Just read an opinion from Nancy Armour. She was talking about how smug and ridiculous Ohio State is in trademarking the most commonly used word in the English language. The trademark application is for the use of “The” when it’s used in conjunction with “Ohio State University”. Here is the tweet Ohio University sent out today. “Good morning from THE first university in the state of Ohio”. Ohio University was founded in 1804 and is the oldest college in the state. Ohio State University was founded in 1870. Bravo again from THE first university in the state!