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Video tribute: Famous Ohio people


Watch our video about famous people from Ohio.

What do Paul Newman, Gloria Steinem, Simone Biles, Neil Armstrong and Halle Berry have in common? If you haven’t heard by now, they were all born in our terrific state.

Some interesting facts about the fivesome:

• Newman, born in Shaker Heights, has the sixth-most Academy Award nominations (nine).

• Steinem, raised in Toledo, helped to create Ms. Magazine.

• Biles, a Columbus native, won three gold medals at the 2016 Olympics.

• Armstrong, from Wapakoneta, was the first man to step on the moon.

• Berry, born in Cleveland, is the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for best actress.

Meredith Rodriguez, Stevens Strategic Communications

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