According to Ohio law, anyone as an individual or jointly may form a corporation in the state, but they must get a license from the Ohio Secretary of State to be able to operate in the state. Before doing business, Original Articles of Incorporation must be filed, and the documents must contain a variety of information, including the name of the corporation, which must indicate that the business is a corporation and must name its location. A Statutory Agent must also be named. The Statutory Agent is the person responsible for accepting and passing on information related to legal processes and notices.
The Articles of Incorporation must also state the number, classification and value of stock, if there is any. Further, if the corporation has initial stated capital, the amount must be provided.