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Ohio By : Kayla Alston OHIO. Ohio’s state flag Ohio's state flag was adopted in 1902. The large blue triangle represents Ohio's hills and valleys, and.

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1 Ohio By : Kayla Alston OHIO

2 Ohio’s state flag Ohio's state flag was adopted in The large blue triangle represents Ohio's hills and valleys, and the stripes represent roads and waterways. The 13 stars grouped about the circle represent the original states of the union and that Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union. The white circle with its red center not only represents the "O" in Ohio, but also suggests Ohio's famous nickname, "The Buckeye State."

3 Picture of Ohio's flag

4 Ohio’s state "With God All Things Are Possible" became Ohio's state motto on October 1, James Mastronardo, a 12 year-old boy recommended this quotation from the Bible.

5 Ohio’s state song I sailed away; Wandered afar; Crossed the mighty restless sea; Looked for where I ought to be. Cities so grand, mountains above, Led to this land I love. (Chorus ) Beautiful Ohio, where the golden grain Dwarf the lovely flowers in the summer rain. Cities rising high, silhouette the sky. Freedom is supreme in this majestic land; Mighty factories seem to hum in tune, so grand. Beautiful Ohio, thy wonders are in view, Land where my dreams all come true! (Original Chorus as written by Ballard MacDonald) Drifting with the current down a moonlit stream While above the Heavens in their glory gleam And the stars on high Twinkle in the sky Seeming in a paradise of love divine Dreaming of a pair of eyes that looked in mine Beautiful Ohio, in dreams again I see Visions of what used to be.

6 Ohio’s governor

7 TED STRICKLAND Born in Lucasville, Ohio, Strickland was one of nine children; his father was a steelworker. A 1959 graduate of Northwest High School, Strickland went on to be the first member of his family to attend college. Strickland was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in psychology from Asbury college in In 1966, he received a Master of Arts degree in guidance counseling from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Divinity from the Asbury Theological Seminary in He then returned to the University of Kentucky to earn his PH.D in counseling physcholgy in 1980.

8 Ohio’s state capital Columbus is the capital and largest city in the us state of Ohio, the state's third largest metropolitan area behind Cincinnati and Cleve land, and the fourth largest city in the American Midwest. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816 Ohio's state capital is Columbus.

9 Ohio’s current license plate.

10 Information on Ohio's license plate Abortion advocates in Ohio filed a lawsuit seeking to stop sales of the state’s Choose Life license plate one month before they will be available to motorists. The American Civil Liberties Union claims the plates discriminate against abortion advocates because no pro-abortion version is offered. Thirteen states have adopted Choose Life license plates, where proceeds benefit pro-life groups, adoption agencies, and pregnancy help centers. Those states include Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee. License plates backing abortion have been approved in Hawaii and Montana.

11 Ohio’s major industries. Despite losing chunks of their base over the past decade, Cincinnati and Cleveland still rank near the top for manufacturing employment, according to the 2008 Ohio Manufacturers Directory. Cincinnati ranked fifth in the country, and Cleveland was 10th in the listings compiled by Evanston, Ill.-based MNI. The two cities have 17 percent of the more than 1 million manufacturing jobs in Ohio and 16 percent of the state's nearly 20,000 manufacturers. "Cincinnati has always been a major industrial force with Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), U.S. Playing Card and AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) headquartered there," said Tom Dublin, president of MNI. "Cleveland actually has more manufacturing plants, but those facilities on average employ fewer workers than those in Cincinnati." Cincinnati counts 1,455 manufacturers and about 97,600 manufacturing jobs, 7.3 percent and 9.3 percent of the state total, respectively. Cleveland has 1,770 manufacturers (9.2 percent), and about 77,900 jobs (7.6 percent).

12 Ohio's major landform (1) During the past two million years, glaciers have shaped and reshaped the surface of Ohio several times. These continental masses of ice affected as much as two- thirds of the state. Moving from the north and northwest, glaciers have scraped and flattened the landscape. Often more than a mile thick, they smoothed existing hills and filled valleys with enormous amounts of rocks, gravel, and smaller particles. Through these actions, glaciers have had a very important impact on the agriculture of Ohio. Their activity has been felt in two noticeable ways: shaping the ground upon which people work and build, and forming the soils that cover that ground. One of the most dramatic remains of glaciers in Ohio can be seen at the Glacial Grooves State Memorial on Kelley’s Island in Lake Erie. Rocks and gravel embedded in the glacial ice ground away rock leaving scratches and grooves in the bedrock. The part of Ohio that was covered by glaciers includes about two-thirds of the northern and western parts of the state. Most of southeastern Ohio was not covered by glaciers. In glaciated Ohio, the surface of the land usually is fairly level or gently rolling. On the other hand, steep ridges, hills and shaded valleys, characterize unglaciated Ohio.

13 Ohio's major landform (2) The rolling hills and valleys of the Allegheny Plateau stretch across the far-south as well as the eastern-half of Ohio. Another hilly area in east-central Ohio contains the state's highest point; Campbell Hill, at 1,549 ft. With over 300 miles of Lake Erie shoreline and thousands of miles of rivers, Ohio is truly defined by these valuable, and useful waterways. The most significant river is the Ohio as it forms it entire southern border, and much of its eastern border. Other major rivers of note include the Miami, Maumee, Muskingum and Scioto.

14 Ohio's major landform (3) The Interior Low Plateaus constitute a diverse landscape that extends from north Alabama across central Tennessee and Kentucky into southern Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. It consists of six distinct sub regions: the Shawnee Hills, Bluegrass region, Western Highland Rim, Central Basin, Eastern Highland Rim, and Tennessee Valley. Its hilly topography sets it apart from the Coastal Plain to the south and Prairie Peninsula to the north. To the west, the valley of the Mississippi River separates the Interior Low Plateaus from the Ozark Highlands, the two of which share many similarities. Western mesophytic, oak-hickory, and beech-maple forests were historically the most abundant cover types. There were also tallgrass prairie elements in the north and northwest, oak savannahs in the Bluegrass and other northern sections, barrens and glades in central regions, and forested wetlands along major waterways.


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