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Old 11-13-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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I live in St. Marys, about 35 miles from Lima, and I go there every chance I get! Lima is the Big City around here, and yes, I would move there if I had the opportunity. I would stay out of certain neighborhoods, and personally, my children would go to private school. But Lima is a good place, in general. Shopping is great, eating out is great, and there always seems to be something to do. There are several good parks there, and many good churches. No, I wouldn't leave my doors unlocked if I lived there, and I wouldn't go downtown after dark, but no city is Utopia.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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My family may have to re-locate to Lima, Ohio. Anyone, please tell me anything you know about it. Have a 3 and 4 year old--anyone know anything about schools??
the schools are crap! perry is perrymor commahor
allen east-allen ezay
bath-bath skankittes
walpak- walsmall slutskins ect...
most of the schools are bad grade wize and fight wize
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Waimanalo, HI
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It's four years ago that Stephanie asked about relocating to Lima, so she's probably decided, by now. But I googled here by accident, and I think it might be bad luck not to leave a memento posting, since I grew up in Lima. Shawnee, actually, where my father also went to school (back when Shawnee was a one room little-red-schoolhouse). I lived there from 1948 to 1960 -- all 12 years of primary and secondary school at Shawnee. It was a fine school. But I never much cared for Ohio weather, and that's partly why I haven't been back there these 50 years.

I hope Stephanie made a good decision, and if she did go to Lima, maybe she wound up in Shawnee. Who knows? Anyhow, good luck to her.

Greg
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:12 PM
 
Location: unfortunately Salinas,CA
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Im not a big fan of Lima. It is facing many problems with drugs moving down from Detroit. There are many nice towns outside of Lima though. I really do like Lima's downtown though. Very clean with beautiful historical buildings. I know the healthcare sector has been booming in Lima. The city has four hospitals, and the most progessive one is Rita's Medical Center. It currently just built a $130 million expansion, and hired 500 more employees. Check out the towns of Van Wert and Wapakoneta
I will say one thing, at least in Ohio, you guys are HIRING some people! While here in Califonia, people are losing jobs left and right! Our police dept's are cutting back 20-30 percent of their officers! Even where there are major gang problems! We may have nice weather and things to do, but I can't wait to get out of here! This state is sinking like the Titanic!
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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[LEFT]Don't believe them. Lima is the armpit of Ohio. I'm from the Findlay/Bluffton area and I have never had a pleasant experience while in that town.

The city of Lima itself is quite ugly. The weather doesn't help with that. Ohio is a bleak place in the winter... 9 months of grey skies, barren trees, and brown grass. Furthermore, Lima is in Northwest Ohio where there isn't even a hill or valley to hide in from the unrelenting wind. Summers are hot and muggy... and since the area Lima was built on was once known as the "Great Black Swamp" you will have the added bonus of F^%$ING A MILLION MOSQUITOS EVERYWHERE!

Not to mention that a larger than average portion of the population are white trash, racist, bigots-- or criminals. Or both.

For the sake of your children keep them out of Ohio's public schools-- they are severally underfunded.[/LEFT]
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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I would like to thank the Findlay/Bluffton native for helping to prove my greatest positive point about Lima. Her use of the phrase "white trash" demonstrates that she believes that white people, in general, are superior to other races. So, one can assume that residents in Findlay and Bluffton are a bit on the "racist" side. Surely not most, but this poster clearly demonstrates one of the less integrated members of their community.

In Lima, we are a community in every sense. If we enjoy success, we enjoy it together. If we suffer a loss, we do so together as well. We are accepting people, and I an happy to have friends of every color, as most everyone here does. There is little to no racial tension. I graduated from Lima Senior High in 2010, and to tell you the truth, I believe I got an excellent education (look into the "magnet" programs for elementary/middle schoolers-- the city schools afforded me excellent opportunities through these programs). I am now enrolled in an excellent college, and my school and the community awarded me scholarships, in addition.

Lima is what you make of it- I have lived here my whole life, and although it is not as exciting as a lot of bigger cities, it IS a great place to raise a family (and WAY more exciting than the surrounding areas of FARMLAND). It might not be the prettiest, but there are ample things to do, and the community is wonderful.
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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I had a college classmate who graduated from Delphos-St. Johns school. I knew he got a great education. I don't know if Delphos is considered in the Lima metro area.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:13 PM
 
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I graduated from Elida. I don't think there is any problem with the Lima area schools. My mom is a teacher at a Lima area school.

Last I heard, Spencerville was the highest-rated school in the Lima area.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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To the user who claimed the entire city of Lina was ghetto....I have lived on Market St. Blvd. inside city limits my whole life. Great location, very safe, and the only houses with history in the city. You might not want to make over-generalizations like that-- am willing to bet you would like the houses here
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:28 AM
 
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To the user who claimed the entire city of Lina was ghetto....I have lived on Market St. Blvd. inside city limits my whole life. Great location, very safe, and the only houses with history in the city. You might not want to make over-generalizations like that-- am willing to bet you would like the houses here
Every time I visit my parents in Lima I drive down Market St. and I love the homes. I have seen the prices on a few that are for sale, and they are amazingly low. I consider the boulevard homes to be the best real estate value in the Midwest. A real steal!

We used to walk to school down Market St. on our way to school, and we had friends in the neighborhood. Loved those homes, and if I ever moved back to Lima I would be looking for one to buy.
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