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Old 09-10-2015, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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No. Ohio is the Midwest. Some towns are southern but they still in the Midwest.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:18 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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With Charleston's industrial history, architecture, culture, political views, and its accent, it is very Midwestern!

Not only is Charleston like this, but Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, and Weirton, WV aswell!
I think Charleston is more Southern than Midwestern and I live in this area though I moved from Baltimore, and previously lived in New Orleans. The accents are different than Louisiana or South Carolina but its more Southern than Midwestern. I'd say Morgantown and Clarksburg have more of a Northeast feel (the western Pennsylvania kind of Northeast, not the New Jersey/NY/Boston kind). I think Point Pleasant and Parkersburg are more Midwestern parts of WV.

Many people I met from southern Ohio (the area across from Huntington and Ashland) sound more like people from southern WV and eastern Kentucky than people I know from Columbus and Akron. However I don't think southern Ohio is exactly southern just that its been influenced by the border. Southern Ohio to me is Southern in the way that Laredo and El Paso are Mexican. You do see rebel flags in southern Ohio though not nearly as common as in my part of WV. In fact my local high school, Sissonville HS had a local controversy when the school tried to ban them and students protested by bringing dozens of flags to the Homecoming game last year.

The most far north I've seen a rebel flag was in suburban Columbus, either Hebron or Newark but even Columbus as seen transplants from WV and southern Ohio move there in large numbers.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:23 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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On a side note, I'm sure people in southernmost Ohio feel kind of alienated from the rest of the state which is 100% Midwestern. When I think Ohio I think the large cities like Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati with rolling farmland in between and small Midwestern towns. Above all Ohio has a flat reputation (many people with Ohio plates here in WV drive very slowly in the more mountainous areas cause they're not used to it and nervous) but southern Ohio is hilly and is coal country just like all of WV and eastern KY.

Southern Ohio is part of the Charleston-Huntington TV market and the local news is very focused on West Virginia, you never hear them cover anything about Ohio politics like the budget, tax increases, etc. The only time the Ohio part is mentioned is if there is a crime or disaster there.
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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Ohio haha. That's the midwest..
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Southern Ohio is Semi-Southern like West Virginia and Maryland.
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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It's a northern state on the border of the south. It has as much influence from the south as the south has from it (compare Huntington WV to Meridian Mississippi and I promise you Huntington will seem less southern; likewise Huntington will seem less northern when compared to Buffalo, NY). This occurs at all junctions.

Furthermore Ohio is part of north-central and northern Appalachia as well. Which in all included states is typically a unique area from the rest of the state.
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Old 09-06-2016, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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No. Any part of Ohio is the Midwest.
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Old 09-06-2016, 06:33 AM
 
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Cincinnati people are southern...sorry been here for about 15 years..majority of the people are from Kentucky....the TWANG is real here.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I honestly think that southern Ohio is less southern influenced than Southern Illinois or Indiana. Southeast Ohio is very Appalachian, but many people claim central Appalachia isn't classically southern. Southwest Ohio is more transitional, but not fully southern, as even the parts of Northern Kentucky near Cincinnati aren't fully southern in culture.
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:47 AM
 
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Sweet Tea is a must and we do say y'all. Not sure, what about parts you were visiting but doesn't sound like Marietta too me.

We have some names for those from Northen Ohio as either Northernites or Flatlanders.
The Bob Evans chain of restaurants originated in southern Ohio in Gallipolis.

Its menu still offers grits and mush, not mainstay offerings in most of Ohio, although mush was popular on Ohio farms in the past.
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