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Lima is a town in the American state of Ohio. It is in Allen County, Ohio. The musical comedy, Glee, is set in a fictionalized version of Lima. The TV series' sets and filming locations bear little similarity to the real town of Lima. However, Glee is actually filmed in Los Angeles.
The following sections describe the fictional version of Lima.
In Dream On, Bryan Ryan says that most of the glee club members will likely end up staying within Allen County and working at "a mid-market health insurance provider" or at an elderly-care facility, implying that health care services make up a large part of the local economy.
Lima has an active community theater group, the Lima Theatre Guild.
Television station WOHN-TV provides news coverage for western Ohio. Print media includes the Lima News.
Government and Politics
Lima is located in Ohio's 4th Congressional district. When the 4th district's current U.S. Representative dies unexpectedly sometime prior to Season Three and a special election is held to fill his seat, Sue Sylvester decides to run on an anti-arts platform (The Purple Piano Project). However, Burt Hummel enters the race as a write-in candidate and eventually wins the election, defeating both Sue and Reggie "The Sauce" Salazar (I Kissed a Girl).
It is also home to Allen County Community College.
There appear to be numerous health care professionals in Lima. Dentists include Carl Howell and Mercedes Jones' unnamed father. Santana Lopez's father is a doctor (specialty unknown). There are two obstetricians, Dr. Chin and Dr. Wu.
Lima is named America's fattest city as shown in a newspaper article seen in Nationals.
Lima Heights Adjacent
Santana's family lives here, as she mentions in Silly Love Songs. She claims it is on the wrong side of the Tracks. Santana Mentioned in Mash Off that she was born and raised with insults, implying that it isn't a nice neighborhood. However, she contradicts herself sometimes because in Britney/Brittany, she mentions that her dad is a doctor. It would be unlikely for a doctor and his family to live in a rough neighborhood.