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STAFF REPORT PIQUA — Piqua City School district’s bond sale Thursday, March 1, reflected an overall savings to taxpayers of approximately $5.24 million, according to Jeff Price, school treasurer. The savings is a direct result of the district having earned two strong credit ratings, which thereby re- Adams, public finance vice president with Fifth Third Securities. “To be able to issue bonds with an average interest rate of 3.68% tells you that buyers recognized how well the district is managed. W E L O O K E D , A N D W E S AW T H E C AT I N T H E H AT HIM, Sheriff’s office easy to ‘like’ Borrowing rates in general are very low right now, but the buyers were particularly aggressive when it came to Piqua City Schools’ bonds.” The savings over the life of the loan translates to an anticipated savings of $5.24 million. Taxpayers will realize the savings through a reduction from an anticipated 30 years to a 29 year bond payback. “We are very pleased and we worked hard to state our case for a strong credit rating knowing this would save our taxpayers money,” said Rick Hanes, superintendent of Piqua City Schools. See Credit/Page 2 Facebook safety Launches Facebook page to provide media alerts, outreach TV book inside today’s Daily Call sulted in lower than expected interest rates on the sale of bonds for the new buildings. “Piqua City Schools’ bonds were very well received by investors,” according to John BY MELANIE YINGST This week’s edition feaOhio Community Media tures a story on Christian Slater, star of “Breaking In.” Also look for complete TV listings and other feaMIAMI COUNTY — Now it is tures. easier than ever to “Like” the Final hearing Miami County Sheriff’s Office. The office launched its official set on CHIP PIQUA - A final hearing Facebook page to join the social will be held at 4 p.m. networking community to proThursday, March 8, for vide ongoing media alerts and public comment on the community outreach. “We’ll post the weekly list of city's application to the ‘Most Wanted’ lists, pictures and Community Housing Impublic relations pieces,” said provement Program or Miami County Sheriff’s Office Lt. CHIP. The meeting will be James McGlinch. McGlinch said the social netheld in the commission work page will act more of a comchambers of the Municimunity outreach piece for pal Government Complex. information such as the sheriff’s Lottery office Coats for Kids campaign, neighborhood watch alerts and CLEVELAND (AP) — other general information. The following are Friday’s “We will only accept crime tips winning lottery numbers: Day Drawings: See Like/Page 2 ■ Midday 3 9-0-0 ■ Midday 4 8-6-7-6 For Mega Millions, visit BY MIKE ULLERY Chief Photographer Index PIQUA — Piqua Police Chief to present “Facebook Safety for Parents” at the Piqua Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5. Do you worry about what your kids are doing online? Are they leaving themselves open to bullying, inapMIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO propriate sites, or predators? This Piqua High School seniors Nick Gates and Kyle Milles, left to right, one hour class will examine the read “The Cat in the Hat” to kindergarten students at Nicklin Learn- dangers your teens and pre-teens face online and tell you what you ing Center on Friday as part of National Reading Day. can do to minimize the risks. Bed bug infestation strikes complex STAFF REPORTS PIQUA — Several residents at Roosevelt Manor Apartments, 500 South St., say they are outraged by growing number of bed bug infestations that have stricken the complex of about 30 units for the past two years. Management at the complex has treated several units in the past, which caters exclusively to those over the age of 62 and those who are physically disabled — but to no avail as the resilient bed bugs continue to be unwelcome guests. Residents like Gina Kelly, who has lived at Roosevelt for a year and a half, said she didn’t hear MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO about the problem until about Several residents at Roosevelt Manor Apartments, 500 South St., Piqua, nine months ago. have complained of several units having bed bug infestations and say See Bug/Page 2 management is not doing enough to stop the problem. Police eluded pickup truck slams into South Street home Classified ...............15-17 Comics ........................14 Entertainment ...............5 Horoscopes.................14 Local ..............................3 Milestones.....................6 Money Matters ..............8 Nation ............................9 Obituaries......................2 Opinion ..........................4 Public Record ...............7 Sports.....................18-20 Weather .........................3 6 7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1 2 PIQUA — A Piqua family escaped injury early Friday morning when a pickup truck slammed into their home at 131 South St. Piqua police attempted to make a traffic stop on a pickup truck that was observed to be driving erratically at 1:23 a.m. near the intersection of Downing and Water streets. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed, attempting to elude officers. The officer involved had the vehicle’s license plate number so he followed at “normal” speed in the direction of the fleeing truck. Minutes later, the truck crashed into a home at the southeast corner of South and Wayne streets, doing heavy damage to both the truck and the Z’s home. The vehicle’s driver attempted to flee the truck but was confronted by one of the residents. The driver allegedly assaulted the resident but was subdued and held until officers arrived moments later. The driver, identified as Jerry Keister, 34, of Piqua refused treatment at the scene by Piqua medics for a hand injury. Keister was arrested by Piqua police and had been charged with fleeing and eluding, OVI, OVI refusal, driving under suspension, assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container and several traffic citations, including failure to control and a lane of travel violation. 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