Ohio and several other states all were in the bidding to try to coax Sears to move its headquarters.
But when PolitiFact Ohio tried to nail down a claim that the Buckeye State was runner up to Illinois, we found the answers elusive.
No issue dominated Ohio headlines in 2011 more than the efforts to rein in collective bargaining rights for public employees.
A claim by Gov. John Kasich put focus on a key point in the debate. We picked it as one of our favorites of the year.