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30 Things Ohioans Love

As told by a New Yorker who is currently dating one, is friends with countless others, and spent four years voluntarily living in this great (yet, at times, very odd) state during my glory days of college.

1. Ohio State football

2. Being a swing state

3. Ranch dressing

4. Hating Lebron

5. Mountain Dew

6. Referring to random parts of random towns and cities as “downtown”

7. Sperrys

8. Donatos

9. American-made cars

10. Defending the Cleveland Browns

11. Chinese buffets

12. Dating their high school sweetheart far into college... or, eventually, just marrying them.

13. Cedar Point

14. Referring to soda strictly as "pop"

15. Most restaurant chains (namely: Panera, Olive Garden, Chipotle, and Outback — I could go on)

16. Their high school

17. Wearing athletic clothing while having no intention of working out

18. Chicken bacon ranch pizza and sandwiches

19. Drive-thrus in general

20. Saying "you're fine" instead of "no problem" or "no worries"

21. Skyline Chili

22. Cornhole

23. Claiming to live in a city but really living in a suburb

24. "The range"

25. Referring to sneakers strictly as "tennis shoes" or "tennys"

26. Graeter's ice cream

27. Going to the beach aka Lake Erie

28. Referring to vacuums as "sweepers"

29. Wendy's

30. Being "the birthplace of aviation"