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.

Latest Stories by Lance Mihm

LIMA — Karen, a 50-year-old grandmother in Lima, loves her children. She had raised several children in Lima and was looking forward to a break when her youngest graduated last year.
However, instead of a break, she finds herself starting all over.
Karen, the grandmother of 15, now finds herself supporting three of those grandchildren that

Family adjusts to unfortunate situation

LIMA — Karen, a 50-year-old grandmother in Lima, loves her children. She had raised several children in Lima and was looking forward to a break when her youngest graduated last year. However, instead of a break, she finds herself starting all over. Karen, the grandmother of 15, now finds herself supporting three of those grandchildren that

Law enforcement urges safe driving

LIMA — Allen County law enforcement agencies are encouraging drivers to use safe traveling practices over the Thanksgiving weekend. To prevent fatal and serious injury crashes, local law enforcement agencies in will be out, over the holiday holiday in full through Nov. 30 enforcing traffic laws. Law enforcement urges the use of a seatbelt.

Wind causes slight damage

LIMA — High winds on Monday caused power outages and downed trees for many area residents. However, property damage seemed to be largely avoided. Winds peaked at 37 mph overnight Sunday and 58 mph Monday. The National Weather Service reported the high winds were due to an intense low pressure system that was moving northeast across the uppe

Overturned semi blocks road

FINDLAY — The Hancock County Sheriff's Office investigated a crash involving a semitrailer Monday. According to a preliminary report, a semitrailer overturned on state Route 613 between County Road 139 and County Road 140 at 6:30 p.m. Deputies were at the scene and it was reported there were no injuries. However, the an officer at the sherif

OTTAWA — The Meadows of Ottawa held an open house Thursday in anticipation of moving into its new building in early December.
The $13 million project was recently completed in a deal struck with Trilogy Health Services, LLC and county officials. The new center will have room for 86 residents and another 32 residents in the assisted living/me

New nursing home hosts open house

OTTAWA — The Meadows of Ottawa held an open house Thursday in anticipation of moving into its new building in early December. The $13 million project was recently completed in a deal struck with Trilogy Health Services, LLC and county officials. The new center will have room for 86 residents and another 32 residents in the assisted living/me

LIMA — The Rhodes State College dental hygiene program held an open house Wednesday to honor the program's official transition to a paperless facility.
Program director Denise Bowers said the program has actually operating on its second full year of the paperless program, and that things are going well.
“Charting, X-rays and all paper

Dental hygiene program holds open house

LIMA — The Rhodes State College dental hygiene program held an open house Wednesday to honor the program's official transition to a paperless facility. Program director Denise Bowers said the program has actually operating on its second full year of the paperless program, and that things are going well. “Charting, X-rays and all paper

LIMA — The Lima Rotary Club plans to invest $100,000 into the Lima/Allen County community in celebration of its 100th anniversary this year.
Esther Baldridge, president of the club, said the club was looking for legacy projects that would leave a lasting impact on the community. She said the Rotary has not taken on projects of this magnitude

Rotary seeks projects

LIMA — The Lima Rotary Club plans to invest $100,000 into the Lima/Allen County community in celebration of its 100th anniversary this year. Esther Baldridge, president of the club, said the club was looking for legacy projects that would leave a lasting impact on the community. She said the Rotary has not taken on projects of this magnitude

Speakers give advice on dealing with police stops

LIMA — Speakers at an informational session at the South Science and Technology Magnet School on Tuesday felt that relations between the public and Lima law enforcement was still a work in progress. However, they felt that work was going in the positive direction. An informational session designed to educate the public on what to do during

Celina man dies in suspected crash

CELINA — A Celina man who had been reported missing was later found dead several blocks from his last known location. Kevin A. Dennis, 24, of Celina, was reported missing shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday after being gone for several hours. He had last been seen at a Deford Street residence at about 11 p.m. Friday. According to a report from the

LIMA — The first significant snowfall of the winter season — more than 3 inches in places — caused several accidents on roadways in Lima and the surrounding area.
Between 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday, the Allen County Sheriff's Office reported it had received 18 reports of weather-related mishaps, more than three times the amo

Area sees first significant snow

LIMA — The first significant snowfall of the winter season — more than 3 inches in places — caused several accidents on roadways in Lima and the surrounding area. Between 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday, the Allen County Sheriff's Office reported it had received 18 reports of weather-related mishaps, more than three times the amo

Group conducting shoe drive

VAN WERT — Family Health Care, a nonprofit company based in Van Wert, is conducting a shoe collection drive. Shoe donations will also support microenterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at Family Health Care, 1052 S. Washington St., Van Wert. Donation

Diabetes treatment pioneer dies

CHICAGO — Dr. Donald F. Steiner, a Lima native and a pioneer in insulin research, died at his home in Chicago on Nov. 11. Steiner was 84 years old, and had been a member of the University of Chicago faculty since 1960. Steiner revolutionized thinking about how the body produces insulin. In 1967, he showed that insulin, thought to be made fro

Baton Rouge holds annual gala

LIMA — Baton Rouge Health Services Foundation held it's 7th Annual Foundation Gala Event on Nov. 5 at the Old Barn Out Back banquet hall and was attended by 100 community members. The fourth annual Senior Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Tom Ahl the night of the gala. Ahl began his career by cleaning cars and floors for his dad at

LIMA — For women in the Lima area, Thursday night was a time to just have fun and relax at the third annual Ladies' Night Out held at the UNOH Event Center in Lima.
“It's purely just for fun,” said Bill Clinger, marketing director at The Lima News and one of the event organizers. The event is sponsored by The Lima News, Dunkin's

Women celebrate at Ladies' Night Out Thursday

LIMA — For women in the Lima area, Thursday night was a time to just have fun and relax at the third annual Ladies' Night Out held at the UNOH Event Center in Lima. “It's purely just for fun,” said Bill Clinger, marketing director at The Lima News and one of the event organizers. The event is sponsored by The Lima News, Dunkin's

ST. ANTHONY — As the saying goes, nice guys always finish last.
However, for one turkey in particular, being a “nice guy” will be a life-saving characteristic.
Cooper Farms, based out of Mercer County, has the distinction of providing the official turkey that will be pardoned by President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day.
The l

Pardon me, Mr. President

ST. ANTHONY — As the saying goes, nice guys always finish last. However, for one turkey in particular, being a “nice guy” will be a life-saving characteristic. Cooper Farms, based out of Mercer County, has the distinction of providing the official turkey that will be pardoned by President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. The l

SPENCERVILLE — With the plant now up and running for about six weeks, the village of Spencerville will hold an open house at its recently completed new water treatment plant.
The project originally went out for bid in 2010 and initial construction began in 2012. Kirk Brothers in Alveda was given the general contracting work and Buschur Elect

Village opens new plant

SPENCERVILLE — With the plant now up and running for about six weeks, the village of Spencerville will hold an open house at its recently completed new water treatment plant. The project originally went out for bid in 2010 and initial construction began in 2012. Kirk Brothers in Alveda was given the general contracting work and Buschur Elect

New veterans stone unveiled Tuesday

SPENCERVILLE — The Spencerville Area Veterans Memorial Park Commission will host a Veterans Day program at Veterans Park on North Main Street at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A new stone at the entrance to the park will be unveiled at the ceremony. The publis is invited to attend. State of Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Robert Poole and VFW Dist

Sidney woman killed in crash

SIDNEY — A Sidney woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash late Saturday. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office reported the fatal crash occured at 11:24 p.m. in the 1000 block of Lindsey Road in Turtlecreek Township. Upon arrival, deputies found a 2003 Ford F-150 blocking the roadway. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Carl Graber,

Delphos leaf pickup scheduled

DELPHOS — Allen County Refuse has scheduled its leaf pickup for the city of Delphos for Wednesday, Thursday, Nov. 25, and Nov. 26.

WAPAKONETA — It is festive and it has a holiday atmosphere, and it is all for a good cause.
The Women's Civic League of Wapakoneta held its fourth annual Showcase of Homes on Sunday.
“We found four homes that provided a nice variety,” said Lois Dammeyer, one of the event organizers.
Dammeyer's home at 1515 Springfield Ave. was

Wapak enjoys home tour

WAPAKONETA — It is festive and it has a holiday atmosphere, and it is all for a good cause. The Women's Civic League of Wapakoneta held its fourth annual Showcase of Homes on Sunday. “We found four homes that provided a nice variety,” said Lois Dammeyer, one of the event organizers. Dammeyer's home at 1515 Springfield Ave. was





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