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Ohio

The word Ohio comes from the Iroquois word ohi-yo, which means “great river”. Ohio has over 40,000 miles of waterways. Ohio is known as the Buckeye State because of the buckeye trees commonly found throughout the Ohio River Valley. These plants produce small, brown nuts that look like the eye of a deer. Ohio legend says that carrying one in your pocket is good luck. 

Ohio was declared a state in 1803 and its borders and constitution were approved by Thomas Jefferson. But it didn’t get the presidential stamp of approval until 1953. Dwight D Eisenhower signed and backdated Ohio’s admission to the union. So, fear not, you are relocating to an actual state. This state has produced eight U.S. presidents.

When moving to Ohio, you are settling in the swing state because Ohio is known to be the decision state in presidential elections. Only eight presidents have lost in Ohio and gone on to the White House. The last U.S. President to be elected without winning Ohio was John F. Kennedy in 1960.

When transferring to Ohio, you will have moved to a state with a lot of “firsts.” For example, The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865, the first traffic light was invented in Cleveland in 1914, Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team, Harry M. Stevens from Ohio gave America its first hotdog in 1900.

Here are some of the Funny Laws in Ohio:

(1) In Cleveland it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license.

(2) In Toledo, OH, it’s illegal to throw a snake at anybody.

(3) In Canton, OH, if you lose your pet tiger you must notify the authorities within one hour.

(4) The state of Ohio says it is illegal to get a fish drunk.

(5) In North Canton, It’s illegal to roller skate without notifying the police.