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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:55 AM

state by state speak you mind about ohio

hello friends and welcome back
today we are going to take on ohio
7th most populated state
ohio has a very varied geography with many river including the Cuyahoga river which has ignited in my lifetime
the natives go back to 13000 bc
then the French for furs
then the French and indian wars came and ohio was ceded to the brits
1803 and ohio becomes a state and during the civil war its rivers act as supply routes
grant Sherman and Sheridan were all ohioans
ohio is home to business and manufacturing and is a leader in green technology
59 of the top 1000 companies is headquarted in ohio
even presidents were from ohio
ohio has 13 state universities
the ohio public library system is among the best in the nation
almost every pro sport has a franchise in ohio
ok ohioans the rest of this is yours please let us know about you home

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Reply state by state speak you mind about ohio (Original post)
SwampG8r Jul 2013 OP
Morning Dew Jul 2013 #1
SwampG8r Jul 2013 #2
Morning Dew Jul 2013 #3
SwampG8r Jul 2013 #4
SwampG8r Jul 2013 #5
SwampG8r Jul 2013 #6
Just Saying Jul 2013 #7
ladym55 Jul 2013 #9
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #8
Just Saying Jul 2013 #10
liberal N proud Jul 2013 #12
KentuckyWoman Jul 2013 #22
No Vested Interest Aug 2013 #39
Blue_In_AK Jul 2013 #11
hootinholler Jul 2013 #13
limpyhobbler Jul 2013 #15
rdharma Aug 2013 #26
No Vested Interest Aug 2013 #40
limpyhobbler Jul 2013 #14
KentuckyWoman Jul 2013 #20
SwampG8r Jul 2013 #21
limpyhobbler Jul 2013 #23
femmocrat Jul 2013 #16
SwampG8r Jul 2013 #17
LumosMaxima Jul 2013 #18
KentuckyWoman Jul 2013 #19
theHandpuppet Jul 2013 #24
obietiger Aug 2013 #25
limpyhobbler Aug 2013 #27
No Vested Interest Aug 2013 #28
Luminous Animal Aug 2013 #29
taught_me_patience Aug 2013 #30
dsc Aug 2013 #33
Just Saying Aug 2013 #36
theHandpuppet Aug 2013 #31
theHandpuppet Aug 2013 #32
dsc Aug 2013 #34
Just Saying Aug 2013 #35
kwassa Aug 2013 #37
Just Saying Aug 2013 #38

Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:03 AM

1. Burn On.




From Randy Newman - Sail Away 1972

Lyrics:

There's a red moon rising
On the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

There's a red moon rising
ON the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

There's an oil barge winding
Down the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

There's an oil barge winding
Down the Cuyahoga River
Rolling into Cleveland to the lake

Cleveland, city of light, city of magic
Cleveland, city of light, you're calling me
Cleveland, even now I can remember
'Cause the Cuyahoga River
Goes smokin' through my dreams

Burn on, big river, burn on
Burn on, big river, burn on
Now the Lord can make you tumble
And the Lord can make you turn
And the Lord can make you overflow
But the Lord can't make you burn

Burn on, big river, burn on
Burn on, big river, burn on

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Response to Morning Dew (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:11 AM

2. is he from ohio?nt

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:15 AM

3. I think he was born in and grew up in Los Angeles.

Great song, though.

(and I love your state by state threads - glad you're back to them!)

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Response to Morning Dew (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:28 AM

4. honestly

i love doing them but they really aren't mine except for florida
they belong to the repliers they really fill them with pics and stories and its usually a sweet tribute
so for all of them i will say thanks

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:05 AM

5. kick for daytime ohioans nt

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:58 AM

6. no ohioans want to weigh in? nt

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:44 PM

7. Well let's see...

Ohio has historically been an important state for Preisdential elections. No Republican has ever been elected without us. (And I use "us" loosely as I've never voted R.). I think we reflect a smaller version of the country with our cities having large progressive populations and our rural areas being very conservative. As I've said before, we're the state that sends guys like Boehner to the House, but we also sent Sherrod Brown to the Senate.

Famous people from Ohio include Senator and Astronaut John Glenn, comedian Drew Carey, Chef and TV personality Michael Simon (love his food!), Richard (Filter, Shortbus was recorded in the Cleveland burbs) & Robert (T2) Patrick, as well as Clark Gable, Doris Day, Stephen Spielburg, Paul Newman and Gloria Steinem. Toni Morrison is from my hometown of Lorain as is Terry Anderson.

People from Ohio are rabid sports fans and very loyal to our local teams. I mean, how many other NFL teams haven't won a championship in nearly 50 years but still have backers all over the country? Go Browns!

There are amazing things to do in Ohio! The Lake Erie Islands are fun places to go party or stay in a beautiful b & b. Cedar Point in Sandusky has the best roller coasters in the world. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and some amazing restaurants! And if you visit, catch a Browns game-it's an experience! Our Cleveland Indians are fun to watch too and doing great this season! Hocking Hills in SE Ohio has tons of beautiful cabins to rent for fun or romantic getaways and some beautiful caves to explore while you're there.

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Response to Just Saying (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 09:48 PM

9. And here is more!

The head of the Congressional Black Caucus is my rep, Marcia Fudge! And we are also represented by Marci Kaptor and Tim Ryan. (But the BOehner is still a major embarrassment as is Senator Rob Portman.) Oh, and Senator Brown is married to syndicated columnist, Connie Schultz. She writes on women's issues, labor issues, and Ohio. Love her columns.

We can't forget that the Black Keys are from Akron, Ohio.

I'm also going to throw in Ohio's lovely wine country, up in Ashtabula County!

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 07:15 PM

8. I have lived in Ohio since 2000 - it seems like the sun never shines here

The great thing, is winters are not as severe if you live near The Great Lake Erie. Of course most summers don't get hot either, 70 degrees today alone.






And another thing: Ohio is NOT the Midwest! I know I grew up in the real mid west just before you get to the west.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 05:28 PM

10. No not the Midwest.

I never understood how we get that label. We're not East Coast and not Midwest but then I guess MidEast doesn't work either!

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Response to Just Saying (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 08:56 PM

12. This is true

I don't have an answer but everything is fast paced like the east coast.

I just returned from a trip to Iowa and Missouri where we lived before, life is in the slow lane there. At first it drives you crazy, then you realize there is no rush.

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Response to Just Saying (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:49 PM

22. The ohio valley

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 10:38 PM

39. The Pittsburgh area is considered the beginning of the Midwest

West of the Appalachian mountain chain is the beginning of the Midwest.
Cincinnati is/was called the Queen City of the West - in the 1800's.

It may not be what you consider the Mid west, and you're entitled to your opinion, but if you know anything about the East - You know Pittsburgh and Ohio are sure not part of the East.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 05:30 PM

11. The state of my birth.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 09:55 PM

13. Home to Touchdown Jesus!

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:22 PM

15. Sadly Touchdown Jesus was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 12:54 PM

26. I shed a tear when that happened!

 

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 3, 2013, 10:43 PM

40. The real Touchdown Jesus is on the Library wall at the U. of Notre Dame

The mural there overlooks the ND football stadium.

This statue, former and present are just johnny-come-latelys.
I think the first statue along I-75 was so ridiculed that the design was changed in the new version.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:14 PM

14. In Cincinnati they put chili on spaghetti for some reason.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:41 PM

21. when i lived in tallahassee

in the 80s they opened a place called skyline that served that
I make it for myself to this day

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:55 PM

23. yeah I think Skyline started in Cinci.

The Skyline on their logo is the Cinci skyline.

Also Columbus was the home of the first Wendy's Hamburgers. It was downtown. I ate there a few times. It closed a few years ago and they tore it down. They should have made a hamburger museum instead. Don't know what they were thinking.



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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:24 PM

16. Pennsylvanians consider Ohians to be bad drivers!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:30 PM

17. careful there

pennsylvanias coming soon!

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 10:35 PM

19. lived in Cincinnati for 9 years

Developed a taste for Skyline, a hatred for freeways and a love for baseball before giving up the rat race and coming back to this little Kentucky town Google has yet to streetmap.

No rat race but kept my commie pinko friends.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 12:33 AM

24. Still a loyal Buckeye

Even if I don't live there now. Bet most people have a picture in their heads of Ohio as mile after mile of flat land and cornfields. Actually, a good third of the state is part of the Appalachians and is heavily forested. I come from that area; SE Ohio has a lot of natural beauty but also great poverty and is plagued by drugs. Nearly 22% of the people in my home county live below the poverty level.

Stats courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch, Jan 2013.

•  The number of Ohioans living in poverty — almost 2 million — would fill Ohio Stadium more than 17 times.

•  Often, employment doesn’t matter; more than 42 percent with incomes below the federal poverty level had either full- or part-time jobs in 2011.

•  More than a third of Ohioans have household incomes below the amount they need to meet basic needs such as rent and food.

•  Education doesn’t always make a difference: 1 in 12 Ohioans in poverty has a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 12:11 PM

25. Ohio is.....

Hot in the summer, cold in the winter

Hilly, flat, rivers, creeks, lakes, forests, state parks

Musical, Sports minded, Liberal in the north, Conservative in the South

Football Hall of Fame this weekend: Besides the induction and the football game, there are fireworks; Grand Parade with many floats, marching bands, inductees, etc; hot-air balloons which did not get to take-off this year due to windy conditions but could be viewed on the ground; Drum Corps Competition...

Old National Road and Old Lincoln Highway (Lincoln Highway actually started in Times Square, NYC)

A Republican controlled State Legislature that is trying to destroy Ohio public schools

Drivers that are better than New Jersey drivers

Paul Brown, Halle Berry, Chris Spielman, 8 former U.S. Presidents, Emma Bombeck, Dennis Kucinich, Dean Martin, Alan Page, David Canary, Lebron James, John Glenn, Elizabeth Blackwell, Marion Motley, Roy Rogers.....

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 12:59 PM

27. this steelworkers mural is pretty cool

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 03:02 PM

28. Proud Ohioan here!

Sixth generation Cincinnatian, in beautiful southwest Ohio. I love our hills, produced by the ice age, which leveled the terrain in the more northern half of the state.
And our beautiful Ohio River, owned by Kentucky, but which provides its vistas, means of transportation, and is even the source of our drinking water, once it's purified.

First professional baseball team - Cincinnati Reds. Also the first major league team to have night baseball. Cincinnatians believe Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame, based on his playing records.

Cincinnati Bengals - I'm not a fan, one big reason being that the owner, Mike Brown, saddled our county with ongoing bills for the stadium.

Among the US's largest firms headquartered in Cincinnati - Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Federated Stores (Macy's).

Cleveland Symphony and Cincinnati Symphony are among the tops in the country. Cincinnati Pops Orchestra the largest seller of recordings.
Cincinnati Art Museum and Art Academy produced some our of nation's finest artists; Rookwood Pottery leader in art pottery.
Toledo is known for its glass.

So much history in Ohio - so many places for me to visit when I take the time.
Settled by Revolutionary War vets from Connecticut and Virginia, but later they were out-numbered by Irish and German settlers.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 03:10 PM

29. It has nice peat moss

And a huge tire (at least it did 40 years ago)
And a giant pile of discarded tires
A large manmade lake
The schools let 10 year olds be crossing guards
And the lunch ladies were very nice
The corn was delicious
The creek had leeches

(I lived there when I was 10 years old for about a year and that is what I remember.)

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 03:29 PM

30. Delivered Bush victory in 2004

 

But I have no hard feelings. It's a place I'd like to visit someday.

The pain of Cleveland sports fans becoming legendary.

Pretty funny:
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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 04:05 PM

33. can't imagine why such a charming young man gets booed all the time

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #30)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:50 PM

36. Hey now! I voted against Dubya!

I'm way more pissed off about than you are.

And THIS is a proper video about the misery of Cleveland sports fans:

http://m.&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DtRBDMMVctu8

"You are a factory of sadness!"

Go Browns!



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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 03:45 PM

31. Lots to see and do

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati
http://freedomcenter.org/

The Great Serpent Mound, Adams County, Ohio
http://www.greatserpentmound.com/

Shawnee and other state forests of southern Ohio
http://www.google.com/search?q=shawnee+state+forest&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=QLb6UZuTPJOr4APQpoDgBA&sqi=2&ved=0CD8QsAQ&biw=1392&bih=654

Portsmouth, Ohio (Scioto County) “Mural City, USA”
http://www.ohiobarns.com/othersites/wallmurals/floodwall/wm35-73-01.html

Union Terminal and its murals, Cincinnati
http://www.google.com/search?q=union+terminal+murals&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=Rbj6Ua-ZHY7D4AP7ioDIDw&sqi=2&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1392&bih=654

Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students. Connected to the college is the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the country
http://new.oberlin.edu/about/history.dot

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 03:57 PM

32. By the way...

Not GLBT friendly. My partner and I, who've been together for 23 years, had hoped to return there to retire, but since we have no legal protections or rights in Ohio as a GLBT couple, we're looking elsewhere.

Get with it, Ohio. Your homophobia stinks.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 04:07 PM

34. Ohio was big at the right time to have some amazing things

One of the top five symphonies in the country, one of the top two or three zoos in the country, the best roller coaster park in the country, a still vibrant play house square, and some amazing nature with Lake Erie. I miss Ohio but sadly there is no place for me there now.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 10:47 PM

35. And who can forget The Best Damn Band In The Land

The Ohio State University Marching Band

http://m.&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DcVf2lxFYxbQ

Sorry, some Ohioans (me) don't know how to post videos.

Or maybe I do...

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2013, 11:03 PM

37. Ohio is a mixed bag, mostly conservative with some great liberal spots. Definitely purple.

Oberlin and Antioch were two shining beacons of liberalism there. Oberlin was the first college to admit blacks and women in the US, I believe, when it was founded in the 1830s.

My family has lots of Oberlin connections, and I went to high school there, much of my family went to college there.

Kent State happened while I was in high school.

I moved away, my family moved away, and I haven't been back much.

Other positive memories were of Cleveland's great art museum and world-class symphony orchestra.

Mostly it is endless flat landscape of farms, not that there is anything wrong with that. It just doesn't interest me.

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Response to kwassa (Reply #37)

Fri Aug 2, 2013, 12:34 AM

38. Oberlin

My sister and her husband live there now. We used to go to fireworks there sometimes by the reservoir.

Southeast Ohio is hilly and lush. If you're ever back in the state for a visit, check out the Hocking Hills area if you've never been.

I've lived in the NE my whole life. Lots of democrats in the mid-sized industrial city where I grew up and lots of liberals and progressives in the Cleveland area.

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