Ohio is far from the list of places I'd consider safe. It's one of the most population-dense states, and has several huge targets. In the Cold War, Dayton Ohio (Wright-Patt AFB) was one of the top three targets in the nation. Cleveland was partially evacuated during 9/11 because of the route of one of the planes, and a religious figure was arrested for donations to al-qaeda. Columbus has 3/4 of a million people.
My point is, you can't let your guard down anywhere, except maybe if you live with the polar bears, and even then you have to worry about the ice melting.
If I were flying, I would still fly... but I'd be wetting my pants the whole time! I'm a terrible flyer anywhere, because its sort of unnatural to be in a little metal sardine can thousands of feet in the air. I do, but I'm not happy about it.
I hope everyone stays safe!
Heidi, that article is scary. It's ridiculous that people are complaining. Leave it at home, buy little sample-sized bottles of stuff when you get there, throw it away, and come home. It's not that hard! It's amazing to me how unwilling people are to submit to things that make sense, like not being allowed liquids on a plane, and yet so willing to accept complete invasion of privacy without notice by their own government.