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 (ō-hī′ō) Abbr. OH or O.
A state of the north-central United States south of Lake Erie. It was admitted as the 17th state in 1803. In prehistoric times Mound Builders inhabited the region, which was explored by La Salle in 1669. The French-British rivalry for control of the area led to the last of the French and Indian Wars (1754-1763), in which the French were defeated. Ohio was part of the vast area ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Paris in 1783 and became part of the Northwest Territory by the Ordinance of 1787. It became a separate territory in 1799. Columbus is the capital.

O·hi′o·an adj.
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Noun1.Ohioan - a native or resident of Ohio
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
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Rest in love and peace, friend." His favourite baseball team the Cincinnati Reds, tweeted, "We are saddened to learn of the passing of Ohioan and avid Reds fan Luke Perry.
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When the life-long Ohioan sold his recycling business, City Iron & Wastepaper, in 1975 and moved to Arizona, it was at the strong urging of doctors who said the desert air would offer a chance for a longer life with fewer respiratory problems for the asthmatic Friedman.
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Buck (1937), and the boiler of the freighter Ohioan (1936).
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Instead, he practically handed the presidency to his Secretary of War and chosen successor, William Howard Taft, a rotund Ohioan.