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Whether you’re moving from another state or another country, Ohio has a lot to offer.

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How to Make Ohio Home

Here are some important details to help you get acclimated to life in Ohio:

Fast Facts

  • Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST) – Daylight Saving Time observed
  • Climate: Continental, with warm, humid summers and cold, dry winters
  • Region: Midwest

How to Get Around

Bigger cities in Ohio offer robust public transportation options in the city core, however, in smaller communities, having the use of a vehicle is highly recommended.


Visit Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for information about obtaining a driver license if you’re new to Ohio.

Resources for New Ohioans

If you’re moving from another state, don’t forget to change your voter registration and get a new Ohio driver’s license.

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Voting & Elections
Ohio Resources for New Americans

Opportunities and support for new immigrants settling in Ohio.

Opportunities for New Americans
Information for New Americans
Ohio Welcoming Initiatives Network
Community/Social Service Organizati
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