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Man charged in sex case

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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 Department.


Knife wins award for outstanding service.

By Jeremy Wallacejwallace@civitasmedia.comCASSTOWN— Sirens, ladders, helmets and even a fireman’s pole are normal to see in a firehouse, but a local man has these items and more in his home.Rick Knife was nominated for the 2014 National Fire Club Memorial Award for Outstanding Service at its annual convention in Columbus. This award is sponsored by the Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America or SPAAM...

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Post 43 goes 2-2 at NABF

Staff ReportsYOUNGSTOWN — After going 2-1 to kick off the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series, Troy Post 43 had a chance on Saturday to qualify for the final few rounds as the wild card team.But the Ohio Glaciers — the eventual champions — played the spoiler role in that final game of pool play, defeating Post 43 8-0 and handing that wild card spot to the NY SAYO Greys, a team Troy had defeated the night before, on the basis of runs total ...

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Gordon eyeing 5th title after big Brickyard win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in a song.Gordon won all the big races, collected four championships in seven years and had 58 victories before his 30th birthday.Then his pac...

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Tipp business featured in yarn crawl

TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe & Fibers Too at 17 N. Second St., Tipp City, is one of 17 fabric stores on the I-75 corridor that are taking part in the annual I-75 Yarn Crawl. This year the crawl stretches from Lima all the way to Kentucky and goes from Aug. 5-9.Crawlers get a passport with a map and coupon for each of the participating shops, along with a special tote bag. Passports are used to collect one stamp for each location visited. There are also several raffles for participa...

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Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

AKRON (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 comparison. Wa...

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) —?” The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows, according to a filing in U.S. Di...

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Fire, theft happen in same night

By Joyell Nevinsjnevins@civitasmedia.comBETHEL TOWNSHIP — A residence in Bethel Township had to deal with a fire and a theft in the same night last weekend.At 5:09 a.m. July 26, the fire department at Bethel Township, Miami County, received a call about a blaze at 5226 S. State Route 202. The fire caused $56,000 in structural damage to the two-car garage plus content damage, according to Bethel Fire Chief Andy Ehrhart. No one was at home at the time.

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UC’s Legaux coming back strong from injury

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Less than a year after a gruesome knee injury made Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux face the possibility of never playing football again, he’s talking about starting the first game of the season for the Bearcats.Legaux is overly optimistic, but who could blame him?Considering how far he has come since tearing two ligaments and cartilage in his left knee when he took a low, twisting hit during the second game of last season against Il...

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Man facing charges for urinating on Modell’s grave

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. He posted a video of the incident to YouTube this month.

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Austin eager for fresh start with Browns

BEREA (AP) — Not too long ago, Miles Austin was on his way to becoming one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL.But nagging hamstring injuries got in the way, and the two-time Pro Bowler was released by the Dallas Cowboys after last season.He has a fresh start with the Browns, though. And through the first four days of camp, he’s making the most of it.“Paths happen in life, things happen. You’ve gotta overcome adversity,” Austin...

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Miller’s health key to OSU’s hopes

By Jim NaveauCivitas MediaCHICAGO – A year ago, behind one of the best offensive lines in Ohio State history, Braxton Miller missed most of three games with a sprained knee and suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery.So it is no surprise that protecting the Buckeyes quarterback is priority No. 1 for OSU coach Urban Meyer this season with four new starters on the offensive line.Miller has bounced back quickly from shoulder surgery in l...

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Playoffs could create chances for Big Ten teams

CHICAGO (AP) — As he watched the BCS championship game last season, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook could not help but wonder:What if a playoff system were in place? Would the Spartans be playing for the biggest prize?No need to wonder anymore. The old BCS system is out. A four-team playoff to determine a national champion is being implemented this season, and that could open some more opportunities for the Big Ten and the other four power conferences....

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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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Police bust underage party

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 sub...

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Fricker’s busted for under age alcohol sales over the weekend

Staff ReportsTROY — Troy Police Department was dispatched to Fricker’s at 1187 Experiment Farm Road in reference to an assist agency to assisted the Ohio Investigative Unit for an underage sale of alcohol last Saturday evening.The Ohio Investigative Unit agent stated that he had sent in a 19-year-old female to purchase alcohol. The agent stated that the undercover 19-year-old was able to purchase alcohol. The agent stated that they were going to purs...

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Cracking down on human trafficking

My wife Debbie and I raised two daughters, and, like any parent, the stories of suffering and pain that follow from human trafficking crimes weigh heavily on me.Unfortunately, we see and hear the local stories about human trafficking nearly every day.According to a recent article in the Dayton Daily News, “During the past 12 months, 26 child advocacy centers across state identified 65 minors and seven adults who are potential victims of human trafficking, including...

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Letter to Editor

To the Editor:As a citizen of Troy I feel we should have some say in how our city spends our money. I have no problem with investing money in upgrading Hobart Arena and Treasure Island.I do have a problem with the way the city is treating the Troy Fire Department. What a slap in the face to hire part time EMT’s and Paramedics and pay them what? $13 to $14 an hour?The garbage men make more than that. As a city we chose not to have a volun...

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