Moving to Ohio
Ohio offers cities, culture, and cuisine. The state features family fun, sports and recreation, and history and heritage. There is something for everyone to discover in Ohio. This state boasts the world's largest collection of roller coasters in one park- seventeen! Cedar Point, in Sandusky, has been voted the Best Amusement Park in the World for seven consecutive years. If thrill rides make your heart race a little too fast, enjoy a family getaway to serene parks and lakes. Enjoy fishing, camping, golf, boating, hiking, biking and a myriad of outdoor opportunities. The state song is "Beautiful Ohio," and you will definitely agree.
Ohio became the 17th state in the US on March 1, 1803. With an area of 44,828 square miles, it ranks as the 34th largest state in the nation. With over 11 million people, Ohio is the seventh most populace state. Ohio has also produced seven United States Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Taft, and Warren G. Harding. The state of Virginia claims the title of most Presidents with eight having been born there. Major industries are manufacturing (steel, cars, airplanes, rubber products, chemicals, plastics), farming, and coal mining.
Now that you are moving to Ohio, ("Cleveland Rocks!"), impress your friends and family with these fun facts:
State Capital and largest city is Columbus.
State Nickname is the Buckeye State.
Ohio derives its name from the Iroquois Indian word meaning "good river."
State Motto: With God, All Things are Possible.
The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.
Akron was the first city to use police cars.
Cincinnati had the first professional city fire department.
The Wright Brothers, acknowledged as inventors of the first airplane, were from Dayton. Actor Rob Lowe and writer Erma Bombeck also hail from Dayton.
State Beverage is Tomato Juice.
Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team.
Ohio's state flag is not a rectangle, it is a pennant design. It is the only state flag of that design in the United States.
Charles Goodyear of Akron developed the process of vulcanizing rubber in 1839. Akron is the rubber capital of the world.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton.
Ohio senator John Glenn became the oldest man to venture into outer space.
On February 20, 1962 he was the first American to orbit the earth. In October of 1998, at age 77, he returned to the space program and traveled back into space.
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was from Wapakoneta.
Ohio was birthplace of Steven Spielberg, Paul Newman, Annie Oakley, and Clark Gable.
James J. Ritty, of Dayton, invented the cash register in 1879 to stop his patrons from pilfering house profits.
Zane Grey, author of Western novels, was born in Zanesville in 1872.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located in Cleveland.
Ohio is the only state to have an official rock song - "Hang on Sloopy."
State Bird is the Cardinal.
Enjoy your new home - Ohio!