I have a story about North Lima, Ohio: Touring with the Grateful Dead in '94 and one night we stay at a Scottish Inns in North Lima. I decide to go swimming for a while in the hotel pool. Terrible decision. Swimming in a motel pool in the middle of nowhwere? I got sick quickly, phlegmed up; nasty-ass phlegm. I can only imagine what kind of horribly dirty people swam in that pool, and how long it had been since the pool was chlorinated.
As for Lima, Ohio, I covered Greg Simpson during a summer hoops tournament. He was studly. He played at Ohio State, but never really prospered into the type of player people thought he would. That summer Ohio team was, as Gary Coleman would say, loaded — l-o-d-i-d.
That's my Lima/North Lima story.
And as for my Jose Lima story ...