A piece in the Canton Rep this morning recommends that Ohioans spend their tax rebate checks on Ohio-made stuff to help out our local economy.

It’s a good idea, really.

So if you haven’t already pledged your rebate check to the Obama campaign (like Eric) then check out this list of Ohio-made products compiled by the Ohio Department of Development back in 2005.

The list focuses on nationally know brands – so it excludes most of the hundreds of food and beverage products made in Ohio. However, it does include some better known ones like Bob Evans Sausage from Xenia, Pepperidge Farms Cookies from Willard and, of course, anything made by Tony Packo’s in Toledo.

You might also consider picking up some other items from the list like Leather Footballs from Wilson Sporting Goods in Ada, Snare Drums from Cleveland’s Drum Company in Cleveland or maybe even a Metal Casket from Ohio Burial Case Co in Cuyahoga County- just in case.

And, if you are feeling really confident in this economic stimulus package, then be sure to pick up a new Civic made at the Honda Plant in East Liberty and a new Garage Door Openers from the Genie Company in Alliance.

I’m thinking about throwing a ‘So Long George, Thanks for the Recession’ party with my money… serving Ohio-made beer and wine, of course.

What about you?