Ohio (English: Ohio) is a state in the northeastern Midwest of the United States. The first state to enter the confederation after the passage of the Northwest Ordinance in 1787. Abbreviation is OH, official nickname is “Horse Chestnut State”. The capital is the city of Columbus, the largest cities are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo, Akron.
The population of Ohio in 2003 was 11,435,798.
The maximum mandatory penalty for a felony in Ohio is a $20,000 fine and 11 years in prison. There are extreme cases where a life sentence applies, although these are rare in Ohio. From 2014 to 2020, 4 death sentences were executed in the state .
Ohio ranks 49th out of all 50 states for the lenient penalties for DUI. It also ranks 47th overall in drunk driving prevention. The number of violations related to operating a car while intoxicated in the period from 01.01.2020 to 05.31.2020 decreased by 36% compared to the same period in 2019 .
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|Place in the United States|
|Location of Columbus in Ohio|
|Location of Ohio in the US|
|County||Delaware County, Fairfield County en Franklin County|
|Type of place||City|
|Coordinates||39° 59′ NB, 82° 59′ WL|
|– land||562,47 km²|
|– water||15,38 km²|
|Mayor||Andrew Ginther (D)|
According to COUNTRYAAH, Columbus is the capital of the US state of Ohio and the capital of Franklin County. With 711,470 inhabitants (2000), the city is the largest city in Ohio. The metropolitan area had a population of 1,612,694 in 2000, making it the state’s third largest metropolitan area after Cleveland and Cincinnati. In 1969, the world’s first hamburger restaurant, Wendy’s, opened in Columbus. Wendy’s is known for its square burgers. On March 2, 2007, this first restaurant closed.
City silhouette of Columbus
Columbus is a planned capital. After Ohio became a state of the United States in 1803, it was not possible to agree on which city should be the capital. It was decided to found a new city in the center of the state. Named after Christopher Columbus, this city was finally founded in February 1812 on the banks of the Scioto River.
The major local ice hockey club Columbus Blue Jackets plays its games in the National Hockey League.
In addition, Columbus Crew football club plays in Major League Soccer.
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The figure below shows nearby places within 5 miles of Columbus.
Bexley (6 km)
Grandview Heights (4 km)
Marble Cliff (6 km)
Upper Arlington (7 km)
Valleyview (7 km)
Notable residents of Columbus
Born in Columbus
- Irvin McDowell (1818-1885), Confederate General during the American Civil War
- Warner Baxter (1889-1951), actor
- Curtis LeMay (1906-1990), soldier
- George Simpson (1908-1961), Athlete
- Sam Hanks (1914-1994), Formula 1 driver
- Harry Edison (1915-1999), jazztrompettist
- Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007), historian
- Eileen Heckart (1919-2001), actress
- Tom Poston (1921–2007), actor, comedian and broadcaster
- Miller Anderson (1922-1965), schoonspringer
- Robert Atkins (1930–2003), cardiologist
- Donn Eisele (1930-1987), astronaut
- Majel Barrett (1932-2008), actress
- Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1936-1977), jazz musician
- Jack Nicklaus (1940), golfer
- Steve Potts (1943), saxofonist
- RL Stine (1943), children’s author
- Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Zanger actor
- Beverly D’Angelo (1951), actress
- Michael Foreman (1957), astronaut
- Jermaine Stewart (1957-1997), zanger
- Richard Biggs (1960–2004), actor, film producer and screenwriter
- James Douglas (1960), boxer
- Andy Hampsten (1962), cyclist
- Marnie McPhail (1966), actrice
- Heidi Mark (1971), actress and model
- Sumalee Montano (1972), (stem)actress
- AJ Langer (1974), actress
- Josh Radnor (1974), actor
- Alexa Kelly (1975), fotomodel
- Alana de la Garza (1976), actress
- Forrest Griffin (1979), martial artist
- Scott Seiver (1985), professional poker player
- Phillip Gaimon (1986), cyclist
- Cory Michael Smith (1986), actor
- Bow Wow (1987), rapper (Shad Gregory Moss)
- Emily Meade (1989), actrice
- Carlton L. Winston (1990), composer and euphonium player
- Chad Barson (1991), football player
- Simone Biles (1997), turnster
|City in the United States|
|– country||208.99 km²|
|– water||8.88 km²|
(April 1, 2020)
|Mayor||Wade Kapszukiewicz (D)|
Toledo is a city in the American state of Ohio and has 287,208 inhabitants (2010). This makes it the 71st city in the United States. Its surface area is 208.7 km², making it the 82nd city.
Toledo is the seat of the University of Toledo.
13.1 % of the population is older than 65 and 32.8 % consists of single – person households. Unemployment is 5.7 % (2000 census figures).
About 5.5% of the population of Toledo are Hispanics and Latinos, 23.5% are of African origin and 1% of Asian origin.
The population decreased from 332,832 in 1990 to 313,619 in 2000 and 287,208 in 2010.
In January the average temperature is -5.3 °C, in July it is 22.3 °C. Annual average rainfall is 837.4 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).
The figure below shows nearby places in a radius of 12 km around Toledo.
Lambertville (10 km)
Temperance (11 km)
Harbor View (11 km)
Holland (12 km)
Maumee (12 km)
Northwood (9 miles)
Oregon (10 km)
Ottawa Hills (5 km)
Rossford (5 miles)
Sylvania (12 km)
Walbridge (11 km)
Born in Toledo
- Caroline Ransom Williams (1872-1952), Egyptologist
- John Cromwell (1887-1979), film director and actor
- Norman Bel Geddes (1893-1958), designer
- Pierre Gendron (1896-1956), actor and screenwriter
- Art Tatum (1909-1956), jazz pianist
- Lyman Spitzer (1914–1997), physicist, astronomer and alpinist
- Marie Morisawa (1919-1994), geomorphologist
- Shirley Mitchell (1919-2013), actress
- Kate Wilhelm (1928-2018), writer
- Gene Taylor (1929-2001), jazz double bassist
- Philip Baker Hall (1931-2022), actor
- Teresa Brewer (1931-2007), singer
- Clifford David (1932-2017), actor
- Gene Kranz (1933), retired NASA flight director and manager
- Gloria Steinem (1934), feminist, journalist and activist
- Jamie Farr (1934), actor
- Anne Gee Byrd (1938), actress
- Chet Jastremski (1941), swimmer
- Stanley Cowell (1941-2020), jazz pianist and composer
- Victor Raider-Wexler (1943), actor
- Joseph Kosuth (1945), artist and photographer
- Stephen Hadley (1947), Assistant to the President for Security Affairs
- PJ O’Rourke (1947-2022), journalist and writer
- Casey Biggs (1955), actor
- Johnny and the Hurricanes (1957), rock band
- Vanessa Bell Calloway (1957), actress, film producer, film director and screenwriter
- Anita Baker (1958), R&B singer
- Doug Ducey (1964), Arizona Governor
- Rich Sommer (1978), actor
- Katie Holmes (1978), actress
- Lyfe Jennings (1978), singer-songwriter, producer and musician
- Afton Williamson (1985), actress
- Stacy Lewis (1986), golf professional
- Erik Kynard (1991), athlete
- Alyson Stoner (1993), model, singer, actress and dancer