Daily Advocate- RSS OPINION Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION http://dailyadvocate.com/section/OPINION Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:10:30 EST 1800 Bradford’s Barga joins Cincinnati State basketball team http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/4570041/Bradfords-Barga-joins-Cincinnati-State-basketball-team BRADFORD — An already great year of basketball for Michayla Barga got even better on Thursday as the Bradford senior signed her letter of intent to play college basketball for Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 2 students found unconscious in school parking lot http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/4568923/2-students-found-unconscious-in-school-parking-lot PITSBURG -Two students were found unconscious and unresponsive in a car at the Franklin Monroe School parking lot Thursday morning. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Greenville Boys and Girls Club gets new look http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/4562649/Greenville-Boys-and-Girls-Club-gets-new-look GREENVILLE - The Greenville Boys and Girls Club is getting a new look, as their indoor faculties now feature bright colors thanks to the painting donations of the Greenville Sherwin-Williams Branch. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Fracking foes challenge Ohio earthquake assurances http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/4562741/Fracking-foes-challenge-Ohio-earthquake-assurances COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A citizens' group isn't taking the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines will protect public health after earthquakes in northeast Ohio were linked to the gas drilling method of hydraulic... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ohio state park facilities to be modernized http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/4562980/Ohio-state-park-facilities-to-be-modernized COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio's state parks over the next two years. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Speaker Boehner talks economy, healthcare to business leaders http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/4562374/Speaker-Boehner-talks-economy-healthcare-to-business-leaders GREENVILLE – The Darke County Chamber of Commerce held their annual State of the Nation event on Wednesday, where guests were treated to a rousing address from U.S. House Speaker and Congressman John Boehner. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Tri-Village softball downs Arcanum http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/4561305/Tri-Village-softball-downs-Arcanum NEW MADISON — The Tri-Village softball team beat Arcanum 3-1 on Tuesday in a Cross County Conference game. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Versailles’ Bey joins Columbus State volleyball team http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/4549332/Versailles-Bey-joins-Columbus-State-volleyball-team VERSAILLES — Brett Bey played against some of the state's top competition as she helped lead the Versailles volleyball team to the 2013 Division III state championship, and now she will face even tougher competition as she continues her... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Greenville loses 2nd straight game to Troy http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/4560118/Greenville-loses-2nd-straight-game-to-Troy GREENVILLE – The Greenville baseball team fell to the visiting Troy Trojans 8-2 on Tuesday at Sater Park. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Pujols’ 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2 http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/4554545/Pujols-500th-HR-helps-Angels-beat-Nationals-7-2 WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Greenville tennis sweeps Piqua http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/4552570/Greenville-tennis-sweeps-Piqua GREENVILLE — The Greenville boys tennis team improved to 2-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference with a 5-0 win against Piqua on Tuesday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Arcanum dismantles Tri-Village, 17-1 http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/4552303/Arcanum-dismantles-Tri-Village-17-1 NEW MADISON — From the beginning of the game on Tuesday the Arcanum baseball team dominated Tri-Village, winning the Cross County Conference game 17-1 in a five-inning run rule. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Versailles’ Davidson named district bowler of the year http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/4548489/Versailles-Davidson-named-district-bowler-of-the-year VERSAILLES — Versailles senior bowler Michael Davidson was named the Southwest District Boys Bowler of the year by the Ohio High School Bowling Coaches Association. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Ansonia boys, FM girls win track meet http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/4548349/Ansonia-boys-FM-girls-win-track-meet ANSONIA — The Ansonia boys and Franklin Monroe girls won a three-team track and field meet on Monday at Ansonia. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST 4 generations love riding cycles http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/4542696/4-generations-love-riding-cycles GREENVILLE - Denver Harter, 82, of Greenville and four other male members of his family took part in the same event, a cross-country motorcycle race in Roselawn, Ind., several weekends ago. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Greenville athletes compete at Vandalia Butler Invitational http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/4547843/Greenville-athletes-compete-at-Vandalia-Butler-Invitational VANDALIA — A number of Greenville athletes placed in the Vandalia Butler Invitational track and field meet on Saturday in Vandalia.Paige Keller finished fourth in the girls 100-meter dash with a time of 13.12. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mississinawa baseball beats Twin Valley South http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/4547277/Mississinawa-baseball-beats-Twin-Valley-South WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Mississinawa Valley baseball team scored a late run to defeat Twin Valley South 8-7 on Monday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Versailles baseball loses to Lehman http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/4547132/Versailles-baseball-loses-to-Lehman SIDNEY — The Versailles baseball team lost 5-2 to Lehman Catholic on Monday in Sidney. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Greenville loses pitchers’ duel to Troy http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-sports/4546659/Greenville-loses-pitchers-duel-to-Troy TROY – The Greenville varsity baseball team lost a 2-1 pitchers' duel on the road against the Troy Trojans on Monday. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Arcanum beats FM at Fifth Third Field http://dailyadvocate.com/news/sports/4546934/Arcanum-beats-FM-at-Fifth-Third-Field DAYTON — Arcanum beat Franklin Monroe 9-1 Monday in a baseball game at Fifth Third Field in Dayton. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST