Ohio State Route 103 is a rural east-west in the farm country of north-central and northwestern Ohio. At the western end, its first stint is to be a sort of business loop to Interstate 75, meant to serve the town of Bluffton. Ohio Route 103 begins at Exit 140 off of Interstate 75; it heads northward and eastward through Bluffton to meet another interchange with Interstate 75. Ohio Route 103 has other things to do besides be Interstate 75's monkey boy, so it continues eastward. Ohio Route 103 crosses US Route 68 at Arlington, and it jogs northward along Ohio Route 37 through Mount Blanchard. You see, Ohio Route 103 has this habit of occasionally jogging northward for a short bit, and it does this another time before reaching US Route 23 at Carey. It jogs northward along US Route 23 at Carey before continuing eastward again. Next, it jogs northward along Ohio Route 53, and passes through Sycamore, Ohio. It jogs northward along Ohio Route 4 at Chatfield. Then, its final and most dramatic jog northward takes it into Willard, Ohio. Finally, Ohio Route 103 turns easterly in Willard for a couple more miles, to end at Ohio Route 61.
My photo of Ohio State Route 103 comes from the north end of one of its many jogs; this ephemeral jog northward is the one a few miles west of Carey. This is a jog that isn't concurrent with any north-south route. The signage depicted faces east toward traffic leaving Carey, and such traffic uses this sign to understand how to stay on Ohio Route 103 as it makes a turn. This photo was taken in October 2016, taking a dramatic jog northward from West Virginia to Toledo (a much more dramatic jog than Ohio Route 103 is capable of). Back to Ohio Routes 100-199. Back to the Ohio main page. Back to the home page.