Talk:Ohio Article

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Q: What geographic region is Ohio in?
A: Ohio has been decided to be categorized as a Midwestern state. (Relevant discusison now archived 1, 2, 3 and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and subsections)
Q: What is the official date of statehood?
A: The date is March 1, 1803, declared retroactively on August 7, 1953 ( See article section)
Former good article nomineeOhio was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Six or Seven Presidents?

All one has to do is follow the included link in the introduction and see that the list includes seven Presidents from the state. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ( talk) 11:29, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Questionable content in the Economy section

Material of this sort: "Ohio has 5 of the top 115 colleges in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2010 rankings,[106] and was ranked No. 8 by the same magazine in 2008 for best high schools." sounds like it was clipped from an Ohio promotional brochure, as does much of the rest of the Economy section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pcp071098 ( talkcontribs) 06:20, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Continuously-spilling creek

The claim that the word "Ohio" derives from a Seneca term meaning "continuously-spilling creek" seems to be original research. The only source appears to be synthesis from a Cayuga, NOT Seneca, online dictionary.-- Chaswmsday ( talk) 11:26, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Climate Type Map

That climate type map is really wrong. There is no humid subtropical climate in the north. Maybe in 2100 there will be but not now. Average highs even along the lake in January barely crack freezing and the mean is well below it. At KBKL the min/max/ave in January is 23.4/35.1/29.3 F. KCLE is 21.7/34.4/28.1 F. KAKR is 19.5/33.9/26.7 F. Source NCDC 1981-2010 Normals Data Tool. I think that map should be removed and replaced with a more accurate one. -- ( talk) 21:43, 9 October 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 October 2018 (
talk) 17:50, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

change population and update to 2018

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. -- DannyS712 ( talk) 19:01, 26 October 2018 (UTC)

Largest Metropolitan Area in Ohio

According the US Census Bureau, and the Wikipedia page here, the Cleveland metro area is bigger than Columbus or Cincinnati. Beboccucci ( talk) 17:20, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. DannyS712 ( talk) 17:29, 30 November 2018 (UTC)

History#Native Americans

This section was long prior to about 2016, and got longer. If all 7 subsections of History were this long, we'd have the entire main article History of Ohio stuffed into this one. The History section should be brief, topical and written as an overview, keeping details except a few critical places, persons, and dates, out of it. The Native Americans subsection needs to shrink to 1/2 or 1/3 of its size here, and details moved to History of Ohio. Sbalfour ( talk) 21:58, 31 December 2018 (UTC)

I've cleaned it up some by deleting awkward parenthetical text and using concise diction to replace rambling text. There's a lot of tags in that section, and sourcing is anemic. If I deleted everything tagged, the section would be gutted. And it needs to be kept concise, even reduced - it's still the biggest sub-section in History, and this isn't even a history article! Additions should be referred to the History of Ohio#Prehistoric peoples section, not here. Sbalfour ( talk) 00:31, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 February 2019

The paragraph on "Industrialization" has been vandalized. The last sentence ("turpitudinem") should be removed. ( talk) 16:04, 11 February 2019 (UTC) Removed, thanks. Vsmith ( talk) 16:53, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 February 2019

The title of the paragraph on "Industrialization" should be changed to "Constitutional Convention". — Preceding unsigned comment added by ( talk) 15:39, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

 Not done for now: the section is intended to be about the entirety of industrialization, but so far it only covers the constitutional convention DannyS712 ( talk) 14:29, 20 February 2019 (UTC)