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''[[Music/{{Pretenders}} Way to go Ohio.]]''


* '''Southwest:''' Culturally, this region also includes Northern Kentucky (where its main airport is located) and a tiny bit of Indiana due to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area extending into both states.[[note]]Cincy's metro area is technically larger than Cleveland's, but metro Cleveland is entirely within Ohio, so the title of Ohio's largest metropolitan area is debatable, especially if its satellite areas of Akron and Canton are counted for Cleveland and Dayton for Cincy.[[/note]] Cincy has a slightly better reputation and economic outlook than Cleveland, which isn't saying much, but the city has a mediagenic glamor that most of Ohio lacks, and quite a few TV shows, movies, and books are set here, and a solid counterpark to Cedar Point in Kings Island. Dayton is in this region as well, hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright, inventors of the modern airplane (though their first flight was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina). Several institutions are named after the Wright Brothers, including the city's main airport, and aviation technology is a big field here.

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* '''Southwest:''' Culturally, this region also includes Northern Kentucky (where its main airport is located) and a tiny bit of Indiana due to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area extending into both states.[[note]]Cincy's metro area is technically larger than Cleveland's, but metro Cleveland is entirely within Ohio, so the title of Ohio's largest metropolitan area is debatable, especially if its satellite areas of Akron and Canton are counted for Cleveland and Dayton for Cincy.[[/note]] Cincy has a slightly better reputation and economic outlook than Cleveland, which isn't saying much, but the city has a mediagenic glamor that most of Ohio lacks, and quite a few TV shows, movies, and books are set here, and a solid counterpark to Cedar Point in Kings Island. Dayton is in this region as well, hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright, inventors of the modern airplane (though their first flight was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina). Several institutions are named after the Wright Brothers, including the city's main airport, and aviation technology is a big field here. It's also home to Union Terminal, an art-deco train station that was the artistic basis for the [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Hall of Justice]] (Cincy-based Taft Broadcasting owned Creator/HannaBarbera at the time, and several HB artists visited Taft's corporate headquarters, likely explaining the similarities). In a case of full-circle irony, stock footage of Union Terminal was used as a Hall of Justice-esque building by Creator/TheCW's Series/{{Arrowverse}} crossover event ''Invasion!''.


* '''Northeast:''' By far the most populous and urbanized region, this is where you'll find UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} along with the smaller metropolises of Akron[[note]]the former "Rubber Capital" where Firestone and Goodyear got their start[[/note]], Canton[[note]]Where in 1920, a handful of semi-professional football teams from all over Ohio (and one from Illinois) met to form the American Professional Football Association, now known as the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]]. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton for this reason[[[/note]], and Youngstown. The winters are notoriously harsh, since the "Snow Belt" starts around here and extends to Buffalo, UsefulNotes/{{New York|State}}.

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* '''Northeast:''' By far the most populous and urbanized region, this is where you'll find UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} along with the smaller metropolises of Akron[[note]]the former "Rubber Capital" where Firestone and Goodyear got their start[[/note]], Canton[[note]]Where in 1920, a handful of semi-professional football teams from all over Ohio (and one from Illinois) met to form the American Professional Football Association, now known as the [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]]. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton for this reason[[[/note]], reason[[/note]], and Youngstown. The winters are notoriously harsh, since the "Snow Belt" starts around here and extends to Buffalo, UsefulNotes/{{New York|State}}.


* '''Northeast:''' By far the most populous and urbanized region, this is where you'll find UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} along with the smaller metropolises of Akron (the former "Rubber Capital" where Firestone and Goodyear got their start), Canton, and Youngstown. Farmland is hard to come by as the cities' outer suburbs overlap. The winters are notoriously harsh, since the "Snow Belt" starts around here and extends to Buffalo, UsefulNotes/{{New York|State}}.

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* '''Northeast:''' By far the most populous and urbanized region, this is where you'll find UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} along with the smaller metropolises of Akron (the Akron[[note]]the former "Rubber Capital" where Firestone and Goodyear got their start), Canton, and Youngstown. Farmland is hard start[[/note]], Canton[[note]]Where in 1920, a handful of semi-professional football teams from all over Ohio (and one from Illinois) met to come by form the American Professional Football Association, now known as the cities' outer suburbs overlap.[[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]]. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton for this reason[[[/note]], and Youngstown. The winters are notoriously harsh, since the "Snow Belt" starts around here and extends to Buffalo, UsefulNotes/{{New York|State}}.


* '''Northwest:''' Home of UsefulNotes/{{Toledo|Ohio}}--a war was fought with neighboring UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} over the territory[[note]]although there wasn't much actual fighting; the only recorded military confrontation had a lot of ATeamFiring and zero injuries, and the only casualty of the "Toledo War" was a Michigan deputy who was stabbed non-fatally by an Ohioan in an earlier incident[[/note]]. From this is born a rivalry between two universities--Ohio State and Michigan--and two states [[note]]as Ohioans say, "[[EarWorm We don't give a damn about the whole state of Michigan]]..."; Michiganders reply "Fuck Ohio", deeming Ohio unworthy of a song[[/note]]. You'll also find some popular summer getaways here like Cedar Point, generally considered the best amusement park in the country, sometimes the world. Forget Disney World, this place puts it to '''shame'''. There's also Kelley's Island, a popular island and resort town in Lake Erie. Fans of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' may be interested to know that Lima is located in this region as well, though the real city is unsurprisingly nothing like on the show ([[CaliforniaDoubling there are no palm trees, for starters]]). Has a tendency to have very wet summers, as it was formerly known as the Black Swamp, and had to be drained by ditches and canals before it could be settled en masse.

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* '''Northwest:''' Home of UsefulNotes/{{Toledo|Ohio}}--a war was fought with neighboring UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} over the territory[[note]]although there wasn't much actual fighting; the only recorded military confrontation had a lot of ATeamFiring and zero injuries, and the only casualty of the "Toledo War" was a Michigan deputy who was stabbed non-fatally by an Ohioan in an earlier incident[[/note]]. From this is born a rivalry between two universities--Ohio State and Michigan--and two states [[note]]as Ohioans say, "[[EarWorm We don't give a damn about the whole state of Michigan]]..."; " to the tune of "The Old Gray Mare." Michiganders reply "Fuck Ohio", deeming Ohio unworthy of a song[[/note]].song, and also recognizing that Michigan has two top-rank state colleges, as opposed to Ohio's one.[[/note]]. You'll also find some popular summer getaways here like Cedar Point, generally considered the best amusement park in the country, sometimes the world. Forget Disney World, this place puts it to '''shame'''. There's also Kelley's Island, a popular island and resort town in Lake Erie. Fans of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' may be interested to know that Lima is located in this region as well, though the real city is unsurprisingly nothing like on the show ([[CaliforniaDoubling there are no palm trees, for starters]]). Has a tendency to have very wet summers, as it was formerly known as the Black Swamp, and had to be drained by ditches and canals before it could be settled en masse.


Most of its major cities are known for their industrial base, with the notable exception of Columbus. Like elsewhere in the Great Lakes region, current major cities started as industrial towns that grew along trade routes and attracted job-seeking immigrants from all over: Irish, Germans, Eastern Europeans, African Americans, and smaller but still significant Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African populations as well. The strong presence of racial minorities and a legacy of labor unions[[note]]Until recently, when John Kasich took over as governor and the state government hopped onto the "right-to-work" bandwagon, which blew up in his face.[[/note]] have given Ohio's urban and suburban areas a Liberal lean, though Conservatism is strong in the rural areas. This combined with Ohio's size makes it a battleground state during election season. Presidential candidates on both sides will make an effort to appeal to Ohio, and since the state has voted for the winning president all but twice since 1896--the longest "winning streak" in the nation, this makes the political furor that much more intense.

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Most of its major cities are known for their industrial base, with the notable exception of Columbus. Like elsewhere in the Great Lakes region, current major cities started as industrial towns that grew along trade routes and attracted job-seeking immigrants from all over: Irish, Germans, Eastern Europeans, African Americans, and smaller but still significant Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African populations as well. The strong presence of racial minorities and a legacy of labor unions[[note]]Until recently, when John Kasich took over as governor and the state government hopped onto the "right-to-work" bandwagon, which blew up in his face.[[/note]] have given Ohio's urban and suburban areas a Liberal lean, though Conservatism is strong in the rural areas. This combined with Ohio's size makes it a battleground state during election season. Presidential candidates on both sides will make an effort to appeal to Ohio, and since the state has voted for the winning president all but twice (in 1944 and 1960) since 1896--the longest "winning streak" in the nation, this makes the political furor that much more intense.



* '''Southwest:''' Culturally, this region also includes Northern Kentucky (where its main airport is located) and a tiny bit of Indiana due to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area extending into both states.[[note]]Cincy's metro area is technically larger than Cleveland's, but metro Cleveland is entirely within Ohio, so the title of Ohio's largest metropolitan area is debatable.[[/note]] Cincy has a slightly better reputation and economic outlook than Cleveland, which isn't saying much, but the city has a mediagenic glamor that most of Ohio lacks, and quite a few TV shows, movies, and books are set here. Dayton is in this region as well, hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright, inventors of the modern airplane (though their first flight was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina). Several institutions are named after the Wright Brothers, and aviation technology is a big field here.

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* '''Southwest:''' Culturally, this region also includes Northern Kentucky (where its main airport is located) and a tiny bit of Indiana due to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area extending into both states.[[note]]Cincy's metro area is technically larger than Cleveland's, but metro Cleveland is entirely within Ohio, so the title of Ohio's largest metropolitan area is debatable.debatable, especially if its satellite areas of Akron and Canton are counted for Cleveland and Dayton for Cincy.[[/note]] Cincy has a slightly better reputation and economic outlook than Cleveland, which isn't saying much, but the city has a mediagenic glamor that most of Ohio lacks, and quite a few TV shows, movies, and books are set here.here, and a solid counterpark to Cedar Point in Kings Island. Dayton is in this region as well, hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright, inventors of the modern airplane (though their first flight was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina). Several institutions are named after the Wright Brothers, including the city's main airport, and aviation technology is a big field here.


After Virginia, Ohio is the state with the second most presidents born within its borders, with seven ([[UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant Grant]], [[UsefulNotes/RutherfordBHayes Hayes]], [[UsefulNotes/JamesGarfield Garfield]], UsefulNotes/BenjaminHarrison, [[UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley McKinley]], [[UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft Taft]], [[UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding Harding]]),[[note]]An eighth (UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison -- Benjamin's grandfather) moved from Virginia.[[/note]] and is also the birthplace of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon. Other luminaries include John Glenn, Creator/JamesThurber, and a number of professional athletes, actors, and musicians. The United States Air Force maintains two bases in Ohio, one in Toledo and one in Dayton, the latter being where the 1998 Dayton Peace Accords were signed.

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After Virginia, Ohio is the state with the second most presidents born within its borders, with seven -- all late-19th to early 20th century Republicans ([[UsefulNotes/UlyssesSGrant Grant]], [[UsefulNotes/RutherfordBHayes Hayes]], [[UsefulNotes/JamesGarfield Garfield]], UsefulNotes/BenjaminHarrison, [[UsefulNotes/WilliamMcKinley McKinley]], [[UsefulNotes/WilliamHowardTaft Taft]], [[UsefulNotes/WarrenHarding Harding]]),[[note]]An eighth (UsefulNotes/WilliamHenryHarrison -- Benjamin's grandfather) moved from Virginia.[[/note]] Virginia. The younger Harrison, however, was raised in Indiana, and Grant was elected out of Illinois[[/note]] and is also the birthplace of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon. Other luminaries include fellow astronaut John Glenn, Glenn (the namesake of Columbus's airport), Creator/JamesThurber, and a number of professional athletes, actors, and musicians. The United States Air Force maintains two bases in Ohio, one in Toledo and one in Dayton, the latter being where the 1998 Dayton Peace Accords were signed.



* '''Southwest:''' Culturally, this region also includes Northern Kentucky and a tiny bit of Indiana due to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area extending into both states.[[note]]Cincy's metro area is technically larger than Cleveland's, but metro Cleveland is entirely within Ohio, so the title of Ohio's largest metropolitan area is debatable.[[/note]] Cincy has a slightly better reputation and economic outlook than Cleveland, which isn't saying much, but the city has a mediagenic glamor that most of Ohio lacks, and quite a few TV shows, movies, and books are set here. Dayton is in this region as well, hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright, inventors of the modern airplane (though their first flight was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina). Several institutions are named after the Wright Brothers, and aviation technology is a big field here.

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* '''Southwest:''' Culturally, this region also includes Northern Kentucky (where its main airport is located) and a tiny bit of Indiana due to the Cincinnati Metropolitan Area extending into both states.[[note]]Cincy's metro area is technically larger than Cleveland's, but metro Cleveland is entirely within Ohio, so the title of Ohio's largest metropolitan area is debatable.[[/note]] Cincy has a slightly better reputation and economic outlook than Cleveland, which isn't saying much, but the city has a mediagenic glamor that most of Ohio lacks, and quite a few TV shows, movies, and books are set here. Dayton is in this region as well, hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright, inventors of the modern airplane (though their first flight was in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina). Several institutions are named after the Wright Brothers, and aviation technology is a big field here.


* '''Northwest:''' Home of UsefulNotes/{{Toledo|Ohio}}--a war was fought with neighboring UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} over the territory. From this is born a rivalry between two universities--Ohio State and Michigan--and two states [[note]]as Ohioans say, "[[EarWorm We don't give a damn about the whole state of Michigan]]..."; Michiganders reply "Fuck Ohio", deeming Ohio unworthy of a song[[/note]]. You'll also find some popular summer getaways here like Cedar Point, generally considered the best amusement park in the country, sometimes the world. Forget Disney World, this place puts it to '''shame'''. There's also Kelley's Island, a popular island and resort town in Lake Erie. Fans of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' may be interested to know that Lima is located in this region as well, though the real city is unsurprisingly nothing like on the show ([[CaliforniaDoubling there are no palm trees, for starters]]). Has a tendency to have very wet summers, as it was formerly known as the Black Swamp, and had to be drained by ditches and canals before it could be settled en masse.

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* '''Northwest:''' Home of UsefulNotes/{{Toledo|Ohio}}--a war was fought with neighboring UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} over the territory.territory[[note]]although there wasn't much actual fighting; the only recorded military confrontation had a lot of ATeamFiring and zero injuries, and the only casualty of the "Toledo War" was a Michigan deputy who was stabbed non-fatally by an Ohioan in an earlier incident[[/note]]. From this is born a rivalry between two universities--Ohio State and Michigan--and two states [[note]]as Ohioans say, "[[EarWorm We don't give a damn about the whole state of Michigan]]..."; Michiganders reply "Fuck Ohio", deeming Ohio unworthy of a song[[/note]]. You'll also find some popular summer getaways here like Cedar Point, generally considered the best amusement park in the country, sometimes the world. Forget Disney World, this place puts it to '''shame'''. There's also Kelley's Island, a popular island and resort town in Lake Erie. Fans of ''Series/{{Glee}}'' may be interested to know that Lima is located in this region as well, though the real city is unsurprisingly nothing like on the show ([[CaliforniaDoubling there are no palm trees, for starters]]). Has a tendency to have very wet summers, as it was formerly known as the Black Swamp, and had to be drained by ditches and canals before it could be settled en masse.


Unfortunately, the state was hit hard when industrial and manufacturing companies left the Great Lakes region around the 1970s, and most of its cities except Columbus (more on that later) became {{Dying Town}}s and {{Wretched Hive}}s overnight. The low employment led to high crime rates that the state still struggles to contain. However, TheNewTens have seen some improvement in this regard, as the cities have been trying to base their economies around health care, education, finance, technology and the like.

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Unfortunately, the state was hit hard when industrial and manufacturing companies left the Great Lakes region around the 1970s, and most of its cities except Columbus (more on that later) became {{Dying Town}}s and {{Wretched Hive}}s overnight. The low employment led to high crime rates that the state still struggles to contain. However, TheNewTens have seen some improvement in this regard, as the cities have been trying to base their economies around health care, education, finance, technology and the like.
technology, etc.


Ohio is the seventh-most populous state in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, and is often stereotyped as socially-backwards farm country with cornfields as far as the eye can see. None of this is untrue ''per se''; the Buckeye[[note]]The nuts are poisonous, so don't actually eat one unless it's made of peanut butter (a favored local confection).[[/note]] State has its rural areas--there is at least one working farm in all 88 counties--including people holding onto less-than-progressive ideals. However, it's also one of the most heavily urbanized states in the country. With over 11 million people, it's the densest state outside the Atlantic coast. It has six cities of 100,000 or more, and several smaller cities north of 50,000. As such, it's more diverse in people and belief than many outsiders realize.

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Ohio is the seventh-most populous state in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, and is often stereotyped as socially-backwards socially-conservative farm country with cornfields as far as the eye can see. None of this This isn't a total lie--there is untrue ''per se''; at least one working farm in all 88 counties--but it's not the whole truth either. The Buckeye[[note]]The nuts are poisonous, so don't actually eat one unless it's made of peanut butter (a favored local confection).[[/note]] State has its rural areas--there is at least one working farm in all 88 counties--including people holding onto less-than-progressive ideals. However, it's also one of the most heavily urbanized states in the country. With over 11 million people, it's the densest state outside the Atlantic coast. It has six cities of 100,000 or more, and several smaller cities north of 50,000. As such, it's more diverse in people and belief than many outsiders realize.


Ohio is the seventh-most populous state in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates and one of the most misunderstood. It has long been used by writers to establish that a character is a small town CountryMouse. Unless a show is explicitly set in one of its larger cities, expect rural insularity, farming, and social conservatism to come up. In many cases, getting ''out'' of Ohio is part of the story. None of this is untrue ''per se''; the Buckeye[[note]]The nuts are poisonous, so don't actually eat one unless it's made of peanut butter (a favored local confection).[[/note]] State has its rural areas [[note]]As of the 2003 State Bicentennial, there was a working farm in all 88 counties.[[/note]], including people holding onto less-than-progressive ideals. However, it's also one of the most heavily urbanized states in the country. With over 11 million people, it's the densest state outside the Atlantic coast. It has six cities of 100,000 or more, and several smaller cities north of 50,000. As such, it's more diverse in people and belief than many outsiders realize.

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Ohio is the seventh-most populous state in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, and one of is often stereotyped as socially-backwards farm country with cornfields as far as the most misunderstood. It has long been used by writers to establish that a character is a small town CountryMouse. Unless a show is explicitly set in one of its larger cities, expect rural insularity, farming, and social conservatism to come up. In many cases, getting ''out'' of Ohio is part of the story.eye can see. None of this is untrue ''per se''; the Buckeye[[note]]The nuts are poisonous, so don't actually eat one unless it's made of peanut butter (a favored local confection).[[/note]] State has its rural areas [[note]]As of the 2003 State Bicentennial, there was a areas--there is at least one working farm in all 88 counties.[[/note]], including counties--including people holding onto less-than-progressive ideals. However, it's also one of the most heavily urbanized states in the country. With over 11 million people, it's the densest state outside the Atlantic coast. It has six cities of 100,000 or more, and several smaller cities north of 50,000. As such, it's more diverse in people and belief than many outsiders realize.


Most of its major cities are known for their industrial base, with the notable exception of Columbus. Like elsewhere in the Great Lakes region, current major cities started as industrial towns that grew along trade routes and attracted job-seeking immigrants from all over: Irish, Germans, Eastern Europeans, African Americans, and smaller but still significant Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African populations as well. The strong presence of racial minorities and a legacy of labor unions[[note]]Until recently, when John Kasich took over as governor and the state government hopped onto the "right-to-work" bandwagon, which blew up in his face.[[/note]] have given Ohio's urban and suburban areas a Liberal lean, though Conservatism is strong in the rural areas. This combined with Ohio's size makes it a battleground state during election year; appealing to Ohio can make or break a presidential campaign.

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Most of its major cities are known for their industrial base, with the notable exception of Columbus. Like elsewhere in the Great Lakes region, current major cities started as industrial towns that grew along trade routes and attracted job-seeking immigrants from all over: Irish, Germans, Eastern Europeans, African Americans, and smaller but still significant Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African populations as well. The strong presence of racial minorities and a legacy of labor unions[[note]]Until recently, when John Kasich took over as governor and the state government hopped onto the "right-to-work" bandwagon, which blew up in his face.[[/note]] have given Ohio's urban and suburban areas a Liberal lean, though Conservatism is strong in the rural areas. This combined with Ohio's size makes it a battleground state during election year; appealing to Ohio can season. Presidential candidates on both sides will make or break a presidential campaign.
an effort to appeal to Ohio, and since the state has voted for the winning president all but twice since 1896--the longest "winning streak" in the nation, this makes the political furor that much more intense.


Most of its major cities are known for their industrial base, with the notable exception of Columbus. Like elsewhere in the Great Lakes region, current major cities started as industrial towns that grew along trade routes and attracted job-seeking immigrants from all over: Irish, Germans, Eastern Europeans, African Americans, and smaller but still significant Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African populations as well. The strong presence of racial minorities and a legacy of labor unions[[note]]Until recently, when John Kasich took over as governor and the state government hopped onto the "right-to-work" bandwagon, which blew up in his face.[[/note]] have given Ohio's urban and suburban areas a Liberal lean, though Conservatism is strong in the rural areas. This is why Ohio is such a battleground state during election season.

Unfortunately, Ohio was hit hard when industrial and manufacturing companies left the Great Lakes region around the 1970s, and most of its cities except Columbus (more on that later) became {{Dying Town}}s and {{Wretched Hive}}s overnight. The low employment led to high crime rates that the state still struggles to contain. However, TheNewTens have seen some improvement in this regard, as the cities have been trying to base their economies around health care, education, finance, technology and the like.

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Most of its major cities are known for their industrial base, with the notable exception of Columbus. Like elsewhere in the Great Lakes region, current major cities started as industrial towns that grew along trade routes and attracted job-seeking immigrants from all over: Irish, Germans, Eastern Europeans, African Americans, and smaller but still significant Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African populations as well. The strong presence of racial minorities and a legacy of labor unions[[note]]Until recently, when John Kasich took over as governor and the state government hopped onto the "right-to-work" bandwagon, which blew up in his face.[[/note]] have given Ohio's urban and suburban areas a Liberal lean, though Conservatism is strong in the rural areas. This is why Ohio is such combined with Ohio's size makes it a battleground state during election season.

year; appealing to Ohio can make or break a presidential campaign.

Unfortunately, Ohio the state was hit hard when industrial and manufacturing companies left the Great Lakes region around the 1970s, and most of its cities except Columbus (more on that later) became {{Dying Town}}s and {{Wretched Hive}}s overnight. The low employment led to high crime rates that the state still struggles to contain. However, TheNewTens have seen some improvement in this regard, as the cities have been trying to base their economies around health care, education, finance, technology and the like.


Ohio is the seventh-largest state in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates and one of the most misunderstood. It has long been used by writers to establish that a character is a small town CountryMouse. Unless a show is explicitly set in one of its larger cities, expect rural insularity, farming, and social conservatism to come up. In many cases, getting ''out'' of Ohio is part of the story. None of this is untrue ''per se''; the Buckeye[[note]]The nuts are poisonous, so don't actually eat one unless it's made of peanut butter (a favored local confection).[[/note]] State has its rural areas [[note]]As of the 2003 State Bicentennial, there was a working farm in all 88 counties.[[/note]], including people holding onto less-than-progressive ideals. However, it's also one of the most heavily urbanized states in the country. With over 11 million people, it's the seventh most populated state in the nation and the densest state outside the Atlantic coast. It has six cities of 100,000 or more, and several smaller cities north of 50,000. As such, it's more diverse in people and belief than many outsiders realize.

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Ohio is the seventh-largest seventh-most populous state in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates and one of the most misunderstood. It has long been used by writers to establish that a character is a small town CountryMouse. Unless a show is explicitly set in one of its larger cities, expect rural insularity, farming, and social conservatism to come up. In many cases, getting ''out'' of Ohio is part of the story. None of this is untrue ''per se''; the Buckeye[[note]]The nuts are poisonous, so don't actually eat one unless it's made of peanut butter (a favored local confection).[[/note]] State has its rural areas [[note]]As of the 2003 State Bicentennial, there was a working farm in all 88 counties.[[/note]], including people holding onto less-than-progressive ideals. However, it's also one of the most heavily urbanized states in the country. With over 11 million people, it's the seventh most populated state in the nation and the densest state outside the Atlantic coast. It has six cities of 100,000 or more, and several smaller cities north of 50,000. As such, it's more diverse in people and belief than many outsiders realize.


One of the most misunderstood states in the USA, Ohio has long been used by writers to establish that a character is a small town CountryMouse. Unless a show is explicitly set in one of its larger cities, expect rural insularity, farming, and social conservatism to come up. In many cases, getting ''out'' of Ohio is part of the story. None of this is untrue ''per se''; the Buckeye[[note]]The nuts are poisonous, so don't actually eat one unless it's made of peanut butter.[[/note]] State has its rural areas [[note]]As of the 2003 State Bicentennial, there was a working farm in all 88 counties.[[/note]], including people holding onto less-than-progressive ideals. However, it's also one of the most heavily urbanized states in the country. With over 11 million people, it's the seventh most populated state in the nation and the densest state outside the Atlantic coast. It has six cities of 100,000 or more, and several smaller cities north of 50,000. As such, it's more diverse in people and belief than many outsiders realize.

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One Ohio is the seventh-largest state in UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates and one of the most misunderstood states in the USA, Ohio misunderstood. It has long been used by writers to establish that a character is a small town CountryMouse. Unless a show is explicitly set in one of its larger cities, expect rural insularity, farming, and social conservatism to come up. In many cases, getting ''out'' of Ohio is part of the story. None of this is untrue ''per se''; the Buckeye[[note]]The nuts are poisonous, so don't actually eat one unless it's made of peanut butter.butter (a favored local confection).[[/note]] State has its rural areas [[note]]As of the 2003 State Bicentennial, there was a working farm in all 88 counties.[[/note]], including people holding onto less-than-progressive ideals. However, it's also one of the most heavily urbanized states in the country. With over 11 million people, it's the seventh most populated state in the nation and the densest state outside the Atlantic coast. It has six cities of 100,000 or more, and several smaller cities north of 50,000. As such, it's more diverse in people and belief than many outsiders realize.

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