Daily Advocate- RSS NEWS Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:01:47 EST 1800 Are bobcat sightings on the rise ? http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150899996/Are-bobcat-sightings-on-the-rise DARKE COUNTY - According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife, in April The Ohio Wildlife Council removed the previously threatened bobcat from the list of endangered and threatened species. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:40:04 EST Mrs. Claus enjoys this time of year http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150932957/Mrs.-Claus-enjoys-this-time-of-year ARCANUM — Mrs. Claus, also known in Arcanum as Judy Fourman, has fun this time of year. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:21:05 EST Judge sentences Taylor for home invasion http://dailyadvocate.com/news/blotter-news/150935829/Judge-sentences-Taylor-for-home-invasion GREENVILLE — William Taylor, 24, of Arcanum was sentenced by Judge Jonathan Hein in the Darke County Common Pleas Court Wednesday to 60 months community control sanctions for a home invasion that occurred in September. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:55:12 EST House OKs redistricting plan; fireworks bill dies http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150938068/House-OKs-redistricting-plan;-fireworks-bill-dies COLUMBUS, Ohio - Applause from the gallery was permitted Wednesday as the Ohio House gave final clearance to a bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way the state draws its legislative districts and sent it to voters, culminating years of difficult... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:56:11 EST Edison nursing students honored with pinning ceremony http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health/150904828/Edison-nursing-students-honored-with-pinning-ceremony PIQUA, Ohio - Edison Community College honored its most recent nursing graduates on Dec. 9, with a pinning ceremony held before a gymnasium filled with family and friends at the Piqua campus. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:38:04 EST Kroger donates snack packs to United Way http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news_education/150904160/Kroger-donates-snack-packs-to-United-Way DARKE COUNTY -Kroger grocery store recently donated snack packs for Grace Resurrection Community Center's Back Pack program in local schools. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:07:09 EST Milligan advances to regional bee http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news_education/150898312/Milligan-advances-to-regional-bee GREENVILLE - DeColores Montessori Junior High student Natalie Milligan correctly spelled biopsy to win the Greenville City School District Spelling Bee in the 11th round yesterday at Memorial Hall. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:13:02 EST Teen tanning restrictions head to governor http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150926615/Teen-tanning-restrictions-head-to-governor COLUMBUS, Ohio - Minors would need to get their parents' permission to use tanning beds under a bill that's headed to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:11:02 EST Lethal injection drug bill clears Ohio Legislature http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150926281/Lethal-injection-drug-bill-clears-Ohio-Legislature COLUMBUS, Ohio - The names of companies that provide Ohio with lethal injection drugs would be shielded under a proposal sent Wednesday to the governor. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:08:06 EST New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150926530/New-York-to-ban-fracking;-environmentalists-cheer ALBANY, N.Y. — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:05:05 EST Light show on display on Arcanum house http://dailyadvocate.com/news/community_news-home_top-news/150921784/Light-show-on-display-on-Arcanum-house ARCANUM — Light displays in spirit of the Christmas season can be found inside and outside of each village and city in Darke County, in a variety of sizes and themes, while some may be a form of self expression according to the light... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:38:07 EST Swine farmer predicts lower prices http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news_agricultural/150905463/Swine-farmer-predicts-lower-prices ROSSBURG — Products made from swine include human heart valves and diabetes medication in addition to pork meat, according to Family Farm Owner Tom Harrod, of Rossburg, who raises swine, corn and soybeans. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:49:05 EST Bush looms over 2016 GOP field http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150909609/Bush-looms-over-2016-GOP-field TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jeb Bush answered the biggest question looming over the Republican Party's next campaign for the White House on Tuesday, all but declaring his candidacy for president more than a year before the first primaries. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:44:04 EST Wayne Hospital Auxiliary raises funds for hospital needs http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health-news/150908402/Wayne-Hospital-Auxiliary-raises-funds-for-hospital-needs GREENVILLE — The Wayne Hospital Auxiliary consists of a volunteer service board and executive board, and has been in existence since 1938. It aims to serve, and hosts multiple fundraisers throughout the year, according to Susanne Barga, director... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:30:08 EST Arcanum elementary showcases media class http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news-news_education/150905330/Arcanum-elementary-showcases-media-class ARCANUM — Third and fourth grade Arcanum Elementary School students presented what they learned in their media class during the school district's most recently held school board meeting, which took place Thursday. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:22:07 EST Ohio Democrats coalesce around Pepper for chairman http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-politics/150905777/Ohio-Democrats-coalesce-around-Pepper-for-chairman COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Democrats are coalescing around David Pepper as their new chairman ahead of Tuesday's vote as the party looks to rebuild after a year of political missteps and devastating losses. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:59:07 EST Christmas drive funds local service organizations http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150904769/Christmas-drive-funds-local-service-organizations DARKE COUNTY - The first two weekends for the Darke County Community Christmas Drive are over and while the giving was good, there will need to be increased donations in order to arrive at last year's total, said Drive organizers. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:54:13 EST Prosecuting attorney reports Grand Jury activity http://dailyadvocate.com/news/blotter/150905894/Prosecuting-attorney-reports-Grand-Jury-activity DARKE COUNTY - R. Kelly Ormsby, III, Prosecuting Attorney for Darke County, Ohio, released the following report on Grand Jury activity recently conducted by the Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:23:04 EST Obama to sign Russia sanctions legislation http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150905834/Obama-to-sign-Russia-sanctions-legislation WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will sign legislation slapping new sanctions on Russia and providing weapons and other aid to Ukraine despite White House concerns that military assistance will further escalate the conflict, the White House said... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:19:04 EST The Christmas when everything changed http://dailyadvocate.com/news/community_news/150885109/The-Christmas-when-everything-changed Sometimes I wish I'd had the discipline and foresight to save a lot of the stuff I acquired as a kid—old books, kitschy keepsakes from all over the United States, toys, and various other collectibles. As a boy I collected thousands of... 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