Hey fellow Ohioans! I am from Toledo and I just discovered this board a few weeks ago. Since then I have also started my first planted 55g tank. Its been up and running for a few days now and I have been eagerly scouring these boards trying to soak up as much information as I can. Would love to find a few people from the area, perhaps find some livestock auctions, etc.
As far as a LFS, the only trustworthy reputable store (that I know of) is Trilby Tropicals. They have a nice selection of freshwater fish (some saltwater stuff too), a smallish-decent size selection of plants, and quite a bit of aquarium supplies. Their prices might be a tad on the high side, but their knowledge and reputation make it worth it.
Anyways, if anyone is from the area, feel free to drop me a line!