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Where to go camping near Columbus Ohio? Fishing, and foraging preferred

I'd like to go camping with my son and daughter this summer, somewhere near Columbus Ohio. We would like to go fishing (a place that is easy to fish at with high likelihood of success), and gathering some wild edibles that are easily identifiable with my wild edible book. [more inside]
posted by kikithekat on Jun 19, 2014 - 6 answers

How often does the freight train pass by this house I wanna buy?

How often does the freight train pass by this house I wanna buy? is it annoying? I wanna buy a house near here and I am curious how often the trains pass by, if it will be annoying or not. Can anyone find a schedule of the trains that pass by so I can go stand there while it passes by and see how annoying it is? Does anyone have history or advice on living near train tracks?
posted by lijiaxiaoniu on Apr 20, 2014 - 26 answers

What do to after losing job in Ohio: health care, unemployement, etc..

A good friend has been fired from her low paid private school job in the Cleveland Ohio area and is looking for advice on what she needs to do in the short term. She works in a somewhat hard to find work in field (music therapy for children) She's in her mid 40s and is single, no dependents. Her health insurance will run out at the end of this month. Her salary is perhaps 30k, maybe lower. She has no savings but family in the area who will likely help w/ rent, etc.. but they are limited as well in what they can do financially to help her as they are retired on a fixed income. What are concrete steps she should take in order to make sure she has: health care (medicaid? ACA exchange insurance since she had a qualified life event?) unemployment insurance (what separation reason should she ask for for her employer NOT to fight this?) food stamps (if they exist any more for single people) links to possible sources of jobs in her field Anything else? Thanks!
posted by bottlebrushtree on Apr 15, 2014 - 10 answers

Illness in the US, but magically, no healthcare!

I just returned from West Africa and have a number of symptoms consistent with malaria - or the flu. I have no healthcare, through circumstances beyond my control (I'll elaborate) until May 1. When is it worth it to go to the doctor to get tested? How can I try to keep this from being a pre-existing condition, given that it may be the recurrent form? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2014 - 19 answers

Looking for a way to make Japanese language partners in Ohio!

I am visiting home in a suburb close to Cleveland, Ohio and am looking for a way to practice my Japanese with native Japanese speakers - I was living in Japan for a number of years and would like to get back, so I don't want to get rusty. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Sep 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me find cheap/free mental health care in Cleveland, Ohio.

I am unemployed, and (thankfully) was able to get onto a government-assisted program through MetroHealth in which all of my medical expenses are being paid. I am having personal/family issues and am in desperate need of quality talk therapy, but the counselor I just visited was awful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2013 - 2 answers

What is this weed/plant that is taking over my lawn?

This weed/plant is rapidly taking over the lawn around our house in Central Ohio. Can you identify it and let me know how to go about getting rid of it? Here is a photo
posted by crosten on Sep 9, 2013 - 13 answers

I needs to travel home on the cheap! (From Tokyo to Ohio)

I am going to be moving back home from Japan (Narita or Haneda) to Ohio (Cleveland-Hopkins) in about 3 weeks to a month. I have not purchased a plane ticket yet, and have no clue where to start. I am considering doing a bit of traveling in between, but don't have too much money to spend so I would like to iron out the details of my return plans first. Help me, Metafilter! [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jul 18, 2013 - 4 answers

ISO Travelers and Immigrants Aid, 2013

Asking on behalf of a neighbor whose daughter (early 20s) is stranded in Ohio with car problems, i.e., she needs an alternator. [more inside]
posted by she's not there on Jul 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Great camping (preferably with canoeing) within 6-8 hours of Cleveland?

Since moving to Cleveland, I miss the great canoeing and rustic camping options I had in Wisconsin. Can you suggest some places nearby, or within a day's drive? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jul 7, 2013 - 7 answers

A few specific questions about Sandusky, OH

I will be visiting Sandusky for a week in August, renting a house with family members for a few days. We will have 7 adults and 2 young kids (2 and 4). Hoping someone can help us out with some specific questions. [more inside]
posted by kdern on Jun 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Dance music in Cleveland?

We're considering a move to the Cleveland area, and one of the deciding factors for me is going to be the quality of the local dance music scene. But that leads me to ask: what's the deal with the local dance music scene? Does one exist? I've found a couple of online forums but they seem to be moribund. So what's up, Cleveland? Anyone dancing in converted warehouses until the sun comes up? Are there gigs to be found for dance DJs here?
posted by 1adam12 on Jun 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Cleveland in daylight

Spending a few days in Cleveland for a wedding later this month, and will have mornings/afternoons to kill and breakfasts and lunches to eat. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Jun 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Why do so many cop shows feature footage from Ohio?

Why do so many cop shows feature footage from Ohio? [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Dec 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Those dang expensive tickets!

Help me get home (from Japan) for the holidays! [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Nov 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Recommendations for Cleveland Neighborhoods

Clevelandfilter!  Moving to Cleveland, please help me choose which neighborhood would be best for me. [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Aug 30, 2012 - 19 answers

Where to chamge oil

Where can I change my oil and kill time between DC, and columbus OH. [more inside]
posted by dstopps on Jun 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Cheap Vacation in Midwest

Have 10 days vacation and would like to take a cheap vacation within 1 day drive of South Bend, IN. (Say 10 hrs on road, one-way.) 2 people and we don't have much money ($1500 but maybe pushing it). Don't have to spend all 10 days away but at least 7. Have any cabin suggestions with nice towns or sights nearby? Hoping to eat out once at a decent non-chain restaurant for my birthday. Feel free to post vacation-planning sites if you have any.
posted by snap_dragon on Apr 26, 2012 - 13 answers

What do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium?

What are the quirks to living in Europe that will surprise me as an American and what do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium? [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Apr 23, 2012 - 50 answers

Avoiding Lemons in Columbus

[OhioMechanicFilter] I'm driving to Columbus (and maybe Akron) tomorrow to try to buy a car, since I can't find my dream car in Pittsburgh. Before I buy used, I want to have a mechanic go over it, since I don't know enough to spot problems on my own. Any recommendations of who I should go to?
posted by Metasyntactic on Feb 2, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I ship booze from Ohio to Australia?

How can I ship vodka to Australia from Ohio?!? I know the USPS won't ship hooch, but is there ANYONE that will. I'm trying to send some locally-made vodka to a very special lady in Sydney, but it's starting to look dire. HELP!
posted by Capt.DooDooFace on Dec 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Was there a 1950's tv show in the US that sold blueprints for houses?

Family legend states that my grandparents had their 1950's, smalltown Ohio house built from (adapted) blueprints they obtained by writing in to a television show. Is this possible? If so, which tv show, and is there any way I can get a copy of the blueprints? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Oct 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me put the 'fun' in 'funeral.'

Funeral road trip this weekend: from Minneapolis, MN to Medina, OH. Is it really going to take 12 hours? Any can't-miss stops along the way? Route suggestions? [more inside]
posted by jilliank on Sep 20, 2011 - 16 answers

Attractions between Cleveland and Milwaukee?

Driving between Cleveland and Milwaukee with a day to spare; any ideas about interesting things to see? Not that interested in Cedar Point. Leaving the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to go to Alpine Valley Music Theater for Pearl Jam's 20 Anniversary concert, if that context will help. Like national parks along with man made attractions.
posted by jwmelvin on Aug 6, 2011 - 5 answers

In search of Cleveland's mystery almond cone.

Can you identify the incredible conical, chocolate-dipped almond pastry I ate in Cleveland? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jul 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Somebody's got a case of the Mondays: Gyno Edition

Ladyparts filter: great OB/GYN reco's for Columbus, Ohio needed [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Can't misses in Athens, Ohio?

Visiting Athens, Ohio in a week, anything I should make sure not to miss? [more inside]
posted by imabanana on Jul 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Comfest hula hoops

What's up with all of the hula hoops at Comfest in Columbus, OH? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jun 25, 2011 - 4 answers

It's only marriage number 2; I should do better than a card, right?

My father (a widower) is getting remarried quite soon. Can you help me come up with an appropriate, ideally "experience-based" wedding gift for somewhere in the vicinity of southern Ohio? Perhaps even one that isn't going to break the bank? Because if not, I'm sorely tempted to go the "really nice card" route. [more inside]
posted by wreckingball on Jun 12, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me find an agent to sell my home in Columbus Ohio

Help me find an agent to sell my home in Columbus Ohio [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on May 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Finding a nursing home in Cleveland

Is there an organization that can provide some guidance on choosing a nursing home? I'm interested in moving my father from the one he is in now. This is in Northeast Ohio. If I'm on my own, how do I go about finding and evaluating potential nursing homes? [more inside]
posted by stuart_s on May 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Another Ohio tourist question

Where to spend a week in June near or between Cleveland and Columbus. [more inside]
posted by Pax on Apr 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Cincinnati resources for 13 year old with academic and behavioral setbacks

Cincinnati and southwest Ohio - resources for a 13 year old with behavioral and academic problems? Schools; tutoring; good therapists (including art therapy); nonprofits that help families and kids? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Mar 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Understanding Ohio's SB 5 legislation

Help me edumacate myself on Ohio SB 5! As a former resident of WI, I could find news easily enough because the internet already existed when I lived there and I was familiar with online sources. In my attempts to read more about Ohio, I just don't know where to turn. Obviously national media is out as it's been crap at covering recent events in the midwest. Is there an Isthmus equivalent? A few possibly wonky blogs that are right on? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Feb 26, 2011 - 4 answers

What can employers require employees to disclose?

What limits are there on employers requesting information about personal activities outside the workplace? [more inside]
posted by dvrcthewrld on Jan 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Erranding services in Columbus, OH?

Errand-running services (a la TaskRabbit) in Columbus, OH? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Dec 13, 2010 - 1 answer

What culinary goodies do I need from Ohio?

Visiting Canton, OH... what food items do I need to take back with me? [more inside]
posted by byebyejekki on Nov 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Like I need another reason to get out of Michigan

Can I buy genever (or jenever) in Toledo or Windsor? Because I apparently can't in Michigan. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Oct 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Best place to watch Buckeye football in Denver?

Best place to watch Buckeye football in Denver? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Sep 9, 2010 - 3 answers

Car-less in Columbus

Columbus, OH question! We're getting dropped off in Columbus today for a wedding, so we'll be wandering around without a car. Can we safely walk from Short North to East Town Street Historic District? If not, what are some fun things to do in the Historic District for a couple hours? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Aug 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Teach my pop to pick the banjo

Clevelandfilter: Who gives good beginner banjo lessons in Cleveland? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Jul 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me plan our road trip from Ohio to Massachusetts please.

What interesting things should we stop at, or what interesting places should we stay at on the course of our roadtrip from Columbus, Ohio to Stockbridge, Massachusetts in mid-August? [more inside]
posted by pixiecrinkle on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Where to move my mom around Cleveland?

I'm starting grad school in Cleveland next month. Due to some complicated circumstances, my mom will be following me. I've already got a place in Cleveland Heights; can you recommend an area nearby for her to live? [more inside]
posted by AAAAAThatsFiveAs on Jul 7, 2010 - 4 answers

Columbus Ohio Airport: Is there any way to walk from the main terminal area to Stelzer Road?

Columbus Ohio Airport: Is there any way to walk from the main terminal area to Stelzer Road? [more inside]
posted by 1001 questions on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Do I need to renew my passport before moving to the West Side?

[Cleveland filter] I have lived and worked on the East side for the last eight years and am moving to Lakewood to be closer to my new job. [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Jul 2, 2010 - 3 answers

Unique Hotels In Columbus OH

Help me find some place out of the ordinary, unique and/or quirky to stay in... Columbus Ohio? [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Jun 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Queer Homelessness

Resources for a now-homeless-after-coming-out lesbian living in Fayette County, Ohio? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Jun 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Recommend a cleaning lady in Columbus, OH!

In search of an awesome cleaning lady in Columbus, OH. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on May 5, 2010 - 2 answers

What's the underground arts scene like in Cleveland?

What can you tell me about the underground/alternative visual and performing arts scene in Cleveland, OH? [more inside]
posted by poissonrouge on Apr 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Grocery delivery in Columbus, OH?

Are there any grocery stores or shoppes in Columbus, Ohio that make deliveries? Alternatively, are there any other organizations there that do (free or compensated) grocery delivery services for the elderly? [more inside]
posted by Keter on Mar 10, 2010 - 5 answers

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