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636.21  MINORS' CURFEW.
   (a)   Hours; Exceptions.
      (1)   No minor under the age indicated in this subsection shall loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play or be present in or upon public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots, other lots or parcels of land not such minor's place of residence, or other unsupervised places within the City, between the hours indicated:
         Age 12 and under         10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following day
         Age 13, 14 and 15         11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following day
         Age 16 to and including 17      1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. the same day
      (2)   The times set forth in paragraph (a)(1) hereof shall be Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Savings Time, whichever is the official City time.
      (3)   This subsection does not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
   (b)   Responsibility of Parents.  No parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of a minor under the age of 18 years shall knowingly permit such minor to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, play or be present in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots, other lots or parcels of land not such minor's place of residence, or other unsupervised places, between the hours set forth in subsection (a) hereof.  However, this subsection does not apply when the minor is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his or her parent, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
   (c)   Penalty.
      (1)   Any minor who violates or fails to comply with division (a) of this section shall be dealt with as appropriate, in accordance with Ohio R.C. Chapter 2151.
      (2)   Whoever violates or fails to comply with division (b) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.  Such penalty shall not be imposed until the violator has had a previous warning therefor from the police.  An habitual offender (one who has violated this section more than twice) is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.  Punishment shall be as provided in Section 698.02.
(Ord. 140-78.  Passed 7-10-78.)