The Daily Advocate originally opened its doors on May 3, 1883, as The Democratic Advocate, which began as a traditional six-column, eight-page weekly publication founded by W. A. Browne, Sr.

In 1893, the publication changed to its current title, which indicates its ongoing editorial commitment to the everyday residents within its coverage area.

The Advocate remains the leading newspaper of Historic Darke County, circulating in Greenville, Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, New Madison, Union City and Versailles, Ohio and the surrounding Miami
Valley region.

The Advocate remains a daily publication, running from Sunday to Friday with a weekend circulation of more than 26,000 homes. It features a paid circulation not only in the surrounding area, but is also mailed all over the country to many relocated residents and family members.

The online publication ( garners approximately 20,000 page views a week, and remains the leading source of news in Darke County, winning national awards like the 2011 Digital Journalism Award by the Inland Press Association and 2009 Associated Press Best Website Award.

Our news coverage spans local breaking news, state politics, ongoing municipal and county progress, regional workforce development and local county sports which include eight district high schools.

The Advocate has employed hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the past 126 years and is currently ranked a top employer in downtown Greenville.

The Daily Advocate and its employees are involved not only in the day to day events of Darke County, but also as members and leaders of its civic and community organizations, including the Darke County Chamber of Commerce, Darke County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Greenville Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs and Heritage Ohio Main Street Greenville.

The Daily Advocate is currently a subsidiary of the national publishing group Civitas Media, LLC since 2012, and was previously under the umbrella of Ohio Community Media and Brown Publishing.

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