I think one particularly neat option you might pursue with the Aux. is getting certified for PWC (Jetski) duty. I don't believe they have anything like that in the active duty but for the Aux. it's one of those neat missions for things like close-in patrols of small marinas and even acting as a safety watch over some water events like across-the-river (or bay, or lake) swimming events. I would expect that in Ohio you'll end up doing a lot of fresh water stuff on the small lakes and rivers and maybe some Great Lakes duty up north.
I would also highly recommend you hook up with an Aux. Air unit and get into aviation. It's fun and really worthwhile. If you were down in FLA you may have heard some of the Aux. Air guys flying patrols between there and Cuba and also maybe some of the patrols covering the oil spill in the gulf. Good stuff that. Very meaningful work and darn cool to boot. Take a look at http://a091.uscgaux.info/auxair9cr.php
and see if there's anything you might be interested in. If you do get involved with AuxAir you'll probably be working with some of the guys at AirSta Detroit or AirSta Traverse City but the AuxAir flotilla may be based quite a bit closer to you since 100 miles in the air (at 140 knots) isn't anywhere near as much of an issue as it would be on the water.
One other thing, you don't have to specifically be a member of a particular aviation flotilla to get certified and fly with that flotilla. You can be a member of a flotilla close to your home but still fly or go on-the-water with a flotilla somewhere else if they're willing to work with you. With that you can be a member of an on-the-water flotilla in Cincinnati but fly with a flotilla's air facilities out of Toledo. As a further thing to keep in mind the AuxAir flotilla might not keep all of their airplanes in one place. My Flotilla has 10 airplanes based in 5 different small or medium sized airports and 2 are located at private fields. Some are over 100 miles away from our flotilla HQ in Gaithersburg, MD and it doesn't get in the way of operations. It does mean a longer drive for some of the pilots and crew when we have monthly meetings but such is life.