10 Dumb Laws That Still Actually Exist in Ohio

There are some Ohio laws that most could probably agree we'd be better off without, but even stranger are these laws you probably didn't know existed. Here are 11 weird laws that are amazingly still on the books in Ohio.

 

 

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It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday (Ohio)
If you’re planning to go fishing on Sunday, make sure you don’t try fishing for any whales, because it’s illegal to fish for whales on Sunday in Ohio. 
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It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday (Ohio)


If you’re planning to go fishing on Sunday, make sure you don’t try fishing for any whales, because it’s illegal to fish for whales on Sunday in Ohio.

Photo via Whit Welles/Wikimedia Commons
 It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday (Ohio)
But don’t worry, every other day of the week it is completely legal to fish for whales.
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It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday (Ohio)


But don’t worry, every other day of the week it is completely legal to fish for whales.

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It is illegal to skateboard in the city limits after dark (Akron)
If you live in Akron, you better be careful about when you choose to go skateboarding . . . 
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It is illegal to skateboard in the city limits after dark (Akron)


If you live in Akron, you better be careful about when you choose to go skateboarding . . .

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It is illegal to skateboard in the city limits after dark (Akron)
Because skateboarding in the city limits after dark is prohibited, but don’t worry, skateboarding when it’s light out if perfectly fine. 
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It is illegal to skateboard in the city limits after dark (Akron)


Because skateboarding in the city limits after dark is prohibited, but don’t worry, skateboarding when it’s light out if perfectly fine.

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Posting signs at swimming pools is illegal (Akron) 
Before you get that itch to post a sign at a swimming pool in Akron, you should know that it’s strictly prohibited . . . 
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Posting signs at swimming pools is illegal (Akron)


Before you get that itch to post a sign at a swimming pool in Akron, you should know that it’s strictly prohibited . . .

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Posting signs at swimming pools is illegal (Akron) 
According to section 197.203, you aren’t supposed to post anything painted or printed on paper or other fabric to any poles, fences or other structures, except as provided in section 197.202. 
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Posting signs at swimming pools is illegal (Akron)


According to section 197.203, you aren’t supposed to post anything painted or printed on paper or other fabric to any poles, fences or other structures, except as provided in section 197.202.

Photo via Maggie McCain/Flickr
It is illegal to display colored chickens for sale (Akron)
Check your chickens before you decide to put them up for sale if you live in Akron . . . 
Photo via Ron Cogswell/Flickr

It is illegal to display colored chickens for sale (Akron)


Check your chickens before you decide to put them up for sale if you live in Akron . . .

Photo via Ron Cogswell/Flickr
It is illegal to display colored chickens for sale (Akron)
Because it is illegal to dye and display colored chickens, rabbits and ducklings for sale. 
Photo via Bob Cotter/Flickr

It is illegal to display colored chickens for sale (Akron)


Because it is illegal to dye and display colored chickens, rabbits and ducklings for sale.

Photo via Bob Cotter/Flickr
Power Wheel cars may not be driven down the street (Canton) 
The electric kids car, Power Wheels, is forbidden from being driven down the street in North Canton . . . 
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Power Wheel cars may not be driven down the street (Canton)


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

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Power Wheel cars may not be driven down the street (Canton) 
And neither are any skateboards, roller skates, coasters or any other toy vehicle. 
Photo via Enoch Leung/Flickr

Power Wheel cars may not be driven down the street (Canton)


And neither are any skateboards, roller skates, coasters or any other toy vehicle.

Photo via Enoch Leung/Flickr