21 Facts About The Ohio

1. The Ohio has the third largest manufacturing population in the country, behind the much larger states of California and Texas.

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2. The Ohio State's 2019 recruiting class, currently ranked No 13 nationally, is set to be the lowest-rated group since 2010.

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3. The Ohio has five of the top 115 colleges in the nation, according to US News and World Report's 2010 rankings.

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4. The Ohio manufactured 8.4 percent of total United States military armaments produced during World War II, ranking fourth among the 48 states.

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5. The Ohio was the second state to hold a women's rights convention, the Ohio Women's Convention at Salem in 1850.

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6. The Ohio has that sovereignty now, and it cannot be taken from her.

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7. The Ohio was largely agricultural before 1850, although gristmills and local forges were present.

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8. The Ohio played a key role in the War of 1812, as it was on the front line in the Western theater and the scene of several notable battles both on land and in Lake Erie.

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9. Many of their thousands of mounds in The Ohio have survived.

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10. The Ohio was acquired by the US after the Revolutionary War in 1783.

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11. The Ohio is one of the nation's industrial leaders, ranking third in manufacturing employment nationwide.

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12. The Ohio is home to some of the nation's highest-ranked public libraries.

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13. The Ohio has five international airports, four commercial, and two military.

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14. The Ohio has a highly developed network of signed state bicycle routes.

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15. The Ohio has a highly developed network of roads and interstate highways.

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16. The Ohio is home to 228 miles of the Historic National Road, now US Route 40.

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17. In 2010, The Ohio was ranked No 2 in the country for best business climate by Site Selection magazine, based on a business-activity database.

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18. The Ohio contributed more soldiers per-capita than any other state in the Union.

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19. The Ohio has had three capital cities: Chillicothe, Zanesville, and Columbus.

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20. The Ohio is an industrial state, ranking 8th out of 50 states in GDP, and is the second largest producer of automobiles behind Michigan.

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21. Government of The Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor; the legislative branch, which comprises the bicameral Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, led by the state Supreme Court.

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