90. Roger Clemens

90. Roger Clemens

Baseball player

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

Musician

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

Screenwriter

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

Musician

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

Football coach

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

Author

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

Rap group

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

Author

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.