Monday, August 29, 2016

6 facts about Mindy's native state

Welcome sign at Ohio border near Lake Erie
1. The state motto, "With God all things are possible," is the only state motto taken directly from the Bible (Matthew 19:26).

2. Ohio has the 10th largest highway network in the United States. It's within a one-day drive of half of North America's population.

3. Eight Presidents considered Ohio their home state. Seven of them were born there, four died in office, two were assassinated.

4. Columbus, the capital, is near the geographic center of the (kind of) heart-shaped state.

5. Although the state takes its name from the Ohio River, very little of the river is within the state's borders.

6. Ohio's flag is the only non-rectangular state flag. It's a forked pennant with a stylized buckeye. Sadly, we didn't see it flying in many places.