There is no shortage of weird laws in the state of Ohio. One such weird law that exists is that it is illegal to sell Corn Flakes on Sunday. What?!

Where did this come from?

This law was most likely created from America’s puritan roots in the late 1800s and early 1900s. There are a lot of these laws floating around that protect certain activities on Sunday, also known as the Sabbath day. Even though they are laws that are currently still on the books, understandably, they are currently not enforced. These laws, called “Blue Laws”, were created by the Progressive party during the late 1800’s and 1900’s to keep citizens from activities that might distract them from going to church or otherwise worshiping God. Most of these laws restrict some sort of business activity, such as selling liquor or opening car dealerships. However, there were some blue laws that restricted things such as professional sports games and certain performances.

http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Blue_Laws

https://www.lakecountyohio.gov/Portals/34/Ask%20the%20Chief/Is%20it%20against%20the%20law%20to%20be%20arrested%20on%20Sunday%20in%20Ohio.pdf

Written by Brittaney Byers

Brittaney Byers is a current court reporting student intern at Cady Reporting. She is currently in her final speeds at Cuyahoga Community College and hoping to graduate in May 2018. Brittaney has been featured in the National Court Reporters Association’s student publication Up-To-Speed as the Student Spotlight in October 2017. After graduating, Brittaney hopes to either become a freelance court reporter taking depositions, or an official court reporter working in a courtroom. When she is not practicing or doing homework, she enjoys playing the piano and caring for her cat, Kiara.