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Liberia has had long-standing relations with the State of Ohio. Ohio has benefited from relationships with Liberia, including the industrial connections with Firestone in Akron and Republic Steel in Cleveland. Since 1926 the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, which was headquartered in Akron, has had the largest rubber plantation in the world in Liberia which is still in operation.
Liberia’s fifth President, Edward James Roye, was born in Newark, Ohio on Feb. 3, 1815 and attended Ohio University. Many educated Liberians have received their schooling at Ohio colleges and universities.
Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia, has a “Sister City” relationship with Dayton, Ohio.

Liberia Ties to Ohio
Ohio has benefited from relationships with Liberia, including the industrial connections with Firestone in Akron and Republic Steel in Cleveland.
Since 1926 the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company has had the largest rubber plantation in the world in Liberia which is still in operation.

Liberia’s fifth President, Edward James Roye, was born in Newark, OH on Feb. 3, 1815 and attended Ohio University.
The City of Dayton has a Sister City relationship with Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city.

The Liberian Experience in Ohio
Friendly, sociable, fun-loving and gregarious people Love a good time and to entertain friends with lots of food. Hard working to give children the benefits of the American dream—good education and a decent home