On Saturday morning, I took a drive around northwest Ohio via eight county seats. This part of Ohio is rural and heavy in agriculture. From the looks of the fields, there are going to be bumper crops of corn and soybeans. Plus, the farmer's markets were coming alive with the allure of sweet corn, melons, tomatoes and strawberries.
Findlay, OH - Back in the day, when northwest Ohio was flush with oil and natural gas, Marathon Oil had its world headquarters in Findlay. Although the HQ is now in Houston, they still maintain an office here.
Ottawa, OH - Nice little town of about 4500 people. I liked it.
Paulding, OH - A little smaller than Ottawa and it didn't seem to have a whole lot going on. Maybe its proximity to the Indiana border has caused some overflow of boredom.
Defiance, OH - In a previous post on the Maumee River Valley, I wrote about Defiance, so I won't waste your time with more. I stopped here for lunch at Bud's Restaurant.
Bryan, OH - a thriving little town with a lot of manufacturing, including The Ohio Art Company and Spangler Candy Company.
Makers of Dum-Dum suckers
Makers of the Etch A Sketch
Napoleon, OH - Home to a Campbell's Soup plant
Wauseon, OH - Not a whole lot going on from what I could see.
Bowling Green, OH - Home of Bowling Green State University. By the time I got to Bowling Green, I was wiped out, so I took a picture of the courthouse and went home.