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Galvin Hall remains the center of campus activity. As the main classroom building for Ohio State Lima students, Galvin Hall houses faculty offices and classrooms for education, the humanities and social sciences, and serves as a landing space for students to congregate, study and access the many student services available.

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Staff Reports news@the419.com LIMA - After a community drive to bring an Ohio State campus to Lima, the first building on the Ohio State campus...
Jim and Ellen on their honeymoon road tripping from Los Angeles to Lima 1936.

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Interview and story by Janet Ferguson Rheuben Gibson remembers his grandfather, Jim MacDonell as an influence in his own woodworking. James MacDonnell “I studied history at...
Local artist Ruth Ann Sturgill completed downtown Lima's first mural in 2014, depicting 30 past and present members of the Lima community. The second mural painted by Sturgill was completed this May and features 15 area residents.

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the419 sat down with Ruth Ann Sturgill, the artist behind the downtown Lima murals. The first mural was completed in 2014, depicting 29 past and...
the419 Lens is intended to add to the community conversation with a focus of shining a light to the frequent positive news and events we celebrate here which, often do not receive the recognition and celebration they deserve.

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Special series featuring the notable current and former Lima residents memorialized on the mural in downtown Lima "If you are his friend, you are his friend...
Lima Downtown (left) a Standardbred foal, and his mother Desirable Cindy stand in a pasture with farm manager Wade Morris and his wife Janie at Steiner Stock Farm in Lima. Photo: Kelli Cardinal; Steiner Stock Farm; The 419; Lima; Ohio; Dave Steiner; Standardbred; Horses; Horse Racing; Breeding; Mares; Foals; Colts; Livery; Carriage

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Third generation continues tradition of raising, racing Standardbreds on Steiner Stock Farm By Dawn Kessinger news@the419.com LIMA — In 1885, Eli Steiner started Steiner Stock Farm...
Don Jenkins Jeweler has been serving the Lima community for nearly 70 years. “We know diamonds,” Scott Koenig, store owner said. Photo: Kelli Cardinal; Don Jenkins Jeweler; Jewelry; Diamonds; Engagement rings; Watches; Clocks; The 419; Lima; Ohio; Store; Merchandise; Elizabeth Street; Downtown Lima

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By Dawn Kessinger news@the419.com LIMA - In 1926, Don Jenkins moved to Lima from a farm in Putnam County shortly before the Great Depression hit...
The MacDonell House is an 1893 Victorian home located at 632 W. Market Street. The home sits adjacent to the Allen County Museum. Photo: Heather Rutz; Our Founders; The 419; Lima, Ohio; John Van Dyke and his two wives were early residents of MacDonell House, one home left from “The Golden Block” in Lima.

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By Dawn Kessinger news@the419.com LIMA — In 1897, noted candy and gum manufacturer Frank Banta traded his house at 632 W. Market St. that he’d had...
Store owner, Dave Evans, of Lima, at his second 99 Cent Store location on Elida Road. Photo: Erica Sanko; The 419; Lima, Ohio; Dave Evans; Our Founders; Retail; Merchandise; Cheap;

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By Dawn Kessinger news@the419.com LIMA — Clyde Evans knew nothing about the grocery business when he bought his first grocery store, Day and Nite Market,...
Leslie Peltier; Astronomy; Science; Sky; Planets; Comets; Delphos; Allen County Historical Society; The 419; Lima, Ohio; History of Astronomy

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By Dawn Kessinger news@the419.com DELPHOS - Leslie Peltier was only 5 years old when his curiosity in the night sky was piqued. According to Barbara...
Fultz Sign Company owners (from right) Chris Fultz and his wife Evelyn stand with their delivery truck and with nephew Nick Mayer (left) and son-in-law Shane Cash. Photo: Kelli Cardinal; The 419; Lima, Ohio; Our Founders; Fultz Sign Company; Local; Community; Signs; Banners

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By Dawn Kessinger news@the419.com BATH TOWNSHIP — Have you ever tried to paint a boat while it’s still in the water? How about painting a...