Kent State is my alma mater---the Cuyahoga River has northerns in it as well as smallmouth. It winds to the north and forms Rockwell and Pippen Reservoirs as well as a small one on the other side of the road to the south --all three are posted no trespassing and are teeming with fish.
Further downstream is Hiram Rapids upstream from Hiram College and there is a canoe livery there and that again holds northerns ,smallmouth and largemouth. There is Westbranch reservoir to the east and Magadore and Wingfoot lake to the south. Steelhead from Lake Erie do get as far south as Rt 82 in Macedonia, and a quick 45 minute ride puts you into the Rocky River and more steelhead. In Ravenna there is a great fly shop called TMF(the may fly) and run trips to all over, im sure Frank and crew can enlighten you more.
there is another forum with info on just Ohio ----OGF--Ohio Game Fishing with more info on the upper Cuyahoga
I dont know anything about Fish Creek
Hope this helps