§ 623.01  Arson
   (a)   No person, by means of fire or explosion, shall knowingly and without purpose to defraud cause, or create a substantial risk of physical harm to any property of another without his or her consent.
   (b)   This section shall not apply if:
      (1)   The value of the property or the amount of physical harm involved is three hundred dollars ($300.00) or more; or
      (2)   The property involved is a statehouse, courthouse, school building or other structure owned or controlled by the State or any of its political subdivisions, or any department, agency or instrumentality of either, and used for public purposes.
   (c)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of arson, a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(RC 2909.03; Ord. No. 304-86. Passed 4-15-85, eff. 4-17-85)