The Buckeye State has long been battered by hard times, but thanks to booming biotech clusters and new jobs from the shale gas and bailed-out auto industries, it seems to be on the upswing. Nonetheless, Ohioans are skeptical: Over two out of three say the economy is either worse off or the same as it was a year ago, according to a recent poll.
July 17, 2012 Soaring 150 feet into the air, Cleveland's landmark wind turbine sits on the front lawn of the Great Lakes Science Center. Visible to pedestrians, motorists, downtown workers and visitors, the turbine is a dramatic pitch for the viability of alternative energy sources in the region. Carlos Javier Ortiz/For The Washington Post Buy Photo