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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.


Sincere thanks to volunteers

My sincere thanks go out to the 120 POWW volunteers that descended onto The Great Miami River on Saturday 7/19/14 to pick up the trash and tires as part of The Clean Sweep of The Great Miami River.A very large thank you to our main sponsor, Cargill. We also want to say our appreciation to our major sponsors: Atlantis, Miami Conservancy District, City of Sidney, Honda, American Rivers, Butler County storm Water District, and Cox Media Group.Our numbers are in and POWW vol...

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Improving Veterans’ health care

Last week, I introduced Robert McDonald, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The next day, the Committee –13 other senators and I – voted unanimously to approve his nomination. The full Senate must now vote on his confirmation.I voted in support of Robert McDonald’s nomination because I believe he possesses the skills and integrity needed to advo...

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Tackling our nation’s budget problems, head on

Each year, Washington spends billions of dollars more than it takes in, and the problem will only get worse. The recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) long-term budget outlook shows a $40 trillion increase in debt over the next two decades. Even soaring tax receipts will not be able to keep up with surging spending, which has put us on the road to fiscal calamity. So why aren’t more people talking about it, and why aren’t we doing anything to fix it?It’s a bipa...

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Piqua drive-by shooting suspect arraigned

By Will E Sanderswsanders@civitasmedia.comTROY — A Piqua teenager who fired a shotgun from a moving vehicle at two people walking along Wood Street in Piqua in April was arraigned in common pleas court Monday.Justin L. Sturgeon, 18, of Piqua, pleaded not guilty to a third-degree felony count of discharging of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises, which carries a potential prison sentence of between one to five years in prison.Sturgeon re...

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Help for the day

It would be difficult to get much more perfect summer weather than what we have been experiencing. Last night we had a nice rain that cut the humidity and cooled everything and everyone off once more.My 16-year-old sister, Mary Grace, who lives next door is here helping me for the day. We are doing cleaning in preparation for Daniel’s family from Danville, Ohio who plan to come for a visit this weekend. We’re excited to see them again. We also did some cooking today. Wi...

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Manufacturing jobs bill one step closer to becoming law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) and Roy Blunt’s (R-MO) bipartisan manufacturing jobs legislation moved one step closer to becoming law. Today, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee passed their bipartisan manufacturing hubs bill, the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI). Brown-Blunt would establish a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and create thousands of high-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs wh...

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Fourth annual Bad Art By Good People fundraising event slated

SHELBY COUNTY - Gateway Arts Council announces the fourth annual Bad Art By Good People fundraising event. This is a light hearted election for the arts. Twenty-four local personalities have been given a blank 16 x 20 canvas and partnered up with a professional artist to create a piece of art. Artists from Anna, Botkins, Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, Russia and Sidney will not only be creating art, they will be fighting for your votes. Gateway Arts Council Executive Director Ellen Keyes said,...

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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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