25 Things People In Ohio Google The Most


What do Ohio residents care about the most? Look to see what they search for online.

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1. “Why do people make O-H-I-O with their arms”

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Source: Flickr user Photographer

It’s an Ohio thing. If you’re at a football game, or even a work function, once people start to get a little rowdy, you can bet four people are going to line up and do the ‘Ohio’ arm thing at some point.

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2. “Ohio State jersey”

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Source: Flickr user GoBucs2

There isn’t a larger fan base in the nation than Ohio State fans. It’s actually true. They’re diehard in Ohio, for sure, but their fan base extends throughout the country, and even overseas.

3. “Why are Ohio people so friendly”

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Source: Flickr User StooMathiesen

It might be a midwest thing, but Ohioans are known for being super friendly and welcoming. Perhaps it’s due to their strong family values.

4. “Why does Ohio hate Michigan”

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Source: Google Images

This goes back a long, long ways. It started with the Toledo war over a border dispute back in the 1800s.

Now, it more about college sports rivalries. In any event, you can bet each state takes its swipes at the other each chance they get.

5. “Ohio construction”

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Source: Flickr

It seems as it there’s ALWAYS construction in the state of Ohio. They only have a handful of good months, weather wise to work on the roads, which take a real beating for long stretches of the year.

6. “What is goetta”

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Source: Flickr

This treat made of grounded up meat, oats and spices is especially popular in the Cincinnati area. There was a large German presence here a while back, and they made this delicious treat popular.

7. “Why do the Bengals lose in the playoffs”

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Source: Flickr user Tony Atler

It’s been since 1990 that the Bengals won a playoff game. In fact, the Bengals are 0-7 in their last 7 playoff games.

Andy Dalton and company look like they’re gonna make a deep run this year, though.

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8. “Amish people in Ohio”

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Source: Flickr user Dan Hacker

Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania are three primary areas in the nation where there are huge Amish populations.

If you get back on some country roads far enough here, you’ll most likely get stuck behind a horse and buggy.

9. “Cleveland Browns tickets”

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Source: Flickr user Dennis Yang

Believe it or not, the Browns have the largest fan base in the nation. They’re really huge in Ohio, despite the fact that they haven’t had a good team since Vinny Testaverde was around.

10. “Skyline Chili Recipe”

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Source: Flickr user Scott Beale

This is one of the most popular dishes in Ohio. The actual original recipe is a well-kept family secret among the originator of Skyline Chili chain restaurant founder Nicholas Lambrinides.

It’s often imitated, never duplicated.

11. “Why did LeBron James leave Cleveland”

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Source: Flickr user Keith Allison

This is a sore spot among Cleveland sports enthusiasts. He left, went to Miami, and then came back.

And most of the people who burned his jersey went out and bought another one.

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12. “Cedar Point ticket deals”

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Source: Flickr user Keith Allison

Ohioans know that Cedar Point is the best theme park in the country. And they don’t have to go far to enjoy it.

It’s called “The Roller Coaster Capital Of the World”, and it’s also been named as the best amusement park in the world for like 16 consecutive years now.

13. “Cincinnati Reds ballgame today”

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Source: Flickr user Keith Allison

The Big Red Machine is a big deal in Ohio, especially when they’re good. They had a nice run from 2010-2013, but appear to have taken a step back lately.

Fans still flock to games, especially in the summer.

14. “Wendy’s Ohio”

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Source: Flickr user Keith Allison

Dave Thomas started Wendy’s in downtown Columbus in 1969. It’s wildly popular in Ohio.

15. “Cleveland crime”

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Source: Flickr user Keith Allison

Crime in Cleveland can be pretty bad. It’s the 16th most dangerous city in America.

It could be a lot worse. It’s not like it’s Detroit or anything.

16. “Yuengling locations”

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Source: Flickr user Keith Allison

This beer is made in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and it’s really popular among people of all ages in Ohio.

It’s hard to find outside of the midwest, making it even more of a prized possession here.

17. “Buckeyes recipe”

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Source: Flickr user Keith Allison

Buckeye candy is a sweet treat made of peanut butter fudge and chocolate. They look like the seeds from a buckeye tree.

But they taste like heaven.

18. “Cuyahoga River pollution”

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Source: Flickr user Jeffrey Stroup

At one point, this river was one of the most polluted bodies of water in the nation, and it even caught fire many times over the years.

It’s a lot cleaner now, though.

19. “Snow day school closings”

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Source: Flickr user Dave Schreier

Sure, it snows here a lot. And kids get to miss school because of it.

But Ohioans are tough. It had better be a foot or more to cancel class.

20. “Does Ohio have an accent”

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Source: Flickr user Brian Talbot

No. No they don’t.

21. “Why do they say THE Ohio State”

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Source: Flickr user Shortstopeleven

The word ‘THE’ was actually part of the state legislation when the university was re-named in 1878 from ‘Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College,’ to ‘The Ohio State University.’

It was also a way to establish the flagship university in Columbus as the main campus in the state.

Plus, it just sounds cool.

22. “Ohio lottery”

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Source: Ohiolottery.com

In 1974, Ohio lawmakers enacted the state’s first lottery game, called Buckeye 300. And in 1983, money from the Ohio Lottery started going to education.

It’s always been wildly popular here, especially when they added in Mega Millions and Powerball.

23. “Libertarian”

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Source: Flickr user Thomas Hawk

Believe it or not, The Libertarian Party of Ohio is the 4th largest of its kind in the nation. The Libertarian Party of Ohio was the product of a women’s project for limited government, organized in 1972.

24. “Raccoon hunting”

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Source: Flickr user Dale Hainer

Okay, we’re guessing raccoon hunting is big here.

25. “Weight watchers”

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Source: Flickr

We’re going to assume that lots of people in Ohio are overweight since that’s what they’re searching for online.

But hey, they’re trying to make a change, so that’s great!

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