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(A) All ordinances of a permanent and general nature of the municipality, as revised, codified, rearranged, renumbered, and consolidated into component codes, titles, chapters, and sections, shall be known and designated as the “municipal code,” for which designation “code of ordinances,” “codified ordinances,” or “code” may be substituted. Title, chapter, and section headings do not constitute any part of the law as contained in the code.
(R.C. § 1.01)
(B) All references to codes, titles, chapters, and sections are to those components of the code unless otherwise specified. Any component code may be referred to and cited by its name, such as the “traffic code.” Sections may be referred to and cited by the designation “§” followed by the number, such as “§ 10.01.” Headings and captions used in this code other than the title, chapter, and section numbers are employed for reference purposes only and shall not be deemed a part of the text of any section.