Daily Advocate- RSS NEWS Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:48:20 EST 1800 Black Friday sales expected to grow http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150613893/Black-Friday-sales-expected-to-grow GREENVILLE - After the Thanksgiving dishes are cleaned up and put away, shoppers may start gathering outside of stores hoping to snatch up marked-down gift items for the upcoming Christmas season. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:05:05 EST Stores compete for revenue on ‘Gray Thursday’ http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150612910/Stores-compete-for-revenue-on-Gray-Thursday GREENVILLE - In a recent national trend during the holiday shopping season, many retailers are attempting to one-up the next in an aggressive Thanksgiving Day battle for spending dollars. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:23:09 EST Boehner: ‘We will not stand idle’ on immigration http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150630271/Boehner:-We-will-not-stand-idle-on-immigration WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was “damaging the presidency” with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:39:06 EST Free Thanksgiving dinner shared http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150499902/Free-Thanksgiving-dinner-shared PITSBURG — Family gatherings for Thanksgiving dinners are being planned, but there are some people with no plans. The reasons may vary — some travel to visit family for the day, and others may just not have the means for which to prepare a... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:32:07 EST Judge Julie presiding http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150613128/Judge-Julie-presiding GREENVILLE — Darke County Municipal Court Judge Julie L. Monnin is the county's first female judge. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:25:07 EST Portman, Feinstein introduce bill to combat human trafficking http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150614498/Portman-Feinstein-introduce-bill-to-combat-human-trafficking Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) recently introduced the Combat Human Trafficking Act which would strengthen law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute all who commit sex trafficking... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:08:07 EST Wintry weather slows down harvest http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news_agricultural/150613249/Wintry-weather-slows-down-harvest DARKE COUNTY - Although the Farmers Almanac is predicting a cold and dry winter season, Darke County recently saw its first snowfall, just as harvest season is wrapping up. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:03:07 EST Thanksgiving meals planned around county http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/150576053/Thanksgiving-meals-planned-around-county DARKE COUNTY — Up until Thanksgiving, several Darke County churches will be hosting Thanksgiving and/or annual harvest suppers. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:01:10 EST Ohio Farmers Union proposes substantial improvements to CAUV http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news_agricultural/150613811/Ohio-Farmers-Union-proposes-substantial-improvements-to-CAUV COLUMBUS - Ohio Farmers Union (OFU) has proposed substantial recommendations to the governor, the Ohio Department of Taxation and the General Assembly concerning corrections and improvements to the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV)... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:15:09 EST High school seniors receive Honda-Ohio State Math Medal Award http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news_education/150614186/High-school-seniors-receive-Honda-Ohio-State-Math-Medal-Award DARKE COUNTY - Five high-achieving Darke County high school seniors received the Honda-OSU Math Medal Award from a partnership between Honda and The Ohio State University. The award recognizes the top senior mathematics student in 245 high schools in... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:14:05 EST Ohio House passes bill to ban powdered alcohol http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150614751/Ohio-House-passes-bill-to-ban-powdered-alcohol COLUMBUS, Ohio - State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) and Ron Gerberry (D-Austintown) announced Thursday that the Ohio House of Representatives passed legislation that prohibits the sale of powdered crystalline alcohol. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:13:05 EST Browders to appear in local concert http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150608494/Browders-to-appear-in-local-concert GREENVILLE — The Triumphant Christian Center on Southtowne Court will be hosting the Browders at 11 a.m. Sunday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:59:05 EST Community Thanksgiving dinner approaches http://dailyadvocate.com/news/lifestyle-religion/150515284/Community-Thanksgiving-dinner-approaches GREENVILLE - The community is invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 23 at noon. There is no cost for the meal. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:00:12 EST Ohio fire marshal gives safety tips for heater use http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150602658/Ohio-fire-marshal-gives-safety-tips-for-heater-use REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The state fire marshal is urging Ohioans to take safety precautions when using alternative heat sources to stay warm during chilly weather. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:57:11 EST House Democrats elect veteran lawmaker new leader http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150602614/House-Democrats-elect-veteran-lawmaker-new-leader COLUMBUS, Ohio — Democrats in the Ohio House have elected a veteran state lawmaker with experience in both the House and Senate as their leader for the next legislative session. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:55:10 EST Great American Smokeout aims to help smokers http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health/150597733/Great-American-Smokeout-aims-to-help-smokers GREENVILLE - At least 443,000 individuals in the United States will die this year due to issues linked with smoking, according to the American Cancer Society. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:36:04 EST Vineyard’s sales go to Epilepsy Foundation http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/150600233/Vineyards-sales-go-to-Epilepsy-Foundation NEW MADISON - In conjunction with Epilepsy Awareness Month, Kennedy Vineyard offered a limited amount of an estate wine with all of its bottle sale proceeds going toward the Epilepsy Foundation. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:32:05 EST Spicer longtime dialysis patient http://dailyadvocate.com/news/health-home_top/150599476/Spicer-longtime-dialysis-patient GREENVILLE — Ed Spicer has been told that he is the only patient who has been undergoing treatment continuously at the dialysis center in Greenville since it opened. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:26:08 EST Arcanum library hosts youth events http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news-news_education/150580967/Arcanum-library-hosts-youth-events ARCANUM — The Arcanum Public Library offers various materials and equipment available for checkout and utilization, as well as the opportunity for involvement. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:48:05 EST House Dems again choose Nancy Pelosi as leader http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/150596803/House-Dems-again-choose-Nancy-Pelosi-as-leader WASHINGTON - Rep. Nancy Pelosi overcame gripes about Democrats' losing campaign messages and breezed to re-election Tuesday as House minority leader. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:25:12 EST