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Old 05-20-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Lorain, OH
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Default Why does Cincinnati and all of Ohio have such a bad rep?

Ohioans have invaded the Lowcountry... and some folks wish they would leave | Features | Charleston City Paper

One of my friends in SC sent me this article. It was created in a 'comical' sense, but SC loves to say Ohioans are 'invading' their state.I travel to SC often and I can attest to the fact of seeing a lot of Ohio plates down there. I remember the gobacktoohio.com website a few years which was actually kind of hilarious but also had a very condescending tone.

It seems that a lot of people outside of the region view Ohioans as a bunch of beer guzzling hillbillies, white-trash, and insane Buckeye fans.

I don't find that to be the case, even in Columbus, but a lot of the U.S. seems to have that perception. When I told my friends I was moving to Ohio, all I heard was why, the weather sucks there, it's flat, there's nothing out there, and so on. Then I told them it's Cincinnati and they still had the same responses. I guess being located in the midwest is what primarily gives Ohio it's bad reputation. Idk...
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Ohio >>>> South Carolina

Cincy gets a bad rep because we're so far behind and so many people here like it like that. Not a good look at all.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Westwood
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Ohio is a dying state, that is why it has a bad rep. It is almost all industry based. Drive through the state and it's plain as day that it is a dying state. Many exits have become ghost towns.... you see abandoned factories everywhere, trailer parks, etc. Ugly, bland, drab...at least in my opinion.

Cincinnati has a bad rep dating back to the 90's when the city leaders began catering to the criminal element.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Temporarily in Pawtucket, R.I.
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^Cosign.

Ohio's rep-bad weather, declining cities, depressed economy, Cleveland

Cincinnati's rep-for those who even give the city any thought or know where it's located, think of the city as ultra conservative and being an extension of Kentucky aka "Cintucky."

As for lagging behind in everything, a couple of cycling buddies and I were talking about this yesterday how Cincy lags in cycling friendliness; then I saw it on the news last night. Even Louisville is more cycling friendly than Cincinnati.

Cincinnati has the potential to be a great city, but people are so content with the way things are which handicaps the city.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Westwood
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Ohioans have invaded the Lowcountry... and some folks wish they would leave | Features | Charleston City Paper

One of my friends in SC sent me this article. It was created in a 'comical' sense, but SC loves to say Ohioans are 'invading' their state.I travel to SC often and I can attest to the fact of seeing a lot of Ohio plates down there. I remember the gobacktoohio.com website a few years which was actually kind of hilarious but also had a very condescending tone.

It seems that a lot of people outside of the region view Ohioans as a bunch of beer guzzling hillbillies, white-trash, and insane Buckeye fans.
From my experience, I think the view is accurate. You go outside of Cincinnati and a few of the other big cities and the majority of the people at least come across as white trash hilbillies. That's just the way it is. Also, Ohio residents have a reputation for going to the same places for vacation as well. If you're from Ohio it is likely you've been to Myrtle Beach, Gatlinburg and Panama City before. It seems at times like those are the only 3 places Ohio-ans go.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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Why?

Ignorance.

Bullcrap like that is usually written and swallowed whole by people who have never visited the subject of their scorn.

The weather in Ohio isn't any worse than anywhere else in the country; nor has Ohio cornered the market on provincialism, beer drinkers, abandoned factories, flat land, bad fashion, hillbillies, or (if you must) white trash.

Alas, there's nothing we can do about those Buckeye fans ... LOL ...
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Just because Ohioans want a decent place to live, something in return for their hard earned money, and don't jump on every fly-by-night bandwagon which comes down the pike, that makes them backward? Count me in, because I am one of them.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Lorain, OH
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Why?

Ignorance.

Bullcrap like that is usually written and swallowed whole by people who have never visited the subject of their scorn.

The weather in Ohio isn't any worse than anywhere else in the country; nor has Ohio cornered the market on provincialism, beer drinkers, abandoned factories, flat land, bad fashion, hillbillies, or (if you must) white trash.

Alas, there's nothing we can do about those Buckeye fans ... LOL ...
I can agree with most of your comment, except the statement about weather. And no, I'm not one of those people who complains about the weather and suffers from SAD! While weather is relative, most people prefer warmer, drier, and sunnier climates; me not being included in that category.

I think on the news today, they said it's been rainy 14 out of the 20 days this month. We did get a little sun this morning, but it's cloudy again, as it's been all week and it's supposed to rain again tonight.

I definitely doubt you would get many people to agree with you if you headed up to the northeastern portion of the state based on the three qualities I mentioned prior.
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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i don't think that ohio has a bad rep among people who know anything about anything. places who receive a lot of transplants, whether hawaii, new york, or south carolina, always have a bad attitude about those who came to the place after they did. it has nothing to do with ohio as a place, not at all.
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Ohio is a dying state, that is why it has a bad rep. It is almost all industry based. Drive through the state and it's plain as day that it is a dying state. Many exits have become ghost towns.... you see abandoned factories everywhere, trailer parks, etc. Ugly, bland, drab...at least in my opinion.

Cincinnati has a bad rep dating back to the 90's when the city leaders began catering to the criminal element.
So Ohio is industry based? Just exactly what is your alternative? In case you don't remember, it was the Industrial Revolution which elevated most of us from just scratching in the dirt for an existence. Mass transportation and production of goods, lowering the price for everyone. Organized public potable water and sewer systems, reducing disease. So please tell me your vision of the future without industry. That PC you and I am communicating on has never by itself made a damn thing. It can only support actual businesses to achieve their goals, but somewhere along the line there has to be an industry to produce products people actually need.
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