Here's the Ohio Overview and Rankings Provided by US News

Dated: 05/17/2019

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Came across this article from US NEWS that I found interesting to share with you. Below is the summary and link to the full article.

While US News has their methodology for their rankings, from someone who's born in Cleveland, Ohio, lived here my entire life (and happy about it too), and who's visited many cities throughout the State, I have to say, there's a lot more to Ohio than meets the eye and rankings.

My heart is with Cleveland! Cleveland, Ohio is a 'small' big city. We have all the culture...world renown orchestra, second largest theatre district in the USA, museums, performing choirs, and more. We have an amazing park system, awesome chefs, quality education, and breathtaking views. We are a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures. We are a genuine place to be, where you can be yourself. Housing choices, we have lots..you want urban, we got it- you want suburban, we got it- you want forested, we got- you want rural, we got it- you want hillside, we got it- you want planned communities, we got it- you want lake front, we got it…the choice is yours. And, did I mention we’re about 1.5 hours outside of CedarPoint. You really can live your best life in Cleveland, Ohio.

Overview of Ohio


First settled by French fur traders, Ohio became a British colony in 1754 after the French and Indian War. Great Britain ceded Ohio to the U.S. after the American Revolution, and it was incorporated into the Northwest Territory in 1787. Ohio became the 17th state in 1803.

Industrialization in Ohio boomed upon the discovery of coal, and Cleveland was the third-largest iron and steel producer in the country by 1853. During the Ohio Oil Rush of the 1860s, the state produced more crude oil than anywhere else in the country. John D. Rockefeller entered the oil business in 1863 by investing in a Cleveland refinery and founded the Standard Oil Co. in 1870. By the 1880s, his company controlled 90 percent of U.S. refineries and pipelines.

During the Civil War, the state played a key role in providing the Union Army with troops and supplies, and it was Ohio that produced Ulysses S. Grant, the general who led the Union to victory over the Confederate Army. Ohio is sometimes called the “Mother of Modern Presidents,” as seven Ohioans held the White House between 1869 and 1923, including Grant.

Ohio has shared in modern political turmoil as well. It was the site of the 1970 Kent State University shootings, in which four students were killed and nine wounded when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on campus amid anti-Vietnam War protests.

Today, Ohio's manufacturing industry leads the country in production of plastics and rubber, fabricated metals and electrical equipment and appliances. The state is also a leading producer of trucks, autos and steel. Other leading industries include transportation and trade, business services, real estate and education and health. Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Ohio include Cardinal Health, Nationwide, Marathon Petroleum, Macy’s, Procter & Gamble and Kroger.

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