As used in the Codified Ordinances, unless otherwise expressly provided or the context otherwise requires:
   (a)   And may be read or, and or may be read and, if the sense requires it.
   (b)   Another, when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property.
   (c)   Bond includes an undertaking.
   (d)   Child includes child by adoption.
   (e)   Council means the legislative authority of the Municipality.
   (f)   County means Shelby County, Ohio.
   (g)   Fire Chief shall include the Chief of the Fire Department if such Fire Department has been established in the Municipality, and shall include the Fire Prevention Officer if no Fire Department has been established in the Municipality.
   (h)   Imprisoned shall have the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 1.05.
   (i)   Keeper or proprietor includes all persons, whether acting by themselves or as a servant, agent, or employee.
   (j)   Land or real estate includes rights and easements of incorporeal nature.
   (k)   Legislative authority means the legislative authority of the Municipality.
   (l)   May is permissive.
   (m)   Municipality or City means the City of Sidney, Ohio.
   (n)   OAC refers to the Ohio Administrative Code.
   (o)   Oath includes affirmation; and swear includes affirm.
   (p)   Ohio R.C., ORC or Revised Code refers to the Ohio Revised Code.
   (q)   Owner, when applied to property, includes any part owner, joint owner, or tenant in common of the whole or part of such property.
   (r)   Person includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association.
   (s)   Personal property includes all property except real property.
   (t)   Plan of sewerage, system of sewerage, sewer, and sewers includes sewers, sewage disposal works and treatment plants, and sewage pumping stations, together with facilities and appurtenances necessary and proper therefor.
   (u)   Premises, as applied to property, includes land and buildings.
   (v)   Property includes real, personal, mixed estates, and interests.
   (w)   Public authority includes boards of education; the municipal, county, state, or federal government, its officers, or an agency thereof; or any duly authorized public official.
   (x)   Public place includes any street, sidewalk, park, cemetery, school yard, body of water or watercourse, public conveyance, or any other place for the sale of merchandise, public accommodation, or amusement.
   (y)   Real property includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
   (z)   Registered mail includes certified mail; and certified mail includes registered mail.
   (aa)   Shall is mandatory.
   (bb)   Sidewalk means that portion of the street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
   (cc)   State means the State of Ohio.
   (dd)   Street includes alleys, avenues, boulevards, lanes, roads, highways, viaducts, and all other public thoroughfares within the Municipality.
   (ee)   Tenant or occupant, as applied to premises, includes any person holding a written or oral lease, or who actually occupies the whole or any part of such premises, alone or with others.
   (ff)   Undertaking includes a bond.
   (gg)   Week means seven consecutive days.
   (hh)   Whoever includes all persons, natural and artificial; partners; principals, agents, and employees; and all officials, public or private.
   (ii)   Writing includes printing.
   (jj)   Written or in writing include any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures.
   (kk)   Year means twelve consecutive months.
(ORC 1.02, 1.05, 1.44, 1.59, 701.01)