The Ohio Portal

Ohio (/ˈh/ (listen)) is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Of the fifty U.S. states, it is the 34th-largest by area, and with a population of nearly 11.8 million, is the seventh-most populous and tenth-most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus, with the Columbus metro area, Greater Cincinnati, and Greater Cleveland being the largest metropolitan areas. Ohio is bordered by Lake Erie to the north, Pennsylvania to the east, West Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Indiana to the west, and Michigan to the northwest. Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, and Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes". Its state flag is the only non-rectangular flag of all the U.S. states.

The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo', meaning "good river", "great river", or "large creek". Ohio arose from the lands west of Appalachia that were contested from colonial times through the Northwest Indian Wars of the late 18th century. It was partitioned from the resulting Northwest Territory, which was the first frontier of the new United States, and became the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, and the first under the Northwest Ordinance. Ohio was the first post-colonial free state admitted to the union, and became one of the earliest and most influential industrial powerhouses during the 20th century. Although Ohio has transitioned to a more information- and service-based economy in the 21st century, it remains an industrial state, ranking seventh in GDP as of 2019, with the third largest manufacturing sector and second largest automobile production.

The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the governor; the legislative branch, consisting of the bicameral Ohio General Assembly; and the judicial branch, led by the state Supreme Court. Ohio occupies 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives. The state is known for its status as both a swing state and a bellwether in national elections. Seven presidents of the United States have come from Ohio. This has led to it receiving the moniker "the Mother of Presidents". (Full article...)

Cscr-featured.png
Featured article - show another

This is a Featured article, which represents some of the best content on English Wikipedia..

Skyline of Dayton
Skyline of Dayton

The history of high-rises in the United States city of Dayton, Ohio, began in 1896 with the construction of the Reibold Building. Although the Reibold Building was Dayton's first high-rise, the Centre City Building is often regarded as the first "skyscraper" in the city and was completed in 1924. The original portion of the building opened in 1904, when the tower portion was completed two decades later, it was one of the tallest reinforced concrete buildings in the world, and the tallest in the United States. Dayton went through an early building boom in the late 1920s, during which several high-rise buildings, including the Key Bank Building, were constructed. The city experienced a second, much larger building boom that lasted from the early 1970s to late 1980s. During this time, Dayton saw the construction of six skyscrapers, including the Stratacache Tower, also known as the Kettering Tower, and KeyBank Tower.

The two tallest buildings of the Dayton skyline are Stratacache Tower at 408 ft (124 m) and the KeyBank Tower at 385 ft (117 m). Stratacache Tower was formally Kettering Tower (named for Virginia Kettering), and was originally Winters Tower, the headquarters of Winters Bank, and the building was renamed when Winters merged with Bank One. KeyBank Tower was formerly known as the MeadWestvaco Tower before KeyBank gained naming rights to the building in 2008. Dayton is the site of five skyscrapers that rise at least 328 ft (100 m) in height. The most recently completed high-rise in the city is the Miami Valley Hospital Southeast Tower, which was constructed in 2010 and rises 246 ft (75 m). (Full article...)

Selected picture - show another

Ohio Statehouse columbus.jpg

The Ohio Statehouse located in Columbus, Ohio.
Photo credit: Alexander Smith (Indrian)

Did you know - show different entries

Society for Savings Building

Ohio lists


Symbol support vote.svg
Good article - show another

This is a Good article, an article that meets a core set of high editorial standards.

Star-Spangled Banner flag.svg

The Indiana Territory was created by a congressional act that President John Adams signed into law on May 7, 1800, to form an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from July 4, 1800, to December 11, 1816, when the remaining southeastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the state of Indiana. The territory originally contained approximately 259,824 square miles (672,940 km2) of land, but its size was decreased when it was subdivided to create the Michigan Territory (1805) and the Illinois Territory (1809). The Indiana Territory was the first new territory created from lands of the Northwest Territory, which had been organized under the terms of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. The territorial capital was the settlement around the old French fort of Vincennes on the Wabash River, until transferred to Corydon near the Ohio River in 1813.

William Henry Harrison, the territory's first governor, oversaw treaty negotiations with the Native inhabitants that ceded tribal lands to the U.S. government, opening large parts of the territory to further settlement. In 1809 the U.S. Congress established a bicameral legislative body for the territory that included a popularly-elected House of Representatives and a Legislative Council. In addition, the territorial government began planning for a basic transportation network and education system, but efforts to attain statehood for the territory were delayed due to war. At the outbreak of Tecumseh's War, when the territory was on the front line of battle, Harrison led a military force in the opening hostilities at the Battle of Tippecanoe (1811) and in the subsequent invasion of Canada during the War of 1812. After Harrison resigned as the territorial governor, Thomas Posey was appointed to the vacant governorship, but the opposition party, led by Congressman Jonathan Jennings, dominated territorial affairs in its final years and began pressing for statehood.

In June 1816 a constitutional convention was held at Corydon, where a state constitution was adopted on June 29, 1816. General elections were held in August to fill offices for the new state government, the new officeholders were sworn into office in November, and the territory was dissolved. On December 11, 1816, President James Madison signed the congressional act that formally admitted Indiana to the Union as the nineteenth state. (Full article...)

Selected article - show another

Scioto Mile aerial from north.jpg

Columbus (/kəˈlʌmbəs/) is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio. With a 2020 census population of 905,748, it is the 14th-most populous city in the U.S., the second-most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, and the third-most populous state capital. Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County; it also extends into Delaware and Fairfield counties. It is the core city of the Columbus metropolitan area, which encompasses ten counties in central Ohio. The metropolitan area had a population of 2,138,926 in 2020, making it the largest entirely in Ohio and 32nd-largest in the U.S.

Columbus originated as numerous Native American settlements on the banks of the Scioto River. Franklinton, now a city neighborhood, was the first European settlement, laid out in 1797. The city was founded in 1812, at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and laid out to become the state capital. The city was named for Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The city assumed the function of state capital in 1816 and county seat in 1824. Amid steady years of growth and industrialization, the city has experienced numerous floods and recessions. Beginning in the 1950s, Columbus began to experience significant growth; it became the largest city in Ohio in land and population by the early 1990s. The 1990s and 2000s saw redevelopment in numerous city neighborhoods, including downtown. (Full article...)

Selected biography - show another

Martha Wise (nee Hasel; April 18, 1883 – June 28, 1971) was an American poisoner and serial killer. After her husband died and her family forced her to end a relationship with a new lover, Wise retaliated by poisoning seventeen family members, of whom three died, in 1924. She was convicted of one of the murders, despite defense claims that she was mentally ill and that her lover had ordered her to poison her family. The case is considered one of the most sensational of the era in Ohio, where it occurred. (Full article...)
List of selected biographies

Selected quote

Cquote1.png
A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough.
Cquote2.png

More quotes

Ohio categories

Recognized content

Featured articles

1898 United States Senate elections in OhioLeelah AlcornNeil ArmstrongKroger BabbNatalie Clifford BarneyBring Us TogetherNancy CartwrightSS ChoctawCincinnati Musical Center half dollarCleveland Centennial half dollarClevelandRichard CordrayC. J. CreggSS Edmund FitzgeraldJoseph B. ForakerJames A. GarfieldJohn GlennUlysses S. GrantMark HannaWarren G. HardingBenjamin HarrisonJohn HayRutherford B. HayesInterstate 470 (Ohio–West Virginia)Hurricane IsabelRobert KaskeMaynard James KeenanKent, OhioKenesaw Mountain LandisJim LovellJimmy McAleerMcKinley Birthplace Memorial gold dollarWilliam McKinleyEzra MeekerMillennium ForceNine Inch Nails live performancesNine Inch NailsSS Ohioan (1914)Edwin Taylor PollockWilliam F. RaynoldsJudith ResnikJ. Havens RichardsAntonin ScaliaThe Shawshank RedemptionJohn ShermanWilliam Howard TaftTecumsehJim ThorpePaul TibbetsJack L. WarnerJames B. WeaverWendell WillkieYoungstown Ohio Works

Featured lists

List of Cincinnati Reds Opening Day starting pitchersCleveland Blues (NL) all-time rosterList of Cleveland Cavaliers head coachesList of Cleveland Guardians Opening Day starting pitchersList of tallest buildings in Columbus, OhioList of Cincinnati Reds first-round draft picksList of Cincinnati Reds managersList of Cleveland Browns first-round draft picksList of Cleveland Browns head coachesList of Cleveland Browns seasonsList of Cleveland Guardians first-round draft picksList of Columbus Blue Jackets playersList of tallest buildings in ClevelandList of tallest buildings in Dayton, OhioNine Inch Nails discographyList of governors of Ohio

Featured pictures

File:Aida poster colors fixed.jpgFile:Annie Oakley shooting glass balls, 1894.ogvFile:Billy Strayhorn, New York, N.Y., between 1946 and 1948 (William P. Gottlieb 08211).jpgFile:CHASE, Samuel P-Treasury (BEP engraved portrait).jpgFile:CORWIN, Thomas-Treasury (BEP engraved portrait).jpgFile:CharlesGriffin.jpgFile:Cleveland Arcade, 1966.jpgFile:Democratic presidential ticket 1864b.jpgFile:EWING, Thomas-Treasury (BEP engraved portrait).jpgFile:Edison and phonograph edit1.jpgFile:Eugene F. Kranz at his console at the NASA Mission Control Center.jpgFile:FOSTER, Charles-Treasury (BEP engraved portrait).jpgFile:G a custer.jpgFile:GARFIELD, James A-President (BEP engraved portrait).jpgFile:HARRISON, William H-President (BEP engraved portrait).jpgFile:Hurricane Isabel 18 sept 2003 1555Z.jpgFile:Hurricane Isabel eye from ISS (edit 1).jpgFile:James Abram Garfield, photo portrait seated.jpgFile:James Birdseye McPherson c. 1862 by Barr & Young.jpgFile:JesseBJackson.jpgFile:Lillian Gish-edit1.jpgFile:Michael Gernhardt in space during STS-69 in 1995.jpgFile:Ohio state coat of arms (illustrated, 1876).jpgFile:Orville Wright 1905-crop.jpgFile:Pullman dining car 1894.jpgFile:SHERMAN, John-Treasury (BEP engraved portrait).jpgFile:Thomas Edison2.jpgFile:Thurston the Great Magician - Strobridge Litho. Co..jpgFile:US-$20-FRBN-1929-Fr.1870-D.jpgFile:US-$100-FRBN-1929-Fr.1890-D.jpgFile:US-NBN-OH-Cleveland-7-1875-50-1711-A.jpgFile:USS Johnston (DD-557) underway on 27 October 1943 (NH 63495).jpgFile:Ulysses S. Grant 1870-1880.jpgFile:Ulysses S. Grant from West Point to Appomattox.jpgFile:Victoria Claflin Woodhull by Mathew Brady - Oval Portrait.jpgFile:WINDOM, William-Treasury (BEP engraved portrait).jpgFile:Wilbur Wright-crop.jpg

A-Class articles

Bob ChappuisDayton ProjectRobert L. EichelbergerUSS Johnston (DD-557)

Good articles

104 (barge)1920 Akron Pros season1946 Cleveland Browns season1947 Cleveland Browns season1948 American League tie-breaker game1948 Cleveland Browns season1966 Dayton race riot1990 Toledo Rockets football teamMLS Cup 20012005 Texas vs. Ohio State football game2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets season2013 Mudsummer Classic2015 Camellia Bowl2016 Camellia BowlAcer rubrumTony AdamleJohn Adams (drummer)Addie Joss Benefit GameJonathan AlderWalter AlstonThe American IsraeliteThe AmpsRobert BacherBad Blood (2004)John Baldwin (educator)Charles BassettPowhatan BeatyJacob L. BeilhartHalle BerryJustin BorenBowling Green State UniversityRoger BresnahanGeorge Brett (general)Paul BrownJennifer BrunnerBuckeye gasoline buggyBuckeye Manufacturing CompanyBuckeye chickenPhil H. BucklewJames Edwin Campbell (poet)Drew CareyCarol (film)SS CayugaCedar PointOba ChandlerBob ChappuisUSS Cincinnati (CL-6)Cincinnati Union TerminalCincinnati chiliCleveland Lakefront StationClydesdale Motor Truck CompanyJohn Alan CoeyLevi CoffinColumbus Buggy CompanyChris Columbus (filmmaker)Flag of Columbus, OhioColumbus nightclub shootingKatharine ComanArthur ComptonThom DardenWilliam H. Davis (educator)Dayton, OhioDayton ProjectDiamondback (Kings Island)Disaster TransportLarry DobyDominator (roller coaster)Dr. Samuel Mitchel Smith and Sons Memorial FountainSteve DriehausMike Echols (gridiron football)Economy of OhioClarence Ransom EdwardsRobert L. EichelbergerHugh Boyle EwingFebruary 2007 North American blizzardFirehawk (roller coaster)Sarah FisherFlag of OhioElmer FlickForest Fair VillageFort Steuben BridgeFostoria Glass CompanyNed GarverGateKeeper (roller coaster)Atul GawandeElmer GedeonGlee (TV series)Graeter'sLou GrozaAlbert P. HalfhillAnthony HarknessJohn HeismanBrad HennesseyHerron GymnasiumThomas S. HindeHistory of Cincinnati Union TerminalMarty HoganGeorgia HopleySam Hornish Jr.David Hudson (pioneer)Aubrey HuffMiller HugginsTillinghast L'Hommedieu HustonImmaculate Conception Catholic Church (Celina, Ohio)India FerrahIndiana Glass CompanyIndiana TerritorySS Ira H. OwenSS IronsidesTemple Israel (Dayton, Ohio)LeBron JamesTommy James (American football)John Glenn Columbus International AirportUSS Johnston (DD-557)Brereton C. JonesJames McHenry JonesJulius Kahn (inventor)Charles KeatingMary Jo KilroyKing of the Ring (1993)Jordan KovacsSS Lac La BelleJohn William LambertGeoffrey A. LandisJohn Lansdale Jr.Alexander Bonner LattaDante LavelliLeVeque TowerFrances Spatz LeightonKilling of Chandra LevyJoseph LonardoFrank Fowler LoomisMLS Cup 2008Magnum XL-200Marcellus FormationMark MatthewsMaverick (roller coaster)Arthur B. McBrideAngus McDonald (Virginia militiaman)Winsor McCayDan Meyer (first baseman)Miami Valley Hospital SouthThe MizMount Carmel EastJon MoxleyAlbert G. MummaEd MuranskyKenneth NicholsNorthern cardinalUSS Ohio (BB-12)Ohio State Route 11Ohio State Route 85Ohio State Route 161Ohio State Route 167Ohio State Route 228Ohio State Route 249Ohio State Route 253Ohio State Route 257Ohio State Route 293Ohio State Route 319Ohio State Route 357Ohio State Route 364Ohio State Route 365Ohio State Route 368Ohio State Route 369Ohio State Route 370Ohio State Route 372Ohio State Route 500Ohio State Route 575Ohio State Route 605Ohio State Route 607Ohio State Route 633Ohio State Route 666Ohio State Route 701Ohio State Route 710Ohio State Route 716Ohio State Route 745Ohio State Route 750Ohio State Route 778Ohio State Route 822Ohio State Route 844Isaac Charles ParkerAra ParseghianHenry B. PayneRoger PeckinpaughPickawillanyJohn Pope (military officer)Ricky PowersPreggersProgressive FieldRaptor (Cedar Point)Madison RayneElizabeth Wagner ReedReynolds and ReynoldsTim RichmondGarland RiversEppa RixeyOscar RobertsonJohn D. RockefellerRolling Acres MallAaron RomeTheodore Roosevelt High School (Kent, Ohio)Arnold RossRougarou (roller coaster)Red RuffingSanctus RealLouis B. SeltzerDanny ShaySidney Howe ShortPaul ShueyZavier SimpsonGeorge SislerConnie SmithRichard Smith (silent film director)Son of BeastSouthworth House (Cleveland, Ohio)Spirit Fruit SocietyWilliam StacySteel VengeanceGloria SteinemSurvivor Series (1992)Survivor Series (2004)Swifton CenterArt TatumHenry Adams ThompsonJack Thompson (activist)Nancy Thompson (A Nightmare on Elm Street)Salvatore Todaro (mobster)Top Thrill DragsterTraffic (2000 film)Tri-County MallTrussed Concrete Steel CompanyEvan TurnerU.S. Route 223University of Dayton GhettoRick VolkWAKRMoses Fleetwood WalkerWeldy WalkerWarner and Swasey ObservatoryThe Watch (2012 film)Joseph Ray WatkinsWildwater Kingdom (Ohio)Bill WillisSimeon WillisWindSeekerMartha WiseWhitey WistertWright brothersWSTR-TVWXIX-TVKevin YoukilisCy YoungHoylande YoungRodger YoungZapp (band)Dolph Ziggler


City skyline

Topics

Related portals


WikiProjects

Things you can do

Nuvola apps korganizer.svg

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:


Associated wikimedia


The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:

Sources

Discover Wikipedia using portals