned by investment brokers and daytraders has radically increased over the last few years. Uncle is convinced that he’s getting hosed on basis valuations and wants to be able to inspect each transaction if he so chooses. So if your investment broker was buying and selling at a fever pitch be prepared to have to back up each and every sale when preparing your return. If you claim mileage for business, medical or charitable purposes be aware that the rates for the year 2011 are two tiered. So you will have to account for your miles. Hint: Don’t try to claim 99 percent of them after July 1st, unless you didn’t start your job until then. Jim Robertson is a longtime Harrison resident, a member of Harrison City Council, and a weekly columnist for The Harrison Press.

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Reflection is key to improvement
Happy New Year!’Tis the individual resolutions. season when many of us We begin with questioning. critically examine our lives Have our past programs, and formulate resolutions tools and strategies worked that, if implemented, well? improve the quality of life. Where do our strengths Developing a resolution and weaknesses lie? What begins with questioning, areas need improvement? assessing, and prioritizing. For these questions and What’s for dinner? How can many others, reflection is I work smarter, not harder, required. during the work Each school in the day? district has developed From simple lauRa a priority for questions to the meyeRs educating the children more complex, of our community. assessment and We, educators, teach prioritizing is needed to for student success - success answer life’s questions. in academics and success in Webster compacts the life. steps of the resolution Crosby educators work process in the following hard to ensure that, as definition:serious thought; our students transition contemplation. The word from elementary school defined: reflection. to the junior high, they For educators, New Year’s have an understanding of resolutions are created in the practices that create August and practiced year in academic success, but, and year out. The process for equally as important, our creating school resolutions students understand the is the same as creating traits needed to building a character of quality. Before the school year began, we at Crosby asked ourselves: Is our character education program effective? After buildingwide reflection, we had our answer. act of caring, all of which have potential to turn a life around.” “If you look for the bad in people expecting to fine it, you surely will.” (Abe Lincoln) “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” (John F. Kennedy) Because of the depth of meaning and the diversity of character education traits addressed, it is obvious that more than just the students benefit from the message of the reflections. It is the hope of the Crosby Elementary staff that you, too, will reflect on the importance of reflecting. Reflecting is that which will make us and our lives, individually and collectively improved. Laura Meyers is principal of Crosby Elementary School .

Reflection - daily reflection - by the students
The daily reflection begins with the teacher. The teacher prioritizes the character education needs of the students, then composes or chooses thoughts to begin each day of the week. The daily reflection has been in place at Crosby since the onset of school. A few reflection submissions follow: “Too often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest


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Legion hails four for Americanism
The following students received the Yeager Benson American Legion Post 199 Americanism Awards in December 2011. December’s winners were sponsored by the Post Honor Guard. Lexis Dole, a student at Harrison High School, continues to be one of the school’s top students, said her teachers. Lexis had one of the school’s highest PSAT scores, is active in the Key Club, student council, volleyball, DECA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She took on a leadership role during the school’s food drive to benefit the Harrison Mayor’s fund. Lexis is the daughter of Mike and Risa Dole. Katie Eckstein, a senior at East Central High School, is a wonderful student and outstanding leader, said her teachers. She makes students feel welcome to the Family Career and Community Leaders of American organization, where she has been a fouryear member, they said. Katie has led many projects such as the Troops drive, Project Linus, raking leaves for the elderly and the North Dearborn Winter Formal. She has participated in FCCLA at the chapter district, state and national levels. She is also a member of the senior scholarship committee and Dearborn County CASA. Katie is the daughter of Joe and JoLynn Eckstein. Jacob Back, a student at Harrison Junior School, has a great heart and passion for excellence. His teachers rave about his work ethic and drive in the classroom. Jacob is able to maintain a 4.5 grade point average while taking the hardest classes seventh grade has to offer. He is a proud member of Team Cheetah and participates in basketball, football, baseball, track and golf. Jacob is the son of Mark and Miranda Meibers. Teyah McEntush, a sixth grader at Whitewater Valley Elementary School, has a big heart and willingly helps anyone who has a need, said her teachers. She has a gregarious personality and a good moral compass that allows her to be a positive influence in the classroom, they said. She is an avid soccer player, active in her church and babysits.


egional Big Sister of the Year Suzzi Romines is asking Harrison women to consider becoming mentors in 2012.

“As we begin 2012, many families are hoping for brighter days ... despite chances that they may face struggles and worries that often put pressure on even the youngest children in the family,” said Romines. That could have been her story, but her mentors led her to volunteer for 25 years as a Suzzi Romines mentor with Big Brothers Big Big Sister Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, which serves Harrison. “When I heard about Big Brothers Big Sisters, and how being paired with a child could make a positive difference, I knew I’d found where I belonged.” Romines has been matched with six young girls over 25 years: Melanie, Lisa, Maggie, Jenny, Paula and now, Searcy, 13. The two hours she gives each week is little compared to what she has gained by empowering young girls who are talented, excel in school and life, and can make a difference for themselves and others. Ninety-nine percent of children in the program are in school, substance-abuse free, and not involved in juvenile courts, she said.“My family cherishes the time with my Little Sister as much as I do. They realize how important and rewarding this relationship is.” Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Indiana. For Harrison and Dearborn County, contact Laura Rolf at 812-637-1235 or Regional Big Sister of the Year Suzzi Romines is asking Harrison women to consider becoming mentors in 2012. Romines has been matched with six young girls over 25 years: Melanie, Lisa, Maggie, Jenny, Paula and now, Searcy, 13.

“My family cherishes the time with my Little Sister as much as I do. They realize how important and rewarding this relationship is.”

Column unites women for talk about ‘relative’
Longtime subscriber Dorris Seeley Bourquein turns first to the twice-monthly Times Remembered column when The Press arrives. Recently, she came on Terry Viel’s story, “George, the Doughboy,” telling the story of World War I veteran George Ashley. Dorris contacted The Press and Terry called back, making sure she made a connection with his source for the story, Harrison resident, Marcia Nugent Grant. Marcia followed up her own call to Dorris when she visited Dorris’ home in Manchester, Ind. The two women discovered their unofficial “relative” status is through the marriage of George Ashley, Dorris’ mother’s brother, to Fern Hahn, the sister of Marcia’s grandmother. Dorris is George’s niece, and Marcia is Fern’s great-niece. Even though Dorris and Marcia are separated by one generation, they discovered many common memories. They had never met, but both of them visited Uncle George and Aunt Fern’s brick home on Park Avenue in Harrison. Both recall the large porch and the unusual mail slot in the front door, which ended in a glass box on the interior side of the door. For hours, they recall, the young girls admired the delicate objects housed in the china closet, as well as the clothes chute where laundry magically disappeared. Marcia has had Uncle George’s diary since Aunt Fern’s death. This is the diary that Uncle George wrote in every single day of his short stint in the Army, beginning March 7, 1918, until six months later, when the war ended. Marcia also has photos of unidentified people, and she shared both the diary and the pictures with Dorris on her visit.
Dorris looked at the photos and quickly recognized an image of her parents from more than 80 years ago, a photograph she had never seen. Marcia also gave Dorris a copy of Uncle George’s wartime diary. As the women parted, Dorris handed to Marcia a porcelain figurine of a pointed-ear dog from the china closet. The little dog represents a special memory both of them have of those days of gazing at the wonders inside that china closet. And, according to Marcia, a characteristic of their gentle Aunt Fern, who “never complained about all the fingerprints and nose prints of those curious little visitors.” Dorris appreciates that she has “met a lovely woman and made a new friend.” She goes on: Marcia and I are remembering together. My family who lived these childhood memories with me are all gone now, but I can smile and talk about long forgotten days again because Marcia lived them, too.What a precious gift she gave me this Christmas.” - Terry Viel

St. John’s offers preschool for kids 3 to 5 years old
St. John The Baptist Catholic school is opening a preschool for the 2012-13 school year to meet the need for additional preschool options, said principal Susan Meymann. Accredited by the Ohio Department of Education, the preschool will have a full-time teacher and teacher’s aide in the classroom at al times. The school is open to kids ages 3 to 5. The school will feature choice time at learning centers - religion, math, language arts, science and social studies. Group activity includes songs, games, discussions, poetry, guest speaker, story times, and large muscle activities. Break treats will be provided by parents, and preschool students will participate in appropriate activities during school. Enrollment also includes two to three field trips a year. Non-refundable registration fee is $75 per student. The 2012-13 tuition year, August through May, is $149 monthly. Payment is due the first day of each month, and a $25 late fee is assessed if not paid by the 15th. Registration forms are available at the school office, outside the church doors, and online at www.sjbharrisonparish. org. Registration is now through Thursday, Feb. 2.

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Folks flock to Harrison library for items, programs
Patrons borrowed more than a half-million items from the Harrison Branch Library in 2011, topping 2010 figures by 5 percent. In addition, nearly 20 percent more people attended programs at the branch in 2011 than in previous years. Overall, customers of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County borrowed more than 17.6 million items in 2011, putting total circulation for the year at nearly 8 percent ahead of 2010. E-books, e-autobooks, and other downloadable materials exploded in popularity, with use increasing 518 percent from 2010. Meanwhile, the library added 3,000 new programs to its 2011 line-up, which attracted 105,000 more attendants than the previous year. When 2011 ended, the library “closed the books” with more than 425,000 active library cards, 1.6 million customer computer sessions, and 8 million total visits, 1.6 million increase from 2010.


Around Town
JAN. 27 Dance with DJs Max and Joe Dance will be held at Harrison VFW, Friday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., 9610 Lawrenceburg Road. $5 cover charge. Music by Ollie and the Income Freeze Ollie and the Income Freeze will perform Friday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m., in the Canteen at the Harrison VFW, 9160 Lawrenceburg Road. There is no cover charge. JAN. 28 Belly Winter Fest The Renegades Band will provide music for, Belly Winter Fest on Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Harrison VFW, 9160 Lawrenceburg Road. $20/person. Harrison girls softball signups Signups will be held at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St., Saturday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Players age 5 through 19 from area communities including Indiana. Birth certificate required at sign-ups for new players. Contact Sonny Ross, 324-1447, or Debbie Huber, 367-5708. JAN. 29 Ham shoot A ham shoot will take place Sunday, Jan. 29, 11:45 a.m., at the Harrison VFW, 9160 Lawrenceburg Road. Sign-ups begin at 10:45 a.m. Chili cook-off Whitewater Valley Elementary School PTA will have a chili cook-off and family carnival Sunday, Jan. 29, 1-4 p.m. St. John open house St. John the Baptist School will have an open house Sunday, Jan. 29, 1-3 p.m. Visit St. Peter’s sausage and pancake breakfast St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1207 East Road, Brookville, Ind., will have its annual whole hog sausage and pancake breakfast Sunday, Jan. 29, 7:30 a.m. to noon. A free-will donation benefits the church’s education fund. FEB. 1 Paddle party A paddle party will take place Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m., at Yeager Benson American Legion Post 199, 10700 Campbell Road. Bring quarters and see what you get from Avon, Miche Bags, Tastefully Simple and others. Paddles cost $1. FEB. 3 Music by DJ Doug Hall; dance - DJs Max and Joe DJ Doug Hall will play music/karaoke Friday, Feb. 3, 8 p.m., at the Harrison VFW, 9610 Lawrenceburg Road. There is no cover charge. A dance with music with DJs Max and Joe will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the VFW hall with a $5 cover charge. FEB. 4 Harrison girls softball signups Signups will be held at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St., Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Players age 5 through 19 from area communities including Indiana. Birth certificate required at sign-ups for new players. Contact Sonny Ross, 324-1447, or Debbie Huber, 367-5708. FEB. 5 Ham shoot A ham shoot will take place Sunday, Feb. 5, 11:45 a.m., at the Harrison VFW, 9160 Lawrenceburg Road. Sign-ups begin at 10:45 a.m. FEB. 8 Harrison girls softball signups Signups will be held at the Harrison Community Center, 300 George St., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Players age 5 through 19 from area communities including Indiana. Birth certificate required at sign-ups for new players. Contact Sonny Ross, 324-1447, or Debbie Huber, 367-5708. FEB. 11 Relay wine tasting A wine tasting to benefit Relay for Life team Harvest A Cure will take place Saturday, Feb. 11, 7-10 p.m., at Chateau Pomeji Winery, 25043 Jacobs Road, Guilford, Ind. The cost is $15 per person and includes six tastings, appetizers and snacks. Call Dan Metz, 202-1354, Peggy Wolfram, (812)6372214 or Lester Sterwerf, 3676297. FEB. 13 Sons of Legion The Sons of Legion Post 199 will meet Monday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., at Yeager Benson American Legion Post 199, 10700 Campbell Road. FEB. 15 Pioneer Antique and Hobby Association The Pioneer Antique and Hobby Association will meet Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., at the Nathanal Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road, Green Township. A program call Liars Club will present antique items and have audience members guess their function. Call 451-4822. Legion auxiliary The Ladies Auxiliary will meet Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., at Yeager Benson American Legion Post 199, 10700 Campbell Road. SUBMITTED PHOTO/Harrison Press Legion breakfast Kathy Quinlan attended the Harrison Branch Library’s “Felt Zombies” program in Yeager-Benson American Legion Post 199, 10700 October. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County welcomed 105,000 Campbell Road, will have more people in 2011 than in 2010 to similar community programs. an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Feb. 19. The cost is $6/adults and $4/children under 12. Other Announcements Legion bingo Bingo will be played on Thursdays at Yeager Benson American Legion Post 199, 10700 Campbell Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:15 p.m. All-you-can-play up to 36 faces for $20. K of C fish fry A fish fry will take place every Friday at the Harrison K of C, 10490 N. State St. Fish dinners or ala carte sandwiches will be available. Eat in or carry out. ND Elementary kindergarten registration Preregistration for kindergarten has begun. Children must be 5 by Aug. 1, 2012 to enroll. Call (812)6568383 or (888)645-5718 or stop by the school to pick up a registration packet. Packets are due March 12. Only packets received by that date will guaranteed a choice of morning or afternoon kindergarten.

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Pray for the Herring family, Rueben died Jan. 4; Don and Carla Sterwerf, Jan. 5; Gary recently. They were neighbors of ours when and Bonnie Stokes, Jan. 30. we lived on Snowhill Road. Also pray for all the men and women in the military and their families. And pray that The following recipes are from Aunt Bee’s 2012 will be a better year for all of us. Cookbook from Mayberry: Sunday Dec. 18, was a beautiful sunny day. It was also the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Thelma Lou’s Finger Sandwiches A group from Rockdale United Methodist 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup butChurch went caroling. ter melted, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 teaspoon Some of those visited were Ruth SuSan onion salt, 1/12 teaspoon garlic salt, pa(Tootie) Baker, Ervin Spreckleson, prika, bread slices with crust removed. Florence Blades, Jim and Susan Terry With mixer combine the chess, butter, Terry. Along with the Christmas careggs, onion salt and garlic salt. ols, they delivered a poinsettia and a plate of Cut each slice of bread into 4 square cookies. pieces. Place a spoonful of the cheese mixture Those carolers included Pastor Jim Byerly, on half of the brad squares, and top with the Rosa, Renee and Alexa Brehm, Glenda Iaco- remaining bread squares. Top with another bucci, Kris, Kayla and Shelby Lutz, Debbie spoonful of the cheese mixture. and Joe Mueller. They sounded very good. Sprinkle with paprika and arrange on a Happy birthday to Ellen Suhre and Ken cookie sheet. Bake in a 400 degree oven for Burcham, Dec. 27; Joe Stokes, Dec. 30; Mar- 10 minutes. Serves 6-8. tha Harlow, Jeff Brown, Lorryn Rakel, Donna One-Punch Opie Pineapple Punch Elliott, Dec. 31; Opal Couchman and Mary 1-46 ounce can Pineapple juice chilled, Shupp, Jan. 1; Missy Terry; Joy Leibrook, 3 cups Apricot Nectar, 1 quart club soda, 1 Jan. 6; Dale Brown, Keith Hall, Jan. 7; Ann qt. Pineapple sherbet. In a large punch bowl Bibee, Tricia Jone, Jan. 8; Trudy Storch, combine the pineapple juice and apricot necDoug Esterkamp, Marc Schlemmer, Jamie tar. Milby, Jan. 9; Donna Bunnell, Diane Moore, Just before serving add the club soda and Jim Taylor, Jan. 10; Jackie Brown, Jan. 12. sherbet. Makes 25 to 30 servings. Happy anniversary to Ellen and Bob Suhre,



Wildcats whip EC for first time in 8 years
Harrison screams back from 12 to take Trojans 49-43
Bob Hyle Contributing Writer

Playing at home before its biggest crowd of the year, the Harrison Wildcats basketball team rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit and held on for a 49-43 victory over East Central on Saturday. It was the first win for the Cats over their Indiana rivals in eight years. “We played hard,” said Harrison coach Eric Ebrens. “A lot of that comes from Jake (Tarvin), even though Jake couldn’t play that game.” Tarvin was ejected from the game Friday night in a 46-36 loss to Ross. Tarvin was charged with an intentional foul as he tried to stop a Ross player on a breakaway, according to Ebrens. The Ross player pushed Tarvin and Tarvin reacted with a push of his own. Both players were ejected which calls for an automatic twogame suspension. For Tarvin, that meant the EC game and the Mount Healthy game scheduled for Tuesday night of this week. “I told the kids we’ve had to play a lot without Jake this

yea - pretty much the whole first half against Norwood,” said Ebrens. “We don’t want to play without him, but we can do it.” To beat the Trojans, young players stepped up, particularly in the second half. “I got on the sophomores pretty hard at halftime. They’ve had 11 games and they can’t use (their youth) as a crutch.” Sophomores Jake Urbanski and A.J. Glines helped key the second half run with Urbanski scoring seven points and Glines scoring 5. A third sophomore, Connor McCurley, scored five of his nine points in the second half. Press works for Cats The Wildcats pressed EC in the second half and the move worked to Harrison’s advantage. The Trojans turned the ball over eight times in the second half and missed 22 of 27 shots, while Harrison made 10 of 21 shots and committed just four turnovers. “I challenged Nick Steele at halftime, too,” said Ebrens. “He did step up in the second half, guarding (PayPHOTO BY SANDY MINOR/Harrison Press

Harrison’s Justin Conners shakes and bakes as East Central’s Grant Greiwe tries to defend him. ton) Stonefield. He’s the one guy (from East Central) who can beat you off the dribble. Nick did a good job with his length.” Steele also stepped up on offense and on the backboards, ending up with a double-double; 12 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Shane Page led all scorers with 15 points. Page had nine of Harrison’s 11 points in the first quarter, but didn’t score again until the fourth quarter. Against Ross, Harrison held a seven-point lead at halftime, but the Rams came out strong in the second half. Tarvin’s ejection didn’t help as the Cats were unable to get much going on offense in the final two quarters. Page led the Cats with 11 points and Steele added 10. “We just made too many mental mistakes, particularly in the second half,” said Ebrens. Harrison travels to Mount Healthy on Tuesday and hosts Norwood on Thursday night. A junior high wrestling tournament this weekend cost the varsity basketball team a home game over the weekend. Norwood beat Harrison in December 60-54 on their way to a 7-0 start on the season. The Indians have lost four of their last five games and are tied with Harrison and Talawanda for fifth place with 2-4 records in the Western division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference.

Wrestlers lose big, win big, fall short in tight one
Bob Hyle Contributing Writer

It was a mixed bag for the Harrison Wildcats wrestling team last week. They were beaten by Mason, the second-ranked team in Greater Cincinnati, they lost a close match to St. Xavier, and handily defeated Mount Healthy. Mason defeated the Wildcats 46-12. Three Harrison wrestlers won matches: Thomas Fay at 113 lb., Josh Gober at 138 lb., and Truman Gutapfel at 220 lb. Fay defeated Ruben Victoria at 113 lb. Victoria finished third in the state a year ago at 103 lb. Victoria had defeated Fay in three earlier matches. “That was a big win for Thomas,” said Harrison coach Chad Dennis. Gober moved down in weight at 138 lb. for the first time this season, and Dennis said Gober will remain there for the rest of the season. Gutapfel defeated Daniele Tedoldi, a state alternate last season with a first-period pin. “Truman’s just trying to stake his claim,” said Dennis. Three Harrison wrestlers had close losses: John Sittason, Tim Broderick, and

Matt Pruetz. “The score looked like a blowout, but I didn’t think we wrestled poorly,” said Dennis. The36-34 loss to St. Xavier bothered Dennis more because he felt his team should have won that match. “Mistakes cost us some big-time points,” said Dennis. Six Harrison wrestlers won matches including Tyler Napier, Fay, Broderick, Gober, Gutapfel and John Sittason. Harrison demolished Mount Healthy 69-9. Harrison lost just two matches, which Dennis said could hurt Harrison wrestlers for the Fort Ancient Valley Conference meet in another week. Harrison has a match at Elder on Thursday night and is at home against Lakota West on Saturday night. Seeding for the sectional tournament will be next Sunday. Because some Division I schools have dropped to Division II this year, there will be just two sectional tournaments in the Cincinnati area this year. “Being a district qualifier is going to mean a lot more this year than in the past few years,” said Dennis.

Girls’ take two; 6-3 in conference
Bob Hyle Contributing Writer

“Losing wears on a team,” said Harrison Ladycats basketball coach Stuart Scrivner. “A couple of wins can pump you up.” That’s exactly what the Ladycats got last week as they defeated both Norwood and Edgewood for the second time this season to improve to 6-8 overall and 6-3 in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference’s Western division, which places them in fourth place in the league. “We’ve got six games left in the regular season, and we’ve already beaten two of those teams,” said Scrivner. “Maybe we can show some improvement against the other four.” The offense perked up for the Ladycats last week. Only four players scored in the 43-36 win over Norwood, but three of them - Alle Salatin, Nikki Ferneding and Erica Knollman were in double figures. Harrison hit its first five shots against the Indians opening up a 17-4 lead, but Norwood clawed back and trailed by just four at halftime. Harrison got the lead back up to double digits in the third quarter, and it stayed there for most of the game. Northwest, a struggling program with just one victory this season, offered little opposition as Harrison won 70-28. Three more Harrison players were in double figures as Knollman had 12, Kaley Myers 11 and Salatin added 11. Ferneding was scoreless, but came up with seven steals. After making six of 10 three-pointers against Norwood, Harrison went six of 14 from the arc against Northwest. Harrison also made more than 70 percent of its free throws against Northwest, the first time this season they have shot better than 70 percent at the line.


Ladycat Kaley Meyers skies as she eyes the basket against Northwest.
“(Poor foul shooting) has hurt us a lot this year,” said Scrivner. Harrison needs a win over Edgewood on Wednesday to hold off the Cougars, who are a game behind Harrison in the FAVC standings. The Ladycats defeated Edgewood earlier this year, 41-33, at Harrison. Next Monday, Harrison is home against Winton Woods. The Warriors lost for the first time this season against Mount Healthy last Saturday and defeated Harrison earlier this year 56-25.

Football team looking for ‘O’ coordinator
The Harrison Wildcats football team is in the market for a new offensive coordinator for the 2012 football season as last year’s coordinator, T.J. Vonderheide, is expected to be named head coach at BoB Talawanda. Vonderheide, an Hyle East Central graduate, formed a relationship with Harrison coach Kent McCullough when they were teammates at Miami University. Vonderheide originally was brought in to serve as quarterback coach last summer, but assumed the coordinator’s job when Jim Barre left the position. McCullough reports he has been interviewing candidates for the job, and indicated there may be some reshuffling of the returning staff members. He said he hoped to have a replacement lined up sometime in February. *** It took a while, but The Cincinnati Enquirer finally named its all-city teams for the fall sports. Four Harrison athletes earned first-team all-city status; three in football and one in golf. The football players are seniors Kyle Nowlin and Marcus Woelfel on offense and Jake Tarvin on defense. Nowlin, who was named first-team all-state as a wide receiver for the second straight season, was not named as one of the all-city performers as a receiver, but rather for his all-around play. In addition to his receiving skills, Nowlin was a punt and kick returner, place kicker, and punter for the Cats. Woelfel was named as a first-team quarterback, and Tarvin was honored for his work at linebacker. Junior

Wildcat Notes


Josh Gober, 138 lbs., sizes up his Madison opponent. Gober was one of three Wildcats to win his match at Madison last week.

defensive end Truman Gutapfel was named honorable mention all-city. The other first-team honoree is junior golfer Johnny Vidal. Vidal was named to the all-city boys’ golf team after qualifying for the state finals in October. He also was the player of the year in the Western division of the Fort Ancient Valley Conference. Harrison senior Taylar Gerhardt was named honorable mention all-city by The Enquirer for girls’ golf. Bob Hyle covers sports for The Harrison Press. He resides in Bright.


Zuber sets most points in season for Ladycat swimmers
Bob Hyle Contributing Writer

The Harrison girls’ swim team lost to Taylor last Saturday, but junior freestyler Sammi Zuber’s win in the 50 freestyle put her at the head of the list for Harrison girls as she set records for most points in a season and in a career. Zuber broke the singleseason point record previously held by Amiee Glindmeyer, who earned 165.5 points in her 2005-06 season. Zuber, with a least four meets remaining this season, has 173.75 points. Zuber also passed Jo Hirlinger’s record of 468.75 career points from 2007-11. Zuber currently has 476.50 points. “Sammi is a sprinter and a very good one at that,” said Harrison coach Mike Brossart. “Going into this season, I told myself to let her focus primarily on those two events, the 50 and the 100 freestyle. It has paid off with her scoring more points for the team this way instead of having her try to win the 200 IM or the 100 butterfly.”

Double victory

The girls swim team defeated Ross and Northwest on Wednesday in a tri meet. Harrison had 71 points to 38 for Ross and 23 for Northwest. Swimmers who had season best times: Taylor Frank in the 500 freestyle, Emma Estes in the 200 freestyle, Anna Carnevale in the 100 butterfly, Hanna Neyer in the 200 IM, Morgan Baskirk in the 50 freestyle, and Anna Roell in the 100 backstroke. The girls lost to Fairfield on Saturday, but managed to defeat Hamilton. Scores were Fairfield 58, Harrison 22, and Hamilton 15. Rachel McIntyre lead the

way with two season best times in the 100 and 200 freestyle. Other good times were turned in by Ashley Michel in the 50 freestyle, Neyer in the 500 freestyle, Julie Kleiner in the 100 backstroke, and Roell in the 100 butterfly. Zuber provided the only first place finish for the girls in the 50 freestyle. The boys swim team defeated Ross and Northwest by a score of Harrison 72, Northwest 33, Ross 8. Brody Betsch continues to improve in every meet with another season best time in the 50 freestyle. Kyle Kinsel had season-best times in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, while Adam Graham did the same in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Two other swimmers with season-best times were Zach Chase in the 100 backstroke and Drew Kinsel in the 500 freestyle. Saturday produced very little in the ways of season best times. “We worked very hard at practice on Tuesday and Thursday night to get ourselves ready for the FAVC meet next week,” said Brossart. “We swam very tired on Saturday.”

Anna Carnevale takes a deep breath during the butterfly leg of the 200 individual medley in a match against Northwest and Ross.


Boys’ bowling team locks up second
Bob Hyle Contributing Writer

In the middle

The Boys also claimed second in the tri-meet: Fairfleld 72, Harrison 32, Hamilton 11. Ethan Roell had a seasonbest time in the 200 freestyle, with Ryan Stamper having a season best time in the 500 freestyle. Nick Kling provided the only first place finish for the boys in the 100 butterfly. Harrison’s top swimmer, Alex Hutchinson, was unable to attend due to a college visit.

The Harrison boys’ bowling team appears to have locked up second place in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference Western division after defeating Edgewood twice last week. Edgewood was tied with Harrison entering last week. Harrison, two games behind first-place Northwest in the standings, has completed its team competition with the Knights this season. Harrison’s high numbers continued last week against Edgewood. The team won against the Cougars 27692440 at Harrison Bowl. Dylan Wages led the way with the high game, a 259, and the high series, a 476. Tyler McCowan also had a pair of 200 games with

scores of 202 and 218 for a 420 series. Sean Maley added a 202 game. The score was a lot closer at Edgewood’s home lanes the next day as Harrison edged the Cougars 27942745 at Eastern Bowl. Four of Harrison’s five bowlers had 400 series in the match, led by Maley with a high game of 269. Throw in his game of 224 and Maley had a high series total of 493. Wages, Nick Johnson, and Chris Hans also had 400 series. Wages had a 242 game, Johnson had games of 209 and 204, Hans had a 222 game, and McCowan had a 205 game. “The boys rolled some really great games, particularly Maley and Wages” said Harrison coach Todd Sams. “They were on top of it.” The Harrison girls had to

be content with practicing this week. Edgewood does not field a girls’ team, and Sams was unable to find replacements on the schedule. The girls were able to practice at both matches, according to Sams, which could be beneficial in the long run because Eastern Bowl will

host the district tournament in February, and Harrison’s Gabby Grubbs has a good shot at qualifying for the district, according to Sams. Harrison has matches at Harrison Bowl with Mount Healthy and Sycamore this week.

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Harrison High School junior freestyler Smmi Zuber’s win in the 50 freestyle last week put her at the head of the list for Harrison girls as she set records for most points in a season and in a career. Zuber broke the singleseason point record previously held by Amiee Glindmeyer, who earned 165.5 points in her 2005-06 season. Zuber, with a least four meets remaining this season, has 173.75 points. Zuber also passed Jo Hirlinger’s record of 468.75 career points from 2007-11. Zuber currently has 476.50 points.

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Aurora Aspen Ridge, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, laundry hook-up, C/A, gas heat, equipped kitchen, fireplace, garage, $895/month plus deposit. 2 bedroom duplex in Call (513)532-8933. Aurora $450, 2 bedroom duplex w/garage and Aurora-Aspen Ridge 1 & basement, W/D hook-up, 2 bedroom, newly remodgas heat, & air, $600, de- eled, front and rear deck, posit & references re - loft, water & sewage in quired. 812-926-0256 cluded, all electric $495 & $545 month + deposit. 2 bedroom in Aurora 513-532-8933 ($600) ground level, equipped kitchen, A/C, gas Aurora: Very large, five heat, w a s h e r / d r y e r room apartment in downhook-ups. No pets. Rent town Aurora. $575/month plus utilities. application/lease required. plus deposit & utilities. 812-926-1200 537-9557 for appt. Harrison, 1 and 2 bedroom apt., Leasing special, Country Hill Apts., Studio $495, $595/month incl. wa4 bedroom in Lawrence$380, No steps, Carports, ter, sewer, garbage. Launburg, $900. 2 bedroom in Aurora, $ 7 5 0 . Laundry On-site, Across dry on site. Security deFrom Ludlow Hill Park. p o s i t required. 812-926-0468 812-539-4339 (513)335-7902.

Lawrenceburg, 1 bedroom near park and Laundro mat, fridge, stove, and utilities included. No pets Dillsboro - Maple Glen $155.00 week plus de 2 bedroom house, at Apartments, 2 bedroom posit. Call 812-584-4043. tached garage in Dillsboro, available. 812-432-5697 Milan. Maple Terrace $675 + utilities & deposit. Dillsboro Townhouses - 1 Apt. $525.00 p/month 812-290-7036 and 2 bedroom units avail- $525 deposit required. able with w/d hook-ups; no Spacious 2 bedroom 3 bedroom, 1 bath, comsubsidy. Call Quality Prop- apartments. Secluded pletely remodeled, Ad erty M a n a g e m e n t , area. Call 812-539-4000 dyston $750/month + deposit. Three Rivers School 432-3230 o r or Tonia 513-315-0140. 800-474-1920. Moores Hill: 2-bedroom District. Wont Last long. apartment in its own build- 513-604-6522 Efficiencies 1 & 2 bed - ing. Washer/dryer hook 4 bedroom, 2 bath, Aurora r o o m s i n up. Off street parking. a v a i l a b l e March 1, Lawrenceburg/Greendale. Heat, water, sewage and dead-end street, updated, trash paid. $575 month Deposit required. hardwood floors. $950 + +deposit. 812-537-0075, 859-512-3899 $1,000 deposit. 812-881-9692 812-655-9207 Efficiency Apartments - All utilities furnished plus dish. Nice upstairs, 1-2 bed - All electric 4 bedroom, 2 Apartment house com - room, 2 bath, all utilities in- bath with large garage in pletely remodeled, new cluded, private entrance Dillsboro $845.00 and a 3 windows, new furnace, with deck. Owner lives bedroom, 2 bath with large new central air, overlooks downstairs located be - yard outside Moores Hill park. References/deposit tween Aurora/Rising Sun, $795.00 including trash +deposit. required. Call $ 8 0 0 812-438-3563 for applica- pickup. All appliances in812-537-0775. cluded. 812-926-6025 ext. tion. 222. Greendale - 2 bedroom apartment, near park, Rising Sun fabulous 1 pool, etc., 901 Diana bedrrom, 2nd floor of 3 Aurora- 1 bedroom cottage Drive. Hardwood floors, family, riverfront. Refer - for rent, $375.00 plus utiliappliances furnished. Call ences/deposit, tenants pay ties, deposit required. 812-577-3093 leave mes- utilties, non-smoking, no One person occupancy. pets, many extras, must Call (812)577-0050. sage. Will consider HUD. see, $600 month. Beautiful large ranch for Greendale, 419 Ludlow, 812-667-7679 lease. 5 acres land, 3 bed1 to 2 bedroom, LR, DR, kitchen, huge yard, HUD, Rising Sun Indiana. Tak- room, full basement, 2 firesome appliances, $500 ing application for one & places, 21/2 bath, whirlpool table month + d e p o s i t . two bedroom apart - p o o l , ments. Quality living on $1350/month, $1350/de812-537-1037 no cats. the Ohio River with park p o s i t , Harrison - 1 bedroom like setting and grand 513-515-3133 apartment in quiet 12 unit View! Three on-site launbrick building, heat fur - dry rooms for your con- For Rent in Patriot 1 house nished. $ 4 1 5 / m o n t h . venience. No subsidized $400 + deposit, 2 trailers (513)236-7772. + deposit. housing! Call for avail- $ 3 0 0 Harrison - New Haven. 3 ability, appointments, 812-594-2807 room apartment. Equipped and further details. Greendale nice two bedor kitchen with pantry. New 1 - 8 1 2 - 4 3 8 - 2 3 0 0 room, two story home, flooring. Central heating 1-812-584-6266. large kitchen, living room, and AC. Laundry. Private Rising Sun, Convenient lo- dining room & large yard, parking. Very nice condi- cation at Sunset Apart porch w/swing $750 month tion. $ 5 0 0 / m o n t h . ments, 2-bedroom with + u t i l i t i e s , d e p o s i t . (812)623-2524. W/D & kitchen appliances, 812-537-5296 huge yard in back of comHarrison Move-in special. Newly plex. Applicants with refer- House for rent on Sparta may c a l l Pike, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, remodeled 1-2 bedroom e n c e s nice yard. 812-438-4499 w/patio or balcony, pool, 812-438-9659. wooded area $470 and up. No pets. (513)202-0715. Section 8 accepted.

Dillsboro - Maple Glen Apartments 2 bedroom duplex w/attached garage. 812-432-5697



Yorkville - 3 bedroom, 21/2 bath home, 1.5 acres, 2 car garage, 2 car attached garage, non-smoking, no pets, $1,000 month. 812-487-2775 after 6 p.m.

2 bedroom, 1 bath, all electric, on corner lot in town of Milan with all appliances included. 1 year lease at $485 a month plus deposit & utilities. 812-926-6025 ext. 222. Brookville, East: 2 & 3 bedrooms now available. Lot rent, water, trash pick-up included. In quiet park. 20 min. from Harrison. No deposit special. (513)896-5742. Nice mobile home for sale or rent or lease option to buy, set-up in Weaverʼs Mobile Home Park, Greendale. 812-577-0781 Small newer 2 bedroom, electric heat, central air. $450 per month plus deposit. No pets. Call (812)438-4491.

Office / warehouse / retail space for lease in Law renceburg, 1500 sqft to 5000 sqft. 812-537-1100. Office/Professional Space Available with all utilities included (new professional space). Phone 513-265-8460 for showings. Office/Retail space for lease, downtown Aurora, 2500 sqft. $1,000 month, 1040 sqft. $600 month, 900 sqft. $500 month. Will divide to suit. 812-926-1677

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BRIGHT: Must See this Immaculate 4 bd home with impressive tile and wood floor, awesome first flr Mstr suite, finished LL w/ game rm, bar and walks out to fenced ingrd pool. $349,900 MOORES HILL, IN: Brick ranch on 6.07 ac with 3 bd, 2 bath, first flr ldry, covered rear patio, full bsmt, 4 stall horse barn with water & elec, pond, fenced pasture $219,900 BRIGHT: Freshly painted 3 bd, 2.5 bath 2 story condo, central vac, loft, partial finished LL has bd & family room $117,500 Nr DOVER: 4 bd Ranch on 31 acres,hrdwd flrs, walkin closets, deck, outbldgs, 4 car heated garage, pasture ideal for horses, pond site $309,900 MANCHESTER: Perfect 22.4 acres for weekend retreat or perm. residence, great for hunting, private rolling acreage. $89,900 GUILFORD: Conveniently located private 8.3 ac of recreational & hunting land $39,500


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In Harrison, efficiency and 1 bedroom apartments, $375-$450, heat paid. Laundry facilities on site. Call for move in specials. (513)515-2569.

Harrison, OH-Tippecanoe Apartments, Spa cious 1BR $545.00, 2BR $625.00 remodeled, dishwasher, A/C, pool, very clean. 6 or 12 month lease, no pets. 812-637-1787, 513-574-4400

Harrison, 1-2 bedroom. Paragon West Apts. Private patio with breathtaking view of the valley. Free heat! $450 and up. No pets. Visit (513)845-4141.

We have an immediate opening for a PRN Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist. MMCH has an excellent reputation for clinical as well as customer service, if you are interested in joining our team please complete our online application at or contact Kathy Morford at 812-933-5259.

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Bright- 3BR, 3BA, end unit condo. Full In LL w/wout to patio, deck, 2 car att gar. Must see! $149,900. Harrison- Brick ranch on 5 acres! 4BR, 3BA, fam rm and bedroom in LL w/adj bath. 2 car att gar. $239,000. Harrison- Building lots in quality development. Minutes to 1-74 at New Haven Rd. Just a few remaining! Call Fred

Lawrenceburg - Elms Apts. 1 bedroom in nice quiet 18 unit brick building, free heat and utilities. One block from Hollywood Casino. $480 per month. (812)537-1716. Lawrenceburg 2 bedroom condo, new construction for sale, for rent, land contract available. Rent $925 month. 513-532-8933 Lawrenceburg 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhouse, laundry. 545 Front Street, $700 + deposit. 513-807-4056

We’re seeking qualified, customer-sensitive individuals to join our continuous improvement environment in the following areas: Physical Therapist in Home Care – full-time, days RN in Special Care – part-time with benefits, nights OR/CS Tech in Surgery– part-time with benefits, previous central processing experience preferred. LPN in Physicans Office – part-time with benefits, days Maintenance Mechanic – full-time, days

Bischoff Realty (513) 367-2171
We offer competitive wages and attractive benefits. If you are interested in joining our team contact: Kathy Morford at 812-933-5259. P.O. Box 226, Batesville, IN 47006 EOE

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Fantastic New Listing! Move in ready w/ new flooring, new roof, all new appliances and offers a beautiful fenced in backyard and open floor plan. All this home needs is you! $99,900. Call Dennis Bischoff, 812569-5819. B1604H


SR 48 to Bellaire Dr. Lawrenceburg, IN 1 Bedroom $500/month 2 Bedroom $600/month 3 Bedroom/Townhouse $775/month
Call for availability 1 year lease, Deposit same as rent. No pets, washer / dryer hookup. Lawrenceburg schools Close to Ludlow Hill Park. Apartments also available in downtown Lawrenceburg.


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RN - Full Time (72 hours per pay period) night shift opening on the Birthing Center. One year OB nursing experience required, Neonatal Resuscitation Certification preferred. PCA - Part time position - Evening/Night shift rotation including every other weekend. Indiana C.N.A. license required.

GREAT PROFESSIONAL BUILDING IN THE CENTER OF BRIGHT, INDIANA… EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS TO THIS GROWING RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY! Take advantage of the need for professional & retail services in this expanding bedroom community…medical, optical, fitness, counseling, legal, accounting & many other businesses could prosper in this beautiful professional building! Main floor leased to Bright Dental (long term). 2700 sf available upstairs for professional offices or retail space - elevator access. Owner will finish to standard specs. Asking $10.00/sq.ft. for lease, triple net, 5 year term preferred. For sale @ $599,000. Call Kathy for more information regarding lease or purchase. K3759.

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Looking Back
50 years Jan. 25, 1962 •The seventh annual West Harrison Coon Hunters Association met at the White Auto Sales Building on North State Street. •Brent Rolfes, 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rolfes, had a tonsillectomy at Christ Hospital in January. •Thieves broke into the Brickner Standard Service Station on U.S. 52 and took tires valued at more than $2,000. 45 years Jan. 26, 1967 •After 14 years of raising money, a new organ was dedicated at St. John United Church of Christ. •Orville Kinker joined the First National Bank of Harrison as a loan officer after serving as manager of the Western Finance in Harrison for more than five years. 40 years Jan. 27, 1972 •Dr. Loren Siefferman was the first person to receive a Distinguished Service Award by the Harrison Jaycees and was honored at an appreciation dinner. •Mr. and Mrs. Marrel Lail of Blue Jay welcomed home their fourth daughter, Carol Ann, born Dec. 16, 1971 and weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces. •A four-room house near Miamitown with large yard, electric, city water and outside toilet was offered to rent for $58 per month. 35 years Jan. 26, 1977 •The Harrison Ladycats were ranked the no. 10 girls basketball AA team in Ohio according to a United Press International poll. Team members were Rita Acra, Kathy Cooper, Ann Grubbs, Jane Shearer, Judy Smith, Linda Stegemann, Cathy Booker, Clara Fette, Jenny Kiefer and Tama Stoeckel. •Eve’s Massage Parlor in West Harrison was accused of being a house of prostitution and charges filed were filed in Dearborn Circuit Court. 30 years Jan. 27, 1982 •The U.S. Shoe Employees of Harrison Federal Credit Union celebrated its 25th anniversary. Since being formed in 1957, the credit union had grown to serve 219 members and had $139,000 in assets. •Icy conditions caused two cars to slide into a school bus on West Road hill near the entrance to Miami Whitewater Forest. The school bus had dropped off students and was empty. Three students in one of the cars were injured. Seven cars in all slid off the road. 25 years Jan. 28, 1987 •Seasongood Folding Box company celebrated its 90th year in business and its 40th year of being located in Harrison. •Herb Mays was named Wrestler of the Week for his 10-4 record in the 132pound weight class. 20 years Jan. 29, 1992


1967: St. John United Church of Christ gets new organ
•The Golsch landfill in Hooven continued to smolder after firefighters from 25 fire departments spend five days extinguishing a blaze. •Two Dearborn County teens were killed and three others injured during a onevehicle crash at the Harrison/Brookville exit off Interstate 74. 15 years Jan. 29, 1997 •Plans were being made by the Fernald Environmental Restoration Management Co. to re-inter remains of more than 20 Native Americans discovered in 1995 during an archeological survey. •Harrison street department supervisor Rusty Harrison was selected as the city’s employee of the month for January and received dinner for two at LaRosa’s and a cake from Harrison Home Bakery. 10 years Jan. 23, 2002 •Developer Michael Perleberg was seeking a zone change and permission to add a new entrance onto New Haven Road to accommodate a proposed apartment complex on 20 acres behind the Big Lots shopping center. •Developer Doug Meyer was seeking a zone change for 420 acres near New Baltimore where he wanted to build a 21-lot industrial park, 404-lot subdivision, a 2.5-acre retail area and 56 condominiums and apartment buildings.

Delivery person needed Wednesdays to deliver the Harrison Press newspaper to 13 business locations in downtown Harrison, St. Leon, New Trenton, Cedar Grove and Okeana. Must have valid drivers license and proof of insurance. Certified Nurse Aid Train- Pay is $50 per week. Call ing Course will be offered 367-4582. at Woodland Hills Care Center 403 Bielby Road, Driver - New Career For Lawrenceburg, IN. Appli- The New Year! No Experications will be accepted in ence Needed! No credit person only. This course is check! Top industry Free to those who qualify. pay/quality training, 100% CDL training Please, no calls. Class p a i d 800-326-2778 size is limited. Class A Drivers needed. Midwest Regional 38 to 40 Driver -Weekly Hometime. CPM Paid Orientaion. Paid Dry and Refrigerated. from 1st Dispatch. Full Daily Pay! 31 Service Cenbenefits $1,500 Sign-on. ters. Local Orientation. ONLINE TRANSPORT Newer trucks. CDL-A, 3 (877)997-8999. wwwDrive- months current OTR rience. 800-414-9569. Dedicated D r i v e r s Needed! Exceptional Pay and Benefits package. Driver Trainees Needed Run regionally, be home Now! Learn to drive for weekly! New Trucks in Covenant Transport! Earn 2012! Call T o d a y $800 per week! No experi888-409-6033 or visit on- ence needed! Local CDL line training! Job ready in 15 days! 1-877-649-3156



Drivers - CDL-A Drive with pride. Up to $3,000 bonus. Sign-on bonus for qualified drivers! CDL & 6 mos. OTR exp reqʼd. USA Truck (877)521-5775 Drivers - CDL-A Drivers Needed! Start up to .46 mile lease purchase available! Ask about our premium pay package! Call today! 800-441-4271 x IN-100 Drivers: Start up to $.41/mi. Home Bi-Weekly. CDL-A 6 mos. OTR exp. Req. Equipment youʼll be proud to drive! (888) 247-4037  Experienced PreHanger Wanted Production millshop has immediate opening for an experienced PreHanger in our exterior steel and fiberglass entry department. Send resume to or apply in person at Greentree Doors 891 Rudolph Way Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 between 8am and 4pm M-F. Experienced Tanker/Flatbed Drivers! *Strong Freight Network *Stability *Great Pay Every Second Counts! Call Today! 1-800-277-0212

RED GREEN LIVE - Hilarious one-man show. April 24th, 7 p.m., Victory Theatre, Evansville (1-800-745-3000); April 25th, 7 p.m., Embassy Theatre, Ft. Wayne (1-800-745-3000); April 26th, 7 p.m., Morris CenRG Transport is Hiring t r e , South Bend Class A-CDL. Full time, (1-800-537-6415) visit Part time and owner op- erators, *Great Pay & Benefits *Weekend Home Time *No Touch Freight *Paid Holidays & Vaca tions *Let Your Great CSA Daycare in my home. Score Earn You a $0.03 Southwest local schools. CPM. Call u s ! ! ! 15 years experience. Certi866-275-1454 or apply on- fied CPR and first aide. l i n e a t : Latchkey, infant welcome. Call (513)738-5331. Regional CDL-A Truck Drivers start at 42.5 cpm w/1+ years exp! 4-12 months experience? Paid Refresher Course. 888-362-8608 or Visit Equal Opportunity Employer



Residential Cleaning, you make the mess, weʼll do the rest. Insured/Bonded. Specializing in construction and estates. “Clean is my middle n a m e ” Ace Appliance, 150 Front St., Lawrenceburg, 812-290-4490 812-537-0032. RefrigeraSamʼs Saw Shop - works tors, ranges, washers/dryon chain saws & trimmers, ers, freezers. Recondi all models, experienced. tioned with warranty. DelivCall before coming, ery available. Parts and repairs also. Financing avail888-904-2237. able.


All autos wanted running or not. Top Cash paid to you, towing free. Must have title ready. Call 8A-6P, Mon-Sat. 812-926-9332 Save your back, Call Scrappin Jack, picking up appliances, metal, cars, etc. Call 812-571-0962.

 Be your own boss  Work a minimum of 6 daylight hours per day Must have vehicle with proof of insurance  Must be 18 years or older with a valid drivers license & social security card  Loaders and clerks are also needed
Delivery starts January 30th in Greater Cincinnati including Lawrenceburg, IN and surrounding areas.

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Hiring Regional Drivers For Out & Back Runs In the Florence, KY Area

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Highway Transport, offers great benefits, paid orientation, assigned truck & Pre Pass. MUST HAVE: 18 months current exp. or 24 mo. in the last 4 years driving tractor trailer. Some tanker experience within the last 5 years. CDL-A with tanker, hazmat and TWIC required “SAFETY FOCUSED QUALITY DRIVEN, our CSA rating reflects our commitment” EOE/M/F/V/D

Flatbed Drivers Your Career - Our Commitment to You; Percentage Pay-Run Less Miles- Make More. Home weekends, new freight lanes, 22 years dedicated service: Utility Billing Office/Cleri800-828-6452 cal, part time 25+ Monday Flatbed Drivers. New Pay thru Friday. Phone & ProScale - Start @ .37 cpm. fession Customer Service Up to .04cpm Mileage bo- data entry is required so nus. Home weekends. In- intermediate to advanced surance & 401k. Apply @ computer skills with dows XP and MS Office is 800-648-9915 a must. Utility billing and Foremost Transport is collections with general aclooking for flatbed, haul & counting. Opportunity for tow and pickup owner-op- advancement. Send re erators. Must own your sume to North Dearborn equipment. C a l l Water Corp. Attn; Office 866-764-1601 or wwwfore- Administrator, 7484 Christina Drive, West Harrison, IN 47060. GSG Trucking needs CDL Flatbed Drivers! Minimum WANTED: Life Agents! 1 year OTR experience. Earn $500 a day, great Home weekends, insur- agent benefits. Commisance, 401k, excellent pay. sions paid daily, liberal unForklift experience a plus. derwriting. Leads, Leads, Leads. Life Insurance, li800-264-5013,. cense required. Call Monday-Friday, 9-3. 888-713-6020. Independent Ohio licensed massage t h e r a p i s t Werner Needs Drivers needed. Flexible hours. Trainees Now! Tired of livGreat location and work ing paycheck? Stop the cyenvironment in Harrison, cle! No CDL! No Problem! Ohio. Please c a l l 16-day CDL training (513)919-5765 to schedule w/Roadmaster! Call Now! 1-866-467-1836 an interview. Receptionist / Optometric Assistant full time. Duties include; computer entry, billing, insurance, phones, ordering materials and eyewear dispensing. Every other Saturday. Pay commensurate with experi ence. Will train. Send resume to: Michael Ringel, 1003 Harrison Ave., #100, Harrison, OH 45030 Woodland Hills Care Center is hiring Certified Nurse Aids. Ft and PT positions available. Please apply in person at 403 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, IN

Daycare located off of Highway 50 between Dillsboro and Aurora. Snacks/lunch, early curriculum, outside playtime, before/after school, quality care, reasonable rates. Miss Sabrina All Seasons Learning Small Fleet Owners & 812-290-5309. Customized Tutoring ServOwner Operators; Lease KidzR Us State Licensed ices, One-On-One or your trucks to CRST MADaycare is proud to an Small-Group Lessons, All LONE Liability/Cargo Innounce we are now Level Ages Welcome! Contact surance - Paid Fuel Dis2 with Paths to Quality. Melissa Hess, Licensed count Program to $.50 per Now accepting enroll - Teacher: gallon 100% Fuel Sur ments. Located near DCH. (812)584-3421,(513) charge - Paid Rate per 812-539-2854 846-3169, mhess@all mile averaging over $2 per loaded mile - 75% Paid Provide Daycare & Pre- Weekly 877-531-2009 school together. Provide www.allseasonslearning.c all meals, have activities, om Stone Belt Freight Lines large fenced play yard, Needs Owner Operators any shift available, great “Can You Dig It?” Heavy Now! Run 48 & Canada. rates. Call anytime Equipment School. 3wk Percentage Plus 100% 8 1 2 - 9 2 6 - 0 2 0 7 o r training program. Back Fuel Surcharge. Plate Pro- 812-717-0700. hoes, bulldozers, track gram & Insurance Availhoes. Local job placement able. Call Kelsey asst. Start digging dirt 1-800-489-2332. now. 866-362-6497 RV, motorized, Haul N Tow lowboy units needed! Deliver trailers, boats, RVʼs and anything on wheels! $2,000.00 sign on Bonus! Go to

Black Lab/Retriver w/white chest/front paws, approx. 120lbs, has tags on black/orange/yellow collar, named Sam. Lost 12-28-2011, Kaiser Dr., Manchester. Reward, if found call 812-290-6301 anytime.

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We buy and haul junk cars & trucks with titles. Call Gun Show!! Crown Pointe, 812-621-0961 or email IN - January 28th & 29th, davesautosalvage@dishLake County Fairgrounds, 889 Court St., Sat. 9-5, We buy cars, trucks, moSun. 9 - 3. For information, torcycles, atvʼs, boats and call 765-993-8942. Buy! more. Paying top dollar, Sell! Trade! C&J AutoWorld, US 50 Remington Sportsman, Aurora, IN. Call 7 days a model 48, 12 gauge, skeet week 812-655-9392 or 513-608-0034. barrel. 812-926-0964

Beautiful American Bull Dog pups, 9 weeks old, 94 Blazer, 4-wheel drive 1st shots/wormed, 2M, 1F, $1295, 744-3844. $250 each. 8 month old pups, all shots, 2F, $150 each. 513-218-9484



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“You got the drive, We have the Direction” OTR Drivers - APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass. Pets/passenger policy. Newer equipment. 100% Touch. Zumba Instructor Wanted N o flexible schedule. Indiana 1-800-528-7825. Academy of Martial Arts. 812-539-4800 or 513-290-3950 Work On Jet Engines Train for Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap proved. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. AC0901 Call Aviation institute of Maintenance 888-242-3197



Located in Harrison, $50 Hay - grass mix, small for basic return, fast turn- s q u a r e bales. around. 812-576-4603 Call today (513) 403-0505 Mike Miller Decorating - Synthetic Gypsum availInterior & exterior paint- able locally for agriculture. ing, drywall repair, wall- EPA Approved. Increases paper removal, paper crop yields. Help control hanging. 25 years experi- erosion. 2011 pricing exCall ence. Free estimate. t e n d e d . 513-442-5606. (513)205-0797. Property SVCS. Free Estimates, Experienced Staff, Furniture Assembly, Clean-outs, Painting, Drywall, Flooring, Minor Electrical & Plumbing, Garage Cleaning & Finishing. 812-577-3093. Discounts for veterans!

HIGH SCHOOL DI PLOMA! Graduate in 4 weeks! FREE Brochure. Call Now! 1-800-532-6546 ext. 837 www.Continenta- Bad teeth? Extractions 1-A Landscaping - Snow and immediate dentures Removal. Topsoil, gravel, while you sleep. Take one sand, mulch delivery. Yard small pill. Low fees. Dr. services & tree cutting. Levin. Info and photos Veteran owned and Call ated. Licensed and in (317)596-9700. sured. Member Cincinnati Absolutely no trespassing BBB. of any kind for any reason. Fire wood for sale, will dewww.lawnshark.yolasite. No exceptions. Not re - liver. 812-438-2176 com sponsible for accidents, in(513)607-8672. juries or personal property. Brater Brothers Painting Violators will be prose Celebrating 15 years in cuted at their own ex business and offering pense. Property located at Always buying antiques, 15% off interior painting 8692 Willey Rd., Harrison, collectibles, jewelry, old through February 2012. OH. Molly Jansen, Cathy coins, old military, uni Call for free estimate. Maher, Mary Ison. forms, medals, weapons, (513)738-2909. etc. ,27 Absolutely no trespassing, swords, helmets Call Bob hunting, fishing, swim - years experience. Greendale Self - Storage ming, trapping, horseback at (812)637-5369. Indoor storage available riding, woodcutting, motor24 hour access. Call ized bikes, quad runners, Wanted Diabetic Test (812)537-3131 o r or 4-wheelers allowed for Strips. Paying up to $20 any reason. Not responsi- per 100 strips. Call (812)637-1787. ble for accidents or injury 1-888-659-9596 www.diaHers & His Professional Services grass cutting, to anyone, Violators will be prosecuted at their own Wanting to buy used gontrash removal & home expense to the full extent dola store shelving. Need cleaning, partners in life of the law on the property 2/20ft double sided runs and in business. We are honest, dependable peo- of G.E. Stacy, 27357 with all hardware and ple working for you. Stacy Lane, 1905 Pinhook backboard, and 1/20ft run Please give us a chance Rd., West Harrison, Ind., of single sided shelving for 47060. wall. Also looking for store to earn your business. front on busy street to l Thank You Bonnie & ease for closeouts and Steve. Call 513-703-4416 fireworks and Halloween & 513-309-9460. merchandise. Possible Jim Jones Painting 8-months lease each year. Int/Ext. Wallpaper re Please call 812-593-4308 moval, we paint catheleave message. dral ceiling. Refs. 25 years exp. HVL, Harri son/Dearborn. HVL resident. 812-539-4929 For Sale Craftsman 18 HP 513-379-4204, Insured. Garden Tractor, 4 ft grader Kathy Meyer, CPA Indi- blade, 44 inch deck, many new parts, $450. vidual Tax Preparation In business for 10 years, 812-926-4151


1-Firewood - Seasoned, mixed, no junk wood, over a year old, wood kept in barn. Pick up or delivery. Cell (513)382-4094, (513)367-9095.


Smoke & Danica started in karts. Your child should too! Come to the Go Kart Swap Meet Feb. 4, 2012 7a.m.-3p.m. Clark Co. Fairgrounds, Springfield OH visit

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Card of Thanks I want to thank everyone for their cards, flowers, gifts, phone calls and food for my 90th birthday, January 8, 2012. This made a very special time for me. God Bless Frances Borgman



Notice The annual financial report of the Western Joint Ambulance District for 2011 has been completed. The report will be available for inspection by contracting the clerk, Robert H. Grauvogel, 7196 Morgan Road, Cleves, Ohio 45002. 4-1tc Notice The Franklin County Water Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. there are two Board Members running for Re-elction at this time. Any member that would like to apply for one of these positions may pick up an application at the Franklin County Water office which is located at 559 Main St. in Brookville. The deadline to do so is February 14, 2012 at 4 p.m. 3-2tc




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JTM adds turkey products
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JTM Food Group, Harrison, has added seven new turkey products to its food service lineup specializing in great tasting, fully cooked, better-foryou menu solutions for the food service industry. The new turkey products will serve restaurant, healthcare and military food service customers, joining more than 4 5 0 food items on the JTM food service menu, and reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to stay one step ahead of the marketplace. “Turkey is a delicious, healthy alternative to beef,” said Tracy Boggs, registered dietitian and director, National Healthcare Sales, for JTM Food Group. “By adding these outstanding turkey products to our menu, we hope to provide our customers an easier way to create great tasting and healthier dishes their diners will love.” New turkey products: ■turkey■taco■filling:■this■ ■ skillet-style■taco■filling■is■ made■using■ground■turkey,■ onions,■garlic,■and■authentic■Mexican-style■seasonings; ■shredded■Chipotle■tur■ key:■shredded■turkey■ blended■in■a■zesty■ Chipotle■with■onions,■red■ bell■peppers,■corn■ and■ green■ chilies; ■■turkey■ patty:■a■2.7■oz.■ juicy■patty■made■with■ ground■turkey■and■grill■ seasonings■to■deliver■a■ great-tasting,■fresh■off■the■ grill■taste■and■texture; ■turkey■meatballs:■ground■ ■ turkey■combined■with■fresh■ breadcrumbs,■Romano■and■ Parmesan■cheese,■onions■ and■seasonings; ■turkey■sausage■gravy:■ ■ ground■turkey■blended■ with■seasonings■and■spices■to■create■a■flavorful■and■ juicy■sausage■patty; ■turkey■crumbles:■ground■ ■ turkey■fully■cooked■and■individually■quick-frozen.■ Great■for■any■recipe■calling■ for■ground■turkey■-■chili,■ taco,■pasta■sauces,■sloppy■ joe■and■more. ■turkey■BBQ:■tender,■ ■ shredded■turkey■blended■in■ a■sweet■and■tangy■barbecue■sauce■with■seasonings■ and■spices. All of these items are conveniently packed and are fully cooked. For a complete listing of JTM’s turkey offerings, visit www.jtmfoodgroup. com. Family owned and operated since 1980, JTM Food Group specializes in menu solutions that deliver great tasting, fully cooked, better for you foods that yield superior results for the food service industry. JTM invites food service operators to work with the company to create great dishes together. Focused on customer service, quality and innovation, JTM serves thousands of schools, restaurants, military and government organizations, and food distributors and retailers throughout North America. For more information, visit

Hamilton County Park District Accountant Thomas Lowe, left, and chief financial officer Rebecca McDonough receive the “Auditor of State Award with Distinction” presented by Christa Criddle, with the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office.

Park district earns award for financial reporting
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The Hamilton County Park District has received two awards for outstanding financial reporting. The “Auditor of State Award with Distinction” was given to the Park District by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost. It is only awarded to entities who meet all financial reporting requirements, and receive a clean audit report with no findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses or significant deficiencies. The park district also received the Government Finance Officers Association’s “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.” The certificate is awarded to government organizations whose comprehensive annual financial reports achieve the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting. Both awards are for the 2010 fiscal year audit and comprehensive annual financial report.

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Local jeweler wins award for original design
Convention in Columbus, Ohio, with many attendees from various parts of the country. The 14 entries in each category are judged by peers in the jewelry industry including other manufacturers. The winning design, shown here, has a centerpiece gemstone, an elongated octagonal emerald cut, bi-color blue and green Amethyst Quartz, weighing 42.68 cts. and with approximately 1.50 cts. of white diamonds. Their previous winning design showcased a Caribbean Splash color Drusy Quartz with diamonds and rubies. Bacovin Jewelers, is nestled in Harrison Towne Plaza on Stone Drive, in Harrison, Ohio. They are one of the few remaining jewelers that actually repair, restyle, restore and design fine jewelry completely from start to finish right on the premises. For more information

Like jewelry? Richard Bacovin Jewelers received second place this year by the 2011 MidAmerica Jewelers Association for one of their unique, one-of-a-kind designs. The contest is held each year at the Mid-America Jewelers

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Ivy Tech Corporate College has recently launched online ICD-10 compliance training, as required for nationwide health care reform, mandating all health care providers to be ICD-10 compliant by Oct. 1, 2014. ICD-10 is a nationwide upgrade of the ICD-9 medical records coding system used by health care providers nationwide. ICD-10 helps reduce costs and improve quality of care to patients, as well as provides essential data for organizations to measure service quality, safety and efficiency.

Ivy Tech offering online training for health care providers
Health care providers who upgrade to ICD-10 will be better aligned with worldwide coding standards and will be able to provide an earlier prediction of health threats on a local, regional, statewide, national or worldwide basis. Ivy Tech will provide three tiers of training for health care providers, all accessible online, including seminars for executives and management, coder assessments to evaluate baseline knowledge of current staff members, biomedical clinical programs and ICD-10 code training. The three tiered approach provides biomedical science assessments complete with detailed reporting and subsequent refresher courses with ICD-10 concepts built in. This allows current coders to assess in advance, giving them time to review concepts in Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Medical Terminology providing a much higher likelihood of success once they begin the actual ICD-10 training. The training will be offered in partnership with Career Step and YES-Health Information Management Consulting, and will be based upon recommendations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as the American Health Information Management Association. For more information, please visit icd-10. Also, only two training opportunities remain to participate under the grant in the short-term, 6 month online Health Information Technology program, launched in July 2011, focused on training individuals to fill a much needed gap in today’s health care workforce. Working professionals with a background in either Healthcare or Information Technology are now eligible to participate in the 6-month training program in a collaborative partnership between Ivy Tech and Cuyahoga Community College. The cost of the 6-month online training is $1,597 and significant scholarship funding is available for eligible participants, while it lasts. The training includes several dif-


ferent tracks, including practice workflow and information management redesign specialists, clinical/practitioner specialists, information support specialists, implementation managers, technical/software support staff and trainers. Interested students may apply by completing an online application at These programs are short-term, noncredit certificates and incorporate a hybrid delivery model which combines faceto-face lectures with industry experts and hands-on labs.

Basics of property taxes
Paying property taxes is a necessary side effect of home ownership. Across the United States and Canada, residents are required to pay property taxes based on an assessment of their homes’ value. Taxes on land and the buildings on it are one of the biggest sources of revenue for local governments. In the United States, property taxes are not imposed by the states, but by the smaller governing bodies in cities, towns, townships, counties, and other jurisdictions. In Canada, property taxes, or milliage taxes, are levied by the jurisdiction in which the property is located. They may be paid to a federated state or a municipality or the national government. Sometimes multiple jurisdictions may tax the same property. Although the taxes are mandated by a higher governing power, the rate at which you pay taxes could be based on a very local assessment of the area in which your house is located and the current market conditions. An assessor will visit a home, usually prior to purchase, and make a determination on the percentage of tax to be paid depending on the condition of the home, the improvements that have been made and the climate of the economy in your particular town or city. Property taxes are usually calculated by taking the assessed value of your home and multiplying it by the tax rate that has been determined by your local government. While no one can “legally” escape paying property taxes, there are several ways to have them lowered. Getting your home reassessed is one such way. Individuals who have reached a certain age may be eligible for certain discounts on property taxes. But this may require a very low income to qualify. There are also some tax credits or homestead exemptions that may qualify you for a limited assessed value on the property. According to data from the Tax Foundation and Forbes, areas of New Jersey, New York and Illinois boast some of the highest property taxes. Residents of Hunterdon County, New Jersey paid on average $8,600 a year between 2005 and 2009. Those in Lake County, Illinois pay around $6,500. People living in Westchester County, New York can plan on spending $8,400 per year. Statistics indicate that homes located in Ontario cities in central Canada have the highest property taxes. Toronto residents, for example, pay an average of $3,900. In this tough economy, lowering property taxes (which are generally rolled into the mortgage amount for ease of payment) could substantially reduce bills. As many as 60 percent of properties across the United States are overassessed, according to the National Taxpayers Union, a nonprofit group that promotes lower taxes. If you suspect your property taxes are high, here are the steps to take. ■Get■a■copy■of■your■prop■ erty■tax■assessment■from■ the■local■assessor’s■office■ and■double-check■all■the■ information■contained■to■ see■if■it■is■correct. ■Check■the■assessments■ ■ of■five■comparable■homes■ that■have■sold■in■your■ neighborhood■in■the■last■ three■years. ■An■independent■apprais■ er■can■also■provide■you■accurate■information■at■a■ cost.■Make■sure■he■or■she■ is■licensed■with■the■National■Association■of■Independent■Fee■Appraisers■or■by■ the■American■Society■of■ Appraisers. It’s not possible to lower the property tax rate, just the assessed value of the home through an official appeal. There may be fees associated with this appeal, however. Some home improvements will increase the value of your home and, in turn, your property taxes. Here are some of the most common culprits: ■extra■stories■to■the■home ■ ■out■buildings,■like■a■ ■ guest■house ■sports■courts,■like■tennis ■ ■installation■of■an■in■ ground■pool ■improvements■to■fencing ■ ■addition■of■a■garage■or■ ■ another■room■on■the■home A change in the status of a neighborhood can also give rise to higher property taxes. An influx of new residents or new construction of stores and homes can have a major effect on the assessed value of your home.

Hamilton speaker for Ind. Chamber dinner
The Chamber’s 2012 Legislative Dinner cuts through the partisan political atmosphere that is so prevalent today with a presentation from former Hoosier congressman and longtime statesman Lee Hamilton. The annual pre-dinner reception offers an opportunity to interact with Indiana legislators and other policy leaders. Hoosier business leaders, legislators and statewide leaders will be able to hear from Hamilton, the featured speaker at the 2012 Indiana Chamber Legislative Dinner, on February 15 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis. During his time in Washington, Hamilton was chair of a number of committees, including the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. A Democrat, he represented Indiana’s ninth district in southern Indiana. Following his career in Congress, Hamilton was involved with several governmental advisory boards, including the 9/11 Commission and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In addition to Hamilton’s insights, Legislative Dinner attendees will get to mix and mingle with Indiana legislators. With important legislation being considered by the 2012 Indiana General Assembly, it’s vital for Hoosiers to interact with policymakers and communicate their priorities. A limited number of tables and individual tickets are available for purchase. A single ticket for the dinner (including a ticket to the reception) is $149. A table of eight, which includes admission to the reception, is $995. This event is brought to you by Eli Lilly and Company. Gold sponsors include Comcast Business Class and Ice Miller LLP. Silver sponsors are AT&T; Bose Public Affairs Group LLC; Delta Dental Plan of Indiana; French Lick Resort; Lincoln Financial Group; NIPSCO; Pfizer; Roche Diagnostics Corporation; Smithville Communications, Inc.; and Zimmer, Inc.

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When the time comes to make New Year’s resolutions, the conventional wisdom is to focus on weight. Such wisdom is understandable, as many people spend the holiday season indulging in big meals and all the treats synonymous with having fun. While it’s acceptable to make healthy resolutions, a slimmer waist and a healthier diet should not be the only goals for the year ahead. In light of the last several years, it’s important for men and women to make financial resolutions for the year ahead, too. No one can say with certainty when, or if, the economy will rebound, and men and women should look at the New Year as a suitable time to make some financial resolutions for the future. Reassess your investment plan. Since 2008, the market has been up and down like a roller coaster. Those who have weathered the storm have no doubt witnessed big gains and significant losses over the last few years, and the turn of the calendar is a great time to reassess investments and possibly make some changes. Are you taking on more
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risk than you’re comfortable with? Is your portfolio too conservative? How well are you diversifying? Look at your investments from every angle and determine if it’s time to make some changes. Resolve to be more liquid. A 2011 poll from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling found that 64 percent of Americans would need to utilize a source other than their savings account to pay for a $1,000 unplanned expense. That percentage illustrates that most adults just don’t have enough cash on hand. This year, resolve to be more liquid. Being more liquid enables you to more effectively handle emergencies, and it also helps you avoid being forced to sell investments at the wrong time. Shake things up. If you rely on one individual to handle all of your financial needs, such a practice needs to change. No matter how much you trust this person, don’t fall into a trap where one person acts as your financial svengali. Such an arrangement proved very costly to those men and women who trusted the likes of Bernie Madoff, a once-prominent financier who turned out to be nothing more than a criminal mastermind orchestrating history’s largest Ponzi scheme. This year, if you haven’t done so already, make sure your financial advisor, money manager, custodian, and trustee are all different people. Negotiate lower rates. Use the onset of the New Year as a chance to negotiate newer and lower interest rates on existing loans or credit cards. If you have exercised financial responsibility over the last 12 months, paying down debts and paying all bills on time, this is the perfect time to negotiate lower rates and reap the rewards of your good behavior. Don’t invest in anything you don’t understand. Too often investors get caught up in so-called expert forecasts and act impulsively based on the advice of some talking head they see on television or hear on the radio. Unfortunately, such “experts” aren’t always certified financial professionals, and some might even have ulterior motives for pushing certain investments and shunning others. What’s more, few people know the track record of
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all of your homework to gain a solid understanding of the opportunity before investing any money.

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