Not Many People Realize That These 13 Things Are Actually Illegal In Ohio

As we discovered once before in our first list of unusual laws, Ohio can be downright strange. (But you probably already knew that.) What you might not know are the following 13 laws that are still on the books in certain cities in Ohio. Yes — in addition to the aforementioned list of weird laws in Ohio, there are lots more! Here are 13 weird laws in Ohio that we are willing to bet you didn’t know about.

Did you know these things were illegal? Did you know about the above weird laws in Ohio? How many of these laws have you violated? Fess up!

For more bizarre things about the Buckeye State, check out this list of things people from Ohio do — we bet you’re guilty of a few of them!

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November 21, 2021

Why are there so many weird laws in Ohio?

The weird laws aren’t just limited to the Buckeye State. All cross the county, there are numerous odd and bizarre laws still on the books. Why? Because they’re from a different time and place, and are simply too much trouble to repeal. You won’t find these laws being enforced, generally, but anyone with any experience with our legal system knows how long and complicated it can be. So the weird laws stand, and we enjoy reading about them!

What are some weird places to visit in Ohio?

The Buckeye State has some downright bizarre attractions and sites. Here in Ohio, we’ve got some pretty odd roadside attractions. In fact, when embarking on a road trip through Ohio, it’s easy to come across these weird places that offer the perfect opportunity to get out and stretch your legs. For starters, there’s the World’s Largest Rocking Chair. Along State Route 45 outside of Country Cousins, a log-furniture company in Austinburg, you’ll find the world’s largest rocking chair. While it’s unknown who built the chair, the big seat has been sitting in Austinburg since the ’60s. Next up: the Longaberger Company’s former headquarters features the world’s largest basket. This seven-story basket building along State Route 16 in Newark is a novelty piece of architecture you have to see to believe. After the company shut down, the future of the basket remained in question. But it has since been purchased and there are plans to reuse the structure in a unique way. And speaking of baskets, over in Frazeysburg, you’ll find the world’s largest basket of apples. How cool! 

What are some weird things people from Ohio do?

Buckeyes are a funny bunch, full of weird mannerisms and a language all our own! For starters, we often randomly yell out “O-H” and fully anticipate an “I-O” reply. It doesn’t matter where we are. We want to know where our Ohioans at! And our Ohio pride doesn’t stop there — we often spell our state’s name with our arms and take a photo… no matter where we are. We also have a major aversion to all things Michigan football. You won’t find any self-respecting Ohioan wearing yellow and blue… especially during college football season! How many of these other weird things can you relate to?