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What do Hoover vacuum cleaners, chewing gum, golf balls and cellophane tape all have in common? They were all patented in Ohio. Starting at the Hoover Historical Center in Canton, we take a look at some of the Ohio inventions that have made life a little easier. Video courtesy of ThinkTV, created for Our Ohio, with support from the Ohio Humanities Council.

Over one hundred years ago, humans first took flight. It was the inventive, creative minds of two Ohio brothers that made it possible. Video courtesy of ThinkTV, created for Our Ohio, with support from the Ohio Humanities Council.

Profile of the Dayton native who patented over 300 inventions during his lifetime. From Ohio farm boy to Vice President of General Motors, Charles Kettering was a prolific inventor who helped shape the 20th century. Video courtesy of ThinkTV, created for Our Ohio, with support from the Ohio Humanities Council.

The Wright Brothers' Dayton highlights an extraordinary period in Dayton's history, the 1890's through the early 1920's, when inventors, entrepreneurs and visionaries called Dayton home. It was a time when men like John Patterson, Charles Kettering, Paul Laurence Dunbar and James Cox walked along the same city streets. Courtesy of ThinkTV.

The Wright Brothers' Dayton highlights an extraordinary period in Dayton's history, the 1890's through the early 1920's, when inventors, entrepreneurs and visionaries called Dayton home. It was a time when men like John Patterson, Charles Kettering, Paul Laurence Dunbar and James Cox walked along the same city streets.