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Lance Mihm

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: lmihm@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 567-242-0409


About Lance Mihm

General assignment reporter, including Military Actions features and entertainment stories.

Latest Stories by Lance Mihm

OTTOVILLE — Two men made at least a temporary agreement over a dispute of a village road Monday while Ottoville village councilors look into the possible vacating of a street.
Councilors are considering closing Dollar Street because of maintenance costs and possible safety issues. Letters were sent to business owners, which included Celadon

Ottoville council discusses closing Dollar Street

OTTOVILLE — Two men made at least a temporary agreement over a dispute of a village road Monday while Ottoville village councilors look into the possible vacating of a street. Councilors are considering closing Dollar Street because of maintenance costs and possible safety issues. Letters were sent to business owners, which included Celadon

LIMA — It was a common picture in the 1950s and 1960s.
Pictures of a family, the father driving, mother in the passenger seat, two kids in the back seat. Luggage strapped to the top of the car with a boat in tow. Time for family vacation.
However, that common picture is not so common anymore.
If you like to take and enjoy time off, the Uni

Americans living to work

LIMA — It was a common picture in the 1950s and 1960s. Pictures of a family, the father driving, mother in the passenger seat, two kids in the back seat. Luggage strapped to the top of the car with a boat in tow. Time for family vacation. However, that common picture is not so common anymore. If you like to take and enjoy time off, the Uni

Cinco de Mayo planned for today

LIMA — A Cinco de Mayo celebration will begin at 4 p.m. today at the Mizpah Community Center. There will be food and music. Admission is free. For details, call 419-222-5011 or 419-204-1252.

LIMA — The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour brought an important lesson to young girls Friday night at Lima Community Church.
“Being yourself is in.”
The Christian-based performance featuring music, stories with life lessons, activities with audience participation and more was attended by more than 300 girls with their mothers

Show teaches to be yourself

LIMA — The Secret Keeper Girl Crazy Hair Tour brought an important lesson to young girls Friday night at Lima Community Church. “Being yourself is in.” The Christian-based performance featuring music, stories with life lessons, activities with audience participation and more was attended by more than 300 girls with their mothers

LIMA — It wasn't the type of show you take the family to see.
Comedian Ron White had the crowd rolling from the get go, and didn't let off until the show was over.
While, of Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame, brought his show to a sold-out crowd at sMemorial Civic Center. White had set a simple goal of making the crowd laugh until they hurt, and

White makes them laugh

LIMA — It wasn't the type of show you take the family to see. Comedian Ron White had the crowd rolling from the get go, and didn't let off until the show was over. While, of Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame, brought his show to a sold-out crowd at sMemorial Civic Center. White had set a simple goal of making the crowd laugh until they hurt, and

HARROD — School officials at Allen East High School held an open forum Wednesday to discuss the possibility of adopting student drug testing at the school.
Questions revolved mostly around paying for the program or what kind of an effect it might have on a child's permanent record when they tried to go to college, but Superintendent Mel Rent

Allen East discusses student drug testing

HARROD — School officials at Allen East High School held an open forum Wednesday to discuss the possibility of adopting student drug testing at the school. Questions revolved mostly around paying for the program or what kind of an effect it might have on a child's permanent record when they tried to go to college, but Superintendent Mel Rent

Ron White tickets still available

LIMA — The box office at Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Lima has announced that tickets were still available for comedian Ron White's performance Thursday at Crouse Performance Hall. To purchase tickets for this show or other upcoming shows visit the Box Office, by phone 419-224-1552 or online at http://limaciviccenter.com. Doors open one

Battling cancer with music

LIMA — For Country for a Cure organizer Kristin Wilson, raising funds for cancer research is a matter she takes personally. Wilson will be one of many volunteers helping out with the event being held Saturday at the Ohio Theatre. She said efforts of other people battling the cause is the main reason she is alive to help out. “At the a

LIMA — The Lima Area Concert Band plans to open its season in a colorful manner — literally.
The band will open its new season Saturday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The show, “Colorful Tunes,” will be made up of just that.
“We wanted to do something fun and kind of unique,” said John Hill, conductor. R

Lima Area Concert Band to open 2015 season

LIMA — The Lima Area Concert Band plans to open its season in a colorful manner — literally. The band will open its new season Saturday at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. The show, “Colorful Tunes,” will be made up of just that. “We wanted to do something fun and kind of unique,” said John Hill, conductor. R

Trustees stand by decision on flood project

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Township trustees stood by their decision of approving the Road I-9 Bridge project after hearing from residents for about two hours during a township meeting Tuesday. The I-9 Bridge project was designed to help reduce flooding along the Blanchard River, particularly in the village of Ottawa. The road formerly took a huge

WAPAKONETA — Visiting Judge Reginald Routson continued an arraignment for Brian S. Guggenbiller after he appeared Monday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court without an attorney.
Guggenbiller, 51, of Lima, has been charged with one count of aggravated murder in the 1981 death of Marcellus Reineke. His arraignment to enter a plea was not sch

Arraignment continued in 1981 murder case

WAPAKONETA — Visiting Judge Reginald Routson continued an arraignment for Brian S. Guggenbiller after he appeared Monday in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court without an attorney. Guggenbiller, 51, of Lima, has been charged with one count of aggravated murder in the 1981 death of Marcellus Reineke. His arraignment to enter a plea was not sch

LIMA — A fire at a vacant home was considered a total loss Monday according to a report from the Lima Fire Department.
LFD Battalion Chief Ed Hower said the department received a call at 10:33 a.m. Monday about a home on fire. Firefighters arriving at the scene found the home at 619 St. Johns Avenue to be heavily covered with smoke. Neighbor

Fire considered total loss

LIMA — A fire at a vacant home was considered a total loss Monday according to a report from the Lima Fire Department. LFD Battalion Chief Ed Hower said the department received a call at 10:33 a.m. Monday about a home on fire. Firefighters arriving at the scene found the home at 619 St. Johns Avenue to be heavily covered with smoke. Neighbor

LIMA — According to Putnam County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Todd Schroeder, it is simply a matter of “the statistics don't lie.”
Schroeder was guest speaker Monday at Milano Cafe for the 19th annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Community Action Team's Top Cop Banquet.
“You are not just receiving an award because of s

MADD honors top cops

LIMA — According to Putnam County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Todd Schroeder, it is simply a matter of “the statistics don't lie.” Schroeder was guest speaker Monday at Milano Cafe for the 19th annual Mothers Against Drunk Driving Community Action Team's Top Cop Banquet. “You are not just receiving an award because of s

Business says it's not behind road closing

OTTOVILLE — An Ottoville business owner said he is not connected with a proposal to close Dollar Street. Jeff Basinger, the original owner of Bee Line Trucking and now the manager of the facility, expressed concern that the Ottoville Village Council was holding a first reading at its Monday meeting of a proposal to close Dollar Street. Basin

Road closing could cause stir

OTTOVILLE — Village officials in Ottoville will discuss the possibility of closing Dollar Street in town, but the manager at a business on the street said the move would have unintended consequences. The move to close the street will be up for its first reading at the Ottoville Village Council meeting May 4. Councilors are discussing closing

Van Wert has busy primary

VAN WERT — In small-town northwest Ohio, a May primary election usually draws very little excitement. For the upcoming primary on May 5, such is not the case in Van Wert. After leading the to city to finally finishing a nearly decade-long battle to build a shovel-ready, industrial megasite along Route 30, Mayor Don Farmer is semiretiring.

Comments open on Wapak sidewalk project

SIDNEY — The Ohio Department of Transportation District 7 is seeking public comments regarding an upcoming project in Wapakoneta. The City of Wapakoneta would like to build sidewalks along Carnation Drive from Stoneybrook Road to Laurel Drive to help children walking to school. Details are available at dot.state.oh.us/districts/D07/Planning

Latta proposes legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Bob Latta reintroduced the Protecting Our Great Lakes Act Thursday, legislation to help mitigate harmful algal blooms by prohibiting the discharge of dredged material into the waters of the Great Lakes. “The Protecting Our Great Lakes Act is one step we can take to mitigate harmful algal blooms in our Gre

Former councilor named solicitor

DELPHOS — Andrew Knueve was sworn in Thursday as the Law Director for the City of Delphos for the remainder of the current term, which expires Dec. 31. “Since Mr. Knueve has his name on the ballot for the next term as Law Director,” said Delphos Mayor Michael Gallmeier, “I felt appointing him to that position was the best o

LIMA — Ron White is hoping to cause his Lima audience a little pain Thursday.
“I am hoping people leave with a sore face,” White said. “Laughter is healing, and I want people to laugh that hard. I want them to be holding their gut and wishing they had taped their ribs.”
White said that is why he brings no-holds-barre

Ron White: Laughter is both painful and healing

LIMA — Ron White is hoping to cause his Lima audience a little pain Thursday. “I am hoping people leave with a sore face,” White said. “Laughter is healing, and I want people to laugh that hard. I want them to be holding their gut and wishing they had taped their ribs.” White said that is why he brings no-holds-barre





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