Ohio State Facts and History

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Ohio Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Mike DeWine (Republican)
  • Capital: Columbus
  • Population: 11,689,100 (2019 est.)
  • Land Area: 40,860.69 sq km
  • Water Area: 3,964.89 sq km
  • Total Area: 44,825.58 SQ KM
  • Width: 220 mi (355 km)
  • Length: 220 mi (355 km)
  • State Motto: “With God, All Things Are Possible”
  • Nickname: Buckeye State
  • Electoral votes: 18
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 18 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Beautiful Ohio”
  • Date of Statehood: March 1, 1803
  • Time Zone: Eastern (GMT − 5 hours)
  • Official Website of Ohio: ohio.gov
  • State abbreviation/Postal code: OH
  • Origin of name: Ohio got its name from the Iroquois word, “O-Y-O,” meaning “great river.” The Iroquois Indians had begun to settle between the Ohio River and Great Lakes by 1650

State Symbol of Ohio

State AmphibianSpotted salamander
State ArtifactThe Adena Pipe
State BeverageTomato juice
State BirdCardinal
State Bicentennial BridgeThe Blaine Hill Bridge
State FlowerScarlet carnation
State FossilIsotelus
State FrogBullfrog
State FruitTomato
State GemstoneOhio flint
State InsectLadybug
State MammalWhite-tailed deer
State MottoWith God, all things are possible
State Native FruitPawpaw
State NicknameBuckeye State
State Prehistoric MonumentNewark Earthworks
State ReptileBlack racer snake
State Rock Song“Hang on Sloppy”
State Song“Beautiful Ohio”
State TreeBuckeye
State WildflowerWhite trillium

Sports Teams

  • MLB: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds
  • NFL: Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals
  • NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • MLS: Columbus Crew, FC Cincinnati

College & Universities

Adult and Community Education-HudsonEuclid Beauty CollegeOhio State School of Cosmetology & Experts Barber School
Adult Center for EducationEverest Institute-GahannaOhio State School of Cosmetology-Canal Winchester
Akron Adult Vocational ServicesFairview Beauty AcademyOhio State School of Cosmetology-Columbus
Akron Machining Institute IncFirelands Regional Medical Center School of NursingOhio State School of Cosmetology-Westerville
Akron School of Practical NursingFirelands Regional Medical Center School of Radiologic TechnologyOhio State University Agricultural Technical Institute
Allegheny Wesleyan CollegeFortis College-CentevilleOhio State University-Lima Campus
American Institute of Alternative MedicineFortis College-Cuyahoga FallsOhio State University-Main Campus
Antioch CollegeFortis College-RavennaOhio State University-Mansfield Campus
Antioch University-MidwestFranciscan University of SteubenvilleOhio State University-Marion Campus
Antioch University-PhD Program in Leadership and ChangeFranklin UniversityOhio State University-Newark Campus
Antioch University-System AdministrationGallia Jackson Vinton Joint Vocational School DistrictOhio Technical College
Antonelli College-CincinnatiGallipolis Career CollegeOhio University-Chillicothe Campus
Apollo Career CenterGerbers Akron Beauty SchoolOhio University-Eastern Campus
Art Academy of CincinnatiGods Bible School and CollegeOhio University-Lancaster Campus
Ashland County-West Holmes Career CenterGood Samaritan College of Nursing & Health ScienceOhio University-Main Campus
Ashland UniversityGreat Oaks Institute of Technology and Career DevelopmentOhio University-Southern Campus
Ashland University Dwight Schar College of NursingGreene County Career CenterOhio University-Zanesville Campus
Ashtabula County Joint Vocational SchoolHamrick SchoolOhio Valley College of Technology
Athenaeum of OhioHannah E Mullins School of Practical NursingOhio Wesleyan University
ATS Institute of TechnologyHealing Arts InstituteOregon Career & Technology Center
Auburn Career CenterHebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion-CincinnatiOtterbein University
Aultman College of Nursing and Health SciencesHeidelberg UniversityOwens Community College
Baldwin-Wallace CollegeHiram CollegeParamount Beauty Academy
Beatrice Academy of BeautyHobart Institute of Welding TechnologyPayne Theological Seminary
Belmont Technical CollegeHocking CollegePenta County Joint Vocational School
Bexley Hall Episcopal SeminaryHuron School of NursingPickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District
Bluffton UniversityInner State Beauty SchoolPike County Joint Vocational School District
Bowling Green State University-FirelandsInternational Academy of Hair DesignPioneer Career and Technology Center
Bowling Green State University-Main CampusInternational College of BroadcastingPolaris Career Center
Brown Aveda Institute-MentorITT Technical Institute-DaytonPontifical College Josephinum
Brown Mackie College-AkronITT Technical Institute-HilliardPortage Lakes Career Center
Brown Mackie College-CincinnatiITT Technical Institute-NorwoodProfessional Skills Institute
Brown Mackie College-FindlayITT Technical Institute-StrongsvilleQuest Career College
Brown Mackie College-North CantonITT Technical Institute-Warrensville HeightsRabbinical College Telshe
Bryant and Stratton College-EastlakeITT Technical Institute-YoungstownRaphaels School of Beauty Culture-Alliance
Bryant and Stratton College-ParmaJames A Rhodes State CollegeRaphaels School of Beauty Culture-Boardman
Buckeye Joint Vocational SchoolJohn Carroll UniversityRaphaels School of Beauty Culture-Brunswick
Butler Tech-D Russel Lee Career CenterKaplan Career Institute-BrooklynRaphaels School of Beauty Culture-Niles
Canton City Schools Adult Community EducationKaplan College-ColumbusRemington College-Cleveland Campus
Capital UniversityKaplan College-DaytonRemington College-Cleveland West Campus
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking CountyKent State University at AshtabulaRiggs Lemar Beauty College
Carnegie Institute of Integrative Medicine and MassotherapyKent State University at East LiverpoolRoadmaster Truck Driving Institute
Carousel Beauty College-DaytonKent State University at GeaugaRosedale Bible College
Carousel Beauty College-KetteringKent State University at KentRoss Institute of Medical and Dental Technology
Carousel Beauty College-MiddletownKent State University at SalemSaint Mary Seminary
Carousel Beauty College-SpringfieldKent State University at StarkSandusky Career Center
Carousel of Miami Valley Beauty CollegeKent State University at TrumbullSanford-Brown College-Middleburg Heights
Casal Aveda InstituteKent State University at TuscarawasSchool of Advertising Art Inc
Case Western Reserve UniversityKenyon CollegeScioto County Career Technical Center
Cedarville UniversityKettering College of Medical ArtsShawnee State University
Center for Employment Training-ClevelandKnox County Career CenterSiegal College
Central Ohio Technical CollegeLake Erie CollegeSinclair Community College
Central School of Practical NursingLakeland Community CollegeSouthern State Community College
Central State UniversityLincoln College of TechnologySouthwest General Health Care School of Medical Technology
Century School of CosmetologyLincoln Welding SchoolSpringfield Clark County Joint Vocational School
Chancellor UniversityLorain County Community CollegeSpringfield Regional School of Nursing
Chatfield CollegeLorain County Joint Vocational School DistrictStark State College of Technology
Choffin Career and Technical CenterLourdes CollegeStautzenberger College-Maumee
Cincinnati Christian UniversityMadison Adult Career CenterTCTC Adult Training Center
Cincinnati College of Mortuary ScienceMahoning County Career and Technical CenterTDDS Technical Institute
Cincinnati State Technical and Community CollegeMalone UniversityTemple Baptist College
Clark State Community CollegeMarietta CollegeTerra State Community College
Cleveland Clinic Health System-School of Diagnostic ImagingMarion Technical CollegeThe |Cleveland Clinic Foundation-Dietetic Internship
Cleveland Institute of ArtMedical University of Ohio at ToledoThe |Youngstown College of Massotherapy
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-ClevelandMedina County Career CenterThe Art Institute of Cincinnati
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-LyndhurstMercy College of Northwest OhioThe Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Cleveland Institute of Dental-Medical Assistants-MentorMercy Medical Center School of RadiologyThe College of Wooster
Cleveland Institute of MusicMethodist Theological School in OhioThe Spa School
Cleveland Municipal School District Adult and Continuing EducationMiami University-HamiltonThe University of Findlay
Cleveland State UniversityMiami University-MiddletownTiffin Academy of Hair Design
College of Art AdvertisingMiami University-OxfordTiffin University
College of Mount St. JosephMiami Valley Career Technology CenterToledo Academy of Beauty Culture – North
Columbiana County Career and Technical CenterMoler Hollywood Beauty AcademyToledo Academy of Beauty Culture-East
Columbus College of Art and DesignMoler-Pickens Beauty AcademyToledo Academy of Beauty Culture-South
Columbus State Community CollegeMoore University of Hair DesignToledo Public Schools Adult & Continuing Education
Community Services Division-Alliance CityMount Carmel College of NursingTri State Semi Driver Training Inc
Conservatory of CosmetologyMount Vernon Nazarene UniversityTri-County Adult Career Center
Coshocton County Joint Vocational Career CenterMuskingum UniversityTri-Rivers Career Center
Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology-North DaytonNational Institute of MassotherapyTri-State Bible College
Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology-South DaytonNationwide Beauty AcademyTri-State College of Massotherapy
Cuyahoga Community College DistrictNorth Central State CollegeTrinity Health System School of Nursing
Cuyahoga Valley Career CenterNortheast Ohio Medical UniversityTrinity Lutheran Seminary
David Curtis School of Floral DesignNorthern Institute of CosmetologyTrumbull Business College
Davis CollegeNorthwest State Community CollegeUnion Institute & University
Daymar College-ChillicotheNotre Dame CollegeUnited Theological Seminary
Daymar College-JacksonO C Collins Career CenterUniversity of Akron Main Campus
Daymar College-LancasterOberlin CollegeUniversity of Akron Wayne College
Daymar College-New BostonOhio Business College-SanduskyUniversity of Cincinnati-Clermont College
Dayton Barber CollegeOhio Business College-SheffieldUniversity of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Defiance CollegeOhio Center for Broadcasting-CincinnatiUniversity of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College
Delaware Area Career CenterOhio Center for Broadcasting-Valley ViewUniversity of Dayton
Denison UniversityOhio Christian UniversityUniversity of Mount Union
DeVry University-OhioOhio College of Massotherapy IncUniversity of Northwestern Ohio
Eastern Gateway Community CollegeOhio College of Podiatric MedicineUniversity of Phoenix-Cincinnati Campus
Eastern Hills Academy of Hair DesignOhio Dominican UniversityUniversity of Phoenix-Cleveland Campus
Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical SchoolsOhio Hi Point Joint Vocational School DistrictUniversity of Phoenix-Columbus Ohio Campus
Edison State Community CollegeOhio Institute of Health CareersUniversity of Rio Grande
Edutek CollegeOhio Northern UniversityUniversity of Toledo
Ehove Career CenterOhio State Beauty AcademyUpper Valley Joint Vocational School
ETI Technical CollegeOhio State College of Barber StylingUrbana University
Winebrenner Theological SeminaryWalsh UniversityUrsuline College
Wittenberg UniversityWarren County Career CenterUS Grant Joint Vocational School
Wright State University-Lake CampusWashington County Career Center-Adult Technical TrainingVanguard Career Center
Wright State University-Main CampusWashington State Community CollegeVantage Career Center
Xavier UniversityWayne County Schools Career CenterVatterott College-Cleveland
Youngstown State UniversityWestern Hills School of Beauty and Hair DesignVirginia Marti College of Art and Design
Zane State CollegeWilberforce UniversityVocational Guidance Services
Wilmington CollegeWilloughby-Eastlake School of Practical NursingW Howard Nicol School of Practical Nursing

Popular Tourist Attractions

  1. Cedar Point
  2. Kings Island
  3. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
  4. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  5. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  6. The Wilds
  7. Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
  8. Playhouse Square
  9. Top Thrill Dragster
  10. Cleveland Museum of Art
  11. Easton Town Center
  12. Zoombezi Bay
  13. Akron Zoo
  14. Cincinnati Museum Center
  15. Franklin Park Conservatory
  16. Hocking Hills State Park
  17. Mad River Mountain
  18. Mohican State Park

Famous Natives and Residents

Neil Armstrongastronaut;
Kathleen Battlesoprano;
George Bellowspainter and lithographer;
Halle Berryactor;
Ambrose Biercejournalist;
Erma Bombeckcolumnist;
Bill Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy)actor;
Milton Caniffcartoonist;
Hart Cranepoet;
George Armstrong Custerarmy officer;
Dorothy Dandridgeactor;
Doris Daysinger and actor;
Clarence Darrowlawyer;
Ruby Deeactor;
Rita Dovepoet;
Hugh DownsTV broadcaster;
Thomas A. Edisoninventor;
Clark Gableactor;
James A. Garfieldpresident;
Lillian Gishactor;
John Glennastronaut and senator;
Ulysses S. Grantpresident;
Zane Greyauthor;
Warren G. Hardingpresident;
Benjamin Harrisonpresident;
Rutherford Hayespresident;
Robert Henripainter;
William Dean Howellsnovelist and critic;
Allison Janneyactor;
Kenisaw Mountain Landisfirst baseball commissioner;
Dean Martinsinger and actor;
William McKinleypresident;
Paul Newmanactor;
Jack Nicklausgolfer;
Annie Oakleymarkswoman;
Sarah Jessica Parkeractor;
Norman Vincent Pealeclergyman;
Tyrone Poweractor;
Eddie Rickenbackeraviator;
Roy Rogersactor and singer;
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.historian;
William Tecumseh Shermanarmy general;
Gloria Steinemfeminist;
William H. Taftpresident;
Tecumseh ShawneeIndian chief;
Lowell Thomasexplorer and commentator;
James Thurberauthor and cartoonist;
Orville Wrightinventor;
Cy Youngbaseball player.

Famous Actors And Actresses

  1. Warner Baxter
  2. Halle Berry
  3. Clark Gable
  4. Paul Newman

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