Daily Advocate- RSS NEWS Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:24:15 EST 1800 Ice alert in effect http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151563439/Ice-alert-in-effect DARKE COUNTY - Patchy freezing rain may impact travel this morning throughout the county. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:06:21 EST Homemade pizza pockets http://dailyadvocate.com/news/community-news/151552346/Homemade-pizza-pockets This week I'd like to introduce you to a recipe I recently used for my family for the first time. Daniel and Julia were both quite impressed with it and it certainly proved to be easier to make that I thought it would be. This is without a doubt... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 03:26:22 EST Dollar General eyeing 2nd store http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151552276/Dollar-General-eyeing-2nd-store GREENVILLE - According to the City of Greenville Planning and Zoning Director, Chad Henry, Tennessee-based Dollar General Corporation submitted a preliminary set of plans to the city on Friday with intentions to add a second Greenville store location... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:51:22 EST Indiana man gets probation for threatening Speaker Boehner http://dailyadvocate.com/news/blotter/151562485/Indiana-man-gets-probation-for-threatening-Speaker-Boehner INDIANAPOLIS - An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to threatening to kill U.S. House Speaker John Boehner has been sentenced to four years of probation. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:11:21 EST McDonald’s CEO steps down as sales decline http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/151559964/McDonalds-CEO-steps-down-as-sales-decline NEW YORK - McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:56:21 EST Dubbs appointed to college board http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news_education/151544711/Dubbs-appointed-to-college-board NEW MADISON — Dr. Phillip E. Dubbs of New Madison has been appointed by Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich to the Edison State Community College Board of Trustees for a term beginning Jan 23 this year and ending Jan. 17, 2021. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:46:23 EST Longtime trophy-maker retires http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news_agricultural/151460422/Longtime-trophy-maker-retires WEST MANCHESTER, Ohio — It was announced just prior to the Parade of Champions during the Great Darke County Fair this past year that it would be Charles Lange's last year for making the 4-H trophies that are passed out prior to the... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:21:21 EST Drug prison, college cost cuts on Ohio Senate GOP’s agenda http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/151552896/Drug-prison-college-cost-cuts-on-Ohio-Senate-GOPs-agenda COLUMBUS, Ohio - Republicans in the Ohio Senate are pushing for colleges to cut students' costs by 5 percent and want the state to set up a drug prison where addicted inmates can get treatment. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:01:21 EST Tax season is here http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151515567/Tax-season-is-here DARKE COUNTY - Beverly Delk, Partner and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at Fry and Company in Greenville, recently addressed several items which may be of help to citizens as they approach this tax season. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:11:22 EST New Madison signs new trash contract http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/151513009/New-Madison-signs-new-trash-contract NEW MADISON — The Village of New Madison held a regular council meeting on Monday night, in which council members voted to sign a new contract with Rumpke, and include recycling bins to its citizens. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:36:21 EST Frey honored at Versailles chamber banquet http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/151524312/Frey-honored-at-Versailles-chamber-banquet VERSAILLES - Monday evening the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce honored Bob Frey as Citizen of the Year during their annual banquet.Presenting the award on behalf of the chamber was board member Rodd Hale. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:46:23 EST Rep. Buchy earns Cattlemen’s Industry Service award http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news_agricultural/151523999/Rep.-Buchy-earns-Cattlemens-Industry-Service-award MARYSVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Cattlemen's Association (OCA) awarded Rep. Jim Buchy of the Ohio House District 84, the Industry Service Award at the OCA awards banquet held Saturday, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference center in Lewis... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:56:21 EST Snowplows work around the clock to clear roads http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/151513091/Snowplows-work-around-the-clock-to-clear-roads DARKE COUNTY — Darke County's snow removal efforts include 20 snowplow routes, each 26 miles long, and 26 County Garage employees who are on call 24/7, 365 days per year. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:51:21 EST 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