101.02  GENERAL DEFINITIONS.
   As used in the Codified Ordinances, unless otherwise expressly provided or the context otherwise requires:
   (a)    And may be read or, and or may be read and, if the sense requires it.
      (ORC 1.02(H))
   (b)    Another or person, when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. (ORC 1.02(B), (C))
   (c)    Council means the legislative authority of the Municipality.
   (d)    County means Portage County, Ohio.
   (e)    Keeper or proprietor includes all persons, whether acting by themselves or as a servant, agent or employee.
   (f)    Land or real estate includes rights and easements of incorporeal nature.
      (ORC 701.01(F))
   (g)    Municipality or City means the City of Aurora, Ohio.
   (h)    Oath includes an affirmation. (ORC 701.01(C))
   (i)    Owner, when applied to property, includes any part owner, joint owner or tenant in common of the whole or part of such property.
   (j)    Person or whoever includes all persons, natural and artificial, and includes but is not limited to private corporations, partners, principals, agents and employees, and all officials, public or private.
      (ORC 1.02(A))
   (k)    Premises, as applied to property, includes land and buildings.
   (l)    Property includes real, personal, mixed estates and interests. (ORC 701.01(E)) Personal property includes all property except real.
      Real property includes lands, tenements and hereditaments.
   (m)    Public authority includes boards of education; the Municipal, County, State or Federal government, its officers or an agency thereof; or any duly authorized public official.
   (n)    Public place includes any street, sidewalk, park, cemetery, school yard, body of water or watercourse, public conveyance, or any other place for the sale of merchandise, public accommodation or amusement.
   (o)    Registered mail includes certified mail. (ORC 1.02(I))
   (p)    Sidewalk means that portion of the street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
   (q)    State means the State of Ohio, or any department, division, commission, board, educational or other institution of the State of Ohio.
   (r)    Street includes alleys, avenues, boulevards, lanes, roads, highways, viaducts and all other public thoroughfares within the Municipality.
   (s)    Tenant or occupant, as applied to premises, includes any person holding a written or oral lease, or who actually occupies the whole or any part of such premises, alone or with others.
   (t)    Writing includes printing. (ORC 1.02(D); Ord. 1971-754. Passed 2-14-72. )
   (u)    Meeting means any prearranged discussion of the public business of Council, a Council committee, a commission, a board, a citizen advisory committee to Council or other similar decision making body of the City by a majority of its members.
      (Ord. 1975-39. Passed 12-8-75.)