Neighborhood group renamed to honor Baugh


LIMA — In honor of former Department of Housing and Urban Development official and former educator James E. Baugh, the former Southside Neighborhood Association will be renamed the Dr. Baugh Neighborhood Association.

Councilor Derry Glenn said Baugh had been a major advocate for Lima’s south side, and his work through HUD has been responsible for pushing the neighborhood in the right direction.

“He was always there to help,” Glenn said. “He loved the city of Lima and loved the south side of Lima.”

Baugh died in 2017. A Lima Senior High School graduate well known for his basketball skills, Baugh pursued a career that led him to become a program director at the University of Wisconsin and eventually to hold a position in President Ronald Reagan’s administration.

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