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As used in the Codified Ordinances:
(a) “Force” means any violence, compulsion or constraint physically exerted by any means upon or against a person or thing.
(b) “Deadly force” means any force which carries a substantial risk that it will proximately result in the death of any person.
(c) “Physical harm to persons” means any injury, illness or other physiological impairment, regardless of its gravity or duration.
(d) “Physical harm to property” means any tangible or intangible damage to property which, in any degree, results in loss to its value or interferes with its use or enjoyment. “Physical harm to property” does not include wear and tear occasioned by normal use.
(e) “Serious physical harm to persons” means any of the following:
(1) Any mental illness or condition of such gravity as would normally require hospitalization or prolonged psychiatric treatment;
(2) Any physical harm which carries a substantial risk of death;
(3) Any physical harm which involves some permanent incapacity, whether partial or total, or which involves some temporary, substantial incapacity;
(4) Any physical harm which involves some permanent disfigurement, or which involves some temporary, serious disfigurement;
(5) Any physical harm which involves acute pain of such duration as to result in substantial suffering, or which involves any degree of prolonged or intractable pain.
(f) “Serious physical harm to property” means any physical harm to property which does either of the following:
(1) Results in substantial loss to the value of the property, or requires a substantial amount of time, effort or money to repair or replace;
(2) Temporarily prevents the use or enjoyment of the property, or substantially interferes with its use and enjoyment for an extended period of time.
(g) “Risk” means a significant possibility, as contrasted with a remote possibility, that a certain result may occur or that certain circumstances may exist.
(h) “Substantial risk” means a strong possibility, as contrasted with a remote or significant possibility, that a certain result may occur or that certain circumstances may exist.
(i) “Offense of violence” means any of the following:
(2) A violation of an existing or former municipal ordinance or law of this or any other state or the United States, substantially equivalent to any section listed in division (i)(1) of this section;
(3) An offense, other than a traffic offense, under an existing or former municipal ordinance or law of this or any other state or the United States, committed, purposely or knowingly, and involving physical harm to persons or a risk of serious physical harm to persons;
(4) A conspiracy or attempt to commit, or complicity in committing any offense under division (i)(1), (2) or (3) of this section.
(j) (1) “Property” means any property, real or personal, tangible or intangible, and any interest or license in such property. “Property” includes, but is not limited to, cable television service, computer data, computer software, financial instruments associated with computers, and other documents associated with computers, or copies of the documents, whether in machine or human readable form. “Financial instruments associated with computers” include, but are not limited to, checks, drafts, warrants, money orders, notes of indebtedness, certificates of deposit, letters of credit, bills of credit or debit cards, financial transaction authorization mechanisms, marketable securities or any computer system representations of any of them.
(2) As used in this division and division (m) of this section, “cable television service,” “computer,” “computer software,” “computer system,” “computer network” and “data” have the same meaning as in Section 625.01.
(k) “Law enforcement officer” means any of the following:
(1) A sheriff, deputy sheriff, constable, marshal, deputy marshal, municipal police officer, member of a police force employed by a metropolitan housing authority under RC 3735.31(D) or State highway patrolman;
(2) An officer, agent or employee of the State or any of its agencies, instrumentalities or political subdivisions, upon whom, by statute, charter or ordinance, a duty to conserve the peace or to enforce all or certain laws is imposed and the authority to arrest violators is conferred, within the limits of such statutory duty and authority;
(3) A mayor in his or her capacity as chief conservator of the peace within his or her municipal corporation;
(4) A member of an auxiliary police force organized by county, township or municipal law enforcement authorities, within the scope of such member’s appointment or commission;
(5) A person lawfully called pursuant to RC 311.07 to aid a sheriff in keeping the peace, for the purposes and during the time when such person is called;
(6) A person appointed by a mayor pursuant to RC 737.01 as a special patrolman or officer during riot or emergency, for the purposes and during the time when such person is appointed;
(7) A member of the organized militia of this State or the armed forces of the United States, lawfully called to duty to aid civil authorities in keeping the peace or protect against domestic violence;
(8) A prosecuting attorney, assistant prosecuting attorney, secret service officer or municipal prosecutor.
(9) An Ohio veterans’ home policeman appointed under RC 5907.02.
(RC 2901.01(A) - (K); Ord. No. 2823-89. Passed 3-19-90, eff. 3-22-90)