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Old 06-12-2007, 20:44   #1
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Tell me about Ohio

I am looking to move to Batavia Ohio in the fall. What all do I need to know about Ohio?

I know the gun laws are a little screwy, but the economy is better than Michigan.

BTW I am headed down this weekend. Can I carry in a rest area on the freeway? And would having my gun in the center council with the lid shut be ok?

No gun in a restaurant that serves alcohol if I am not mistaken as well.

What are the hidden costs? What is the average for car insurance? I pay 600 or so every 6 months in Michigan for an 04 cavalier with a good driving record. License fees etc.
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Old 06-12-2007, 21:06   #2
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You can carry in a rest area, but not in the buildings, including restroom.

No you can not put the gun in the console. Put it in a holster and wear it, or locked in your glovebox or in a container that zips, snaps or buckles and leave it in plain sight.

Correct, no carrying in restaurants that serve alcohol.

Car insurance will depend upon your age and your driving record.

And what do you need to know about Ohio........
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Old 06-12-2007, 23:23   #3
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ok, so in a holster in a closed center council is a no-go?

And can't carry in a rest area??? That's why I got my permit in the first place. What a freakin joke!
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Old 06-13-2007, 00:56   #4
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ok, so in a holster in a closed center council is a no-go?

And can't carry in a rest area??? That's why I got my permit in the first place. What a freakin joke!
Welcome to Ohio. Yep, our CCW law is screwed up, and even more so because of the screwed up liquor laws. The nowhere alcohol is dispensed provision actually reads as any establishment with a class D permit to dispense alcohol. The term dispense is not defined in the code, and by one dictionary definition package sales can be considered dispensing (to sell by portions). If the place in question sells alcohol on sunday, they have a class D. That's nearly every grocery store, carry out and gas station in the state. Wanna be a test case?

On the car thing, here's the specific current citation:

(E) No person who has been issued a license or temporary emergency license to carry a concealed handgun under section 2923.125 or 2923.1213 of the Revised Code shall do any of the following:

(1) Knowingly transport or have a loaded handgun in a motor vehicle unless one of the following applies:

(a) The loaded handgun is in a holster on the personís person .

(b) The loaded handgun is in a closed case, bag, box, or other container that is in plain sight and that has a lid, a cover, or a closing mechanism with a zipper, snap, or buckle, which lid, cover, or closing mechanism must be opened for a person to gain access to the handgun.

(c) The loaded handgun is securely encased by being stored in a closed, locked glove compartment or in a case that is locked.


It's still better than Michigan. And to add a addendum to that, I'll offer to cede the whole city of Toledo to Michigan in exhange for the Cabelas in Dundee...
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Old 06-13-2007, 07:53   #5
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Welcome to Ohio!
Let me say a few things about the area that you are coming to.
Batavia is a very nice community. It is as you may know, in Clermont County. This is one of the most friendly counties in Ohio for CCW. The Clermont County Sheriff is a very pro CCW LEO. Also, the county was (may still be) one of the fastest growing counties in population in the entire State. It offers a great mix of small town living with some very trendy and modern new homes. It's proximity to Cincinnati (20 miles East of) is less than 30 minutes drive time. That makes fine dining, big league baseball and football, nationally known museums, cutting edge medical treatment in world known hospitals and of course world famous chili easilly available. I'm sure you'll love it. I am a lifelong Cincinnati resident and am in Batavia very often fishing ( East Fork Lake ).
As to our CCW laws. They have gotten much better recently. There is good reason to believe even more CCW law improvements are forthcoming. We have it currently a bit better than many and a bit worse than some. As far as restaurants that serve alcohol, remember you are less than 30 minutes from Kentucky with legal carry in 51/49% establishments. Northern Kentucky riverfront (immediately opposite Cincinnati) is very pleasent. Very good dining and entertainment for day and night times. Also, no anti-smoking laws for businesses in N. Ky. in case you happen to enjoy an after dinner cigar.
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:04   #6
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Thanks for the info firedog. I'm looking specifically at the Eastgate Woods Apartments.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:10   #7
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Thanks for the info firedog. I'm looking specifically at the Eastgate Woods Apartments.
Hauptmann6,

The only thing I know about that complex is from seeing it as I tow my boat by. It looks pleasent enough from that vantage point.
I googled it for more info though and here is a link:

http://www.everyaptmapped.com/apartm...oh/rent-1.html

Scroll down to the list and your complex is top of the list with additional info. I haven't lived in apartments for decades but, it sounds pretty nice. I'm sure the area is safe and pleasent.

I hope that helps?
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ok, so in a holster in a closed center council is a no-go?

And can't carry in a rest area??? That's why I got my permit in the first place. What a freakin joke!
you can't GET CAUGHT carrying in a rest area.

that said, i think all the 'little' violations in MI are felonies in OH
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:12   #9
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Socialism ranks supreme in government here. Cincinnati is one the best areas in Ohio and has a strong industrial base. It is a bit liberal but the out lying area is conservative.

CCW/CHL has a long way to go as it is a liberal's solution to the issue.

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OOOPS! Latest statistics for Cincinnati state that it is an under producer in comparison to Cleveland, Dayton, and Columbus! WOW!

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Old 06-15-2007, 08:39   #10
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Thanks Blitzer.

If all else fails, I move in 3 years again. lol
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Old 06-15-2007, 20:25   #11
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Watch your speed on Rt 32, especially where the road goes down the big hill from either direction, OSP and County like to do airplane speed control there. I have seen more than a couple OSP with cars puled over in a short stretch.
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Watch your speed on Rt 32, especially where the road goes down the big hill from either direction, OSP and County like to do airplane speed control there. I have seen more than a couple OSP with cars puled over in a short stretch.
on that note, watch your speed in ALL of Ohio.

i can't travel 100 miles without seeing AT LEAST 5 State Troopers either runnin traffic or with cars pulled over.

i do no more than 71 in the 65, and i can drive by them alone without them budging.
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Old 06-16-2007, 14:16   #13
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Second the motion on watching your speed in Ohio, it is NOT Michigan. My daughter attended NMU so I drove from south west Ohio to Marquette 6 times a year for 5 years, when I crossed the line into Ohio I dropped the cruise 5-10 MPH.

Ohio CCW is messed up but getting better, good news is, it's not Mass., N.J. or California!

Welcome to Ohio.
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Old 07-13-2007, 12:26   #14
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Considering Ohio is suppose to be a red state its awefully liberal these days IMO.

The CCW/Gun laws are bad at this point but they could be worse, and have been getting better.

I don't know anything about the area your moving to but its 100% true what everyone else has said, Ohio is a giant speed trap. The columbus PD is always saying how they are seriously under where they need to be in man power but you know what they still do, I still see a CPD car on the side of the street looking for speeders all the time.

It's not a bad place, could be worse and it has been getting better lately.

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sorry, didn't realize how old this thread was lol.
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