Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Neighbors news briefs


Oxford police widen search for missing retired professor

Staff/Wire reports

OXFORD - Police have expanded their search for a missing retired Miami University professor.

Charles E. Capel, 81, was reported missing by his family May 21. Police think Capel, who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, may have "reverted" to earlier stages of his life and left for a city he used to live in.

Oxford police have composed an informational flier about Capel they are sending to cities in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and California he formerly lived in.

Capel, a resident of Oxford, worked as a professor of math and statistics at Miami University for 33 years. He is described as 6 feet tall, 185 pounds, bald with brown eyes and a full beard.

Officials ask anyone with tips about Capel's whereabouts to call the Oxford Police Department at (513) 524-5240.

Warren County to celebrate expanded animal shelter June 12

LEBANON - The expanded shelter for the Warren County Humane Association is opening its doors June 12 for the official celebration.

The public event to celebrate the $2.8 million project runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the shelter, 230 Cook Road. An invitation-only reception will follow.The shelter staff moved in April.

Clermont Co. libraries beginning 'Book Buddies' reading program

BATAVIA - The Clermont County Public Library is trying to ensure local elementary school students keep their minds active during the lazy months of summer.

"Book Buddies," a summer reading program that pairs mentors with children in kindergarten through fourth grade, will begin June 14 at seven branches of the county library system. The library is seeking volunteer teen or adult mentors to give students learning support.

For information on becoming a mentor or registering a student for the program, which lasts until Aug. 7, call one of the local library branches that is hosting the program: Bethel, (513)734-2619; Doris Wood, (513)732-2128; Felicity, (513)876-4134; Owensville, (513) 732-6084, or Williamsburg, (513) 724-1070.




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