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Police bust underage party

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Staff ReportsTROY —More than 25 juveniles and 12 adults face charges of either underage consumption or curfew violations after Troy Police Department broke up a large party last week in the 2000 block of Stonebridge Drive in Troy.Troy Police Department was on patrol in the area shortly observed numerous cars in the neighborhood. Troy Police also observed several females running through the neighborhood towards one specific home. An officer spoke to two subjects sitting in a car in the area who admitted to have been at the party at the home.

 

Piquad charged with failing to deliver titles

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Piqua man was arraigned on several charges of allegedly failing to provide a title for trailer park lots he sold to other people.Leslie W. Bowman, 45, entered not guilty pleas to eight counts of failure to deliver a title, an unclassified felony.Bowman was given a recognizance bond following his court appearance and is scheduled for an Aug. 4 pretrial conference.According to his ind...

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Man charged in sex case

TROY — A Potsdam man is jailed, charged with numerous counts of sexual misconduct relating to a minor.Christopher Hoskins, 30, has been charged with one count of rape, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, three counts of compelling prostitution and a few probation violations. Hoskins is alleged to have been prostituting his then 13-year-old victim — whose relationship to him is not certain at this time — since later 2013, according to the Troy Police D...

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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip’s only power plant.Thick black smoke from the plant’s burning fuel tank rose for hours. The station’s shutdown further disrupted the supply of electricity and water to the 1.7 million people packed into the ...

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Kansas man charged with Piqua rape, non-support

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Kansas man charged with the rape of a Piqua woman is also facing a felony count of failure to pay child support and he remains behind bars on a $250,000 bond.Michael R. Wynn, 34, formerly of Greenville, was charged with rape earlier this month stemming from a Piqua incident that transpired on the Fourth of July at a Bridge Street home in Piqua involving an adult female.Court documents state he...

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Bethany Center to host BBQ carry-out

By Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA – Come the morning of Sunday, Aug. 10, a long line of grills will be assembled and chicken will begin to cook, while a near-by kitchen prepares baked beans.Also on the menu - chips, applesauce, rolls and butter.Hungry, yet? Better hurry, as tickets are already on sale for the annual BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser for the Bethany Center as, according to Wilma Earls, executive director, this dinner ...

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Police arrest car surfer after two mile ride

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY – Motorists throughout Piqua did a double take Monday night when a vehicle drove from the Cinemark movie theater to the intersection of South Street and Sunset Drive with a pedestrian on top of the vehicle.Police said the car-surfing pedestrian was identified as Stephen Elliott, 19, of Piqua, and he has been charged under city code with riding on the outside of a vehicle, a minor misdemeanor.Accor...

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Shelter job revisions OK’d

By Allison GallagherFor the Troy Daily NewsIn general business, the Miami County Commissioners read an agreement that the county engineer authorized and signed in regards to technical support for the Gasboy system. The agreement with Gilbarco Inc. tracks the fueling transactions for the fuel island at the engineer’s office. The cost will not exceed $198 annually from May 17 of this year to May 17, 2015, and will be paid from Fund 102.The commissioners si...

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Stammen enjoys weekend with family, friends

By Kyle Shanerkshaner@civitasmedia.comCINCINNATI ― Craig Stammen got a taste of home this past weekend with numerous friends and family visiting, but they didn’t get to see him pitch.Stammen and the rest of the Washington Nationals visited Cincinnati for a three-game series against the Reds this past weekend. The Nationals won two of the three games with victories on Friday and Sunday, but Stammen didn’t get an opportunity to play.

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Meyer likes playoff, wants tweaks

By Jim NaveauCivitas MediaCHICAGO – For just a moment it was a different Urban Meyer. He was agitated and a little uncertain.After standing up at the end of two hours of interviews at a table at the Big Ten football media days on Tuesday, he thought he had lost his cell phone.But the crisis was quickly resolved when it was pointed out he had put it into his suit coat pocket and then removed the coat sometime during the interviews.Me...

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Dalton secure with job

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals took the field for their first training camp practice, applauded by several hundred fans in the metal, temporary bleachers.Not far away, a couple of fans on a public bridge that overlooks the practice fields were unfurling two white sheets with printed messages.“Don’t Sign Dalton,” the first banner said, adding a derogatory comment about the quarterback.“A.J. to A.J., The F...

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Browns pop pads at camp

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Behind his stylish sunglasses, Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine stayed cool and showed little outward emotion on a day he had been looking forward to for months.On the inside, Pettine was glowing.The Browns practiced in full pads. Real football— at last.For the first time since training camp opened, the Browns weren’t just running around the manicured fields behind their training headquarters in helmets, jerseys and sho...

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Woods prepares for two big weeks

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.Tiger Woods has reason to see only a big ATM machine.Woods has eight wins at Firestone, one more than Matt Kuchar has won on the PGA Tour. In 15 appearances, he has made $11.06 million, which is roughly the same as Tom Watson has made in four decades on the PGA Tour.OK, that’s not a fair comparis...

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No gut(ters) no glory

Construction crews work on gutters and storm drain along North Main Street last week as preparation continues for the re-paving of Main Street in Piqua in early August. The actual paving project is slated to be done at night.

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Pioneer Technology Group announces addition of Tim Nemethy to Business Development Group

SANFORD, Fla. - Pioneer Technology Group, a leading provider of Official Records Systems and Court Case Management Technology, announced today that Tim Nemethy has joined the company as a Director of Business Development. Nemethy has over 15 years of experience in land records and court systems and will work in multiple national markets assisting in the company’s rapid national expansion.

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Garage sales all over Miami County

How many garage sale enthusiasts do we have out there? Spring, summer, and early fall, signs advertise them all over Miami County.Like a lot of folks, I enjoy finding a useful bargain among another individual’s discarded treasures. Take the morning when I snagged a really good deal on a Black & Decker hedge trimmer. No more 20-year-old rusty manual clippers for me.

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One injury in crash

Mike Ullerymullery@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY - A two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Washington and Farrington Road caused heavy damage to both vehicles but no serious injuries.The crash occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Few details are available at this time but the driver of one of the vehicles sustained what appears to be minor injuries. The driver and passengers of the second vehicle, including a child, refused treatment at the scene.The cr...

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Fair royalty crowned

By Allison C. GallagherFor Civitas MediaTROY — Siblings Justin and Krissy Parke were crowned the 2014 Junior Fair King and Queen at this year’s contest.The contest, which was held in the Duke Lundgard Youth Building, had a total of 21 contestants. Tyler Quinn, Dalton Schreadley and Clark Wintrow competed for the prince title, while Justin Furrow, Justin Parke, Philip Persinger and Corey Shiltz competed for king.Katelyn Hall, Sienna Mader...

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