Monday, July 19, 2004

Local news briefs


Law enforcement stepping up

Staff/Wire reports

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is increasing enforcement this summer of the state's mandatory boater education law in an effort to reduce the number of accidents involving Jet Skis and other similar personal watercraft.

State law requires anyone born after Jan. 1, 1982, to show proof of completing a boater education course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators if operating a watercraft above 10 horsepower. Information about boating education courses is available online at www.ohiodnr.com or by calling 877-4boater.

Leadership course to begin at Xavier

The American Red Cross Leadership Development Center will be teaching teens about leadership, diversity and communications skills during a four-day, three-night training program Thursday through Sunday at Xavier University. More than 130 teens from 67 schools throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky are expected to participate in the 19th year of the Leadership Development Center, according to the organization's coordinator, Jessica Minton.

Lawn bowling site named after judge

The lawn bowling green at Little Miami Golf Center recently was named for former Hamilton County Probate Court Judge Wayne Wilke. The name change marks Wilke's retirement in 2003 after serving 12 years on the bench. After the Cincinnati Lawn Bowling Club lost its original facility in 1997, Wilke suggested the Hamilton County Park District look for another location for lawn bowlers. The Little Miami Golf Center was chosen, and the new lawn bowling green opened in 1998.

TRAFFIC WATCH

Hamilton Eaton Road in Milford Township will close beginning Tuesday between Harris Road and Oxford Middletown Road for an emergency railroad repair. The road is scheduled to reopen the week of July 26.

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