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greencat
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  Message Not Read  Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 8/28/2022 8:57:53 PM 
Where is the best place to retire in Ohio and why?
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   Posted: 8/29/2022 4:57:32 PM 
Pickerington, according a certain BAer, class of 1983.
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   Posted: 8/30/2022 6:17:55 PM 
Steubenville. You can float your Social Security checks out on the street and make a nice vig on your nut. Muscle is pretty cheap too since the factories left.
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Andrew Ruck
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 9/2/2022 9:53:19 AM 
Completely depends on the person and what you're looking for.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 9/2/2022 10:57:46 AM 
I retired to Athens, but you have take into consideration that I'm a proud BA Nut Job.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 9/8/2022 6:53:14 AM 
yellow springs or aurora. unless you get a lake house?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 9/8/2022 9:54:20 AM 
Palm Coast FL
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 9/9/2022 9:47:01 AM 
Is Kim Wexler still there at "Palm Coast Sprinklers" - LOL!!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 9/9/2022 1:20:17 PM 
Rollie Merriman wrote:
Palm Coast FL


If that is part of Ohio (prices) now, I値l have one modest ranch-style winter home please.
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   Posted: 9/9/2022 10:07:02 PM 
Oberlin

Why: the college administration and students treat ALL the residents and shop owners with the utmost respect; outstanding town and gown relations.
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   Posted: 9/9/2022 10:52:03 PM 
MonroeClassmate wrote:
Oberlin

Why: the college administration and students treat ALL the residents and shop owners with the utmost respect; outstanding town and gown relations.


Me detects just modicum of sarcasm here.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 9/10/2022 8:40:47 PM 
What part of Ohio has the best access to health care? That could be a problem out on Lake Erie or SEO.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 9/12/2022 10:48:20 AM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
MonroeClassmate wrote:
Oberlin

Why: the college administration and students treat ALL the residents and shop owners with the utmost respect; outstanding town and gown relations.


Me detects just modicum of sarcasm here.


https://www.cleveland.com/news/2022/08/ohio-supreme-court...

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Alan Swank wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
MonroeClassmate wrote:
Oberlin

Why: the college administration and students treat ALL the residents and shop owners with the utmost respect; outstanding town and gown relations.


Me detects just modicum of sarcasm here.


https://www.cleveland.com/news/2022/08/ohio-supreme-court...



Yep, that's why I said I detected sarcasm here.


"It is better to be an optimist and be proven a fool than to be a pessimist and be proven right."

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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 10/16/2022 10:40:47 AM 
I知 hoping for a college town, but given where global temps and water scarcity will be by 2050, I知 looking at Northern Michigan as a destination.

Last Edited: 10/16/2022 10:41:22 AM by .

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   Posted: 10/16/2022 12:34:23 PM 
I'd be interested in folks top five amenities in choosing said place to live/retire.
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MonroeClassmate
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   Posted: 10/19/2022 8:28:39 AM 
. wrote:
I知 hoping for a college town, but given where global temps and water scarcity will be by 2050, I知 looking at Northern Michigan as a destination.


Marquette and Houghton are college towns. As well as Escanaba if you are a Packers Fan.

Last Edited: 10/19/2022 8:30:16 AM by MonroeClassmate

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GoCats105
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 10/20/2022 7:15:17 PM 
Yellow Springs is a fantastic answer. Far enough removed from cities, but close enough access to major healthcare networks in Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. Weather not as bad as northern cities. Walkable little town. I'd take that.

Last Edited: 10/20/2022 7:15:49 PM by GoCats105

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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/12/2022 12:22:09 AM 
Akron, Columbus, Cleveland, and Toledo all made the list of top retirement cities.
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   Posted: 11/12/2022 6:14:34 PM 
After this week's mid-term election, I'm beginning to think there is no good place to retire in Ohio.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/13/2022 10:19:43 AM 
bobcatsquared wrote:
After this week's mid-term election, I'm beginning to think there is no good place to retire in Ohio.



It's a really interesting state, politically. Historically, always viewed as a bell weather, and home to an electorate that's diverse and represents a broad range of political persuasions.

But it's been so aggressively gerrymandered that it's government no longer reflects it's people, and it's governed in extremist ways that in no way reflects the will of it's citizens.

Very interesting case study right now.
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   Posted: 11/14/2022 12:52:52 AM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
After this week's mid-term election, I'm beginning to think there is no good place to retire in Ohio.



It's a really interesting state, politically. Historically, always viewed as a bell weather, and home to an electorate that's diverse and represents a broad range of political persuasions.

But it's been so aggressively gerrymandered that it's government no longer reflects it's people, and it's governed in extremist ways that in no way reflects the will of it's citizens.

Very interesting case study right now.


So you are saying that a statewide race like those won overwhelmingly by Dewine and Vance are due to gerrymandering? That won't pass muster. I'll admit that gerrymandering might effect the U.S. House and the state legislative races slightly -- but only around the margins. Can you seriously believe that this recent election isn't a fairly accurate reflection of the Ohio citizenry? Maybe you just don't like what you see.

Down here in South Carolina Tim Scott won reelection by gathering 62 percent of the vote, despite vicious racist attacks against him by the Democrats. He was called every name in the book -- an oreo, a house nig***, a black face of white supremacy, etc. Luckily the voters here didn't buy this racist crap and reelected him overwhelming. I'm not a native of this state. I do know about its racist past. Today's South Carolina is not what it used to be. Scott didn't win by gerrymandering. He won because he was the best candidate. I believe that was true of Vance and Dewine, too.

Your points here seem vacuous.

I've noticed as I've lurked here over the years that you like to debate folks endlessly. That's not my style. I tend to make my points and leave it at that. Those reading this exchange can decide if they agree with me or you. I really don't care. I just wanted to express my thoughts. Take them or leave them.
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   Posted: 11/14/2022 3:16:15 PM 
gedunkman wrote:


So you are saying that a statewide race like those won overwhelmingly by Dewine and Vance are due to gerrymandering?


I am not saying that. Gerrymandering applies much less directly to senatorial races, and doesn't apply at all to statewide races where the electorate is defined by the state's borders.

gedunkman wrote:

I'll admit that gerrymandering might effect the U.S. House and the state legislative races slightly -- but only around the margins. Can you seriously believe that this recent election isn't a fairly accurate reflection of the Ohio citizenry? Maybe you just don't like what you see.


I didn't say anything about this recent election. I commented on the gap between how the state's governed and its electorate. I also don't think you can provide any backing to your claim that this only impacts races "around the margins."

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Down here in South Carolina Tim Scott won reelection by gathering 62 percent of the vote, despite vicious racist attacks against him by the Democrats. He was called every name in the book -- an oreo, a house nig***, a black face of white supremacy, etc. Luckily the voters here didn't buy this racist crap and reelected him overwhelming. I'm not a native of this state. I do know about its racist past. Today's South Carolina is not what it used to be. Scott didn't win by gerrymandering. He won because he was the best candidate. I believe that was true of Vance and Dewine, too.


Yeah, Scott, Vance, and Dewine are far less impacted by gerrymandering. Scott also, you know, is in South Carolina. So don't understand what any of that is about.

gedunkman wrote:

Your points here seem vacuous.


Respectfully, nothing more vacuous than replying to a comment about gerrymandering and supporting your claim with nothing but references to statewide races. Especially when one of those races is in an irrelevant state.

As for the statement I actually made, here's why I feel that way:

1) The Ohio Supreme Court -- thanks to its Republican appointed chief justice -- ruled the Ohio electoral map unconstitutional. District lines have not been re-drawn.

2) The Princeton Gerrymandering Project gives Ohio's lines an F. https://gerrymander.princeton.edu/redistricting-report-ca...

3) Ohio maps have been struck down six times in a row by the Ohio Supreme Court.

3) In a state where 42% of residents identify as Republicam, 40% as Democrat, and 18% as Independent, 12 of 18 house seats are held by Republicans.

And how does that show itself in how the state's actually governed?

1) 53% of voters want to protect abortion rights in Ohio. Only 39% want it restricted. The state legislature passed one of the nation's most restrictive laws.

2) 60% of voters opposed a change to concealed carry laws. The law was passed regardless.

3) 85% favor expanding background checks, 79% support raising the minimum purchase age of certain guns, and 75% support red flag laws. Instead, the gun laws passed in Ohio were so extreme they were denounced by the Fraternal Order of Police.

4) A 10 year old rape victim couldn't receive the medical care needed in Ohio and had to travel out of state. How do you think the electorate feels about that? Less than 14% of voters support banning abortions in all cases.

5) In 2012, Ohio voted for Obama by 3 points. Sherrod Brown won easily. Republicans won a 60-39 super majority in the house. Why is that? The Ohio Statehouse now has a 64-35 advantage. The state Senate has a 25-8 advantage. As I mentioned earlier, 42% of residents identify as Republicam, 40% as Democrat, and 18% as Independent. That's completely unreflected in the state government.

This article lays it out well: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/08/15/state-legis...

There's bi-partisan support for my view, as evidenced by the Ohio Supreme Court. What evidence can you provide that the Ohio legislature reflects the population accurately and that anybody saying otherwise "just doesn't like the results." There's far more partisanship in your response than in my stance here.

gedunkman wrote:

I've noticed as I've lurked here over the years that you like to debate folks endlessly. That's not my style. I tend to make my points and leave it at that. Those reading this exchange can decide if they agree with me or you. I really don't care.


This isn't an exchange unless you're open to, you know, exchanging ideas. It seems like you believe what you believe and aren't interested in examining that.

Way of things these days, I guess.

Last Edited: 11/14/2022 5:08:52 PM by Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame

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   Posted: 11/15/2022 10:10:29 AM 
daisy65 wrote:
Akron, Columbus, Cleveland, and Toledo all made the list of top retirement cities.


In Ohio, or anywhere in the country?
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  Message Not Read  RE: Best place to retire in Ohio?
   Posted: 11/15/2022 10:33:21 AM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
bobcatsquared wrote:
After this week's mid-term election, I'm beginning to think there is no good place to retire in Ohio.



It's a really interesting state, politically. Historically, always viewed as a bell weather, and home to an electorate that's diverse and represents a broad range of political persuasions.

But it's been so aggressively gerrymandered that it's government no longer reflects it's people, and it's governed in extremist ways that in no way reflects the will of it's citizens.

Very interesting case study right now.


Politically, it's a sad place to be right now. Otherwise, I like the fine State of Ohio.

Yellow Springs would pass muster for me in terms of a decent retirement place, or place to live now for me. For many people, remote working makes a place like that an option now when it never used to be.
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