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Fall in Butler County

Summer has come and gone.  With fall being upon us, I smell football in the air! 

Remember to keep your doors and windows secured when you are away from home.  The kids are back in school and there might be an unsavory person watching for your residence to become empty so they can help themselves to your hard earned possessions.  Keep an eye on your neighbor’s house too.   If you see someone in your neighborhood that does not belong, don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1.  We will be more than happy to check it out.  If there is a logical explanation; better safe than sorry.  Your neighbor will feel better knowing you are looking out for them.

Soon, we will be moving the clocks back one hour.  Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00 am.  This is a great time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  Even if your smoke detectors are hard wired, change the battery.  If there is a fire and the electrical system is compromised, your detectors will need a fresh battery to warn you of the danger.

I have noticed it is starting to get dark a little earlier.  I'm sure you noticed the sun is starting to take its time getting up in the morning.  This means if you have to drive east to go to work or school, you will be staring into the sun.  If it bothers you to drive with the sun in your eyes, please use sunglasses or your sun visor.  Slow down a little if necessary and use caution in intersections.

I hope everyone had a great summer!  Check back soon and I’ll have some information on Halloween safety for parents and kids alike.  Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook.  Deputy Curtis Cox does a great job of posting upcoming events and important information.  I only seem to get on here every few months or so. 

Hope to see you at one of the area football games!