Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Make Yourself At Home In Ohio

This post is sponsored by Nakturnal, all views are my own. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. 
I've been blogging for a while now, and I've met so many great people through this online adventure. It's crazy that one of my best friends that I talk with every day I met through blogging. Amanda and I were fast friends. Although we're as different as night and day we connect through sarcasm and a similar sense of humor. My family and I live in Indiana, and Amanda is from Ohio, and as close as we are we've never visited the other's house, however, Amanda keeps trying to get me to move to Ohio so we can live closer to each other. Moving to Ohio so tempting, and here's why.

I love donuts and coffee (of course.) According to Amanda and her friends, there's just no better place to grab a delicious fresh donut than Bill's Donut Shop. Crazy as this sounds we've discussed the best type of donuts and even talked about going on a cross-country donut tour. Who wouldn't enjoy that kind of travel schedule? Not sure it would be great for my wardrobe though!

I've dreamed of living in Ohio to be near my bestie. More than once I've had a look at Ohio Realtors and searched homes near the donut shop and in my friend's neighborhood. I think I could get used to living there especially with all the great public programs they have for children. Ohio has many great places for families to settle down and make a home, but for now, I'll have to settle for a visit. We've talked of meeting up at the Great Wolf Lodge in Cincinnati so the kids can swim and play and we can catch up in person. Perhaps one day we'll just meet at Bill's Donut Shop for a cup of coffee and a donut? It's amazing that Ohio is my neighboring state and I've visited so few times when there's so much left to discover! Have you thought of moving to Ohio? What part of the state would you like to live in?

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141 comments:

  1. I live in Ohio, have my whole life. One of my favorite things about the state is Cedar Point and Hocking Hills. Amish Country is great too.

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    1. Cedar Point! Back in the day, I drove 9 hours one-way with a friend to Cedar Pint when Millennium Force first opened. We waiting 3 hours in line to ride, it was worth it! Would love to go back.

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  2. My favorite is Young's Dairy for ice cream. Check out their website. https://youngsdairy.com/

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  3. I've lived in Ohio almost 47 years and other than the unpredictable winters, I love everything our state has to offer!

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  4. Ohio is my dream. I have been living in Pennsylvania for years but it would be great to be half way back to my home of Indiana.

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  5. Ive been to Ohio a few times and had a lot of fun. theres so much to do! I like going to baseball games

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  6. OSU Star House. I have never visited Ohio but I would love to someday.

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  7. Serve their community by providing charitable support to non-profit organizations in the area, this is an wonderful idea. My wife went to collage in Ohio and so many ideals from living there still are with her today. Buckeye!!

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  8. never been to Ohio,, Habitat for Humanity

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  9. Yes, we've visited Ohio a number of times over the years. We have friends that live there. Beautiful State.

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  10. My brother moved to Ohio to help a friend start a business. We're getting to go visit soon I'm excited as I've never been before.

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  11. i've visited ohio for a few concerts and it was fun! :)

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  12. I have lived in Ohio now several times since my husband was in USAF and stationed there. We live there now and I love it. There's so much to do and the seasons are wonderful!

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  13. I have never visited Ohio, but I would absolutely love to! It looks amazing :)

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  14. I live in Wisconsin but have often thought of relocating to Ohio. The cost of living is very affordable there.

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  15. I have never been to Ohio. This benefits the Habitat for Humanity.

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  16. I would say the Homeless Families Foundation although it sounds like HER Realtors do a lot through multiple other organizations. I have never been to Ohio but hope to in the future.

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  17. Love that they give back to Habitat for Humanity. We visited Ohio as a kid when my dad was in the Army to visit friends.

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  18. I've actually never visited Ohio before....although I hear Cleveland is pretty cool. The Huckleberry House's mission really speaks to me.

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  19. I have never had the opportunity to visit Ohio. So glad there are companies working to make Ohio a better place to live and helping others.

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  20. I have been wanting to visit Ohio but I have never been there before. I love that Her realtors give back to Habitat for Humanity!

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  21. We love to visit Berlin and the surrounding Towns

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  22. The best charity for her is The Homeless Families Foundation

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  23. I have not visited Ohio, but I have been very close and I have a dear friend that lives there. HER Realtors gives back to several charities including OSA Star House, Habitat for humanity, Homeless Families Foundation, Huckleberry House, and Gracehaven Youth for Christ
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  24. Yes, I actually lived in Ohio (Columbus area) for 2 years. I loved shopping at Easton Town Center.

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  25. They do a lot for the homeless in Ohio. I have lived all my life in Ohio and love everything about it except the winters.

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  26. I have never been to Ohio, but is on bucket list of places to visit

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  27. I have visited Ohio, Cleveland specifically. Great people, so friendly and just such a great place for food and fun

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  28. I visited Ohio once, almost 50 years ago. I don't remember much about it!

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  29. I'm a south Florida native..DH is a Clevelander..all the family is up there in the burbs..we get back every couple years.
    Love Cleveland and Ohio..so much to do and see! If not for winters, I'd consider moving!
    Thanks.

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  30. The OSU Star House benefits from Her Realtors. Yes, I have visited Ohio, I enjoy Put in Bay, and Cuyahoga National Park.

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  31. We lived in Ohio for a couple of years and truly hate what has become of so many areas, but...we still return for two of our favorite restaurants, one being Tony Pacos - we drive an hour and a half to get there now, but it's still worth the drive.

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  32. OSU Star House

    I have been to Cincinnati before. It's a cute city and reminds me a lot of Kentucky (which is where I am from). There is a really good Thai restaurant that we went to, and Jungle Jims was a lot of fun.

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  33. I have never been to Ohio. Seems like a nice place to live

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  34. I've driven through Cincinnati at night and it was beautiful! I'd love to visit again!

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  35. I grew up in Ohio and my family still lives there so we visit all the time!

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  36. I don't see where it says which one is benefiting the most but OSU Star House is listed first. I have never been to Ohio before.

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  37. I was in Michigan before, and did a very short visit to ohio. It is a lovely place

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  38. It looks like OSU is benefitting most. I have never been but it looks like a nice place to visit!

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  39. I've never been to Ohio. And truthfully I'm not interested in ever visiting. I live in NYS, so I would imagine it's rather similar. It doesn't seem like any one foundation is benefiting more than the other one, though.

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  40. Ohio looks like a nice place. Never been!

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  41. I have only driven through Ohio as part of a road trip I took in college. We spent a night at a hostel in Columbus before we continued on to Cleveland, where we spent the day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before going to a concert that night (we sort of followed that band from Orlando to Cleveland before going to our destination in Indiana).

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  42. My husband is from Ohio, so we visit often. I love doing business with companies that give back to their community.

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  43. They are all fabulous charities but Huckleberry House would benefit greatly! Unfortunately as close to Ohio that I am I've never visited!

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  44. I've been to Ohio a lot. Cleveland ROCKS and is my favorite city!

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  45. I think Star House is a good benefit to the community, it is a safe place for the homeless youth to go to seek shelter and guidance.

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  46. The Huckleberry House...I have a brother in Ohio, so we visit often

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  47. I live in Ohio and my family loves Youngs Dairy!

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  48. I have been to Ohio. I visited a friend of mine when I was a teen - she lived in Akron.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  49. OSU Star House. I have not been to Ohio.

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  50. I've never visited Ohio but I would like to.

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  51. I've only been to Ohio in passing.. looks like a nice place to kill some time.

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  52. I have never visited Ohio, but would like to!

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  53. I went through Ohio when I was a young child, but it has been many, many years. Would love to visit and explore Ohio again!

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  54. We went to Cleveland, Ohio last year for a UFC fight. Had a ton of fun, checked out the market and zoo.

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  55. They are all great and I have seen the work Habitat for Humanity has done in every state. I liked OSU Star House also, that is terrific.

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  56. I have been to Ohio several times. Thanks!

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  57. I went to kings island this year in Ohio with my 2 grown sons. They had bought season passes for them & have went 11 times already this year!

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    1. Love Kings Island! I haven't been since I was a teenager though. I would love to go now and see the changes.

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  58. OSU Star House benefits from Her Realtors who serves homeless youth and provides services to them.

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  59. Arg it ate my comment before I could anser the second half. I have visited Ohio. I like that it isnt flat like Iowa and hey have not only big cities but nice rural areas.

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  60. I have only been through Ohio a few times, as recently as last week on a bus trip to NYC. I like the Service Plaza's on the Toll Roads. I wish Michigan had them.

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  61. I've drove through Ohio but never stopped to explore. It looks like a great place.

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  62. I've thought about living in Ohio to be politically relevant

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  63. Visited Ohio to see my brother graduate from basic

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  64. visiter Ohio to see my brother graduate from basic

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  65. one of the charities is Habitat for Humanity

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  66. i love Ohio, we visit Cedar Point often.

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  67. I use to live in Ohio for a while with my ex-boyfriend a long time ago!
    It looks like HER has been giving to The Huckleberry House since 1970
    I love companies that give back! TY

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  68. Osu star house. I only remember my 4th grade state project was on Ohio

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  69. Looks like habitat for humanity which i have helped build a house here in mount sterling ky! I am only two hours away from ohio and have family up there so i have visited and stayed a couple weeks at a time!!

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  70. I live in Ohio and love it. They support Gracehaven Youth for Christ. Awesome! Thank you

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  71. OSU Star House. I"ve never been to Ohio yet.

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  72. I have never been to Ohio, I don't believe I've even passed through the state before. I would like to visit someday though.

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  73. my sister lives in ohio but i haven't ever been. the OSU star house is benefitting.

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  74. They all are! I am from Elyria Ohio, now living in Oregon. I moved here 2 years ago to help out my husbands parents..I miss my home state, all my family and friends live there..It's been 2 years since I've been home, and have my plane tickets already to come visit for Christmas.

    Tracy Shafer

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  75. OSU Star House which helps in Central Ohio. I was born in Ohio and live right on the river on the Kentucky side. I love it.

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  76. My father worked for a company in Mansfield, Ohio, but our family lived in North Carolina. I don't ever recall going to Ohio.

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  77. Habitat for Humanity works in the entire state . The other charities are local.

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  78. I visited a few times, i liked it alot

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  79. OSU Star House. I've only passed thru Ohio, never stayed.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  80. I've been to Ohio once. We're actually considering moving there in a few years.

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  81. I like Ohio, just not their football team. :);) Go Blue!

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  82. I've been to Columbus & Cincinnati and would love to go back and visit Cleveland for their great restaurants.

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  83. OSU Star House is benefitting. I've never been to Ohio, but it sounds like a lovely place based on all the comments.

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  84. It looks like all of those are to benefit in a great way. I've driven through Ohio a thousand times going coast to coast...

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  85. I did visit Cleveland last summer. I have always lived in the South. This was my first trip to the North. I was pleasantly surprise at how nice the people were,and how clean the city was. I hope to return and visit the museums I didn't get to see in my first visit.

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  86. I have never been to Ohio, but it seems like a lovely place to visit.

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  87. The Her Foundation is supported by this realtors group.

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  88. One of the charities benefitting from Her Realtors is OSU Star House and I've never been to Ohio.

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  89. I would say habitat for humanity. I have visited Ohio. Lovely state.

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  90. i have been to OHIO to visit relatives in Kent Habitat for Humanity.


    JOSEPH GERSCH

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  91. OSU Star House is one that benefits from the foundation. I have driven through Ohio multiple times, and occasionally spent the night there during a trip, as well as being there for a meeting a couple of times before I retired. Also, one of my friends from the Navy was from Ohio, so I do know that there are things I would like to do/see while spending some actual time there.

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  92. The OSU Star House. I've never been to Ohio. I'll have to visit one day.

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  93. I visited Ohio a lot as a kid when my dad was working traveling through from indiana

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  94. I have never been to Ohio, but I'd like to visit.

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  95. These are all good causes, a wonderful thing you are doing. I've only been to Ohio once, but it is a state I would consider for retirement.

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  96. I have never visited Ohio before. I like that they help the charity The Homeless Families Foundation

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  97. I was born there and go back and visit my Aunt at least once a year. Sea World was my favorite place to go when I was little. Unfortunately it is gone now

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  98. The OSU Star House has benefitted. I haven't visited Ohio yet.

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  99. Wow, these are really beautiful foundations. All are benefiting Ohio's children and families. The Huckleberry House seems like a wonderful resource. They all sound great. It's amazing how many people donate their time to helping others. It's a beautiful thing.

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  100. I've never been to Ohio, one of the charities is
    The Homeless Families Foundation.

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  101. Star House Charity for Homeless Teens. I've never visited Ohio before.

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  102. I could not locate information on which charity they supported the most... Maybe Habitat for Humanity since it was at the top. I haven't been to Ohio yet, even though I live pretty close. It's on my list though!

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  103. OSU Star House benefits. I have been to Ohio, got married there! I'm from MI, so I don't like the football team!

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  104. I LIVE IN OHIO!!!! O-H!! Best thing of Ohio is being able to get to the lake and go!! and i think the Osu housing is awesome!!!

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  105. I live about 3 hours from Ohio...so we've been there a few times! Most to the Cleveland area!

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  106. I went to Ohio a few years ago for the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony (Andre Reed). Go Bills!

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  107. I've never been to Ohio, but I'd love to visit one day.

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  108. Star house.. This seems like a great cause

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  109. I have never visited Ohio but it sounds like it has a rich history and well worth visiting.

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  110. I have never been to Ohio, but it sounds like Her is working with some great Charities including one that I love - Habitat for Humanity.

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  111. I have never visited the state of Ohio. It looks like the HER Realtors gives back to OSU Star House charity.

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  112. I have visited Ohio! I love how much it reminds me of Michigan. It is very "homey" and the theme park is great too!

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  113. I went to Columbus and I thought it was a very nice capitol city for the state. It is very beautiful there.

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  114. One of the charities is The Homeless Families Foundation. Yes, I have visited Ohio.

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  115. I love visiting my family in ohio

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  116. I live in Indiana so I went to Ohio to go to the good zoos a few times when I was younger.

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  117. Benefitted was the OSU star house. I've never been to Ohio before but always wanted to!!

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  118. My hometown. I love COSI IN Columbus.

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  119. I have never visited Ohio but it looks so much fun. I would love to visit one day. Definitely The Habitat for Humanity. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

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  120. Habitat for Humanity. My daughter and I visit Ohio once a year to visit a few places, including Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

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  121. We have visited Ohio and go to the races out there. We love it.

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  122. I haven't had the opportunity to visit Ohio yet, but hope to in the future.

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  123. I've been to Ohio a few times. I have friends there and my hubby has family there. Columbus is a site to see.. and they have some crazy screwed up road systems downtown.. lol.. Really enjoyed Sandusky and being near one of the Great Lakes, seeing the light houses... everyone I've met while visiting in the state is so nice and friendly!

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  124. I've never visited Ohio but look forward to going there someday.

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  125. Born and raised in OH. I have a love hate relationship. I love the water here in NE OH but I hate the cold weather.

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  126. Looks like a big place ,never been there

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