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

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

ARMY
Pvt. Caleb Jerome Thomas graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. He is a 2013 graduate of Van Wert High School, Van Wert.
Pvt. Zachary C. Bland, son of Rodney C. Bland and Jennifer J. Closson, of Delphos, graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He is a 2013 grad

In The Military

ARMY Pvt. Caleb Jerome Thomas graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. He is a 2013 graduate of Van Wert High School, Van Wert. Pvt. Zachary C. Bland, son of Rodney C. Bland and Jennifer J. Closson, of Delphos, graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He is a 2013 grad

COLUMBUS GROVE — The Columbus Grove Bulldogs wanted to make things sure this time around in their 21-6 playoff victory over Pandora-Gilboa.
After escaping with a season-opening win because of a bad snap that resulted in a safety, the Bulldogs left no room for doubt this time around.
The Bulldogs did it my holding the Rocket feature running

Grove wins

COLUMBUS GROVE — The Columbus Grove Bulldogs wanted to make things sure this time around in their 21-6 playoff victory over Pandora-Gilboa. After escaping with a season-opening win because of a bad snap that resulted in a safety, the Bulldogs left no room for doubt this time around. The Bulldogs did it my holding the Rocket feature running

ST. MARYS — The Miami Erie Canal Corridor Association held its annual Canal Diggers affair Thursday at the Eagles Lodge in St. Marys.
The fundraiser is the only annual fundraiser held by the organization, so it relies on the event for the majority of its funding annually.
“It is our only fundraiser, and we really appreciate everyone b

MECCA holds annual Canal Diggers fundraiser

ST. MARYS — The Miami Erie Canal Corridor Association held its annual Canal Diggers affair Thursday at the Eagles Lodge in St. Marys. The fundraiser is the only annual fundraiser held by the organization, so it relies on the event for the majority of its funding annually. “It is our only fundraiser, and we really appreciate everyone b

COLUMBUS GROVE – It is Round II when the Columbus Grove Bulldogs face Pandora-Gilboa in the opening round of the Division VII high school playoffs Saturday.
The two Putnam County rivals opened the season against each other in a tight game at Columbus Grove. Late in the contest, a punt sailed over P-G punter T.J. Koepplinger's head, resulting

Another dance for Grove, P-G

COLUMBUS GROVE – It is Round II when the Columbus Grove Bulldogs face Pandora-Gilboa in the opening round of the Division VII high school playoffs Saturday. The two Putnam County rivals opened the season against each other in a tight game at Columbus Grove. Late in the contest, a punt sailed over P-G punter T.J. Koepplinger's head, resulting





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