Local traditions and culture in Ohio

  • Dascomb in the snow 1959
    Dascomb in the snow 1959
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  • Back of Dascomb 2004
    Back of Dascomb 2004
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  • Dascomb from Pyle Inn 1959
    Dascomb from Pyle Inn 1959
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  • Rudest people in the country, except Pittsburgh

    by denver1982 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I personally think that people in Ohio (despite the fact its like its like 49th in people who go to post-secoundary education) have a major superiority complex thats profilerates more than a stinky Cleveland animal slaughterhouse.

    The arrogant and condescending nature of the people effects everything, for example, you go to resturant and complain about the service and they will get mad in a snobbish arrogant kind of way

    All and all, Ohio should only be passed by plane because the state is basically nothing but a haven for close-minded conservative snobs

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    state symbols

    by davecallahan Updated Apr 5, 2007

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    State Motto is: "With God, All Things Are Possible" also "Birthplace of Aviation"

    State Animal is the white-tailed deer.

    State Tree is the Buckeye (as in the nickname for Ohio, "the Buckeye state").

    the state seal: has wheat for propserity; 17 arrows because Ohio is the seventeenth state; Mount Logan and the Adena Mounds and the Scioto River with a sunrise representing state resources; there are 13 sun rays for each of the original colonies

    the state flag: blue for hills; red for roads; white for waterways; 17 stars because Ohio is 17th state in U.S.A.; red-white letter "O" for Ohio

    white-tailed deer = state animal buckeye = state tree

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    Visit Holmes County, Ohio, Amish Country

    by deecat Written May 15, 2006

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    Holmes County Ohio is the center of the world's largest Amish population! The rural past is quite evident here, and the hospitality of the people is genuine.

    My advice is to visit the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau on 35 N. Monroe St. in Millersburg, OH (330)674-3975) to gather detailed information about the area.

    A real "must" is to see the Mennonite Information Center at 5798 County Rd. 77, Berlin, Ohio (330/893-3192) and see the "Behalt", a 265-foot cyclorama illustrating the history of the Amish and Mennonites.

    You can visit the Berlin Antique Mall & Berlin Craft Mall, the Guggisberg Cheese Factory Store to get wonderful Baby Swiss; shop at the numerous Quilt Shops; check out an Amish Furniture Store; experience a real Amish house and farm at Yoder's.

    By all means, you need to go into the famous Lehman's Hardware and Appliances, Inc. in Kidron, Ohio...what a treat. Also, if you love architecture, be sure to see the Victorian House Museum in Millersburg, Ohio..

    VISIT MY BERLIN, OHIO PAGES FOR DETAILS

    Amish Horse and Buggies Parked, Holmes County
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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture
    • Road Trip

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  • People can get annoying

    by denver1982 Written Jun 4, 2003

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    Compared to Colorado, people in Ohio are like a bunch of annoying, rude people who just love to stereotype every thing.

    I mean the people are so rude and arrogant.
    Chicago greyhound people in my experiences are much nicer than people in Ohio

    Here are some things about Ohio that would annoy any tourist, let alone somebody whos trapped on a 6 month lease:
    -People are slow and unproductive in resturants: be prepared to wait 20 minutes for a big mac or whopper
    -Prices are very high: The arrogant attitude transfers onto the dinner tap in Ohio
    -The cities in this state feel rural, except Cleveland which is a filthy slum
    -Drivers are the slowest in the country, I mean literally half the speed of the rest of the country

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    butterflies every year

    by BabciaMaine Updated May 22, 2003

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    The Butterfly show at the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park In Cincinnati was really fascinating although crowded. It is an annual event with butterflies flying freein the conservatory where you may walk about with a bit of nectar on your hand to coax a landing. The butterflies are from China, Philopines and central and North America . Fee is 5 dollars for adults 3 for children.
    May 10 to June 22 2003

    orange and blue
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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Women in northern Ohio will...

    by Thalor Written Aug 26, 2002

    Women in northern Ohio will actually hold the door open for men! Very nice treat from a city boy from Washington, DC area like myself. The people of northern Ohio seem very approachable and easy to talk to so maybe if you want someone to converse with you while vising here should go ahead and do it!

    The high school graduation rate in Cleveland, Ohio area is catastrophically low. You may not run into many scholars in some towns, although I know they have some very bright people going to their universities.

    The music scene and bar scene in the greater Cleveland vicinity is great. I remember the high point of my stay there was when Mary Prankster came to town and played in The Grog Shop. She rocked the place! Whoohoo!

    Not all places stock it but some bars and restuarants actually do serve Dos Equis, my favorite beer. The Grog Shop and Fox & Hound come to mind. Not bad to find a Mexican beer only a score of miles away from the Canadian border!

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  • Cincinnati has 4 seasons... ...

    by shutterbugro Written Aug 26, 2002

    Cincinnati has 4 seasons... and often they come within the same week. Pack for a little of everything! Snow starts falling near Christmas and only briefly appears until February. Can be rainy in the Spring. July and August are scorchers! 90+ degrees plus awful humidity! Fall is the best time of year.

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    Dumb Ohio LawsIn Ohio, if you...

    by photobf Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Dumb Ohio Laws
    In Ohio, if you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker's stand, you can be fined $25.00.
    Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.
    It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
    It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
    The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.
    Participating or conducting a duel is prohibited.
    Breast feeding is not allowed in public.
    It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
    It is illegal to mistreat anything of great importance.
    Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.
    No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.
    Bay Village
    It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.
    Bexley
    Ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
    Clinton County
    Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.
    Cleveland
    It's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license!
    Women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear.
    Columbus
    It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
    Fairview Park
    It's against the law to honk your horn 'excessively'. A grandmother was fined for honking her horn twice at her neighbor.
    Items left on a tree lawn become city property. A young man was fined for removing an item from a tree lawn even though he had the owner's permission.
    Ironton
    Cross-dressing is against the law.
    Lima
    Any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on the map cannot be sold.
    Lowell
    It is unlawful to run a horse over five miles per hour.
    Marion
    You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.
    North Canton
    It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.
    McDonald
    Your goose may not paraded down Main Street.
    Oxford
    It's illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man's picture.
    Paulding
    A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.
    Toledo
    Throwing a snake at anyone is illegal.
    Strongsville
    Catch 22 is banned.
    Youngstown
    Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.
    You may not run out of gas.

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    Amish people speak english--Don't stare or gossip!

    by rkyle2 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Amish people often do NOT like to have their pictures taken. Please be respectful. If you visit flea markets, or horse auctions and you see Amish people, try not to stare or talk about them as though they cannot hear you. (Yes, they do speak English!)

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    Amish people do not want their...

    by Ky_Happy_Dad Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Amish people do not want their photographs taken. They believe photographs are graven images and thus forbidden by their interpretation of the bible. Out of respect for their privacy and beliefs, I do not have any pictures of Amish on this page or my traveloge photos.

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  • Just Like TV's Drew...

    by ChiBronco Written Aug 24, 2002

    Just Like TV's Drew Carey....Locals are now very proud
    of Cleveland and its new renaissance as I am.The City
    has always been one of the Friendliest in the Midwest
    and Jokes about Cleveland nowadays are not popular.
    There are cabs all over the city that have had the
    following slogan on their doors for the past 10 years.
    The slogan?...'I Like Cleveland'.If you must joke
    about Cleveland,Head for Cincinnati where you will be
    very popular(Cincinnati and Cleveland hate each other).

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    Wildlife

    by ant1606 Updated Oct 19, 2012

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    Not really a local custom tip here, just sharing this friendly doe in a Cleveland suburb accepting food from my hands in a very gentle way.

    Yummy!

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