- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2009

Facts about Defiance, Ohio:

LOCATION: About 50 miles southwest of Toledo in northwest Ohio.


HISTORY: Founded at the site of Fort Defiance, which was built by General “Mad” Anthony Wayne.

ECONOMY: Manufacturing and farming drive the economy. General Motors Corp. makes engine blocks, while Johns Manville produces insulation. Other companies make auto parts, tools and electrical equipment.

NOTABLES: Indianapolis 500 winner Sam Hornish calls the area home. The 2005 movie “The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio” told the story of a local housewife who kept her family fed and clothed in the 1950s by winning commercial jingle contests.

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