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Lance Mihm


Lima, OH, United States

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Past articles by Lance:

A matter of honor

LIMA — For former military members, it is the last tribute they receive for serving in the U.S. armed forces. For local veteran organizations, it is a tradition they plan to keep going forever. Nearly everyone has attended the funeral of a loved one in which military rites are conducted. The presentation of the flag … → Read More

Pastor at head of church for 20 years

LIMA — If the congregation at Eleventh Street Missionary Baptist Church had any doubts of what kind of leadership they were getting when the Rev. J.D. White retired in 1996, the Rev. Robert Toney quickly eliminated them. Now, 20 years later, Toney is still leading the congregation of nearly 300 members, and they couldn’t be … → Read More

Youth Profile: Lincolnview grad heads to the Ivy League

VAN WERT — The Lincolnview School District has not been a strong producer of Ivy League attendees when it comes to producing college students. In fact, it has never produced an Ivy League student. Well, that is until the 2018-19 incoming class begins. Nick Motycka, 18, applied to five universities before graduation this year. Of … → Read More

Car owner goes with “Clapton” green

ELIDA — John Meyer acquired his classic 1974 Volkswagon Bug in a most interesting way. A little more than two years ago, his son-in-law found the car in a farm field, overgrown with weeds. His son-in-law took the car home and decided he was going to try and rebuild it. “He dragged it home and … → Read More

Indiana man missing on Grand Lake

MONTEZUMA — The search for an Indiana man is continuing on Grand Lake near Montezuma after the man reportedly jumped into the water at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Carey Santiana with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported that the man was in a pontoon with several other people when he reportedly jumped off the … → Read More

Drones an increasing concern

LIMA — The topic of the use of drones is coming more and more to the forefront, and Marla Bolen with Soaring View Aerial Photography and Videography said it was a “very important and growing subject.” Soaring View, with the help of the Lima Area Chamber of Commerce, brought Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector … → Read More

RTA route helps Apollo students

LIMA — A new bus route established by the Allen County Regional Transit Authority this past fall is now bearing its first fruit. In the fall, RTA established Route 9 South Shawnee, which covers the southern Allen County area including the Allen County Red Cross, the Bradfield Community Center, Fort Shawnee Industrial Park, Central Point … → Read More

Military Actions: Westminster man takes Honor Flight trip

WESTMINSTER — Bob Whitaker, of Westminster, found himself in an unwanted position in October 1965. Married only for a short time and with a child, Whitaker was drafted by the U.S. Army into the Vietnam War. By July of the following year, he was on his way as a member of the 196th Light Infantry … → Read More

Lima resident buys same bike 50 years later

LIMA — Gary Schum remembers his father telling him when he was 14 that if he earned the money, he could buy a Cushman scooter. To his father’s surprise, Schum got a paper route and put back enough money to purchase it in a relatively short time. “It was the thing to have,” Schum said. … → Read More

Youth Profile: Cheering a way of life for Elida pupil

ELIDA — Elida eighth-grader Camden Pauff doesn’t view cheerleading merely as an activity. To her, it is a way of life. Ever since she was 3 years old, Camden has been attending competition cheer classes. Competing on a competitive team with other girls from the area, Camden attended the Best of the Best Team Summit … → Read More

Elida board, elementary principal part ways

ELIDA — The Elida school board approved a resignation agreement with elementary principal Melanie Nixon that will release her from a three-year contract a year early while offering her financial incentive to do so. In a unanimous decision Friday during a special board meeting, the board agreed to give Nixon two lump sum payments of … → Read More

Elida students learn everyday living

ELIDA — No matter your income, balancing a home budget can be stressful. Elida Middle School students learned that firsthand Friday as they participated in the Real World, Real Money program. Each year, middle school students spend several weeks taking different financial classes as part of social studies class. The lessons learned are then put … → Read More

Officials suspect tornado in Paulding County

HAVILAND — Officials believe a storm that came through northern Van Wert and Paulding counties spawned a tornado and has left many without power. Officials believe an F-O tornado touched down in Emerald Township, Paulding County, and has left 940 AEP and 300 Paulding Putnam Electric customers without power. In two separate areas near the … → Read More

Gilbert leaving OSU-Lima

LIMA — Ohio State University-Lima dean and director Charlene Gilbert will be leaving the university to take the position of dean of College of Arts and Letters at the University of Toledo. Gilbert will take her new position July 10. A time for Gilbert’s departure at OSU-Lima has not yet been set, but she could … → Read More

Lima Senior students sign letters of intent

LIMA — For 103 graduating students at Lima Senior High School on Wednesday, it was their time to be in the limelight. The event is designed to celebrate students headed to college or the military, just as special ceremonies are held for athletes signing letters of intent. Each student’s name was read off, and at … → Read More

Couple donate painting to Perry

LIMA — Perry High School alumni Larry Spees will always remember the education and support he received in a small school setting. On Wednesday, Larry and his wife, Beverly, made a donation to the school to reflect that appreciation. The couple donated a reprint of the painting Perry’s Victory to display at the school. Painted … → Read More

Lima students experience farm life

LIMA — About 900 Lima City Schools elementary students caught a glimpse of life on the farm Tuesday during the eighth annual Farm Day at South Science and Technology Magnet School. The day provides students with hands-on experiences to introduce them to the world of agriculture. For many students, it is something they have never … → Read More

O-G students recognized for excellence

OTTAWA — Two Ottawa-Glandorf students who have excelled in several facets of life were honored at a ceremony held in the high school auditorium Tuesday. O-G senior Emily Annesser, 18, and junior Jay Kaufman, 17, both were honored in front of friends, family and other students for being named as finalists for the U.S. Army/Pro … → Read More

2 boys arrested in Lima shooting

LIMA — Two boys were arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred at about 10:40 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of North Collett Street, according to a report from the Lima Police Department. Kobe Bryant, 17, and Rakeem Jones, 15, both of Lima, have been taken into custody and charged with delinquency by … → Read More

Youth Profile: Art a passion for Allen East 4th-grader

LIMA — Allen East fourth-grader Carlee Haberman enjoys creating something from nothing. That is why she hopes to become an artist some day. “I enjoy art because you create your own thing using colors and your imagination,” Carlee said. Haberman said each time she is going to draw or paint, she just simply thinks about … → Read More