Every state has dumb laws. For instance, in Kansas, it’s illegal to eat cherry pie with ice cream on Sunday. Why that’s a law, I’m not sure. And why these 8 Ohio laws exist have us scratching our heads, too.
The Ohio Constitution bans “Idiots” from voting.
Back when the Ohio Constitution was being written, people who were mentally ill were described as “idiots”, instead of the politically correct terms we use for them today. So, “idiots” are banned from voting in Ohio. However, they aren’t banned from being elected.
It’s illegal to get a fish drunk in Ohio.
I’d love to hear the story about how that law came about.
No arrests can be made on Sunday or on the 4th of July.
That doesn’t mean you can commit any crime you want on a Sunday or 4th of July, it just means, technically, you can’t be arrested that day. And really, you’ll probably still be arrested on Sunday or on the 4th of July, let’s be honest.
It is illegal to have your car running without someone occupying the driver’s seat.
They say its to crack down on thefts. But apparently, they didn’t write this law when it was 2 degrees outside.
It is illegal for more than 5 women to live in one house.
There’s a lot of questions for that one.
In Marysville, it is illegal for a dog to urinate on a parking meter.
Fun fact, there are no parking meters in Marysville.
In Paulding, it’s legal for a police officer to bite a dog to get it to quiet down. How’s that for turning the tables?
One of the best laws? Any map that doesn’t clearly show the city of Lima can’t be sold in the city of Lima.