Oh, and if you decide to move here, you HAVE to visit the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. It's the prison they used in The Shawshank Redemption, and it's such a neat place to search around in.
That place scared the CRAP out of me as a kid! My Mom would always tell me a scary tale of her delinquent cousins who went there and "were never the same"! I bet they weren't! That place is creepy!! *shivers*
Another cool history thing I remember is LOTS of houses had tunnels and secret rooms from the Underground Railroad days. pretty cool.
I went to Ashland University which is very nearby. I think the Reformatory is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. Seriously. I went on a "haunted" tour and I just could not get over the elegance of the whole thing. What a great piece of history.
I always just saw it from the road and my mom would launch into her spiel. (I think she was trying to scare my brother and I to keep us out of trouble,
) My Dad was in the reserves at that base in Mansfield but we weren't over there much. Maybe I should check it out up close to overcome my fear! It does sound really cool but it's pretty menacing from the distance! I didn't know it was open to the public.