Ohio River is a redundant name, Ohio being derived from the Iroquois word Ohi-yo’ meaning good river or great river.
I grew up on a hill in the American Midwest.
From my back porch I could see the intersection of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
I could see where the Ohio river bent behind Kentucky’s forested hills, and the perpetual cloud billowing from a local power plant.
The Ohio River Valley is one of those valleys that looks back at you, swimming channels in your eyes (histoplasmosis).
My brother once set his histoplasmostic eyes on a twilight bush and took it for a Hyena. However, all Ohio hyenas live in zoos, with their names frozen on display plates. There are native coyotes though, as wild and hidden as the wind.
You’ll hear them howl something mad at night, and spot their paw prints scrawled across blue clay, but you won't seem them.