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Old 10-17-2013, 12:09 PM
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We are moving to the Lima area from Indiana. We can go as far as 30-40 miles east or south of Lima too. So far we really like Wapakoneta, and Van Wert. We love small towns that still have "stuff" to do.

I am hoping to get some first hand info on great schools in the area. Please Help!!
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:49 AM
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if you want a small town with stuff to do wapak or celina are your best bets. when i was in high school back in the 90s the thing to do in van wert was get in your car and drive up and down main street honking at each other and socializing. however that was for teenagers. adults really don't many options in van wert. wapak is probably your best bet because worse case scenario you can drive up to Lima if need be.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:45 PM
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It's closer to 40 miles, but also consider Findlay. You didn't say what age levels, but Findlay has solid programs from pre-school to college.


I lived in Lima briefly in the 1990s. It's a great place to work, but there's a lot more to do in Findlay, plus
it's closer to Toledo and the larger malls and other entertainment venues.

It's an easy commute to Lima, just down I-75.
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:05 PM
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Minster, Coldwater, New Bremen, and Russia are all really good and relatively close to Lima.

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Old 10-20-2013, 07:59 PM
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Delphos St. Johns.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:22 PM
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For being a relatively small school, Ottawa-Glandorf seems to do really well in competitive academic extracurriculars like math competitions, quizbowl, Science Olympiad, etc., and is only about ten miles north of Lima.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:40 PM
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We moved from Metro Detroit to Findlay just over 5 years ago. We like it very much. It is a great place to raise a family. We love the Catholic School, St. Michael, and our kids are doing really well there. Lots of things for kids to do here in Findlay. I moved to OH kicking and screaming and after about 1 year, I was able to say that I like Findlay more than I did back home....

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Old 02-08-2014, 02:29 PM
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I grew up K-12 in the Shawnee schools and they are excellent. Shawnee is also a very safe area which is quite a bit closer to Lima than some of the other suggestions so far. Whether Lima itself has much to do is another question. Another posted mentioned Findlay, which does have nice schools and, in my opinion, more things to do and a much much safer vibe than Lima.
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