Lance Mihm

Position: Reporter
E-Mail Address: lmihm@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 419-993-2091

Latest Stories by Lance Mihm

Portion of Fourth Street to be closed

LIMA — The City of Lima Engineer's Office has announced that Fourth Street between South Dixie Highway and McClain Road will be closed to through traffic from Aug. 4 to 15 while CSX repairs its rail crossing.

Missing Putnam County girl located

OTTAWA — A girl reported missing since Tuesday has been found, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office reported Thursday that Brittany Alexis Kaye Cross had been located, but that no other information was available as they investigate her disappearance. The sheriff's office asked for assistance in looking for t

Judge election campaign funds even

LIMA — Campaign finance filings show that Democrat incumbent Glenn Derryberry and challenger Carlene Huston-Kinworthy have about the same available in campaign war chests as we head into the campaign season. Campaign finance reports were due by 4 p.m. Thursday. The Citizens to Elect Carlene Huston-Kinworthy filed June 11, and the Committee t

Jordan issues comment on IRS inquiry

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, released a statement Wednesday after two congressional hearings addressing the IRS targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants. “We need to use all avenues to address the targeting issue,” Jordan said. “The Justice Department investigation is a joke investigation. The FBI tol

LIMA — John Patrick Carney says that first and foremost, his candidacy for Ohio auditor is all about transparency and bipartisanship.
Carney continued to profess that Wednesday as he met with well-wishers for a campaign fundraiser at the Met in downtown Lima.
Carney is the 22nd District state representative, currently serving his third term

State auditor hopeful calls for openness

LIMA — John Patrick Carney says that first and foremost, his candidacy for Ohio auditor is all about transparency and bipartisanship. Carney continued to profess that Wednesday as he met with well-wishers for a campaign fundraiser at the Met in downtown Lima. Carney is the 22nd District state representative, currently serving his third term

SPENCERVILLE — Jim Walthers, of Spencerville, downplayed his role after serving in the Army during the Korean War.
However, he is a reluctant hero to many, even the South Korean government.
In 2009, Walthers and his grandson, John Nichols, returned to South Korea as guests of the government for six days. The pair gave a brief recounting of

Korean War vet talks about return trip

SPENCERVILLE — Jim Walthers, of Spencerville, downplayed his role after serving in the Army during the Korean War. However, he is a reluctant hero to many, even the South Korean government. In 2009, Walthers and his grandson, John Nichols, returned to South Korea as guests of the government for six days. The pair gave a brief recounting of

LIMA — Plenty has been said about the lifestyle Da'vontae Williams had chosen to live.
On Tuesday, At the site of the accident that took his life Friday, his family and friends gathered to remember the positive impact he had left on many lives.
Kelsey Shurelds, a friend of Williams, said she organized the event so everyone could come togeth

Vigil held for man killed in police chase

LIMA — Plenty has been said about the lifestyle Da'vontae Williams had chosen to live. On Tuesday, At the site of the accident that took his life Friday, his family and friends gathered to remember the positive impact he had left on many lives. Kelsey Shurelds, a friend of Williams, said she organized the event so everyone could come togeth

Lima committee: No chickens allowed

LIMA — The issue of owning chickens within Lima's city limits died in committee Monday due to not having enough support. The issue was first raised in June to the Neighborhood Concerns Committee. More than 30 people attended the June meeting, holding petitions from elected representatives, facts about chickens and raising them, and the benef

WAPAKONETA — Auglaize County Fairgrounds Secretary Fred Piehl told a group of officials Sunday that the 2014 fair would be “the best Auglaize County Fair yet.”
The fair will now have six days to make up for a somewhat lost day and back up that claim.
Moments after a brief fair-opening ceremony Sunday with local elected officials

Heavy rain dampens Auglaize fair opening

WAPAKONETA — Auglaize County Fairgrounds Secretary Fred Piehl told a group of officials Sunday that the 2014 fair would be “the best Auglaize County Fair yet.” The fair will now have six days to make up for a somewhat lost day and back up that claim. Moments after a brief fair-opening ceremony Sunday with local elected officials

LIMA — Lima Director of Public Works Howard Elstro said the city may want to reconsider the possibility of spending more money to maintain the former Fire Station No. 4 or seven other city-owned buildings because of budget constraints.
City Councilman Tom Tebben had asked for the matter to be forwarded to the finance committee if the city sh

Lima official: City can't afford to maintain spare buildings

LIMA — Lima Director of Public Works Howard Elstro said the city may want to reconsider the possibility of spending more money to maintain the former Fire Station No. 4 or seven other city-owned buildings because of budget constraints. City Councilman Tom Tebben had asked for the matter to be forwarded to the finance committee if the city sh

LIMA — Trees have been around about 385 million years. We use them for food, fuel or constructing our homes and buildings. They are used in the creation of everything from medicines to golf balls, chewing gum to rubber. They are the natural habitat for numerous species and were even once worshiped as religious figures by some ancient cultures

Invasive species destroying Ohio trees

LIMA — Trees have been around about 385 million years. We use them for food, fuel or constructing our homes and buildings. They are used in the creation of everything from medicines to golf balls, chewing gum to rubber. They are the natural habitat for numerous species and were even once worshiped as religious figures by some ancient cultures

Special meeting results in tie vote on second reading

WAYNESFIELD — A hot issue in the village of Waynesfield came to a tie vote Wednesday, and the issue may ultimately lead to an election requesting the recall of a council member. The emergency meeting was called to hold the second reading of an ordinance to abolish the position of village administrator and returning to a locally elected Board

Mother asks for help finding missing son

LIMA — A Lima mother is asking for help locating her missing son, who disappeared July 19. Karen Arnett said she left home at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and she has not seen her son since. His name is Hanz Darby, and he is 16 years old. “I've done everything I can think of,” Arnett said. Arnett said her son has used drugs. She f

Bass tourney at Indian Lake canceled

INDIAN LAKE — Due to the low number of registrations, the 2014 Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew bass tournament scheduled for Aug. 24 is being canceled. Those fishermen who had pre-registered will receive their refund within the coming week.

LIMA — Many are quite happy thinking about living what they consider a good life, and growing old gracefully until death at a ripe old age.
For 103-year-old Lucy Mathers, when death comes knocking on her door, she will likely pull it inside kicking and screaming until it whimpers away like a helpless puppy.
Mathers, who is celebrating her b

103-year-old throws first pitch for Locos

LIMA — Many are quite happy thinking about living what they consider a good life, and growing old gracefully until death at a ripe old age. For 103-year-old Lucy Mathers, when death comes knocking on her door, she will likely pull it inside kicking and screaming until it whimpers away like a helpless puppy. Mathers, who is celebrating her b

Report: Jordan's record one of savings

The National Taxpayers Union Foundation's recently-released BillTally report lists U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, as having the most fiscally responsible legislative agenda among Ohio's Congressional Delegation. Jordan supported more than $183 billion in net budget cuts, which was more cuts than all but 19 members of the U.S. House of Representat

Church asks for pantry donations

LIMA — Friends of Forest Park United Methodist Church ask that all parade spectators and participants bring nonperishable food items to the Allen County Fair parade Aug. 16. Friends of Forest Park UMC will be pushing shopping carts during the parade to collect the food donations. The items will be used to fill the shelves of Churches United

Lima's budget right on track

LIMA — City of Lima Finance Director Steve Cleaves gave a positive update for city finances during the mid-year budget meeting Tuesday, but the stressed the importance of issues in the not-to-distant future if the city wants to maintain a strong financial standing. The city cash balance was estimated to finish at about $8 million by the end

Auglaize elections board to meet

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Board of Elections will meet for a special meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the county administrative building in Wapakoneta. Purpose of the meeting is to review and consider a petition for a recall of councilman Bill Motter.

Auglaize elections board to meet

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Board of Election will meet for a special meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the county administrative building in Wapakoneta. Purpose of the meeting is to review and consider a petition for a recall of councilman Bill Motter.




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