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If your pet tiger gets out, you must notify the authorities within one hour.

The actual ordinance reads:

603.12  Report of Escape of Exotic or Dangerous Animal

   (a)   The owner or keeper of any member of a species of the animal kingdom that escapes from his or her custody or control and that is not indigenous to this State or presents a risk of serious physical harm to persons or property, or both, shall, within one (1) hour after he or she discovers or reasonably should have discovered the escape, report it to:

         (1)   A law enforcement officer of the Municipality and the sheriff of the county where the escape occurred; and

         (2)   The Clerk of the Municipal Legislative Authority where the escape occurred.

     (b)   If the office of the Clerk of the Legislative Authority is closed to the public at the time a report is required by division (a) of this section, then it is sufficient compliance with division (a)(2) of this section if the owner or keeper makes the report within one (1) hour after the office is next open to the public.

     (c)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(RC 2927.21; Ord. No. 90-96. Passed 3-18-96, eff. 3-26-96)

This is only if you have a permit to own an exotic animal in the first place.

609.341. Permits required

(1) A person may not keep an exotic animal in this state unless the person possesses a valid State Department of Agriculture permit for that animal issued prior to January 1, 2010, or issued as provided in ORS 609.351.

In Canton: It’s a misdemeanor to play any game in a public park without the superintendent’s permission.

The actual ordinance reads:

539.08  RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES.

   (a)   No person or entity, with the exception of the Canton Park Commission, shall administer a formal, organized recreational program or activity in any park of the City without the approval of the Canton Joint Recreation District.

 (f)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and is subject to suspension from the parks.

(Ord. 59-2016. Passed 4-4-16.) 

Even though many were reading this as such, your games of tag, frizz bee and catch are still legal to play in Canton parks without special permission.

In Fairview Park: It is illegal to excessively honk your horn.

The ordinance reads:

557.03  SPECIFIC PROHIBITIONS.

(3)   The repeated or continual sounding of any horn or other auditory signaling device on or in any motor vehicle on any public right of way or public space, except as a warning of danger.

 

But in an ironic twist, the Ohio driver’s education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.

In Youngstown: It is illegal to run out of gas.

The actual ordinance reads:

331.44  SUFFICIENT FUEL REQUIRED IN CONGESTED DISTRICT.

   (a)   No person shall operate or permit to be operated any vehicle within the congested district bounded by Chestnut, Walnut, Boardman and Commerce Streets without sufficient fuel to drive the vehicle from the district.

   (b)   Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

 

Better fill up before going through that area in case there’s a traffic jam.

In North Canton: The electric kids car, Power Wheels, is forbidden from being driven down the street.

The ordinance reads:

311.03  USE OF COASTERS, ROLLER SKATES OR SIMILAR DEVICES IN STREETS.

   (a)   No person upon roller skates or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle, skateboard or similar device shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk.

   (b)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

 

This seems to be a common ordinance in many Ohio cities, and probably for good reason.

Then there are Blue Laws. These laws were to prohibit certain activities, (drinking, shopping, and other entertainment such as movies, professional sports-this means no football!), on Sundays. These usually are dated back in the 1800 or 1900’s and encoura

Although most of these laws have been repealed, (Most well known is prohibiting alcohol sales on Sunday, which is now allowed after 1pm.), Ohio still has this ordinance on the books.

 

2331.12 Days on which arrests may not be made

No person shall be arrested during a sitting of the senate or house of representatives, within the hall where such session is being held, or in any court of justice, during the sitting of such court, or on Sunday, or on the fourth day of July.

CREDIT(S)

(1953 H 1, eff. 10-1-53; GC 11755)

Notes of Decisions (4)

R.C. § 2331.12, OH ST § 2331.12

Current through Files 1 to 14 of the 133rd General Assembly (2019-2020).