Saturday, March 30, 2002

Neighborhoods


Sheriff has online newsletter

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        It's a new world these days, even in laid-back Batavia.

        To help deal with increasing challenges, the Clermont County Sheriff's Department has started an Internet newsletter.

        “Since Sept. 11, we thought it would be a good idea to communicate with people on alerts and that type of thing,” Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg said. “I'm not expecting a terrorist attack here, but the newsletter is good for rumor control, informing the public about critical missing persons and maybe even keeping people up on solicitations.”

        The letter, started a month ago, is getting good reaction, he said. “I know that other sheriffs' departments have Web sites, but I'm not aware of any who have newsletters like this.”

        If you have e-mail, you can subscribe to the newsletter by clicking the newsletter box on the sheriff's Web site (www.clermontsheriff.org). The letter will be published as needed.

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        HAMILTON — Valerie Elliot, director of the Smith Library of Regional History at the Lane Public Library in Oxford, will talk about “Oxford in the 1800s: The Underground Railroad and More” at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

        The free program will be held at the Butler County Historical Society's museum at 327 N. Second St., Hamilton.

        Information: 896-9930.

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        LEBANON — The Kroger Senior Classic Golf Tournament is looking for volunteers.

        The tournament will be held Sept. 2-8 at the Tournament Players Course at River's Bend in Maineville.

        Information: Patty Campbell, 932-6809 or (800) 883-6538.

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        OXFORD Ron Shapiro, sports agent and lawyer, will speak on “Leadership, Integrity and Social Responsibility” at 7 p.m. April 16.

        The talk will be in Room 100 at Miami University's Laws Hall.

        He has negotiated contracts for Cal Ripken, Brooks Robinson and Sean Casey, among others.

        The lecture is free and open to the public.

       Randy McNutt's community column appears on Saturday. Contact him at The Enquirer, 7700 Service Center Drive, West Chester, OH 45069. Telephone: 755-4158. Fax: 755-4150.

       

       



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