Fifth in an occasional series promoting a positive message about our state.
Some trivia large and small that will give you a taste of Ohio’s mettle.
The Cincinnati Reds were the first professional baseball team.
Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1852 Ohio was the first state to enact laws protecting working women.
The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.
Cincinnati had the first professional city fire department.
Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first interracial and coeducational college in the United States.
Ohio gave America its first hot dog in 1900. Harry M. Stevens created the popular dining dog.
Dresden is the home of the world’s largest basket. It is located at Basket Village USA.
Ermal Fraze invented the pop-top can in Kettering.
Akron was the first city to use police cars.
50% of the United States population lives within a 500 mile radius of Columbus.
The Wright Brothers invented the first airplane. They were from Dayton.
Fostoria is the only city to be situated in three counties (Seneca, Hancock & Wood).
Ohio senator John Glenn became the oldest man to venture into outer space.
On February 20, 1962 he was the first American to orbit the earth. In October of 1998 he traveled back into space. He was the inspiration for Lt. Ellen Ripley.
Charles Goodyear of Akron developed the process of vulcanizing rubber in 1839.
Ohio: Your life would be drastically different without it.