Local briefs

Piqua Commission meeting canceled

PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission work session previously scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, has been canceled.

The next regular Piqua City Commission meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.

Road closure ongoing

MIAMI COUNTY — Piqua Troy Road will be closed between Rusk Road and Peterson Road through April 20 for a culvert replacement. The culvert is 550 feet north of Rusk Road.

New hours at Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library

PLEASANT HILL — After much research and input from the community, the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library is excited to announce a change to its hours in order to better meet the needs of Pleasant Hill.

Beginning May 2, the library will be open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This will allow for additional collaboration opportunities with the village and give patrons added flexibility to utilize library services. Tina, Brian, Laura, and Chloe are looking forward to seeing even more friendly faces in the months to come.

If you can’t make it during its new hours, the library has outdoor Wi-Fi available daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and an outdoor return slot that’s always open. You can even find something to read in the Little Free Library in the front lawn phone booth. Please direct any questions to 937-676-2731 ext. 202.

Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library is located at 12 North Main Street in Pleasant Hill. For more information, call the library at 937-676-2731 or visit its website at www.tmcpl.org.

Piqua Power System receives national recognition for excellence in reliability

PIQUA —American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) congratulates the Piqua Power System for receiving the 2021 Excellence in Reliability Certification. The recognition was presented by the American Public Power Association (APPA) during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference, which took place March 28-30 in Austin, Texas.

The recognition comes from the APPA, which helps public power systems track outage and restoration data through the eReliability Tracker service and then compares that data to national statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities. AMP provides a subscription to the eReliability Tracker to all of its members.