As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have these meanings:
   (a)   “Person” includes one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, organizations, corporations, legal representatives, trustees, and trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, and other organized groups of persons. It also includes, but is not limited to, any owner, lessor, assignor, builder, manager, broker, salesman, agent, employee, lending institution, and the state and all political subdivisions, authorities, agencies, boards, and commissions thereof.
   (b)   “Commission” means the Ohio civil rights commission created by Ohio R.C. 4112.03.
   (c)   “Discriminate” includes segregate or separate.
   (d)   “Unlawful discriminatory practice” means any act prohibited by this ordinance.
   (e)   “Housing accommodations” includes any building or structure or portion thereof which is used or occupied or is intended, arranged, or designed to be used or occupied as the home residence or sleeping place of one or more individuals, groups, or families whether or not living independently of each other; and any vacant land offered for sale or lease.
It also includes any housing accommodations held or offered for sale or rent by a real estate broker, salesman, or agent, or by any other person pursuant to authorization of the owner, by the owner, or by such person’s legal representative.
   (f)   “Restrictive covenant” means any specification limiting the transfer, rental, lease, or other use of any housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or ancestry, or any limitation based upon affiliation with or approval by any person, directly or indirectly, employing race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or ancestry as a condition of affiliation or approval.
   (g)   “Burial lot” means any lot for the burial of deceased persons within any public burial ground or cemetery, including but not limited to, cemeteries owned and operated by municipal corporations, townships, or companies or associations incorporated for cemetery purposes.
   (h)   “Handicap” means a medically diagnosable, abnormal condition which is expected to continue for a considerable length of time, whether correctable or uncorrectable by good medical practice, which can reasonably be expected to limit the person’s functional ability, including, but not limited to, seeing, hearing, thinking, ambulating, climbing, descending, lifting, grasping, sitting, rising, any related function, or any limitation due to weakness and significantly decreased endurance, so that he can not perform his everyday routine living and working without significantly increased hardship and vulnerability to what are considered the everyday obstacles and hazards encountered by the non-handicapped.
      (Ord. 09-47-2008. Passed 9-2-08.)