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...I live in Stow Ohio. Here's the deal: West Branch and La Due are pretty much drained down. However My sister reports that Lake Milton is in pretty good shape.
Likewise Lake Erie is only about an hour away.
I'd do Lake Milton or Erie (but Erie only if the waves are in the 1 to 3 foot range and the wind shoving things on shore. I'd hate to end up in Canada.
Quick Edit: If you are new, I'd say skip Erie unless you have solid rescue skills and/or the waves are less than two feet.