Daily Advocate- RSS NEWS Feed http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS http://dailyadvocate.com/section/NEWS Thu, 5 Mar 2015 17:26:19 EST 1800 County Auditor sworn-in by Auditor of State http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/152201897/County-Auditor-sworn-in-by-Auditor-of-State COLUMBUS, Ohio – Auditor of State Dave Yost swore-in Carol Ginn as Darke County Auditor on Wednesday Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:31:21 EST Mainstreet earns national accreditation http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/152202854/Mainstreet-earns-national-accreditation COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heritage Ohio is proud to announce the 2014 certification of Greenville as a National Main Street Community. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:26:21 EST Change your clocks, charge your batteries http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/152203235/Change-your-clocks-charge-your-batteries GREENVILLE - With daylight savings time approaching, the Greenville Fire Department urges you to install a new battery in each smoke detector of your home when you “spring ahead” the time on your clocks. It has been proven that a working... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:26:21 EST New standards to guide agricultural practices http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/152202192/New-standards-to-guide-agricultural-practices In west central Ohio, we are familiar with water quality problems because of the issues experienced at our inland lakes over the last several decades. Most recently, we learned how changes to agricultural practices and advancements to the way we... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:46:26 EST House Bill 74: Good policy for our education system http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/152155953/House-Bill-74:-Good-policy-for-our-education-system The issues of school assessments, Common Core, and student performance have become highly debated topics not only in our state legislature, but across the country. As a newly-elected member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and a standing member... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:46:24 EST Standing up for workers hit by unfair trade deals http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/152202351/Standing-up-for-workers-hit-by-unfair-trade-deals Trade agreements have wreaked havoc on Ohio's economy over the past several decades, undermining Ohio's manufacturing sector and making it easier for corporations to ship our jobs overseas. When Congress considered NAFTA, CAFTA, and every... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:46:23 EST Gloria ‘Daniel-izes’ dessert http://dailyadvocate.com/news/community-news/152179851/Gloria-Daniel-izes-dessert Nothing in life happens without some motivation and effort. We have been blessed with an ample amount of work in the furniture shop these days. My husband Daniel and brother, Javin, who are co-owners of Rustic Woodcrafts, have been putting quite a bit... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 03:01:22 EST Hofacker found guilty of robbery http://dailyadvocate.com/news/blotter-home_top/152189526/Hofacker-found-guilty-of-robbery GREENVILLE — After a two-day jury trial concluded Wednesday, Randy Hofacker, 54, of Greenville, was found guilty of robbery, a felonious offense to the second degree for a crime he committed against an elderly woman. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:06:28 EST Phelan impacted community http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/152171850/Phelan-impacted-community VERSAILLES —Jim Phelan was laid to rest in St. Valbert Cemetery, near Versailles, on Monday. His death came at 11:53 a.m. on Feb. 24 at age 73. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:06:27 EST Record preservation to continue http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/152143988/Record-preservation-to-continue DARKE COUNTY — Darke County Recorder Linda Stachler is in the second phase of on-site scanning and Digital Magic enhancement of the historical and brittle deed records in her office. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:11:21 EST Mehaffie named chairman of Edison’s Board of Trustees http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news_education/152155736/Mehaffie-named-chairman-of-Edisons-Board-of-Trustees PIQUA, Ohio - Darryl Mehaffie has been elected to serve as chairman of Edison Community College's Board of Trustees. Mehaffie's appointment took place at the January 28 board meeting and will continue for the next two years. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:36:24 EST $7B budget adjusts Ohio driver training, credit card options http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/152155619/$7B-budget-adjusts-Ohio-driver-training-credit-card-options COLUMBUS, Ohio - Prospective Ohio drivers would see added training requirements and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles would be allowed to accept credit and debit cards under a state transportation budget that easily cleared the Ohio House on... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:11:24 EST Arsonist sentenced to 5 years probation http://dailyadvocate.com/news/blotter-home_top/152138639/Arsonist-sentenced-to-5-years-probation GREENVILLE — Lowell Bowers, who was responsible for robbing and setting fire to multiple vehicles across Greenville alongside Joshua Willis, was sentenced to serve the next five years under a community control sanction. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 21:46:22 EST Jones gets probation for robbery http://dailyadvocate.com/news/blotter-home_top/152139366/Jones-gets-probation-for-robbery GREENVILLE — After committing robbery, a felonious charge to the third degree, Kenneth Jones was sentenced to serve the next five years under a community control sanction. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 21:36:22 EST Theft prompts Mayor to urge citizens to lock doors http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/152135505/Theft-prompts-Mayor-to-urge-citizens-to-lock-doors GREENVILLE — The county has seen multiple thefts, including Mayor Mike Bowers of Greenville whose truck was broken into recently. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:01:22 EST Over 800 concealed carry licenses issued/renewed in county http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/152129643/Over-800-concealed-carry-licenses-issued/renewed-in-county COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has issued a report indicating that more than 110,000 concealed carry licenses were issued or renewed in Ohio in 2014, according to data compiled by Ohio's county sheriffs. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:16:23 EST Adams to run for state senate http://dailyadvocate.com/news/politics/152129591/Adams-to-run-for-state-senate SIDNEY, Ohio — Former Ohio Rep. John Adams, of Sidney, has announced plans to campaign for the state Senate seat now held by Keith Faber (R-Celina, 12th District). Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:06:21 EST Bald Eagle shot in Preble County http://dailyadvocate.com/news/blotter-news_agricultural/152129527/Bald-Eagle-shot-in-Preble-County EATON, Ohio - The Ohio Department of Natural Respources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is asking the public for information about the shooting of a bald eagle in Preble County. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:36:25 EST Woman extracted from van after crash into utility pole http://dailyadvocate.com/news/news/152118302/Woman-extracted-from-van-after-crash-into-utility-pole DARKE COUNTY - An Indiana woman had to be extracted from her van Saturday after her vehicle struck a utility pole. Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:26:22 EST Schoolhouse Rock entertains generations http://dailyadvocate.com/news/home_top-news/152116710/Schoolhouse-Rock-entertains-generations GREENVILLE — In conjunction with its Family Theatre Series, the Darke County Center for the Arts (DCCA) hosted Schoolhouse Rock Live on Sunday, which allowed some attendees to hear the familiar tunes associated with the once Saturday morning... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 18:56:21 EST