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Recent articles by Jim:

Real Wheels: Sticker price on his ‘67 GTO – $3,928.57

ADA – Rick Crace, of Ada, just smiles when he turns the key to start his 1967 GTO.“I love that GTO sound,” he says as a smile breaks acro → Read More

Real Wheels: Cridersville man’s 1959 Impala is all original

By Jim Krumel info@limanews.comCRIDERSVILLE – Cal Klickman describes himself as a “true, die-hard original type of person.”So it is no su → Read More

Real Wheels: Elida’s Elvis rides a Harley

ELIDA – Don’t think it is time to see an eye doctor if you believe you just saw Elvis Presley riding a 2003 Harley-Davidson Road King or drivin → Read More

Real Wheels: Restoration of ‘72 Nova a sentimental journey for Bath Township man

BATH TOWNSHIP – When you’re young and newly married, there are sacrifices you find yourself making.Forty-eight years ago, newlyweds Dan Fifer a → Read More

Real Wheels: The evolution of police cars

Frank Loomis, a little-known mechanical engineer in Akron, was 123 years ahead of his time.Loomis designed the first electric car, which was purchased by t → Read More

Real Wheels: ‘The baby-boom effect’ at KarVille Auto Sales Muscle Car Showroom

LIMA — Darrel Kistler has no hard facts to support his hunch. All he knows is what he sees and hears.Call it “the baby-boom effect.”It in → Read More

Real Wheels: Lima’s muscle-car showroom

LIMA — What has turned out to be a dream business for Darrel and Beth Kistler of Lima began nine years ago when they purchased the old R-Ville Furnit → Read More

Real Wheels: Tough 2 years for car buyers

LIMA — Robert Bender used Wednesday’s warm weather to search the car lots in Lima. He said he’ll continue to look.“I’ll find → Read More

Real Wheels: Fast and functional, Bluffton couple take advantage of deals

BLUFFTON — Two memorable things happened to Dennis Morrison after a young lady caught his eye when he returned home from Vietnam in 1969. The best wa → Read More

Real Wheels: Car shows share love of autos

LIMA — Rick Davis and the others who put on car shows in the Lima region have one thing in common: They do it because it’s fun.“If you wa → Read More

Real Wheels: Shawnee man’s ‘Striped Tomato’

LIMA — Robert Point wasn’t necessarily a big fan of the 1970’s TV show “Starsky & Hutch.” “It was all right, I gues → Read More

Real Wheels: Beaverdam man restores 1936 Ford Coupe

BEAVERDAM – It definitely was a project.What someone saw as junk, Steve Beemer viewed as a gift from a car lover’s heaven.That’s how the → Read More

Real Wheels: Semer is Lima’s ‘Mr. Camaro’

LIMA — Dave Semer stood between two 1969 Camaros, easily valued at a quarter of a million dollars between them. On his right was a Z28 that is painte → Read More

Real Wheels: Cridersville man’s Cutlass one was lost, now is found

CRIDERSVILLE – Sometimes luck has a way of shining on you.That was the case for Mike Mitchell, of Cridersville. He was working at a person’s ho → Read More

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LIMA – With his five children out of the house, Lou Varrato knew it was past time for he and his wife Jean to downsize.So four years ago they sold th → Read More

Keeping education a priority in Lima’s Black community

LIMA — Jeffrey Kirkman is concerned with what he views as a dwindling emphasis on education by Black families as the nation this weekend celebrates t → Read More

Jim Krumel: Goodbye to a mistress called The Lima News

So, this is it.The final week of the year, which, for me, brings retirement.My wife, Mary Beth, tells me I’m giving up my mistress, the newspaper.I g → Read More

The Best of Real Wheels: 2021

Northwest Ohio is car country. Each Saturday throughout the year, the Real Wheels feature in The Lima News spotlights one of the many classic cars across t → Read More

Jim Krumel: No cell phones, or Facebook too?

People have been asking what’s the biggest “game-changer” I’ve seen during the 47 years I’ve worked in the newspaper industry → Read More

Jim Krumel: Rufus helped kids make their moms proud

Rufus Brassell was one of those rare people who was known simply by his first name. In its own way, that was a badge of honor.He was a boxer from the south → Read More