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