In the state of Ohio there are 246 cities, along with 681 villages. The population of these cities range from over 800,000 in Columbus, which is the capital of the state, to just 36 people living in the village of Rendville. Many cities, such as Akron were centers of industry which contributed to the substantial growth in the population. At one time, Akron was the fastest growing city in America because of the rubber tire industry. Some industries have left these cities due to economic conditions. To compensate the loss of industry, these cities have focused on the arts, education and technology to keep vibrant.
Here is a look at just five of the largest cities in Ohio. Added will be a little information in what they have to offer from the arts, to professional sports, to just the beauty of their rebuilding and venturing into the 21st century.
In the downtown area of Akron, an area was developed to bring people into the city for free concerts and outdoor activities including ethnic festivals.
another view of Cleveland. Home of the Cleveland Browns football team, the Cleveland Indians baseball team and the world champions Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team.
Years ago, this river caught on fire because of the pollution in it. The city since has cleaned it up and made the area a tourist attraction with many stores and entertainment revenues.