Questions tagged [ohio]

For questions relating specifically to Ohio law.

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Is a police car parked perpendicular to the road (with flashing lights) sufficient by itself to legally establish road closure to all traffic?

Is a police car parked perpendicular to the road (with flashing lights) sufficient by itself to legally establish road closure to all traffic -- including non-thru (i.e. local) traffic to a residence ...
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Cutting grass of vacant house next to me

Am I able to send the city a bill for cutting the grass of the vacant house next to me? It's been condemned and was supposed to be torn down last June. I can't let the grass get too high because it ...
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Can I get my non-refundable fee back?

I was looking for an apartment, and you have to contact them if you are interested, which I did. Then I talked to the lady on the phone and paid a non-refundable fee. A day later she sends me the ...
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Landlord wants to switch my lease to a “Land contract” to “get back at the city”

I've been living at this place for about two months and my lease looks pretty typical. Nothing unusual. I've had no problems so far. Today my landlord called me and explained something about the city ...
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Buying a house that is in violation of a local setback ordinance? [closed]

I am in the process of purchasing a house in Ohio. It has passed inspection/appraisal and we were waiting for closing. The title company ordered a land survey and it was found that the house is over a ...
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Can an employer place someone on medical leave even though a doctor says they are ok to work?

Hypothetically, if someone has a chronic mental illness and their employer is already aware of it (and made accommodations for it) for the time they have been employed, does the employer have the ...
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ORC 5312 - Privacy Laws

Is there any legal stipulation, in the context of Ohio Law for a Home Owners' Association (HOA), other than board approval, to prevent an association from making all information public (other than 3rd ...
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Statute of limitations for juvenile offenses

In Ohio, do criminal statutes of limitations operate normally in the event of an offense committed by a juvenile? For instance, if a 15-year-old commits an offense with a 10-year statute of ...
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Does a remodel affect grandfathered-in electrical systems?

We are renting a home that has an older outdated electrical system. The main issue we are having is the 240v plug for the dryer isn't grounded, which is a building code violation. From another ...
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Is my landlord required to bring an ungrounded house electrical service up to code?

We recently started renting an older house. We were installing a dryer when we noticed we were getting electric shocks when we touched the back of the dryer while it was plugged in. After some ...
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Landlord quadrupling rent in Ohio

This ended up being a case of clerical error on their part. They didnt raise the rent at all for the remaining 3 weeks. As part of my lease agreement, we must give a 60 day notice before we intend to ...
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Follow up on interpreting a paragrapgh from an MNDA in context to Ohio law [closed]

This is a follow up question from the following stack exchange question found below: How to interpret this paragraph from an MNDA in context with Ohio law? I would like the paragraph to convey that ...
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How to interpret this paragraph from an MNDA in context with Ohio law?

The following paragraph was included in a Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement template between two technology companies. The Parties agree that the disclosing Party will suffer irreparable injury if ...
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dealership title obligations for primary loan holder

My boyfriend thought he was co-signing for his sons car. Turns at they made him the primary loan holder but did not put him on the title.Does a car dealership have a legal obligation to put the ...
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Is chalk a form of graffiti in Ohio?

Just curious because children keep drawing chalk in my neighbor’s and I driveway. I am also curious if we have the right to regulate street laws on the street we live on?
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Does a person have legal recourse if a drone is trespassing

I have a 10 foot privacy fence around my property. There are no trespassing signs on all four sides. One of the neighbors keeps flying a drone over my yard like they are casing the place. Do I have ...
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Can a school district install video surveillance only for specific teachers?

Let's say a school district in the United States decides to install surveillance cameras (possibly with audio) in classrooms, but only in the classrooms of specific teachers. Gen Ed teachers might be ...
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Can landlords discriminate against potential tenants based on their current profession?

Simply enough, is it illegal to not rent to someone based on their current profession?
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Is it a crime to receive money from one individual and give it to another individual to reduce their taxes?

I have two relatives, Alice and Betty. Alice wants to give Betty a $20,000 cash gift, but because this is over the $14,000 cap for tax-free gifting, they are concerned about Betty's tax ...
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Can a witch or wizard be guilty of murder if it's committed with magic?

This is purely hypothetical: A person announces their intent to attack another with "magic", telegraphing what witnesses consider a "spell". It's broad daylight with numerous witnesses and ...
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Ohio duty to report (2921.22) : Does it apply to victims?

I was researching duty to report a crime, and saw that Ohio was one of the few places that had a general duty to report. So I read the state statute at http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2921.22 Nowhere did ...
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Shared Parenting - How intoxicated does a parent have to be to deny visitation?

I'm posting as a guest for anonymity. My ex-wife and I have a shared parenting plan (50/50 time) of our 3 year old son. We live in the US (the state of Ohio) and have been divorced (technically a ...
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“due process” hearing concerning returning to work after medical leave [closed]

My wife works at a local university as an accountant. Or perhaps I should say "worked" ... she suffered a brain injury in late December. She has recovered physically for the most part, but still has ...
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Public school liability for slip and fall injury? [closed]

If someone slips and falls on a patch of ice in a public school parking lot, and: The victim is not a student The victim was expected to be on the school grounds (i.e. not a "surprise visit" or a "...
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Are attorneys, as officers allowed to advocate for positions in supposedly-neutral courtrooms?

An Ohio judge jailed an public defender (and blocked her from appointments for further work) for contempt of court when the attorney refused to remove a "Black Lives Matter" pin. The logic seems to ...
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Who has right of way in a lane merge?

When lanes merge on a highway, who has right of way? Consider the point where the left lane ends, and cars must now must merge into the middle lane. Who has the right of way?
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Landlord Maintenance Notice

I rent an apartment in Ohio and I have had numerous occasions where I reported a maintenance issue (AC unit, washing machine, etc) only to receive an email stating someone will be there today, someone ...
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Tenant rights when unhappy with new owner of property - Ohio

In late July 2015, Individual A entered into a lease with Managing Company X. This was a one year lease, scheduled to end in July 2016. In April 2016, a representative of X approached A about signing ...
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Am I breaking the law by giving a friend advice?

My Friend had some questions about copyright laws, I told him that he was breaking said copyright laws and should do a few things different with his business. Is this considered breaking the law? I'm ...
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Transferring car titles between states

Just moved to Virginia from Ohio, already have a job, and trying to go through the steps here. I have a car right now, but my mom has the title, and she lives in Ohio. We are trying to transfer the ...
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Obtaining the identity of a person who committed assault and is attempting to flee?

This did not happen to me, but to a family friend who works as a waiter. I'm researching, should I fall into a similar situation: A customer and the waiter get in an argument, to which the customer ...
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What is the minimum age to sell tobacco accessories in Ohio?

I'm 17 years old and there is a thrift shop near me that mostly sells tobacco accessories. I'm in Ohio and want to know if it's legal for me to sell those items. There will always be someone over 18 ...
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Facebook used to determine custody / child placement in court?

I am seeing a very bizarre predicament wherein an evaluator is relying on a parent's Facebook page to determine the "happiness" of children at that parent's home for custody purposes. This is very ...
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Changing the Title to a House [closed]

A friend and I bought a fixer-upper house. I paid in full for it. She was supposed to pay for all repairs, and made many other promises. She said she would have income from a settlement for 7 years ...
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In Ohio, what is the speed limit on an on-ramp?

One time, on a long, straight, downhill on-ramp to an interstate highway, there was a cop pointing his laser at the cars that were going down the ramp on their way to enter the highway. The speed ...
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Child support calculation in Ohio

Under Ohio law, a person's income must change by 30% or more either up or down to trigger the CSEA to reevaluate the support order amount. If the income changes by a lesser amount there is no ...
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OVI/DUI Rights and Requirements

I have been trying to find a definitive answer about what you are legally required to provide an officer at an OVI/DUI checkpoint in Ohio. I know that Ohio is a "Stop and Identify" state. However, ...