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

Reminisce: Lima-built locomotives pull ‘Daylight’ train

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Nineteen thirty-six had been a very good year at the Lima Locomotive Works. In its review of the year past on New Year’s Day...

Reminisce: Marian Fletcher’s active life

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With a population just over 51,000, Lima entered the 1960s as a two-newspaper town – The Lima News, which, since its purchase by California-based...

Reminisce: Wentz dedicated life to Lima

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Twenty-five years after they left the halls of Lima Central High School to enter a world just emerging from World War II, volunteers from...

Reminisce: Farmer impacted Lima’s theater scene

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January 1977 brought winter at its worst to northern Ohio. In Lima, stubbornly frigid temperatures — the average for the month was about 12...

Reminisce: Lima’s leading ladies of literacy

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Lena Nofcier and Evelyn Koffel were partners in life and literacy.As director of the Lima Public Library during a critical time in its history,...

Reminisce: Jones Brothers opened a mortuary

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LIMA — The Jones Brothers Mortuary was a landmark in Lima. At a time when segregation was the norm, it was a black-owned and...

Reminisce: Dr. Latimer’s dedication to Black history

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Dr. Ralph E. Latimer practiced dentistry in his office at 119 E. Spring St. and promoted the study of Black history everywhere else in...

Reminisce: Lima’s Norman chose her own role

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From her fashionable hat and fur wrap down to her high heels, she looks every bit the Hollywood leading lady in the newspaper photo,...

Reminisce: Dr. Dalton’s lasting legacy

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Dr. Arkley A. Dalton had served Lima for more than three decades as a physician and community leader.In November 1969, one year after his...

Reminisce: A body at Dr. Dalton’s front door

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Dr. Arkley A. Dalton wanted to run for county coroner on the Republican ticket in 1956, but he came up short of the needed...