Here in Ohio, we’re pretty serious about the things we love. From our iconic foods to our diehard sports teams devotions, there are just some things we can’t live without–and trying to convince us otherwise is a waste of your time. Here are 13 amazing things Ohioans simply can’t live without:
1. Ohio State football
We get a lot of hate because we love the Buckeyes and “that’s all we talk about”—but we’re absolutely, whole-heartedly going to keep doing this. We love it, and we bond through it.
2. Professional football
After all, we ARE home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
3. Candy buckeyes
Eating these precious morsels of chocolate and peanut butter goodness shows OSU spirit. Win, win.
4. Our rural scenery and farmland
It’s beautiful. It’s freaking beautiful. And it yields us some of the most delicious home-grown food in the country.
The beloved fast food chain that started here brought us delicious square burgers and the iconic combination of french fries and frosties. McDonald's and Burger King don't even know.
6. Street construction
Just kidding. (Sort of.) Street construction is a way of life that we don’t seem to know how to function with or without.
7. Our ability to spell our state's name with our arms
This one is truly amazing. What other state can you do this with?! None. Absolutely none other than Ohio. <3
8. Graeter's ice cream
(AKA, the King of ice cream.)
9. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
(AKA, the Queen of ice cream.)
10. Our cities
A day of shopping or a night out in our favorite Ohio city does wonders for us.
11. Lake Erie
It's our own sort of special ocean here. We go here for our beach day fix.
12. Michigan (to hate on, of course)
Can't live with 'em. Can't live without 'em.
13. Making fun of Ohio
We have the epitome of a love/hate relationship with our state. We relentlessly make fun Ohio while claiming it’s the best state there is. It's complicated.
What other things can people in Ohio not live without? Share your thoughts with us below!