Saturday, May 29, 2004

Neighbors news briefs


Search continues for retired professor

Cincinnati Enquirer

OXFORD - The search for a retired Miami University professor continued Friday, a week after his disappearance.

Charles E. Capel, 81, was reported missing by his family on May 21. Capel, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was a professor of math and statistics at Miami for 33 years.

He is described as 6 feet tall, 185 pounds, bald with brown eyes.

According to Oxford police, citizens continue calling dispatchers with tips. Thursday night, police searched Oxford's new community park but found no trace of Capel.

Calls to the Capel residence Friday were not answered. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oxford Police Department at 524-5240.

Anderson Township ready to show off park

ANDERSON TWP. - A $2 million redevelopment of Beech Acres Park off Salem Road is wrapping up and should be complete by June 10, in time for the first summer concert there.

Over the past several years, the park has received new ball fields, a skate park, soccer fields and a mile-long hike/bike trail; amphitheater and pavilion; and restroom and concession building, said Molly McClure, executive director of the Anderson Park District.

Planning for a children's play area at Beech Acres should be done by summer's end, but it's not certain when it will be built.

Coming later in June will be the opening of Anderson's dog park in Kellogg Park, McClure said. A temporary dog park has been open since November at Riverside Park.

Fish fry to benefit slain clerk's family

NEWTOWN - A benefit for the family of James Chisenhall of Milford, the convenience-store clerk fatally shot during a robbery in March, will be held Friday. The Little Miami Fire District and Newtown police are hosting a fish-fry lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Newtown Fire Station, 3537 Church St., said Newtown Police Chief D.L. Zornes.

Chisenhall, 45, left behind a wife, seven children and eight grandchildren.

He was working the overnight shift March 21 at the AmeriStop Express store at 3804 Church St., where he was found shot several times about 2 a.m.

He died a short while later at University Hospital.

Two men have been arrested.

Cancer-survivor cruise scheduled next week

Cancer survivors can take a cruise June 6 on the Ohio River.

The annual riverboat cruise, which has attracted more than 700 people in past years, is part of National Cancer Survivors Day, an event sponsored by national and local cancer organizations and health services.

Tickets are $10 each.

To register, call 686-5555 or check www.cancersurvivorsday.com.




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