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Bluffton Ohio Historical Society (BOHS) meets Oct. 11

Friends of Bluffton history are invited to join the Bluffton Ohio Historical Society at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening, October 11 for its monthly meeting.  As usual, the meeting will take place on the third floor of Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St.

There will be brief committee reports and updates, and a discussion of a possible donated item. The group will continue to discuss the list of possible display artifacts. 

An antique automobile video produced in the Dayton area will be shown to conclude the evening's meeting.



ArtSpace/Lima exhibits art collected by William and Mary Ann Sullivan

Scenes from the Sullivans, October 8 – November 4, 2023 
ArtSpace/Lima, 65 Town Square, Lima

ArtSpace/Lima is exhibiting the varied works from the estate of William and Mary Ann Sullivan. ‘Scenes from the Sullivans’ will be on display at ArtSpace through November 4, 2023.  William (Bill) and Mary Ann Sullivan were pillars in Lima’s art community for decades. 


Lauer Farms 1944 reenactment

Lauer Historical Farm, 800 Roush Rd., Lima, will travel back in time to World War II during a two-day event where guests are invited to Interact with 150-200 living history re-enactors and watch as the Allied Forces  battle with the oppositional Axis Powers.

This the is the largest WWII re-enactment in Northwest Ohio. On October 14  battles will be staged at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. On October 15 battles will take place at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Haunted Hike is a C-R High School-Kaleidoscope Farms collaboration

MT. CORY__Kaleidoscope Farms is partnering with the music department at Cory-Rawson High School for a first-ever haunted trail hike on Oct. 20 and 21 from 6-10 p.m. Students will provide their acting skills as the “ghosts” haunting a couple miles of wooded, spooky trails on the farm, with a portion of the proceeds going to fund the Cory-Rawson Music Boosters.

Visitors will have to find clues along the trails to solve a (fictional) century-old murder with origins in the Clymer Cemetery just down the road from the farm. They’ll have to hike the trails and find the ghosts to determine which natural poison growing on the farm was used to commit the crime and solve the Mystery of Clymers Passed.


Human trafficking "Signs to Look For" program on October 10

The League of Women Voters of the Lima Area will hold an informational meeting on human trafficking “Signs to Look For” on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at Shawnee United Methodist Church, 2600 Zurmehly Road.

The guest speaker will be Brittany Reyes from Crime Victim Services. This meeting is open to the public.


Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities holds 25th Annual Chicken Barbecue

LIMA__The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities is holding its 25th Annual Chicken Barbecue on Thursday, October 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Allen County Board of DD offices located at 2500 Ada Road, Lima, OH. 

The menu includes 1/2 Romer's barbecue chicken, baked potato, green beans, roll and cookie. Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased by calling 419-221-1385 ext. 1247 or 1033.