To determine the honorees, Ohio Magazine solicited nominations and conducted site visits across the state. The editors evaluated the nominees in six categories — Community Spirit, Education, Entertainment, Health and Safety, Business Environment and Culture and Heritage — to help finalize their selections.
Each year since 2007, Ohio Magazine has recognized five great places to live, work and visit. In the November issue, the magazine also recognized four other communities as 2018–2019 Ohio’s Best Hometowns: Cambridge, Findlay, Medina and Troy.
Each best hometown will be featured in the November, January and July issues, offering readers unique places to visit and ways to enjoy each location.
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