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Reminisce is a cooperative effort between The Lima News and the Allen County Museum and Historical Society.

Reminisce: Remembering Lima’s drive-ins

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In the spring of 1942, as Americans adjusted to the everyday reality of living in a country at war, Lima residents could find escape watching “Rio Rita” with Abbott and Costello at the Ohio Theater, or the Dead End Kids in “Mob Town” at the State, or perhaps catch a double bill of monster movies at the Sigma.

Reminisce: History under our feet at Ohio Caverns

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WEST LIBERTY – August marks the 125th anniversary of the discovery of Ohio Caverns, the popular destination in Champaign County that has offered visitors a chance to explore over two miles of underground passageways for generations.

Reminisce: When presidents stopped in Lima

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In late October 1960, during the final weeks of the heated and historic presidential race between Republican Richard M. Nixon and Democrat John F. Kennedy, it appeared likely Lima would land visits from both candidates.

Reminisce: Lima’s history with Ohio presidents

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LIMA — A dozen men served as presidents of the United States between 1869 and 1923 and seven of them were born in Ohio. An eighth president, William Henry Harrison, who parlayed fame fighting Indians in the old Northwest Territory into the presidency and died just 31 days into his term in 1841, was born in Virginia but was living in Ohio at the time he was elected.

Reminisce: More than a rifle for Christmas for first rabies survivor

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LIMA — Matthew Winkler was the focus of national and international attention as Christmas Day approached in 1970. Stories about him appeared in newspapers...

Reminisce: More than a rifle for Christmas for first rabies survivor

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LIMA — Matthew Winkler was the focus of national and international attention as Christmas Day approached in 1970. Stories about him appeared in newspapers in the U.S., Canada and England, and such media heavyweights as Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal came calling. Walter Cronkite featured his story on the CBS evening news.

Reminisce: Keller: ‘Vigorous, informed, involved’ in Lima community

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LIMA — For John H. Keller, the question wasn’t why for decades he bothered to participate in Lima Council meetings with such regularity that...

Reminisce: A half-century for the Armstrong Museum

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WAPAKONETA — Three years removed and some 240,000 miles distant from the moment he made history, the first man to set foot on the...

Reminisce: History of the Allen County Home

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In late October of 1917, while reports of death on a monstrous scale in World War I dominated the front pages of Lima’s newspapers,...

Reminisce: Robison was Spencerville’s ‘official unofficial historian’

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Ernie Robison found part of William Siegel’s gold pocket watch in the spring of 1933, some 29 years after an explosion at a nitroglycerin...