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the419 is a community magazine covering Lima and Allen County, Ohio. We publish weekly, and update our website daily. the419 is unique in that we offer a wide range of entertaining features not found in other local media. We share the best of our community, from our evolving downtown to must-see shows and exhibitions, to city development, to the entrepreneurs and leaders shaping the future of our community.
Cars are parked in new reverse angle spots on West Street near Meeting Place on Market.

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By Heather Rutz LIMA — A few weeks after new parking went in on West and Elizabeth streets downtown, how’s your reverse angle skill level? The...

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By Jeff Sprague President Allen Economic Development Group What is this subject called economic development? During national, state and local elections individuals seeking a specific...
Members of High Octane Drum Line practice weekly at Bradfield Community Center and perform in area special events.

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By Kate Ellis LIMA — A drum line group that meets weekly with children of all ages is teaching them music, bringing their grades...
Miss West Central Ohio Scholarship Program

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By Kate Ellis   BLUFFTON — Bluffton University will play host to the Miss West Central Ohio Scholarship pageant on Aug. 9 as West Central Ohio...
Benjamin Faurot portrait

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By Kate Ellis Finding Faurot: The Rise and Fall of one of Lima's Greatest Contributors "One of early Lima's leading businessmen Benjamin C. Faurot led the way...

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INDIAN LAKE — An all-day concert will provide entertainment at Indian Lake State Park and provide Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce with funds to...

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Photos courtesy of Bonnybrook Farms Breakout Info Directions: From Lima take I-75 S. to State Route 63 Lebanon. Continue through Lebanon to State Route 123. Turn...