90. Roger Clemens
90. Roger Clemens
Born: Dayton, 1962
On one hand, he's one of baseball's most imposing and successful figures. On the other hand, he might've had some illegal assistance. He makes the list, but we kept him near the bottom.
89. Kid Cudi
Born: Cleveland, 1984
Scott Mescudi has released two fantastic LPs blending hip-hop, hippie flavor and indie-rock introspection. Thanks to hype from Kanye West, he's Cleveland's biggest music act of the century.
88. Daniel Waters
Born: Cleveland, 1962
You didn't have to know which Columbus high school Waters was skewering in the movie "Heathers" to appreciate the teen suicide-themed black comedy. He also wrote the excellently dark script for Tim Burton's "Batman Returns."
87. Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Born: Cleveland, 1929
Hawkins released his immortal "I Put a Spell on You" in 1956 - and continued to mesmerize audiences for decades with an ethereal stage show that combined voodoo, machismo and good, old-fashioned crazy.
86. John Heisman
Born: Cleveland, 1869
Heisman was undersized for football, though he played at the college level until he was nearly blinded by a flash of lightning. After getting his law degree, he began coaching at colleges across the country. He proved to be a consummate innovator and shaped the game into what it is today. By pestering rules committees, he improved everything from the forward pass to the snap count. Each year, the nation's best college football player wins a trophy that bears his name.
85. Zane Grey
Born: Zanesville, 1872
An avid outdoorsman and adventurer, Grey wrote scores of novels and short stories that idealized the Wild West. "Riders of the Purple Sage," his most popular work, was published in 1912.
84. Bobby Rahal
Race car driver
Born: Medina, 1953
Rahal's career in auto racing was littered with victories, though none was as epic as winning the 1986 Indianapolis 500. He crossed the finish line in less than three hours.
83. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Formed: Cleveland, 1991
With the brash combination of a rapid-fire flow and harmonious vocals, Bone was an immediate success in the early '90s. Their anthem "1st of tha Month" stills holds up.
82. Harvey Pekar
Born: Cleveland, 1939
Pekar's autobiographical comic book "American Splendor" introduced the world to a whole new kind of hero. Pekar couldn't fly and didn't have superhuman abilities, but the inner strength he and the other Cleveland characters showed in dealing with the disappointing doldrums and tribulations of a blue-collar life was an inspiration. "American Splendor" was adapted into a 2003 feature film starring Paul Giamatti.
81. Ohio's U.S. presidents (except Grant)
Born: Various locations, 1822-1865
This much we know: Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft and Warren Harding took the White House. However, we're unsure of what they accomplished, except for growing some killer 'staches.