The state has been hit hard by the economic downturn. Cleveland has >30% unemployment rate and a bulging crime rate. My hometown, Conneaut (Native American word for "where the snow remains late"), is located in the Northeastern tip of the state. Conneaut is tucked away in the corner of the biggest county in Ohio on the Lake Erie shore and the Western border of Pennsylvania. Roughly 12,000 folks. Mostly blue collar. Not many white collar jobs around.
Ohio in the Fall is beautiful. I haven't seen an Ohio Fall in years. So many trees.
Largest covered bridge in the United States
Conneaut was the last stop for many former slaves prior to crossing Lake Erie. My Dad's family was involved in the Underground Railroad and hid numerous former slaves in barns and basements prior to their journery across Lake Erie to freedom.
Sunset on Lake Erie