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Ohio may be called the Buckeye State and the Birthplace of Aviation, but it might as well be called the land of transition. Ohio is the doorway from the East Coast, the Northeast, New England, and even parts of the southeast to the Midwest and beyond. Fifty percent of the US population is within a day's drive of Ohio, so no matter where you are starting from, it's worth the trip. Ohio has farmlands and rural landscapes but also cities and an urban feel. It's often connected to the east politically, socially and economically, but also has ties to the south and is considered to be part of the Midwest. Cincinnati is as much a part of Kentucky as it is of Ohio, no matter what you used to see on "WKRP." There's a little of everything in Ohio. Whether you're interested in attending professional sporting events in Cincinnati, Cleveland or Columbus, riding some of the world's best roller coasters at Cedar Point in Sandusky, visiting COSI, a first class science museum in both Toledo and Columbus, or piloting a raft down the Ohio River, you can find it in Ohio. Interested in exploring history? There are so many different worlds open to you here. Eight US presidents called Ohio home, but then, so did the Wright brothers when they began inventing the airplane. And fans of the series M*A*S*H will remember that Maxwell Q. Klinger hailed from Toledo, home of the Mudhens and Tony Packo's Hungarian Hotdogs — both are still there, waiting for you to visit. Ohio may not be at the center of the greater 48, but it could truly be called the heart of America.

 

Famous Residents

Famous people that live in or are from Ohio
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Norman Vincent Peale
  • Warren G. Harding
  • Roy Rogers
  • Benjamin Harrison
  • Martin Sheen
  • Phil Donohue
  • George Custer
  • James Garfield
  • Tom Poston
  • Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Debra Winger
  • William McKinley
  • Traci Lords
  • William Howard Taft
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Philip Michael Thomas
  • Jim Backus
  • Jim Harbaugh
  • William Case
  • Halle Berry
  • Carol Kane
  • David Birney
  • Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder
  • Rob Lowe
  • John Dean
  • Nina Blackwood
  • Drew Carey
  • John Lithgow
  • Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • Dorothy Danridge
  • Beverly D'Angelo
  • Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Jim Lovell
  • Charles Manson
  • Wes Craven
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Tyrone Power
  • Erma Bombeck
  • Chris Columbus
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Zane Grey
  • Jack Paar
  • Clarence Darrow
  • Joe Walsh
  • Ted Turner
  • Bob Greene
  • Larry Flynt
  • Carmen Electra
  • George Steinbrenner
  • Cathy Guisewite
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Neil Armstrong
  • B.F. Goodrich
  • Toni Morrison
  • Don King
  • David Grohl
  • Cy Young
  • Steven Spielberg
  • Roger Staubach
  • Dean Martin
  • Don Shula
  • Perry King
  • Pete Rose
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Jesse Owens
  • R.L. Stine
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Martin Mull
  • Thurman Munson
  • Dave Chappelle
  • Bobby Knight
  • Tim Conway
  • Lebron James
  • Frank Daniels
  • Lou Holtz
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Paul Newman
  • James Thurber
  • Jack Warner
  • Paul Lunde
  • Annie Oakley
  • Doris Day
  • Mike Douglas
  • Phyllis Diller
  • Hugh Downs
  • Dwight Yoakam
  • Harvey Firestone
  • William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Jamie Farr
  • Roger Clemens
  • Alan Freed
  • John Glenn
  • Thomas Edison
  • Clark Gable
  • Teri Garr
  • The Mills Brothers
  • Lillian Gish
  • Joel Grey
  • Arsenio Hall
  • Anne Heche
  • Woody Harrelson
  • Gordon Jump
  • Scott Hamilton
  • Larry Csonka
  • Hal Holbrook
  • Katie Holmes
  • Bob Hope
  • Luke Perry
 

 

Local Color

What makes Ohio unique
  • Rock & Roll
  • Pop
  • Serpent Mounds
  • Hang On Sloopy
 

 

Nicknames

Ohio's alter egos
  • Buckeye State
  • Birthplace of Aviation
 

 

Major Industries

Most profitable industries in Ohio
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture & Fishing
  • Tourism
  • Health care
 

 

Geographic Regions

Regions that extend into Ohio
  • Huron-Erie Lake Plains
  • Central Lowlands
  • Till Plains
  • Interior Low Plateau
  • Great Black Swamp
  • Appalachian Plateaus
  • Glacial Allegheny Plateaus