537.02  ASSAULT.
   (a)   No person shall knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn.
   (b)   No person shall recklessly cause serious physical harm to another or to another’s unborn.
   (c)   Whoever violates division (a) or (b) of this section is guilty of assault.  Except as provided in Ohio R.C. 2903.13(C), assault is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(ORC 2903.13)
Statutory reference:
   Aggravated and felonious assault, see Ohio R.C. 2903.11 and 2903.12
   Aggravated vehicular assault, felony, see Ohio R.C. 2903.08
   Felony offenses: assaulting functionally impaired person, peace officer, firefighter, person performing emergency medical service, officer or employee of a public children services agency or private child placing agency; assault at a correctional institution; assault on school officials and school bus drivers, see Ohio R.C. 2903.13(C)
   Permitting child abuse, felony offense, see Ohio R.C. 2903.15
   Persons who may seek relief under anti-stalking protection order; ex parte orders, see Ohio R.C. 2903.214
   Protection order as pretrial condition of release, see Ohio R.C. 2903.213