Daily Advocate- RSS NEWS Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:41:16 EST 1800 Ohio Attorney General sues over health care law tax http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health/151511261/Ohio-Attorney-General-sues-over-health-care-law-tax COLUMBUS, Ohio — Applying a tax aimed at helping keep premiums affordable under the federal health care law to state and local governments is unconstitutional, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine claimed in a lawsuit filed Monday. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:31:22 EST No level called during Sunday snow http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151507272/No-level-called-during-Sunday-snow DARKE COUNTY — Darke County saw rain turn into three inches of snow on Sunday. However, despite the weather conditions, Sheriff Toby Spencer did not declare the county to be under a snow emergency level. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:21 EST Ohio House speaker says Medicaid stability part of GOP focus http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health/151510150/Ohio-House-speaker-says-Medicaid-stability-part-of-GOP-focus COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republicans in the Ohio House are looking at ways to stabilize Medicaid and ensure recipients can lift themselves out of the taxpayer-funded program, as they grapple with how to move forward with an expansion of the health... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:46:20 EST Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s message still resonates today http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/151400898/Dr.-Martin-Luther-King-Jr.s-message-still-resonates-today Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Breakfast in Columbus. There, Dr. Julius Scruggs reflected on a phrase that is carved on the monument in Washington to the great civil rights... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:21:24 EST Higher Education and the Public Good http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news_education/151440942/Higher-Education-and-the-Public-Good The debate over who benefits from higher education and whose responsibility it is to pay is certainly not a new debate, but one can agree that there are significant implications for all of higher education. For several years the spotlight on public... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:41:23 EST Matching grant supports new barn on fairgrounds http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news-news_agricultural/151489008/Matching-grant-supports-new-barn-on-fairgrounds GREENVILLE — The Darke County Agricultural Society received a gift of $25,001, as well as a matching grant of $25,000, expiring over the summer months, from the Andersons Inc. Charitable Foundation, in support of the ongoing Beef and Dairy... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:01:21 EST Barbershops boast a deep history http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151488048/Barbershops-boast-a-deep-history DARKE COUNTY - The profession and the popularity of barber shops seems to have faded in recent years most likely due to a shift in personal desires of men. Despite this change, Darke County continues to offer barber shop services and the traditional... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:06:21 EST Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151489218/Winter-Weather-Advisory-remains-in-effect DARKE COUNTY - The winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 a.m. Monday.The advisory warns of:* Hazard types - snow.* Accumulations - snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:41:21 EST Trio to perform in Pitsburg http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion/151301567/Trio-to-perform-in-Pitsburg PITSBURG — The New Dawn Trio will be in concert at the Pitsburg Church of the Brethren on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:31:21 EST Clothing bank reopens http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151460055/Clothing-bank-reopens GREENVILLE — Grace Resurrection Community Center (GRCC) at Boston and Water streets is reopening its clothing bank. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:06:22 EST Young driver airlifted after hitting pole http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/151487791/Young-driver-airlifted-after-hitting-pole DARKE COUNTY - A young driver traveled off the road Sunday morning and struck a pole. The driver was airlifted from the scene. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:26:21 EST Ansonia woman airlifted after her car crashes into ditch http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/151487817/Ansonia-woman-airlifted-after-her-car-crashes-into-ditch ANSONIA - An Ansonia woman was airlifted Saturday night after she sustained serious injuries after her truck traveled off the roadway into a ditch. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:51:21 EST Winter weather advisory in effect http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151487764/Winter-weather-advisory-in-effect A winter weather advisory is now in effect from 1 p.m. this afternoon to 7 a.m. Monday…* hazard types…snow.* accumulations…snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:36:21 EST Hospice schedules support group http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health/151427022/Hospice-schedules-support-group GREENVILLE — Many people struggle with the long gray days of winter, but for those dealing with grief, those days can seem even darker. State of the Heart Hospice has scheduled adult grief support group sessions beginning Feb. 4 for anyone in... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:31:21 EST Traditional 40-hour work week restored http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151443476/Traditional-40-hour-work-week-restored DARKE COUNTY- A resolution passed earlier this month by the new U.S. House of Representatives to restore the traditional 40-hour work week standard when complying with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could have a positive impact on many local... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:41:21 EST 50-state marathon brings awareness http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health/151392389/50-state-marathon-brings-awareness UNION CITY, Ind. — Justin Daniels, originally of Union City, Indiana, and now of Richmond, Indiana, has set a huge goal for himself for 2014-15. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 03:31:22 EST Klamar excels in executive post http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151439084/Klamar-excels-in-executive-post VERSAILLES — Anne Klamar, the fourth generation of Eitings to be involved with Midmark Corp., is the president/CEO today. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:01:21 EST Citizens convince council to keep trash bag option http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151424317/Citizens-convince-council-to-keep-trash-bag-option GREENVILLE - On Tuesday residents of the City of Greenville made a final plea to city council requesting they reconsider the use of imprinted trash bags as an option in the city's 2015 refuse contract. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:21:21 EST Edwards wins bee with ‘ballyhoo, ‘ukulele’ http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news_education/151423272/Edwards-wins-bee-with-ballyhoo-ukulele UNION CITY, Ohio —Two Ansonia students were top spellers at the The Darke County Spelling Bee, hosted by Mississinawa Valley School on Thursday afternoon. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:46:25 EST Speaker Cliff Rosenberger leading the 131st General Assembly http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/151402583/Speaker-Cliff-Rosenberger-leading-the-131st-General-Assembly At the start of the new year, many changes took place here at the House. Some members of the General Assembly completed their terms as representatives while some new members came in to start their service to the people of Ohio. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:26:25 EST