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« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2005 12:49:14 PM »

I grew up in Ohio...first Alliance and then Medina. I wasn't big on Medina then but I hear it's gotten pretty cool. Hmmm... there's a big difference between Northern and Southern Ohio. I like the Cleveland area although it tends to be hard-hit when the economy falters. The area up near Port Clinton and the islands is GORGEOUS. It's the classic midwest, the north is more industrial and the south is more agricultural. I was a mid 80's punk and have fond memories of going to shows and shopping in Cleveland. Hmmm...still visit but no plans to move back. The CAC in Cincinnati looks pretty cool. If you are looking at small towns I would definitely look at college towns for more culture, more stuff to do, more liberal mindset etc. Good luck!
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« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2005 12:53:17 PM »

I was born and raised in Newton Falls Ohio.  Zip code 44444- don't laugh, we're proud.  It's right next to Warren and not far from Youngstown.  I lived in Ohio until I was 23 and the whole time I couldn't wait to leave.  I wanted to live somewhere exciting.  I've lived in LA for 1.5 years and I like it but I've realised that there's nothing boring about Ohio.  I miss the old buildings, the independent stores that try so hard (they're a dime a dozen here), the local festivals, and the trees, trees, trees.  I even miss the overcast days (or weeks, or months).  I recently read in the LA times that the Youngstown/Boardman area is the fastest declining area in the country.  Other areas in Ohio also made the list.  Everyone is moving out and looking for jobs.  If the public school system is able to turn itself around and start hiring teachers again I'm moving back.
I was looking at real estate online and found some of the most beautiful houses in the world right there in Youngstown for less than 100,000.  You need 600,000 to start looking at two bedroom here.
Serioulsy, Ohio has stuff to offer everyone and it has everything from ghost towns (from when the mills closed) to gorgeous tudor mansions in Shaker Heights.
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« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2005 01:02:45 PM »

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.
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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2005 09:49:22 AM »

I miss the old buildings, the independent stores that try so hard (they're a dime a dozen here), the local festivals, and the trees, trees, trees.

i do live in a national forest. that is one thing that i will miss when i move away. especially this time of year when all of the colors are at their brightest.

Another cool history thing I remember is LOTS of houses had tunnels and secret rooms from the Underground Railroad days. pretty cool.

the house that i last lived in was built in the early 1800's and renovated sometime in the early twentieth century to an apartment building. it was a huge, beautiful 3 story victorian house. the third floor was a ballroom. it's owners during the underground railroad would throw huge parties there and invite all of the important ppl in town. the noise was such that they could sneak slaves thru the tunnels under the building. the tunnel is still there and connects to another house on the block. there are tunnels all over my town left over from the underground railroad. i wish i weren't so claustrophobic so i could explore them some.

another thing historical i like about ohio is there are lost of interresting things to do regarding native american history. serpent mound, the adena mounds, fort anchient are all pretty amazing, at least for a history dork like myself. Smiley the shawnee tribe was prolific in my area. i've studied a decent bit on tecumseh and his brother the prophet. (the story of prophet, i believe is much more interresting then more well known tecumseh. http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=37811) i can't tell you how many times i would go walking in the woods when i was a child and would find an arrowhead or two. i'm fairly certain that growing up here has fostered my love of history.
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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2005 08:53:04 PM »

At the moment, I live in Canton, but in less than a month I'll be moving to Columbus for school. There isn't much I can say about Canton, as it's rather slow where I live. Columbus, however, is an awesome city (from what I've seen, at least). It comes off as a place that's really hard to be bored in, but my opinion might change once I've lived down there for awhile.

There's a lot of flea markets around here, which is probably one of my favorite things about Ohio. There's a huge one down in Hartville that me and my friends visit regularly.

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.

I've been in Columbus (Reynoldsburg, to be exact) since 2002 & yet to be bored yet... we are *still* discovering new things.  I loves it Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2005 05:23:58 PM »

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.
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« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2005 07:22:35 PM »

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,  Cheesy ) 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.
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« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2007 07:59:10 PM »

Just a note about Yellow Springs, Antioch college is closing, it will probably change the town...
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« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2007 09:24:51 PM »

Wow, I didn't know that.
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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2007 01:07:39 PM »

I lived in various parts of Ohio all my life. Born and grew up in C-bus (that's Columbus to the locals), moved to Bowling Green to go to college. Which has absolutely nothing to do; you are in serious BFE town (i.e school being surrounded by corn). Then I moved to be with my boyfriend, eventually got married to him and now we live in Mansfield. Which as a few have mentioned has several sites that Shawshank Redeption was filmed at.

If you want anrtsy I suggest finding your way to the Short North in C-bus. I love that place! Gallery hop night is when the galleries have their places open late (1st Saturday of each month). The North Market, which is in Short North, is fun place to visit; good food and market days are a fun experience too. I like hanging around OSU too. Always something going on around there. Those are my two cents.

I need to visit that hippie town people are talking about on here.  Cheesy
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