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Crazy Laws On The Books In Ohio

1. Youngstown (Mahoning County) ain’t got time for indecency. A city ordinance forbids “indecent or blasphemous play, farce, operetta, public exhibition, show, or entertainment.”

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2. In the Village of Glendale (Hamilton County), it’s unlawful to allow your ducks to run at large.

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3. In Toledo (Lucas County), it’s a misdemeanor to throw (or pitch, knock, toss, or bat) a ball in the street

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4. Coshocton (Coshocton County) looks unfavorably on people making “Yo’ Mama” jokes at shopping centers.

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5. In Bay Village (Cuyahoga County), you can’t ride your horse down a freeway.

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6. In the Village of Lowellville (Mahoning County), you can’t use your house for the storage of rags or junk.

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7. In Marietta (Washington County), the Bailiff of the Municipal Court is permitted an annual uniform allowance of $100.00, to be used for things like trousers; britches; caps; rain covers for caps; reefers; shoulder patches; and insignia.



8. It’s illegal to harbor whales in Perrysburg (Wood County) – they pose a danger to property and human life in the event they escape.