is a state in the Midwestern  of the .

The ’s and largest  is Columbus, with the Columbus metro area, Greater Cincinnati, and Greater Cleveland being the largest metropolitan areas.

is bordered by Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania to the West Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the , Indiana to the , and  to the northwest.

is historically known as the “Buckeye ” after its  buckeye trees, and Ohioans are also known as “Buckeyes”. 

Its  flag is the only non-rectangular flag of all the U.S. states.