Northeast Ohio facts for kids
Map of counties in Northeast Ohio
|• Land||8,520.29 sq mi (22,067.4 km2)|
|• Water||3,104.2 sq mi (8,040 km2)|
|• Density||508.89/sq mi (196.48/km2)|
|Time zone||ET (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Northeast Ohio refers to the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Ohio. The region contains six Metropolitan Statistical Areas: Cleveland–Elyria; Akron; Canton–Massillon; Youngstown–Warren–Boardman; Mansfield, and Sandusky, along with six Micropolitan Statistical Areas: Ashland, Ashtabula, New Philadelphia–Dover, Norwalk, Salem, and Wooster. Most of the region, with the exception of the Youngstown–Warren–Boardman and Mansfield metropolitan areas, is also part of the Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area and media market, while Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties form part of the Youngstown–Warren CSA and media market with Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Northeast Ohio also includes most of the area known historically as the Connecticut Western Reserve. In 2011, the Intelligent Community Forum ranked Northeast Ohio as a global Smart 21 Communities list. It has the highest concentration of Hungarian Americans in the United States.
Composition of the region
The state of Ohio Defines Northeast Ohio as an 18-county region. The 18-county region is home to over 4.3 million people, has a labor force of almost 2.2 million and it has an economic GDP (nominal) of $195 billion, which makes it comparable to that of New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.
Sports and recreation
- See also: Sports in Cleveland
Northeast Ohio is home to a number of professional sports teams, including three from the major North American sports leagues. The Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball play at Progressive Field, Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) are based at FirstEnergy Stadium, and the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) play at Quicken Loans Arena. Quicken Loans Arena is also home to two additional professional franchises, the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. The Monsters are the top minor league affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL).
There are a number of other professional sports teams in the region that play in various minor leagues. The Indians have three minor league affiliates in the area: the AA Akron RubberDucks of the Eastern League who play at Canal Park in Akron, the Single-A Lake County Captains of the Midwest League who play at Classic Park in Eastlake, and the Single-A Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the New York–Penn League, who play at Eastwood Field in Niles. Additionally, there is an independent baseball team, the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League, who play at Sprenger Stadium in Avon. The Youngstown Phantoms are a junior ice hockey team in the United States Hockey League that has home games at Covelli Centre.
The region is home to a number of NCAA athletic programs, including four in Division I: the Akron Zips, Cleveland State Vikings, Kent State Golden Flashes, and Youngstown State Penguins. Both Akron and Kent State are members of the Cleveland-based Mid-American Conference, while Cleveland State and Youngstown State are members of the Horizon League. Six schools compete at the NCAA Division II level: the Lake Erie College Storm, Ursuline Arrows, Malone Pioneers, Ashland Eagles, Notre Dame Falcons, and Walsh Cavaliers. There are eight schools at the Division III level: Mount Union Purple Raiders, Hiram Terriers, John Carroll Blue Streaks, Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets, Case Western Reserve Spartans, Kenyon Lords, Oberlin Yeomen, and Wooster Scots. One school, the Mount Vernon Nazarene Cougars, competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
The Cleveland Metroparks are a system of nature preserves that encircle the city, and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park encompasses the Cuyahoga River valley between Cleveland and Akron. The region is home to Mentor Headlands Beach, the longest natural beach on the Great Lakes.
- Interstate 71
- Interstate 271
- Interstate 76
- Interstate 77
- Interstate 80
- Interstate 480
- Interstate 90
- Interstate 490
- Interstate 277
- Interstate 680
- U.S. Route 6
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|City served||FAA||IATA||ICAO||Airport name||Role||Enpl.|
|Akron||CAK||CAK||KCAK||Akron-Canton Regional Airport||Small hub||715,367|
|Cleveland||CLE||CLE||KCLE||Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport||Medium hub||4,704,329|
|Youngstown / Warren||YNG||YNG||KYNG||Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport / Youngstown ARS||Non-hub||67,128|
|Cleveland||BKL||BKL||KBKL||Burke Lakefront Airport||1,103|
|Highland Heights / Richmond Heights / Willoughby Hills||CGF||CGF||KCGF||Cuyahoga County Airport|
|Lorain / Elyria||LPR||LPR||KLPR||Lorain County Regional Airport||4|
|Medina||1G5||Medina Municipal Airport|
|Willoughby||LNN||LNN||KLNN||Willoughby Lost Nation Municipal Airport|
|Akron||AKR||AKC||KAKR||Akron Fulton International Airport||1|
|Ashland||3G4||Ashland County Airport|
|Ashtabula||HZY||JFN||KHZY||Ashtabula County Airport|
|Carrollton||TSO||KTSO||Carroll County-Tolson Airport|
|East Liverpool||02G||Columbiana County Airport||3|
|Kent||1G3||Kent State University Airport|
|Middlefield||7G8||Geauga County Airport|
|Mansfield||MFD||KMFD||MFD||Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport|
|Millersburg||10G||Holmes County Airport|
|Ravenna||POV||KPOV||Portage County Airport|
|Wooster||BJJ||BJJ||KBJJ||Wayne County Airport|
|Clyde||5D9||Bandit Field Airdrome|
|Columbia Station||4G8||Columbia Airport|
|Hiram||86D||Far View Airport|
|Newton Falls||41N||Braceville Airport|
|Norwalk||5A1||Norwalk-Huron County Airport|
|Youngstown||4G4||Youngstown Elser Metro Airport|
Definition of abbreviations:
- FAA - The location identifier assigned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
- IATA - The airport code assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Those that do not match the FAA code are shown in bold.
- ICAO - The location indicator assigned by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
- Enpl. - The number of enplanements (commercial passenger boardings) that occurred at the airport in calendar year 2009, as per FAA records.
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