Daily Advocate- RSS Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/ http://dailyadvocate.com/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:38:30 EST 1800 Family pays it forward http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150928393/Family-pays-it-forward GREENVILLE - Growing up with four siblings and barely enough money to get by in the early to mid 1950's, Jerry Bunch remembers most Christmases brought not a single gift for him unless people in the community were kind enough to... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:45:05 EST All I want for Christmas http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150945979/All-I-want-for-Christmas “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” is a novelty Christmas song written in 1944 by Donald Yetter Gardner while teaching music at public schools in Smithtown, New York. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:15:07 EST Green Wave defeat visiting Aviators http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150963788/Green-Wave-defeat-visiting-Aviators GREENVILLE – The Greenville varsity boys basketball team used a 10-0 game-opening run to handily defeat the visiting Vandalia-Butler Aviators 64-41 in a GWOC (Greater Western Ohio Conference) matchup. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:28:06 EST Versailles finishes 2nd in home invitational http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150966321/Versailles-finishes-2nd-in-home-invitational VERSAILLES — The Versailles wrestling team finished as the runner up in its own invitational on Saturday, finishing in second place behind Covington. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:43:02 EST Versailles boys swim team competes at Vandalia Butler Invitational http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150966256/Versailles-boys-swim-team-competes-at-Vandalia-Butler-Invitational DAYTON — The Versailles High School boys swim team placed 10th at the Vandalia Butler Invitational on Saturday at Wright State University. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:27:04 EST Versailles girls win Vandalia Butler Invitational http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150966222/Versailles-girls-win-Vandalia-Butler-Invitational DAYTON — The Versailles High School girls swim team won the Vandalia Butler Invitational on Saturday at Wright State University. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:24:06 EST Jafe expands, adds jobs http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150963413/Jafe-expands-adds-jobs GREENVILLE — Jafe Decorating, Inc., a glass decorating company located in Greenville, held an open house on Friday, to commemorate the company's recent expansion. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:42:03 EST Bills on lethal injection, traffic cameras signed http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150963764/Bills-on-lethal-injection-traffic-cameras-signed COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. John Kasich signed dozens of bills into law Friday including legislation to shield the names of companies providing lethal injection drugs and a measure to require a police officer's presence for traffic camera... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:30:03 EST Ohio speaker exits after almost 4 decades in House http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150963683/Ohio-speaker-exits-after-almost-4-decades-in-House COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - After nearly four decades as a state lawmaker, House Speaker William Batchelder has laid down the gavel in the job he had long sought. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:21:04 EST Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate in 2016 http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150963640/Republicans-fighting-to-hang-onto-Senate-in-2016 WASHINGTON - Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:12:08 EST Bradford man arrested for trafficking Heroin http://dailyadvocate.com/news/blotter-home_top/150963472/Bradford-man-arrested-for-trafficking-Heroin BRADFORD - A man was jailed Saturday after an executed search warrant yielded a drug operation in a home. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:52:05 EST New National Honor Society members inducted http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news_education/150904924/New-National-Honor-Society-members-inducted PITSBURG - Franklin Monroe recently inducted new members of the National Honor Society for the 2014-2015 school year. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:41:03 EST Hospice receives Stephens grant http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health/150863174/Hospice-receives-Stephens-grant GREENVILLE — State of the Heart Hospice recently received a grant for $2,500 from the Harry D. Stephens Memorial, Inc. in Greenville to be used to purchase nutritional supplements for hospice patients in Darke County. With offices in Greenville,... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:37:04 EST Promises remembered … http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150930485/Promises-remembered “And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:47:08 EST Tradition reflects Christmas story http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-lifestyle-religion/150902284/Tradition-reflects-Christmas-story GREENVILLE - For approximately 30 years Greenville resident Marcella Sewell has been saving the humble arrival of Baby Jesus to her nativity for the appropriate time…Christmas Eve. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:35:05 EST What type of holiday is Christmas? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion-opinion_columns/150938405/What-type-of-holiday-is-Christmas A few may think my next line a bit strange, but please bear with me. Christmas has morphed from a religious celebration to a family holiday. Now with that said, here comes the disclaimer. I love Christmas, I love family. I can't remember every... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:06:06 EST Lucado writings enjoyed http://dailyadvocate.com/news/opinion_columns/150938349/Lucado-writings-enjoyed I love the season of Christmas! Every year at Christmas I enjoy re-reading a book by my favorite author, Max Lucado. The book is titled 'Cosmic Christmas.' The writings of Max draw me so much closer to the heart of God and into the warm... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:04:04 EST Arcanum boys defeat Milton-Union in overtime http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150961519/Arcanum-boys-defeat-Milton-Union-in-overtime WEST MILTON — The Arcanum boys basketball team beat Milton-Union 64-57 in overtime on Saturday. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:39:08 EST Ansonia beats Houston for 1st win of season http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/150961490/Ansonia-beats-Houston-for-1st-win-of-season ANSONIA — The Ansonia boys basketball team got its first win of the season on Saturday, defeating Houston 50-42 in a non-conference game. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 23:02:04 EST Bradford’s struggles continue in 31-28 loss to National Trail http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/150961351/Bradfords-struggles-continue-in-31-28-loss-to-National-Trail BRADFORD — Having lost four starters from last year's squad to graduation, the Bradford girls basketball team knew this season would include some growing pains. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 22:40:07 EST