Date of Entry:
March 1, 1803
|Map of USA. Ohio outlined in dark ink, shaded &|
with name written on it.
|A close-up of Ohio & its neighbors.|
Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana
Lake Erie, Ohio River
44,825 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron
Famous Geographical Point:
Great Miami River
The Buckeye State. Named for the abundance of buckeye trees in the state.
George Bellows, realist painter (I recently saw an exhibition of his work & was blown away)
Book Set In/About:
Indignation by Philip Roth
Set at a fictional college in Ohio during the Korean War, a young man struggles to find his own voice and fights for his right to his own religious beliefs. I've actually read this and seem to recall that I didn't like it, but I'm pretty picky about my fiction.
Movie Set In/About:
"Heathers" (1988), directed by Michael Lehmann
Popular girl Veronica (Winona Ryder) grows tired of her clique, the Heathers. When she meets bad boy J.D. (Christian Slater), things become explosive. This dark comedy is a great look at the pressures of both high school and small town life.
Headline of the Day:
"Tim Ryan Won't Run for Ohio Governor" on cincinnati.com.