Not weird at all. Shawnee does not have a post office and is serviced by Lima post office, so address is Lima. This happens quite a bit around the state/country
If you want to say that, you could also say a large percentage of the population is misleading with their home address, considering anyone living outside of a city/village limits still has a town listed in their mailing address.True.
But, the mailing address of a school can be misleading as to its physical location. And that leads to the gist of the thread.
Others have already cited other examples, but I'll explain further. There is a ridge of land running primarily through the northern half of the state known as the Ohio Divide. Any waterway north of it is part of the Lake Erie watershed. Any waterway south of it is part of the Ohio River watershed. Akron sits more or less right on the divide. The Cuyahoga River flows in from north to south into the north part of town and then turns north to flow to Lake Erie. Meanwhile, the Tuscarawas River skirts the south part of Akron before ultimately turning south and flowing to Coshocton where it joins the Wallhonding to form the Muskingum River which empties into the Ohio River at Marietta.The Sandusky River actually flows north and is the only river in Ohio to do so
Technically, Fenwick is in Middletown. The land was annexed in to Middletown years ago. Middletown police and Middletown fire protect and serve the school. Employees of Fenwick pay taxes to Middletown. It is a Franklin zip because it is more efficient for the post office to have the school as a Franklin zip code.Bath, Shawnee and Perry high schools are not really in Lima, Ohio. They are referred to as Lima Bath, Lima Shawnee and Lima Perry but are not really in the city nor even its limits remotely. They all have Lima zip codes (in fact shawnee and perry share the same zip code some how). I have even seen Perry referred to as Cridersville Perry. Cridersville is a small town in southern Allen / northern Auglaize counties and has NO affiliation whatsoever with Perry schools. Kids who attend Cridersville Elementary go to Wapakoneta HS in fact.
Bishop Fenwick for years I've seen listed as Middletown Bishop Fenwick. Clearly they have a Franklin, OH address though.
Having played at Lima Senior back in the GMC days, I now realize that Sycamore, Princeton, etc... are not really in Cincinnati haha. Princeton does have a cincy address but Sycamore is listed in the town of Montgomery, OH.
It was actually in Dayton at one point if I remember right.The difference there is that the actual name of the school is Dayton Christian. Dayton isn't arbitrarily being added by some other entity to try to describe its location better.
Walbridge Elementary is on Walbridge St. All named after Henry Walbridge I imagine. Walbridge, Ohio kids now go to Lake Elementary, which doesn't actually have a lake. I don't think they even have a puddle. Well ok, they have some retention ponds that they call lakes. And they abutt Northwood, which is neither north nor has any woods. It barely has trees.While not a high school Walbridge Elementary School is not in Walbridge, Ohio (minutes outside Toledo) but is instead in the south end of Toledo and is part of Toledo Public Schools.
North Lima is in Mahoning County outside of Youngstown, not Lima in Allen County. So it really wasn’t strange as the old school was situated in North Lima, Ohio.Was mentioned earlier but before South Range had a Canfield post address . They were North Lima South Range!! No where near Lima and the North/ South was strange!!
They were in Downtown Dayton for many years then purchased an old NCR building in Miamisburg less than 20 years ago.It was actually in Dayton at one point if I remember right.
Yes, I know it is their name. But still it's not in Dayton either.
I totally appreciate the idea of a business, school, etc. naming itself whatever it chooses. What I don't like is another entity, like the media or the OHSAA, adding ANOTHER name to the REAL name for their own purposes.While not technically sound, it's not uncommon for all kinds of businesses etc. to use the name for a major city in their name when they really are serving more of a region/metro area ie Greater Cincinnati, Greater Columbus etc. and are not physically located in the city proper.
You act as if Huber Heights has some type of National identity. Ask people from out of state where Huber Heights Oh is and without searching, they don’t have a clue.Wayne High School
5400 Chambersburg Road
Huber Heights, OH 45424
Turns out it is the mailing address.
According to OHSAA it is Wooster Triway as that is the postal address. Such as Mogadore Field, Atwater Waterloo, Ravenna Southeast and Mantua Crestwood here in Portage county.
Generally, last name only when a school is named for a person. EXCEPT JFK or MLK, in my experience.I always wondered if Warren G. Harding high school was located in Warren, Ohio, shouldn't the high school be referred to as Warren Warren G. Harding high?
Yes-that part is annoying and confusing.I totally appreciate the idea of a business, school, etc. naming itself whatever it chooses. What I don't like is another entity, like the media or the OHSAA, adding ANOTHER name to the REAL name for their own purposes.
I have a friend who coached at Fairfield Christian when they were starting their program under Daubenmire. They actually came to Cincinnati to play a game against a club team called Landmark Christian. I went to watch/see my friend and a lot of Landmark fans thought they were the Cincinnati Christian in Fairfield. Definitely was confusing for some.It's not a mislocation per se, but I appreciate the irony of Cincinnati Christian being in Fairfield while Fairfield Christian is in Lancaster.
That's not really true. The OHSAA refers to it as 'Triway.' However, they also utilize what they call a tournament name. That's where they call them 'Wooster Triway.' Unfortunately, that's the name that always gets used.According to OHSAA it is Wooster Triway as that is the postal address. Such as Mogadore Field, Atwater Waterloo, Ravenna Southeast and Mantua Crestwood here in Portage county.
More than 40 years ago I had a job interview in Elmore for Woodmore High School in the morning and another interview at Elmwood HS in the afternoon. I was a little confused.
The best mislocated school story I ever heard is decades older. Maybe back in the fifties a man showed up at the Clyde board office for a job interview with Kalida Schools. Clyde/Kalida, they're only 75 miles apart. After the confusion was sorted out Clyde hired him. He retired from Clyde after teaching and coaching multiple sports at the high school and junior high. Generations of Fliers called him Coach.