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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)


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Edit Request: Congressmen[edit]

"The 2008 elections, Democrats gained three seats in Ohio's delegation to the House of Representatives. This leaves eight Republican-controlled seats in the Ohio delegation."
That is outdated, as it makes no mention of the 2010 midterm election. -- (talk) 23:04, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit request: No. of seats in the House[edit]

Following the 2010 census, Ohio will now be sending 16 members to the House (18 to both houses of Congress together and to the electoral college). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:46, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 12 December 2012[edit]

Add: {{For|the river|Ohio River}}

Reason: People who search for Ohio might be looking for the Ohio River, and similar hatnotes exist on articles about states that share names with rivers (e.g. Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado) (talk) 18:35, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done The Anonymouse (talk • contribs) 18:39, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit request, 11 April 2013[edit]

I was wondering if it would be possible to add a link towards the end of the page in external resources for the East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council ( I believe that it would benefit many to have that link handy.

Thank you for your consideration!

Carbonegm (talk) 20:44, 11 April 2013 (UTC)carbonegm

The reason I'm not in favor of adding it is because the website is specific to one part of the state and to one specific industry. The point of the external links section is to link to websites that are relevant to the general topic of the article (the state of Ohio), not a specific industry and region of the topic. It would also open the door for any organization to place their link in the section and soon we'd have an enormously long external links section. On #13 of "Links normally to be avoided" (see WP:ELNO) it states: "Sites that are only indirectly related to the article's subject: the link should be directly related to the subject of the article. A general site that has information about a variety of subjects should usually not be linked from an article on a more specific subject. Similarly, a website on a specific subject should usually not be linked from an article about a general subject. If a section of a general website is devoted to the subject of the article, and meets the other criteria for linking, then that part of the site could be deep linked." --JonRidinger (talk) 22:46, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit Request: College football section grammatical error[edit]

"Their biggest are rivals are the Michigan Wolverines..." to "Their biggest rivals are the Michigan Wolverines..."

--Reyom (talk) 03:51, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks! SpencerT♦C 11:48, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

The article needs info on tge etymology of the name[edit]

Could someone please add info on the etymology of the name Ohio? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:27, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 15 October 2013[edit]

Cincinnati for football is in the American Conference not the Big East. (talk) 06:04, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Not done: Editors who service edit requests just do the typing after making basic checks. There are 25 mentions of football and 39 mentions of Cincinnati in the article. You can't expect us to search them all. Please identify the section and paragraph you want changed. --Stfg (talk) 08:02, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Thanks for your edit request. Stfg, I figured out what the IP wanted. There was only 1 mention of Big East in the article. SpencerT♦C 20:36, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Oops. Thanks, Spencer. --Stfg (talk) 20:51, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

You are welcome! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:02, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Use of "Western Reserve" to refer to northern Ohio today[edit]

Hello, we're discussing Category:Western Reserve and could use some local help to understand if the term is used today (and how) or if this category is an anachronism. Please help us out at the rename nomination. Thanks. RevelationDirect (talk) 09:12, 1 November 2014 (UTC)