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(A) No person shall erect, continue to use or maintain a building, structure, or place for the exercise of a trade, employment, or business, or for keeping or feeding an animal which, by occasioning noxious exhalations or noisome or offensive smells, becomes injurious to the health, comfort, or property of individuals or of the public. No person shall cause or allow offal, filth, or noisome substances to be collected or remain in any place to the damage or prejudice of others, or of the public. No person shall unlawfully obstruct or impede the passage of a navigable river, harbor, or collection of water, or corrupt or render unwholesome or impure, a watercourse, stream, or water, or unlawfully divert the watercourse from its natural course or state to the injury or prejudice of others.
(B) Persons who are engaged in agriculture-related activities, as AGRICULTURE is defined in R.C. § 519.01, and who are conducting those activities outside the city, in accordance with generally accepted agricultural practices, and in such a manner so as not to have a substantial, adverse effect on the public health, safety, or welfare are exempt from division (A) of this section; from any similar ordinances, resolutions, rules, or other enactments of a state agency or political subdivision; and from any ordinances, resolutions, rules, or other enactments of a state agency or political subdivision that prohibit excessive noise.
(R.C. § 3767.13)
(C) Whoever violates this section shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor of the third degree.
(R.C. § 3767.99(C)) (‘65 Code, § 134.12)